This last Mother’s Day in the time of COVID-19 was unlike any we ever had. It was Mother’s Day on lockdown or ECQ (Enhanced Community Quarantine) here in Metro Manila.
I personally love flowers, but here in Manila cut flowers live for such a short time. Barely a week in my experience, while in Berlin they could last up to even 2 weeks if we did it right. I usually forbid TD from buying me flowers for Valentines because the cost is exorbitant and they just die.
But I felt like this time was different. I had a lightbulb moment and thought I would make my hubby’s life easier by telling him what I would like for Mother’s Day and giving him the contact details. So I asked Grace and she generously shared her Orchid supplier with me!
Then I told my hubby, who didn’t even have a clue that Mother’s Day was coming up, “Hey, Mother’s Day is coming up and this is the number of Grace’s orchid supplier. I want white orchids with a white pot like this.” And then I showed him Grace’s IG post. LOL!
My husband was really happy because he didn’t really have to think. He ordered for me and his mom. These are not your ordinary orchids. They are the largest orchids I’ve ever seen in a home… they look like those that are used by hotels for their lobbies – that huge! I was really so happy!
Granted they are not cheap, but they are really worth it. Look how huge they are! They arrived in advance – one week before Mother’s Day because my MIL is Spanish and they celebrate one week before. DiploBaby was obviously impressed! The orchids arrived on 3 May 2020 and it was an easy and smooth transaction with Jimmy.
After posting this, so many people DMed me on Instagram and on Facebook to ask for the number of the orchid supplier and I was happy to share!
I told them, “Please don’t ask me how much it is because I told TD that I didn’t want to know!” We just consider it a splurge, and probably how much we would have spent if we had a fancy dinner out.
it was also a nice background to have while taking photos during Mother’s Day. Here I am posing with a drawing that DiploBaby made for me during their Mother’s Day Virtual Circle Time.
Read Kaho of ChuzaiLiving’s funny story about her husband ordering the orchids below:
It’s how I eventually found out the price. Honestly if we weren’t on Quarantine, I would not have thought of orchids as a Mother’s Day gift, but now that we are spending so much time at home, it has really added so much beauty in our home. We love looking at it!
7 WEEK UPDATE
The Orchids arrived on 3 May and it is now 24 June! That’s 7.5 weeks guys! Though a few pieces have fallen off – 3 or 4 – the orchids still look amazing! Look at that! I loved having it in front of our couch but it wasn’t enough sunlight so wee had to transfer it nearer my son’s play area to get more sun.
Where to Get High-Quality Orchids in Manila
(0917) 862 9288
They don’t have an Instagram or website because it really depends on what stocks they currently have but I can say this is the best quality orchids money can buy. It’s made me happier than if I had gotten something materialistic that would just clutter up my space. Instead it helps clean the air of our condo, gives us a boost of happiness each time we enter the living area and see it and beautifies our space.
Thanks again Grace for sharing your amazing orchid supplier with us!