I first became interested in orchids, my favorite flower, one summer when I was at day camp. My councilor, Heidi, was always talking about these flowers with exotic names that I had never heard of, so I asked her if she had any books about them. She did and brought in a small book called Fragrant Orchids and I was amazed at all the different things orchids can smell like. My favorites were cinnamon, coconut, and fruit loops. I made it my goal to grow a fruit loop orchid someday.