The first step seems to be finding the right place. It has to be fairly level, pretty near our dirt road so that my son can manage to walk from the road to the house and back again. I want some sunlight, which on my forested land will be a challenge, especially since I love trees and don't want to carelessly cut them down.
I thought for a moment I'd found a good spot.
And then the calypso orchids, rare and delicate, showed up.