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Real Estate - March 16, 2012

An eye for beauty

Cymbidium aficionado Weegie Caughlan shares her expertise with orchids

by Carol Blitzer

As a teenager in the 1950s, Weegie Caughlan watered her mom's 20 orchid plants to earn her allowance. But it wasn't until she and her then-husband moved into the family home in the Los Altos hills in 1976, that she began to grow her own collection — now close to 1,000 cymbidiums.

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