Well his heart was in the right place, Leslie. Gotta give him credit for 1) recognizing a weed when he saw one (and they ARE weeds! LOL); 2) looking out for the orchid's welfare; and 3) trying to do something to help you out. Up at my folks' place, if I see something interesting and unfamiliar coming up in their flowerbeds while visiting there, I now make it a point to mention it to both of my parents about the plant and request it be left alone until I can figure out what it is. I found from long experience that if I don't my father will most likely either pull the plant up or hit it with the lawnmower or weedwhacker if I don't say something.