I have a few questions:

  1. On the 2nd screenshot I get these black things. What is that?
  2. When I use face select its very hard to see stuf because the mesh is totally white or parts of it invisble. Is this supposed to be like that or a gfx issue?

You used smooth? Select all verticals and press ctrl+N (recalculate normals outside).

Those are definately problems with the normals. Do what the person above me said: go into edit mode, hit “a” until all of the verts are selected, the push “control - n” and it will recalcualte the normals/

thx the black thing is fixed

I love orchids! keep it going.

Somebody know where I can get nice orchid textures? I do not want to tear apart the plant that I use as a model