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A Keeper

This is a discussion on A Keeper within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; So this week the hubby was in Orlando on business. Before he left, I had ...

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    So this week the hubby was in Orlando on business. Before he left, I had given him the name and phone number of an orchid greenhouse close to his convention--just as as subtle hint--although I didn't think he'd actually be able to go. So imagine my surprise when he carried in a big bag-o-orchids! I hadn't even specified a genera--and look what he brought home...

    V. Dona Poma Sanchez x V. Bitz's Heartthrob
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    He also bought
    V. Pachara Delight (middle) and
    V. Robert's Delight 'Garnet Beauty' (on the left)

    Bouth are in spike, but haven't bloomed yet. I expect they'll be phenomenal. For someone who only knows about orchids generally, I'd say he selected three pretty incredible plants.
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    Are you going to grow them indoors like that? If so, how do you water them? in the shower? lol I'd be in trouble with monsters like that, i'd be begging for a watering system.
    Connie

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    Gold star for hubby!

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    Look at the roots on those things. Nice.

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    Two Gold stars for Hubby !!!!
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    Wow, you have him really trained well! J/K What a wonderful gift indeed!

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    nice roots on those puppies!

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    very nice color on that one! and that garnet beauty is gorgeous, mine is in bloom (but I let my parents borrow it)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cjcorner View Post
    Are you going to grow them indoors like that? If so, how do you water them? in the shower? lol I'd be in trouble with monsters like that, i'd be begging for a watering system.
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    Connie -- my greenhouse is arriving in the next week or so. I wouldn't be growing mosters like these guys if it weren't coming--so at least a hose is in their very near future.

    Until then, I suppose I'll water them in the shower. I don't think it is really feasible for me to grow them in the house long-term--although there are some members who seem to do it very successfully.

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