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What this forum is all about

This is a discussion on What this forum is all about within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; What is this forum all about? Learning, teaching, making friends and sharing the ups and ...

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    What is this forum all about? Learning, teaching, making friends and sharing the ups and downs of orchid growing. Here is a perfect example.

    2 years ago I visited Bruce (BD) and Louis (LJA) at their home in R-Kansas. I had never met them in person before, but had become fast friends over the forum. I spent a wonderful weekend exploring their home turf and reveling in their GH. On the second day I pointed out a couple of plants in bloom that were obviously the same orchid. A third had finished blooming. Without a thought, LJA took the post bloom plant down, said it needed repoting. He divided it, potted up the divisions, hung one back up and the other he and Bruce wrapped, packed and put in a box for me to take home. It survived the trip (Even the airport x-rays) and joined my collection. Last year it sulked (As orchids often do after repotting and/or being moved to a new environment). But this year it produced one flower. And what a flower - well over 6" across and color saturation that my camera just couldn't do justice to. This is what the forum is for, sharing knowledge, trading and selling, gifting and receiving, educating and learning, comforting and complimenting...



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    Thanks again guys, you are the best.

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    Gorgeous! Very nice bloom!
    Connie

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    Beautiful flower and the story behind it too.

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    Oh, Diane, I am so thrilled to see such a wonderful bloom! Congratulations!! I will have to look and see if its sister is in bloom here too. I took some photos this morning of a few to share tonight, but don't remember if that was one of them.

    We both loved your visit and are so glad to call you 'friend'. When ya coming back?

    Cheers,
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    So lovely Diane. And you're right about this forum. The nicest people are here!

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    Good growing Diane! Beautiful color combination on this one. So tropical looking. It will remind you about the visit with Bruce and Louis every time it blooms.

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    That is gorgeous! And I couldn't agree more--the story behind it is exactly what this forum is about. Thanks Bruce and Louis.

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    What a gorgeous bloom Diane. I remember all the excitement back when you had your visit to Louis and Bruce and how you said it felt like you had known each other forever even though you had just met in person for the first time. That technicolor floof is a terrific memento of that trip!

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    Bruce and Lou are such wonderful and knowledgeable hosts it has been an honor to know them, Diane you are also one of the originals and have always offered advice and your picturesque travelogues. Hoa, Jason,Gin, Pavel, Clint,Julie and Tami I always feel honored when you remark on my pictures. Yes it is a great place to make friends and learn all you want about orchids and other plants, I hope that everyone continues to enjoy the knowledge and advice offered.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mehera View Post
    What a gorgeous bloom Diane. I remember all the excitement back when you had your visit to Louis and Bruce and how you said it felt like you had known each other forever even though you had just met in person for the first time. That technicolor floof is a terrific memento of that trip!
    Welcome to Florida Lynda !!!
    Cin

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