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My Very First Orchid

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    bloomed! We bought this twig at our very first orchid show in April 2006. She has steadily gained strength and is putting on a show for us now. She had three blooms and another spike that will bloom in a week or so. Yippee!! Meet Blc Hwa Yuan Beauty 'Pearl'. She has a lovely morning fragrance.
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    Tami, this is beautiful! Love the colors!!!! Is the first pic from 2006 when you bought it? If so can you post picture of the plant now? I would love to see it!

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    That's beautiful, Tami! I like the color contrast.

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    yes Tami it's so lovely and healthy. congrats

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    Great color. Congrats on it blooming. Your very first orchid - that is really cool.

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    That is a beautiful orchid. Congrats!

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    Quote Originally Posted by margo View Post
    Tami, this is beautiful! Love the colors!!!! Is the first pic from 2006 when you bought it? If so can you post picture of the plant now? I would love to see it!
    Thanks all. To retell an old story: when Darwin and I bought this orchid we were so excited about it we went back the next day an bought 'me' one. Then we argued over where to put them and ended up 'naming' them. 'His' orchid became "Fine! Just fine!" and my orchid (which did not live) was named "That little b@$^!&d." Anyway, Margo, the first pic was taken after a few months under my care. It had a few more leaves and a lot less wrinkles when we bought it! Here's a pic of it now. Not a lot bigger, maybe 14x14. It is planted in lava rock.
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    so nice!! ( about the names!)

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    wow thats beautiful. while most of us (especially me) managed to kill their 1st orchid
    you on the other hand still have this baby. good growing.

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    Beautiful ! The plant is now teeming with health !

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