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Wishing and hoping and planning . . .

This is a discussion on Wishing and hoping and planning . . . within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; So these are a couple of orchids that take FOREVER to actually bloom. So I'd ...

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    Default Wishing and hoping and planning . . .

    So these are a couple of orchids that take FOREVER to actually bloom. So I'd share the excruciating wait . . . !

    Aerangis articulata--I first noticed the spike in May and it is still thinking about the blooms

    Args mystacidii--spiked in mid July

    And then a couple of paphs--and as you know they just take their dear sweet time with everything.
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    Ahhh, but isn't the anticipation sweet pain?? As they say: "They waiaiaiaiting is the hardest part.: Tom Petty

    Tami

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tmai View Post
    Ahhh, but isn't the anticipation sweet pain?? As they say: "They waiaiaiaiting is the hardest part.: Tom Petty -Tami


    Looks like your wait is almost over with that one paph!

    Cheers,
    BD

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    They all look healthy and happy, so you should be rewarded very soon! :-)

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    The waiting is hard but sooooo worth it. I was trying to convince my sil to purchase some babies this last weekend. But she's into the instant gratification of having spikes and blooms right away.

    Great job!

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    Oh boy, I know what you are going through...
    For the very first time I succeeded to have a bud on a Paph hybrid (no name tag, as usually in Belgium for hybrids)
    So I am very proud!
    But now it is taking already about 2 weeks and it still didn't open.
    When it's open, I will post a picture, even if it isn't a beautiful flower (I can't remember the flower)
    But patience is an enormous effort, especially for a woman!

    Bye!
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