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View Poll Results: Do you obtain orchids you know you might not be able to bloom?

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  • Nope, I only buy what I know I should be able to bloom

    20 10.53%
  • Yes, but only ones like jewel orchids since they have such great foliage.

    1 0.53%
  • Once in a blue moon I get weak and give in to temptation and take a walk on the wild side

    40 21.05%
  • Yes, but only with orchids whose needs are close to those I presently bloom.

    36 18.95%
  • I LOVE to take risks! You never know -- I might succeed!

    101 53.16%
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Do you choose orchids wisely?

This is a discussion on Do you choose orchids wisely? within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; At least for me, half of joy of growing orchids is getting them to bloom. ...

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    At least for me, half of joy of growing orchids is getting them to bloom. To easy and I lose interest in the plant. Nothing like the feeling for getting that really difficult plant to thrive and bloom regularly.

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    I like to try almost everything...those darned vandas! ARGH!

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    I voted for the last option, because that was closest to "my orchids chose me". Not that that was their best decision ever....

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    I outgrew (pun intended) the risk taking long ago. Now I focus on things I know I can grow. I tend to be very selective, which sometimes means more expensive plants that I don't want to have die on me.

    Susan

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    I am still learing alot about growing and blooming orchids. I tried hots with total failure and inters with small sucess. I now realise that it is the cools I'm best with! So the answer is I've taken chances but now I'm more selective

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    Most of mine are orchids that I should be able to bloom (Bulbophyllum, Catts, Paphs and Catasetum) but I have a Masdevallia and a Coelogyne mooreana that I am really hopeful about. We'll see...

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    I am almost exclusively a rescue buyer. So far, I haven't lost a single plant in two years. I do have a Miltoniopsis I got that is just an unhappy little fella, I don't know if I can provide him the humidity he'll need to stay alive--maybe I went too far afield with this one.
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    Well, like beginner I am in that phase of ignorance or daring of wanting to try everything that bewitches me and I can buy.

    And when I say everything I refer to "without restrictions". That cannot be very wise perhaps.

    But the pleasure of growing orchids is so big that I adore them even if one or other one does not give me his lovely flowers.

    I am ill of thinking that I can kill someone. But, for miracle, that still did not happen.
    Then I choose the last alternative

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    For the most part I stick with the easy ones. Once in a blue moon though I'll try something interesting.

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    Ive had nothing but good luck(and beautiful plants)from my"rescues"!

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