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This makes me happy

This is a discussion on This makes me happy within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I did some repotting today. Here's my Pleuro restrepioides 'Dragonstone' CBR/AOS when I took them ...

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    I did some repotting today. Here's my Pleuro restrepioides 'Dragonstone' CBR/AOS when I took them out of their pots. All those roots are bright white. I didn't find a dead one anywhere. The small plant is a keiki I removed some months back.

    This is why I love to repot and really look forward to it. Always kind of the moment of truth.

    Oh yes, grew these in a fine bark mix, watered EVERY SINGLE DAY with rainwater only and very little fertilizer.

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    The dedication and care obviously paid off--*that's* what a good, healthy root mass is supposed to look like!

    I also like repotting. It makes me feel like I'm actively doing something good for the plants.

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    Good roots ! wish both of you were closer I don't like to repot . Excellent growing Kev ! Gin

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    That's a great! Nice roots!

    Mmmm...reminds me of sphagetti noodles!

    Isn't it a great feeling to repot and the moment your eyes see those beautiful roots, you get so ?

    That's why I look forward to repotting (well, most of the time)!

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    I also like repotting. It makes me feel like I'm actively doing something good for the plants.[/QUOTE]

    Both of you are insane.

    Good growing Kevy!

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    Insane? Me? Yah, I think that's been established....

    The only time I don't like to repot is the middle of summer when it's all Cattleyas; you've just started and there are a bazillion left to go; you'll be standing at that potting bench for hours on end, weeks and weeks of endless repotting....

    Yes, that can get old.

    Nevertheless, a "forced" labor of love.....

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    You guys need a system for repotting. . GET ORGANIZED!!

    I have a spreadsheet for my orchids. The only info I keep there is the name, a number, and the last repotting date. Keep it updated and you can always look to see what's going to need potting soon. Heck, you could even sort it by date and do a monthly planner.

    Now you know another one of my quirks.

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    Original:
    You know your anal retentive when:
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    You know YOU'RE anal retentive when:


    • you eat the M&Ms in color order.
    • you fold your dirty clothes before putting them in the hamper.
      • you have to have all boxes in the kitchen facing the same way and in order by size.
      • you have all your canned goods organized by type, flavor, and use.
      • and they're all facing the front.
      • all you books, CDs, and movies have to be alphabetical order.
    • you require no less than 200 threads per inch on your sheets.
    • ...and they are tucked so tightly that you really could bounce a quarter on them.
    • you alphabetize your spices.
    • you actually bother trying to convince someone that the 3rd millenium hasn't begun yet (or that it *has* begun).
    • you organize your closet by color, season, and fabric.
    • you flame every person who sent you email because the emails weren't spelled correctly or gramatically correct.
    • you remove the tires to wash inside the wheel-wells of your vehicle.
    • you collect the little postcards in magazine issues...
    • ...for recycling.
    • every e-mail reply that you send has been through a grammar checker...
    • ...and you correct the original message.
    • you're on a "calorie-counting" diet and you count the calories in the hot sauce on your "Big Beef Burrito Supreme"
    Or

    I have a spreadsheet for my orchids. The only info I keep there is the name, a number, and the last repotting date. Keep it updated and you can always look to see what's going to need potting soon. Heck, you could even sort it by date and do a monthly planner.


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    The spice thing really does make life in the kitchen easier.


    k

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    Dammit-all Mike, for chrissakes, what's it gonna take? One would *think* that a man your age would, by now, KNOW, that in *this* sentence,

    You know your anal retentive when:
    "your" is NOT the possessive, but is rather the CONTRACTION of "You are," and should be spelled "you're."

    Sheesh!

    Some people, man......

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