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Bought more orchids

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    Ok, even though my mom in law was addimant that the orchids were all going to my friends house (since they were all "hers"), I have actuall managed to mix in all but 10 of them!! I actually did receive some orchids from that vendor that my friend had ordered. It just goes to show that she isn't that observant. I have till Monday to try to fit the rest in somehow. We shall see, it may just be possible!! I will have to take pix of my sad little grow area and you will see just how amazing this feat has been!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pavel View Post
    Ah but see... she IS going shopping ... just spending her money on frivolous things (aka anything not an orchid). Besides just tell her you're trying to "lower your carbon footprint"
    Try telling her that shoes are frivolous!!!! 'carbon footprints'? I'm sure she will say hers is the better way - just leaving her shoe-prints.

    Seriously I have just discovered a better way.Buy one or two orchids of her favourite colour and she'll accept the rest (not too many), albeit reluctantly. I did just that last Friday. I bought a Sphroproselya (Shy) Mae Bly 'Ching Hua Splash' (which I like) and Blc Haw Yuan Beauty 'Pearl' (whose colour she likes) and I didn't have to sneak the plants in.When she saw me bringing in the plants she zeroed in on the latter and remarked that if I had to buy more orchids these types were the ones to buy.

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    I would love to do just that, of course her favorite color is blue. And she doesn't think they look like orchids unless they are large flowers like a phal! I love her though.

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    Personally; for me orchids are a "peaceful retreat" sort of hobby. I don't know too many people that dont look for something to help them unstress or relax. And orchids are challenging and rewarding as well. I have tried alot of different ways to relax and take my mind off things; absolutely nothing works nearly as well as watering, repotting or just talking to my orchids.

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    I'm with you there, Connie. I told the mil (mom in law) that the other day. If I get on the phone I will sit and look them over and notice changes while I talk. They are my peaceful area of the house.

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    My wife confronted me today about the growing number of plants in the growth area. I simply said that most of them are exchanges I made. Well,she does not know that the exchanges are made with the nurseries with cash. Well, half truth is after all still true.

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    Mixed 2 more in today!!!!! My friend will only be getting 8 of the 21 from that order!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daethen View Post
    Mixed 2 more in today!!!!! My friend will only be getting 8 of the 21 from that order!!
    Keep it going, fellow orchid nut.

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    Doing my best! Thanks for the vote of confidence!

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    That half truth made me laugh. It is a nice way to start the day

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