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My new orchid policy for me...

This is a discussion on My new orchid policy for me... within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Originally Posted by Germinatorman Every time I need a new orchid fix I ask myself ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Germinatorman View Post
    Every time I need a new orchid fix I ask myself 'How many plants do you have that you have not taken the time to really understand how to grow them'. That usually deflates me for a while................

    Don
    I learned the lesson long time ago, but there are so many hybrids among the ones I can grow and they are so PRETTY.

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    Wow, thanks for all the replies. Maybe, just maybe, you guys are right But then, my brain starts to go " IF YOU SEE A PRETTY ONE JUST GET IT ALREADY!" but then I go "NONONONONONONO!" But... My brain seems to win. :P lol. I guess I'll just have to CONTROL myself and get one every now and then...
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    Quote Originally Posted by opaline View Post
    ... can we actually deny that we are similar in some ways (not all obviously) to those that make the decision to smoke or binge on alcohol or gorge on chocolate...
    Uhm, I am reading this with a glass of wine in one hand, and chocolate nearby. Uh-oh!!!

    I am hopeless, just hopeless! I have 153 orchids (no greenhouse, mind you), and seem to add at least a couple every month. I've tried saying I won't buy more than 1 or 2 a month, and then I came upon a GREAT deal for 7, and broke that. I've set a dollar amount, and broken that too on occasion (though, most months I stay within it).

    Since I don't count myself as an expert grower, I don't spend a lot per plant, and I have cut back on some other expenses so that my orchids don't break the bank. The nice side-effect is that it has made me more generous in other ways, as I often find myself matching my orchid spending in donations to worthy causes. I think it started out kinda guiltily, but continues with a sense of thanksgiving that I am luckily enough to afford the necessities, and also be able to indulge my orchid hobby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kassie View Post

    Now, the weather is getting colder and I won't be able to get packages for a while. I'm sure this weird bout of self-restraint will evaporate and I'll be jonesing for a fix by next April. That usually means I'll be pacifying myself with NoID phals every time I go grocery shopping.
    Oh no, PLEASE! Not the dreaded, well-at-least-it's-an-orchid strategy! I entertain myself when things have reached that point by insisting that any orchid I buy has an ID tag - even if it's the wrong one.... Believe me, if you post a photo with the wrong id, there are plenty of members around here to set the record straight

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    >>>>>>>>>>> OH MY <<<<<<<<<<< Kmac, (Kathi) you have 153!? orchids on a porch? Maybe I'll have to visit you to see how you "arrange" your orchids, I have 57 (Oh No! I got two more...) and it already very stuffed... Also, I counted the orchids that are dying because of my -long time ago scale invasion- and after they are healthy I have to put the back on the shelf! EEEK! Also, I have a Large Cym. In the Basement and a Paph. on my piano!!! AHHHHHHHH!
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    Last edited by orchids^_^; November 27th, 2011 at 10:47 PM. Reason: want to add more information (talk-talk)

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    How to not buy orchids??? Um...move to someplace where they haven't heard of them...maybe like Alaska? But seriously; we know, shopping just isn't as much fun at stores that don't sell orchids. Which is part of the problem...when I see them I want four or five. lol We are hopeless...

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    Thanks Cjcorner (Connie if you don't mind) Yeah I think your right... That's why I always insist to go to Big box store...Because I find onc. and even Paph. sometimes!
    Alex
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    When come to your favorites and the flowers so beautiful if you didn't grab it can you sleep at night in a peacefully manner???, will it interfere your mind? of course I will select the species as normal human it will never satisfied me always is not enough and try to make a space to accommodate accordingly. Dangerous...he.he.he

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    You are so correct! Zain, I DO NOT THINK I CAN SLEEP PEACEFULLY IF I DO NOT TAKE HOME THE VERY BEST ORCHID IN THE WORLD!! which is... I don't know yet but...yes, I'll have to squeeze every space possible! Now I need to:
    Alex

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    Wait a minute ... is this a thread about how not to add orchids to my collection?? ... Where the heck am I? Help - I've fallen into the twilight zone! eeek! What was in that last drink!! ?! Am I on the right site??

    There is no escape. When your wallet runs out of money, there is always something to pawn or a lawn to mow ..... I'm hopeless. Luckily, I live in the middle of nowhere and there aren't many easy ways to get new orchids here. hahah....

    I admire your strategy though...

    cheers,
    BD

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