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A happy orchid shopping spree...

This is a discussion on A happy orchid shopping spree... within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Today I visited house-plant tree-shrub nursery.You probably know what did after hearing "house-plant" Oh-oh! So ...

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    Default A happy orchid shopping spree...

    Today I visited house-plant tree-shrub nursery.You probably know what did after hearing "house-plant" Oh-oh! So I as walked along the nursery, I saw ORCHIDS ORCHIDS ORCHIDS!!!!!!!!! You know so I ended up bringing well, 'Four home'...
    So the names are...
    Encyclia Garciana; I think it was reclassified to Prothechea Garciana
    Pot. (Potinara) Love Avenue "don't know cultivar because it was hand written"
    Masdevallia gold dust
    Onc. Twinkle
    Den. Aprichart Rainbow
    They were in bloom "They didn't have any that weren't"
    AND, I saw a beautiful mounted cattleya in bloom and It was a PERFECT SPLASH PETAL of peach, purple and white. I asked if it was for sale. But he said no, because the plant got severe root rot. WELL, 30 minutes later he walked over and said "I did a cutting of the cattleya you wanted and it only has 1 root but there are other roots coming out" So I accept the plant and thanked him. GUESS WHAT, ONE OF THE 2 BIG BULBS HAD 6 GIANT FLOWERS ON IT!!! So, when I got home I instantly re-potted it in moss wrapping around the roots and fine orchid bark mix. I also cut the flowers and put them in a tray of water.(Obiously the flowers would be stress.) So my Happy orchid shopping-day was over. I think my policy is not working, I think my policy from now on will just be " 3 orchids per month maximum" I didn't buy any for 2 months for I got 4 and 1 free!
    Also, my house smells like a candy factory, my Enc. Garciana smells like coconut candy (so does Maxarallia tenfollia) Onc. Twinkle smells like maple syrup, My Eplc. May bly ching hua splash smells like lemon and lime candy.Lc Bob pussavat smells like caramel...
    Alex

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    Sounds like you did very well on this orchid shopping spree! hahah...

    cheers,
    BD

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    Sounds like you did very well on this orchid shopping spree! hahah...
    Yep, Hopefully my house won't explode, My Onc. Twinkle is small but the flower spikes take up a lot...
    Alex

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    Alex...that is awesome. what a trip!!!! Congrats on your new orchids.

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    Sounds like you had a very nice find.

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    Great buys Alex. I must say you have a good nose for fragrances.

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    I love those kind of trips!!

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    Great shopping Alex your choice fantastic,I love the fragrance orchids.

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    Sounds like you were busy.





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    Well, Alex, it's the season for giving - no stipulation on whether or not you give to yourself!

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