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    When I buy a new plant that is not in bloom I make a copy of the picture from the internet, assign a number and put all this, along with the name in my book. I then make out a tag and put the tag in the pot. Today I noticed a plant blooming but the tag was gone.This is a nice compact plant and it has about ten buds plus two opened flowers that are aboput 2˝ " across. I have 3 or 4 pictures in my book that are similar but I am hoping someone may recoginize this guy. Thanks for your help.

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    That's a beautiful bloom, but unfortunately without the tag, you just can't be sure. So many hybrids look alike that without the tag, it will probably end up a NOID. Didn't you say you write down the names in you book? You also mentioned you make out a tag, did this plant have a tag when you originally bought it?

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    I don't know what it is but it's beautiful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tucker85 View Post
    I don't know what it is but it's beautiful.
    I can surely agree with that compliment...Betty

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    Wow, very nice.
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Size:  1.4 KBIt's beautiful, hope you find out the name. Very frustrating. I also use a marker pen and write on the pot the number (when repotting repeat with the marker pen). This besides tying the plant label to a pseudobulb, with gardening wire, ensures you don't lose the name.Name:  fingers_crossed.gif
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    Writing the number on the pot is a great idea and I will start doing that. I'm sure this plant had a tag but I may have not replaced it when I repotted. My thought was that having a picture I could compare the bloom to the picture, but the picture in my book was from the internet and not MY plant and all plants do not look exactly alike.

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    I don't know how many plants you have, but assuming the rest of your plants have tags, do an inventory, checking off each one in your book. The one that's left is the pretty one, (without a tag} Good luck ......
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    Another mistake I made was using a marker to write on my tags. When I joined my local orchid society they taught me tht a marker will quickly fade in the HOT Florida sun. It is best to use a #2 lead pencil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DEC View Post
    Another mistake I made was using a marker to write on my tags. When I joined my local orchid society they taught me tht a marker will quickly fade in the HOT Florida sun. It is best to use a #2 lead pencil.
    A lesson I too learned the hard way with orchid tags and a marker.

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