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Orchids: Just...why?

This is a discussion on Orchids: Just...why? within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; "Mystique", if you're up on your comic knowledge, was a chameleon/shape shifter in X-Men, changing ...

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    "Mystique", if you're up on your comic knowledge, was a chameleon/shape shifter in X-Men, changing form at any given time ...and a bad guy... well, gal if you want to be kinda politically correct. So as far as I can see, the name fits.

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    Mystique could change back to whatever she wanted at any time, though. This cannot. It should be called Phal. 'dyed shit'.

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    Let's not quibble over Mystique and her deceitful ways. Point is blue or any dyed flowers are as fake as an adult movie star's .....anyway, moving on. We agree.

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    I remember the first time I saw one of these "blue" Phals, I got so excited and thought it was some kind of new hybrid that was truly blue, and would remain blue. Then I looked it up on my phone while in the store and read about how they're just genetically dyed white Phals that would only bloom white again.

    I almost flipped the entire shelf over.

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    Only saw em on the net, but I thought: "Way cool! Gotta get me one ah those!" when I saw the first picture of it, then I saw another photo then I changed my mind cause I knew it was fake by the intensity and the way the colour pooled in the creases. (Art classes paid off after all) It's only when I got here that I found out that I was right and you guys told me how it was done. Seriously sucks donkey balls!

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    i've been in love with plants since i could crawl, when i was a kid i would even help the neighbors with their gardening just cuz i loved doing it so much... ive always been fond of anything tropical which was fine being from new orleans, but even as a kid i would look through my grandpa's seed catalogs and long for those pretty things that just werent meant for my grow zone! i wanted the challenge! i must admit it was seeing cymbidium corsages in the grocery store flower section every prom season that made me want orchids so bad... when i was around 13 i got my first jewel orchid, when it didnt die, i was fully addicted and have been ever since... i agree with most who say that our addiction changes with time, first with the big and flamboyant, then to the challenging bitches, moving into the rare and obscure, sometimes becoming specific genera obsessed, then finally coming to our senses and settling down to a comfortable collection of things from across the board that we like and know we can grow... only occasionally giving in to our older ways and buying something we know we shouldnt but simply cant live without!
    bulbos grow on ya, as do most any orchid i believe.. as for the haters of the pansy types... i really love milts but i dont own any... i simply dont trust myself to do right by them...

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    LMAO on this thread! I love it. Way too funny.
    I hate anything that looks tortured. I think the ugliest are splashed petal cattleyas. If you couple those garish clown colors with overly frilly bigness or even worse the minis ....they are just a big yuck to me. They all look like some big mess being offered for sale out of a bag in some big box store. No redeeming qualities what so ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cdayinflorida View Post
    LMAO on this thread! I love it. Way too funny.
    I hate anything that looks tortured. I think the ugliest are splashed petal cattleyas. If you couple those garish clown colors with overly frilly bigness or even worse the minis ....they are just a big yuck to me. They all look like some big mess being offered for sale out of a bag in some big box store. No redeeming qualities what so ever.
    ...like the 80's on the end of a stick!

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    cathy, im lookin at my clock... what are you doin up so early dorkin out on orchids for!?!

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    Remember what happened to Mystique. She was blue and changing but in the end she ended up plain old white!

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