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More Orchids? Now enough is enough!!!!!

This is a discussion on More Orchids? Now enough is enough!!!!! within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Ha! I was close. Just this group alone cost me $124.00. Originally Posted by kiwiorchids ...

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    Ha! I was close. Just this group alone cost me $124.00.

    Quote Originally Posted by kiwiorchids View Post
    oh trust me Miller, that is nothing! I spent over 200 at a show once, had to make two trips, 8 hours of travel in total! You will slow down soon though

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    This is my biggest hope!

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    Mabuhay!

    Miller, don't worry, your still normal. .......just start to worry when you don't buy even one thing orchid related in an orchid show/meeting.

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    Hmm, don't know. I am not that good in know species from hybrids based on name. I think it has something to do with the syntax of the name???

    @Gage, I bought it due to the pictures that were shown of it by the speaker. She is a botanist and lives in Columbia, She brought these from their stock. I can't wait to get to planting and mounting today!

    Quote Originally Posted by Abrielle107 View Post
    are they all species?? AWESOME!
    Last edited by Miller; August 3rd, 2012 at 10:19 AM.

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    Seems to be in the normal range for orchid purchases at a show. hahaha... Good for you!!

    cheers,
    BD

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    The only cure is to stay away from all orchid shows, orchid nurseries, big box stores that have suffering orchids that need rescuing and only enjoy new orchids vicariously here on this forum. If you feel the call of the orchid show or the orchid society then you must show up penniless. Failing all those preventative measures, there are worse "addictions" that are way more difficult to overcome and less beautiful so enjoy those orchids. - martha

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    @ Bruce, thank God I lost the silent auction or it could have been much worse. @Martha, the mind is strong but the body is weak!

    Quote Originally Posted by Teena View Post
    The only cure is to stay away from all orchid shows, orchid nurseries, big box stores that have suffering orchids that need rescuing and only enjoy new orchids vicariously here on this forum. If you feel the call of the orchid show or the orchid society then you must show up penniless. Failing all those preventative measures, there are worse "addictions" that are way more difficult to overcome and less beautiful so enjoy those orchids. - martha

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    I really don't see the problem...you got a nice set of plants and got to see hundreds of others to buy in the future...where's the problem?? Anything schomb that is full size has to be bought...unless it has a "not for sale" sign on it. (there is a local place that likes to make me nuts with plants that have "not for sale" tags) My husband used to ask me when I would have enough orchids...now he asks if the greenhouse is big enough. lol Silly guy doesn't realize there is so much room in the yard for more greenhouses. Problem? I just don't see it...

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    I go into my yard everyday wondering where would be a good place for a greenhouse! Here is a pic of the "little" devils!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cjcorner View Post
    I really don't see the problem...you got a nice set of plants and got to see hundreds of others to buy in the future...where's the problem?? Anything schomb that is full size has to be bought...unless it has a "not for sale" sign on it. (there is a local place that likes to make me nuts with plants that have "not for sale" tags) My husband used to ask me when I would have enough orchids...now he asks if the greenhouse is big enough. lol Silly guy doesn't realize there is so much room in the yard for more greenhouses. Problem? I just don't see it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miller View Post
    Hmm, don't know. I am not that good in know species from hybrids based on name. I think it has something to do with the syntax of the name???

    @Gage, I bought it due to the pictures that were shown of it by the speaker. She is a botanist and lives in Columbia, She brought these from their stock. I can't wait to get to planting and mounting today!
    Your profusa looks great! Watch out, as the plant gets larger the spikes get longer. I saw one at the Redland show with about a 4 foot spike! And btw if a tag is properly written, the name should tell you if it is a hybrid or species. Genus is always capitalized, and species is lower case. But if it is a hybrid the hybrid name will be capitalized. For example, Encyclia profusa is a species and Encyclia Orchid Jungle is a hybrid. And clonal names are in quotes, if done properly single quotes denotes it is awarded and double quotes denotes it may not be awarded. For example, Ascocenda Truman Motes 'Ponce' is an awarded plant, and so is Ascocentrum curvifolium 'Red Dragon' AM/AOS. The first is a hybrid and the second is a species. AM/AOS denotes an award of merit from the American Orchid Society. I don't remember which award Ascda Truman Motes 'Ponce' has. Hope this helps!

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    Thanks for the information Gage, she was the speaker that night and she does orchid research and conservation so I am confident she has the labeled correctly. I have them soaking in sugar water as she recommended to jumps start the cuttings. I am not afraid of the spike length since I grow outside and am partial to the larger orchids. I have a few schombos and Gramms, I may live to regret that statement! lolol My Oncidium Sharry Baby has 9 spikes now over three feet, it is taking its time with blooming but I think I saw a bud last night so YAY!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gage View Post
    Your profusa looks great! Watch out, as the plant gets larger the spikes get longer. I saw one at the Redland show with about a 4 foot spike! And btw if a tag is properly written, the name should tell you if it is a hybrid or species. Genus is always capitalized, and species is lower case. But if it is a hybrid the hybrid name will be capitalized. For example, Encyclia profusa is a species and Encyclia Orchid Jungle is a hybrid. And clonal names are in quotes, if done properly single quotes denotes it is awarded and double quotes denotes it may not be awarded. For example, Ascocenda Truman Motes 'Ponce' is an awarded plant, and so is Ascocentrum curvifolium 'Red Dragon' AM/AOS. The first is a hybrid and the second is a species. AM/AOS denotes an award of merit from the American Orchid Society. I don't remember which award Ascda Truman Motes 'Ponce' has. Hope this helps!

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