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    …for anyone who will give it a good home.

    I am sad that I must part with my big Vanda but it has grown too large for my greenhouse plus I’m having difficulty raising it back up into hanging position after I soak it in it’s bucket. It has bloomed often and has gone keike wild. As long as I have had it, it has soaked in fertilizer water each day (and seaweed water about once each month…starting approx.. 2 yrs. ago).

    Before I go on, I should tell you that I will not be able to ship it (I’m sorry)…so anyone interested will have to pick it up here at my home. I live in north-central Alabama.

    I am sending photos of it, but they are random and most have no date…although I had dated one 2001, which I know is wrong because I haven’t been growing orchids that long. I have been trying my hand at them about 8 years and this Vanda is approx. that old. I bought it at a big box store when it was a bag baby only a few inches tall and now it is between 3 ˝-4 feet tall…top of plant to bottom of roots. As I was a very new grower when I purchased it, it didn’t cross my mind that the plant would grow as large as it has and where I would put it if it did. (duh me) It has many keikes and one is spiking with new buds at the moment. I think it would be close to impossible to remove a keike because the roots are very intertwined. I can’t remember exactly what the tag said it’s name is because it dropped into the Vanda’s watering bucket sometime since I have had it and was lost when I changed the water (approx. every 2 weeks). I do remember the tag read “Robert” in it’s name. As you can see, the blooms are quite large and are a pretty blueish-purple shade.

    I feel that I may have left out info that would answer any questions you may have, so please ask and I will try to answer.

    Thank you for reading,
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    what area of north central Alabama? My partners parents are in Decatur and I would LOVE to grow that Vanda! It's a beauty!
    PS...my partners name is Brit!
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    Since I was allowed only 4 photos in my previous post, here is one more which is most current...2013.
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    Im certainly interested! I would need to figure out the logistics of how it would get to me personally as I am in Florida. I'll get back to you on that ASAP. I am amazed really that you'd just give that away! I think it's Vanda Roberts Delight...does that ring a bell?
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    It could be "Vanda Robert's Delight blue"

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    Wow,.... awesome... happy for jason,..

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    wow beautiful plant ,but a bit too much of a drive

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    Quote Originally Posted by stateless View Post
    wow beautiful plant ,but a bit too much of a drive
    Too much of a drive for you.

    For me, i have to get a visa, book an airplane and hotel, rent a car...lol...too expensive for me

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    Well grown Vanda, Vicki. I wish I could come and get it. We had a horrible freeze this year and lost almost 3/4 of our collection. Most of my huge vandas (20 years+ old) are gone. So, now I'm starting my collection over. Who knew they took up so much space....

    cheers,
    BD

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    Yes, it is indeed a very pretty orchid. It's been an easy grower. It has grown well for me and rewarded me with such nice blooms.

    I'm sorry the drive would be a bit much.....I would have enjoyed meeting you.

    Take care!



    Quote Originally Posted by stateless View Post
    wow beautiful plant ,but a bit too much of a drive
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    Jervis, you're funny. Too bad, though...I would have enjoyed meeting you.
    Happy Growing!


    Quote Originally Posted by chingjervis View Post
    Too much of a drive for you.

    For me, i have to get a visa, book an airplane and hotel, rent a car...lol...too expensive for me

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