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Phal. Question

This is a discussion on Phal. Question within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I am still chuckling after reading all the welcome postings to me. I do feel ...

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    Default You Guys/Gals are GREAT

    I am still chuckling after reading all the welcome postings to me. I do feel welcome and believe or not, I really enjoy everyone's individualities from reading your posts over the past year (especially you Dianne for all your great tips). From comments of family members and friends regarding my orchid habits, they think I'm way off in left field somewhere. SO I figured this is a place for me to be. You try to figure me out. Here are some hints....

    1/ I feel so guilty. When I go to work, almost half of my time is spent looking at exotic orchids picks and my orchid bids. (But I make up for it by working twice as fast, truly).

    2/ I talk orchids (pretty much non stop) to all of my guests coming over to my house even though they are ignoring me.

    3/ My lunch hour is spent at Merrifield nursery to look at their orchids because they get new deliveries every 2-3 days.

    4/ Always try my luck at Lowes or boxstore on my way home from work for fresh deliveries. They actually have breeding tags now.

    5/ Was first obsessed with BLUE, now it's red. Starting to build a red gallery with what I have and can get. Will post some pics when it's ready.

    6/ Can stay up all night working on orchid stuff (potting materials, fertilizer, etc...) to get ready for the morning.

    7/ Go to work late twice a week arriving by noon on watering days. (Start watering at 8:00am)

    8/ The first time I saw a picture of a Paph. Kovachii or peruvianum, I dreamt about it that night. Can't believe I almost spent hundreds of $ reserving one plant for Spring of 2007. I think I'll wait a few years on that one. Really proud of myself for exerting self control (not as weak as I thought).

    9/ In the very beginning, I'd loved them so much, I loved them to death...literally (with the watering of course).

    That is how my day is spent. The week-end, I visit the local breeders in Northern Virginia. The rest of the time is spent reading your posts to learn new tips and tricks and looking at more orchid pics on the internet.


    When nothing is in bloomed, I would say 'Yo, let there be some colors', and within 3 days, plants would arrived from Florida, Hawaii, CA, or anywhere my computer can reach and accept a VISA.

    I am a motorcycle riding, skiing all winter, orchid addict kind of guy. I truly like to overwhelm my senses and the ORCHID does that for me.

    I like to announce that I have overcame my phobia of Drendrobiums. I like to quote from a post I read earlier "ME + DEN = DEATH". It was like that for me too until a revelation set in. I tried potting them in everything...bark, coco. husk, even the new stuff Aussie Gold ==> big mistake. Ask me about Aussie Gold and I will bad mouthed them (killed a few of my precious plants). I can't believe that straight lava rocks with light weekly feeding would work well for me in this regiment. Instead of shriveling away with it dead roots, it's putting out so much new white roots. When I saw a Den. I've been neglecting for a couple of months w/ 2 spikes and a knob sticking out of another cane, I screamed out loud and walked around the house with my arms held up high, like I hit the lottery. (I need to ID this one)

    I am so glad I got all this orchid stuff off my chest. Hope someone can relate. Actually I know you can because I think you all are way out there too.

    Thanks again everyone. Can't wait to read your replies. Feel like I made a whole bunch of new friends.


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    Welcome to the forum .. I am the only non silly here.. Gin

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    Whoa, whoa, whoa...

    As Queen, my royal lips proclaim that 100-year-old Gin is as silly as any centurian Her Masjesty has ever met!


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