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orchid as basket case

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    When one has a hanging orchid, how does one water it without getting water all over the place and ruining the floor?

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    lol. I am considering installing a bath tub under my plant shelves.

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    When one has a hanging orchid, how does one water it without getting water all over the place and ruining the floor?
    Heh. Rather than trying to deal with the problem, I just moved my vandas out of baskets and into pots. They didn't seem to mind.

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    I have two in baskets -- I take them to the sink sprayer three times a day - which is one reason why I only have two....

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    i took one look at the topic and thought you meant *orchid growers* as basket cases...

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    I have several in baskets and I find it much easier and cleaner to dunk them rather than pour into them. i use a cleaned 5 gal. paint bucket, soak them a few minutes. i let them drain out into the bucket by laying a couple pieces of wood across the top and rest them there ....seems to work just fine.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Aerides
    I have two in baskets -- I take them to the sink sprayer three times a day - which is one reason why I only have two....
    hehe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jmoney
    i took one look at the topic and thought you meant *orchid growers* as basket cases...
    that'll work too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ki_in_NoVa
    lol. I am considering installing a bath tub under my plant shelves.
    yeah, that'll work...

    Quote Originally Posted by PAGrower
    Heh. Rather than trying to deal with the problem, I just moved my vandas out of baskets and into pots. They didn't seem to mind.
    sounds like a good idea too

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