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"window" shop--(surf orchid websites, dream and add to the wishlist)
putter--water, repot, and tend the orchids you have like mad
stare longingly at emerging spikes and try to convince them to bloom
digital flower fix--enjoy other people's blooms on the forum
buy something new because you "need" it
This is a discussion on Flower Fix within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; had to go with digi-fix... I'd like to order more, but space is now a ...
had to go with digi-fix... I'd like to order more, but space is now a premium, so I have to be a little better behaved... anyways, it's nice to be able to enjoy other types of orchids without having to know how to grow em
Oh Geeze it depends on what day of the week it is!!! I have done all of the about at one time or another. But I guess puttering and staring is what I do most.
I picked 5 because it's the phrase I have always used with my husband! I don't want, I NEED!
it is a rare time if I don't have anything in bloom but occasionally I need a fix for a new plant. I was bummed out that I couldn't attend the WOC. So I ordered 37 Bulbo species to fill the gap.
I do all of the above and in certain chronological order:
a) I'm always looking for that phal species (now it's a stuartiana var. punctatissima) or even a certain primary hybrid (a fantasy musick, please) so I make a new list and windowshop in certain german orchid nurseries.That's when
b) I get impatient... I check the growing process (I keep a photo archive of my plants, for a year now) and, being unsatisfied, I immediately
c) water and fertilize my orchids even though they don't quite need it just yet and so I end up killing one or two seedlings.After that...
d) I check for new posts in this forum, especially in the "blooming phals" section, where some lucky grower flaunts that little special plantlet that I'VE GOT TO HAVE...so inevitably
e) I bid frantically at an auction or order from those aforementioned nurseries.
So my answer is: yes to all.
Last edited by GiovannaD; January 30th, 2008 at 08:58 AM.
lol @ Giovanna.... really a very clever, funny and brilliant response!
I window shop all the time, just to look at what is out there and what the prices are. Quite often I find a "bargain" that I just HAVE to buy....