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View Poll Results: How do you feed the need for a flower fix?

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  • "window" shop--(surf orchid websites, dream and add to the wishlist)

    51 25.63%
  • putter--water, repot, and tend the orchids you have like mad

    24 12.06%
  • stare longingly at emerging spikes and try to convince them to bloom

    27 13.57%
  • digital flower fix--enjoy other people's blooms on the forum

    45 22.61%
  • buy something new because you "need" it

    52 26.13%
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Flower Fix

This is a discussion on Flower Fix within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Originally Posted by sadie Guilty of that one myself . . . although they do ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sadie View Post
    Guilty of that one myself . . . although they do eventually notice a general increase in the number of plants . . .

    The same technique works for shoes -- "Oh yeah, they've been in the closet for months . . ."


    I have to admit to that one myself about shoes, and underwear!

    At the moment, I'm just too proud of orchid purchases to try and hide them, I practically thrust them in Tom's face, especially the scented ones - as if that's more justification for me to have bought them!

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    Who can't relate to this post!? In my collection, only 3 have blooms and 6 are in spike. It's taking forever for those spikes to develop!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozorchid View Post
    Well there is my problem!!!! I chose number 5!!! I work for one of the largest orchid nurseries in southern Australia....too hard to resist when every week there is something new to add to the collection. I have just learnt the art of telling my partner that " oh! I've had that for years!! just haven't flowered it yet!!" seems to work so far and only get caught out when I get asked the number of orchids I now have....
    He he he
    I do the same thing with my partner. He recently noticed my Dendrobium amethystoglossum covered in spikes and comment on what a good job I did with it. Didn't have the heart to tell him that it was a vendor that did the good job and then shipped it to me.
    Last edited by Brutal_Dreamer; January 7th, 2009 at 12:30 PM. Reason: removed vendor name - see FAQs re posting.

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    No. 5. I see everyone else posting pics of their blooms and I have to have some too!

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    I would go for two three and five,but I have advantage about three hours drive away there is a summer show.And also a boot sale where the range of plants is great.So thats whereI will next weekend.
    Tednz

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    scratched that itch. Have a Masd. caudata coming in the mail tomorrow . Might hit the flower district this weekend to see if there anything interesting.

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    I picked 2 but I really need all 5.
    Tednz

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    I voted for 5, but I really need all of the above... Just in different order: First I start with #2 and #3; When I am done I come back in and start with #1 and #4; while doing #1 very often I order something online... Looking at all these beauties makes me "orchid sik" so I go back out and start over with #3... Then I go back in and keep going with #1 and #4... Until I jump in the car and go out to get a couple new ones... The worst thing is- pretty much that turned to a schedule...

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    I wish some of the other options would do but 95% of the time I just 'have' to buy one! LOL

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    I needed to check all, I'm really getting into this! Glad to hear someone else talks to ther orchids, I was just telling (V Manuel Torres )the other day how he'd better bloom to pay me back for saving him from the plastic bag lifestyle he was stuffed into.

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