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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; So, when the days get grey or there just isn't enough in bloom or you ...

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    Default Flower Fix

    So, when the days get grey or there just isn't enough in bloom or you otherwise just get that itch for a flower fix, what do you do?

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    Sheesh, I need a multiple option since I do no. 1, 2, and 4 all the time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hcubed View Post
    Sheesh, I need a multiple option since I do no. 1, 2, and 4 all the time!

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    Along with my last orchid purchase I got a machete, so No. 5 fits me to a tee. Awfully glad my 'chids don't have trailing vines as they are taking over the house. Spring needs to come early!!

    AL

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    Yeah, I'm totally guilty of the window shopping and the impulse purchase. I do also enjoy getting a digital flower fix on the forum, but sometimes it just isn't enough.

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    I had to mark "digital flower fix on the forum" hehe... Without all of our communities blooms, I would have way too many orchids. This way, I can enjoy them here and not *have* to buy them.

    Cheers,
    BD

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    I picked number 3, because I have found myself doing that more and more with my phals that are in spike right now, although I do the digital flower fix almost every single day. I'm also constantly window shopping online. I try not to putter around with them more than necessary, I would hate to over water them, and I can't just repot just cause I feel like doing something. Half the time I just sit in the sunroom and talk to them, and make sure they are comfortable and enjoying their home. Is that considered puttering?

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    I picked number 2 .. but number 4 I like . To cold to order anything alive . Gin

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    Man! Where is the 'all of the above' selection???? Well, digital fix will have to do. Hurry, spring!

    Tami

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    Would have liked to just put 1 or 4 , but told the truth and put 5 LOL

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