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Quite odd....

This is a discussion on Quite odd.... within the The Jungle forums, part of the Land Plants category; Recently, with my total havoc in my garden due to renovation of my neighbors house ...

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    Jef09071984 is offline Senior Member
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    Default Quite odd....

    Recently, with my total havoc in my garden due to renovation of my neighbors house beside area. I really have a deep sense of thinking with my orchids, even if sometimes i'm craving for hybrids i always comes back to species. It's just i really like their natural growth, evolution, beauty, mystery, history and appeal. Sometimes when i'm in an edge of giving up to them, feeling of wanting them to let go because they have much more demanding needs compared to hybrids, I'll just nod and shake my head and realized that this is wrong, I can't let go of my babies. :-(

    Are some of you do feel that way too?....
    Quite confusing too....

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    There's a lot of members of my orchid club that started out by picking up a few hybrids and then went on to grow only species. Species are more demanding, but there's something very satisfying when you bloom a species that you've been told "can't be grown in this climate" and the simplicity that's present in a species .

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    Most of my plants are species. I like the challenge of trying to mimic their growing conditions. It is rewarding having them grow and bloom at the same time of year as plants in their natural habitat.

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    I'm backwards or something. My species seem to give me the least trouble. But I research my plants and try to make sure their environment is very similar to mine (especially when it comes to altitude and if they are from a coastal cliff, etc). It was something suggested to me a long time ago. My hybrids are the fussy ones...

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