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Looking for a Blooming Orchid

This is a discussion on Looking for a Blooming Orchid within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; My wife will be going into the hospital for surgery in the middle of next ...

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    Default Looking for a Blooming Orchid

    My wife will be going into the hospital for surgery in the middle of next month. Can anyone make a suggestion on an Orchid that will be in bloom now, or getting ready to bloom. I know some are late bloomers. I need something that will live well indoors. She will be home for a few weeks.

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    Sorry to hear about your wife -- I hope it is nothing too serious.

    If you want something in bloom, there are LOTS of options right now. Since you only have a couple of weeks, you probably will want to contact a vendor and purchase a plant that is already in bud. PM me and I'd be happy to recommend a couple of vendors I like. I don't usually purchase plants in bud because they cost a little more, but I have seen some beautiful options and a wide variety at several different vendors.

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    In nud plants also have a habit of being more prone to blast, too.


    Happy hunting and I hope all goes well with your wife's recooperation/health issues.

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    It's the time of year for the gorgeous and long-lasting flowers of the Oncidium/Odontoglossum intergenerics. The flowers last 2-3 months and the plants are really easy to grow in intermediate light and conditions.

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    They usually bloom for a long time , not a one shot deal , a friend sent a Miltassia bare root in bloom with buds , no blast on the buds at all .
    Hope wife does well , tell her hi for us . Gin

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    Hey, I hope everything goes well for your other half. I love some of intergenerics that are blooming now and over then next several weeks. They can be so beautiful and long lasting. I too agree!

    Cheers,
    BD

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