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  • get a seedling and grow it to blooming size and know that I have bloomed it because of my care

    114 28.86%
  • get a near blooming size orchid and care for / bloom it

    150 37.97%
  • get an orchid in bud and let it bloom for me in a few days

    68 17.22%
  • get an orchid in bloom - no time for waiting

    35 8.86%
  • get silk/ plastic orchid blooms - who has the time to bloom 'real orchids' hehe...

    3 0.76%
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    25 6.33%
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Orchid Patience

This is a discussion on Orchid Patience within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; What an amazing display. Magnificent....

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  1. #111
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    What an amazing display. Magnificent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fbashplant View Post
    I received a couple of hybrid catts from a local area grower back in Jan. or Feb. Since then I have been impatiently waiting for something to happen. All my catts were making wonderful new growth and roots but no blossoms and I was begining to wonder if it was ever going to happen. I made a pest of myself with other growers to see if I was doing something wrong or what. Finally!!! a Blc. Robert Ferguson 'Florida Sunset' happened. And several others are now coming into bud. I guess I'm just getting a lesson in patience. Cheers !
    Unrelated to the thread in general, but that's a beautiful Catt!Posted via Mobile Device

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    I said near blooming, but i have then from compotes to blooming. Waiting 5-6 years in hopes of a bud is just brutal!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katherine View Post
    I said near blooming, but i have then from compotes to blooming. Waiting 5-6 years in hopes of a bud is just brutal!
    I just can't do that yet - I'm too immediate-gratification-oriented!

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    I picked other. I dont care if they are seedlings or full bloom. Its not just the growing of them its the re-growing and growing and growing......

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    I picked other too - I like to get them at all stages and I like to get some that are cheap, even if they need rescue. I enjoy blooming plants or plants in spike, I think its fun to get a seedling that I don't know what it will do. I haven't tried compots or flasks yet, just haven't run across one that seems readily available. Availability is a big issue - I tend to buy what I see that catches my fancy for one reason or another. I have a slight preference for plants in flower so that I can see what I'm getting. Now that I know more about it them, I may pick on basis of genera that grows well for me or that is unusual. I guess I'm either indecisive or eclectic! I just like orchids. As long as something is growing well, blooming or coming into bloom, waiting for the others doesn't bother me. Seeing them die makes me sad though.

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    Depends, If it is a phal or a dendro or some other quick growing hybrid, then seedling will be perfect.
    But if it is vanda, I will love it with a bloom.

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    Thanks Ice, now I have that song in my head, lol.

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    I waited twelve years to get flowering of a Paph. rothschildianum, has flowered a blight destroyed me the flower, but I saved the plant, now will wait another two years for the new stem, but are happy anyway, I saved the plant, oile

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    Quote Originally Posted by oile View Post
    I waited twelve years to get flowering of a Paph. rothschildianum, has flowered a blight destroyed me the flower, but I saved the plant, now will wait another two years for the new stem, but are happy anyway, I saved the plant, oile
    12 years........now that's patience .I've waited ,ore than 5 years for mine to bloom in the lowlands and may have to wait until there's some drastic and dramatic change in the climate, which may not be too far off , judging from all the recent pronouncements from environmentalists , Of course there's an easier way ..... send the Paph to lodge with my friend in the highlands.

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