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get a seedling and grow it to blooming size and know that I have bloomed it because of my care
get a near blooming size orchid and care for / bloom it
get an orchid in bud and let it bloom for me in a few days
get an orchid in bloom - no time for waiting
get silk/ plastic orchid blooms - who has the time to bloom 'real orchids' hehe...
other - tell us
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....
What an amazing display. Magnificent.
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 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......
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.
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.
Thanks Ice, now I have that song in my head, lol.
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