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The first repotted and mangled A. Sesquipedale - in bud!

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    Default The first repotted and mangled A. Sesquipedale - in bud!

    Running contrary to really good advice NOT to disturb the roots of the first "Unruly" sesquipedale, it got soaked in water to get the roots as pliable as possible, then forced (gently) into a clay pot, had it roots trimmed and arranged so that it would look slighly more presentable, and then, finally, had a severe haircut to get rid of all browned, splotched, yellow, dying portions of its leaves. We just accepted that it would sulk for several years afterwards -

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    Lo and behold!!!! Look to the east on Christmas day and....

    A bud!!!!

    This sesquipedale is definitely a renegade. The bud may well blast - and there is another starting on the other side as well - but we're gratified - and astonished - by this phenomenon anyway....


    This is Charlie, such as he is - not a beauty, but a fighter....


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    Three cheers for Charlie!!

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    Some orchids refuse to be prima donnas...wtg on finding such a tough 'chid!

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    Congrats on the budding! Hopefully it will carry through.



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    Yay! My fingers and toes are crossed. It will make it.
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    Hope this orchid makes it!!

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    It's starting to look a little more bud-like and a little less worm-like!

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    Congrats. Maura. I am always for the underdog. I rescue anything. This chid. is now paying you back for all that cutting and trimming of it's leaves and roots, by putting out a flower. Unbelievable.

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    Congrats Maura, I'll bet it will be well worth the wait!

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    Thanks, y'all - the bud still looks more like a worm than a spike, but it's definitely growing - v-e-r-y s-l-o-w-l-y!!!!!

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