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I broke the bud off!!!

This is a discussion on I broke the bud off!!! within the **NOT IN BLOOM** All Genera forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Oh, No! I really feel for you - I've done similar things (haven't had orchids ...

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    JayDee is offline Member
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    Oh, No! I really feel for you - I've done similar things (haven't had orchids long enough to make this particular mistake, but I'm sure it's coming some day....thanks for fore-warning me!) - it's an awful feeling! Don't beat yourself up too bad, and by all means, go get that one orchid you've always wanted, today, & balance out the grief - just gotta love the post by Panam: "In all things, balance. If you lost a bud, you should find a bud." Genius!

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    Thanks again, everyone - I did go orchid shopping this afternoon, and got almost-as-good vinicolor in lower spike. I also got a few other plants to help me feel better. NOT the way to have an excuse for getting more orchids, since we get so attached to those that we raise so carefully - but not a bad way to recover, either.

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    Oh, I so sorry! I feel the pain, luckily I never did that, but my mother once snapped off 3!!!!!!!!! Buds of my fist bloom floofie catt... So then 3 orchids came home...

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