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This is a discussion on Newbie El Natural look within the OrchidTalk Members Grow Area - Photos forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; ,Your garden is looking better than ever with the new additions and I don't mean ...

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    ,Your garden is looking better than ever with the new additions and I don't mean the giant snail. Here we refer to it as the 'siput babi' meaning the 'swine snail',( Don't ask me why it is so named) and it is an introduced specie. The story goes that the Europeans who were at the time bent on exploration and colonisation, found the Melanesians and Polynesians eating these snails with great relish and introduced these to South East Asia, hoping that the natives would have a new source of food.Nobody would eat them and they soon became a major garden pest. I respect your compassion for all things living but If you don't kill this guy and friends I'm afraid you're going to have a major pest problem.

    Some years ago there was an article in our local newspaper that an enterprising young man in Ipoh, Perak here, was rearing these snails for their eggs and turning them into 'snail caviar' for export. Supposed to taste like the real thing!! Have not heard anything more about it since then.

    Talking about introduced species also brings to mind the beautiful weed, the water hyacinth, Eichhornia crassipes, which was introduced from Central America and have clogged up the waterways in Asia and Africa.Worse in Malaysia it was discovered the roots harbour the larvae of the mosquito that spreads the elephantiasis disease.

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    hi mojamoja ! Thanks for shaing your garden with us. I can see you also make use of the trees in your garden to grow your orchid ! Good on you !

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    Mabuhay!

    @cattan....wow...thanks for the trivia...i didn't know that.

    @martin....thank you also. Yes, i want to maximize every tree in my garden so that i won't have to buy driftwood or tree-fern bark since the number of this plants in the wild are dwindling. And I guess, orchids have this natural affinity to trees.

    Happy New Year everyone.

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    Mojamoja, you're doing a great job, exellent!

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    Default just in time for the new year 2011

    Mabuhay!

    I hope everyone is in A-1 condition. I would just like to share with you guys my orchids just in time for the new year :

    V.Udom GoldXV.Golden HeritageXV.Thai Spot '4N'


    my cattleya soon to be blooming again.


    enjoy folks and have a fabulous new year.

    Godbless

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    That's a very beautiful vanda. Good form and good substance.

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    Very nice, Mojamoja. Good growing!

    Cheers,
    BD

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    Quote Originally Posted by mujacko2002 View Post
    Mabuhay!

    @BD (it can also be short for bluray disc? hehehhee)
    thank you so much. Your garden/plant collection and others as well keeps me inspired and sustains my enthusiasm as a gardener. That's why i should be the one to say "thank you" to you and to others as well for all the information and valuable knowledge i acquire from all of the member's plant/orchid experiences.

    On with the show :
    This garden snail is so big but i dont want to kill it though i see a number of them in my garden. Sorry mother nature, if i "accidentally" stepped on them. Actually, if i see a centipede or a scorpion or get my face tangled in a spider web in the morning i just let them be except for snakes or poisonous critters that can kill me.


    When i bought this at a very cheap price since i had a feeling that they just got this from the forest and as a "conservationist" somehow, i was not really expecting it to live especially when i was so very busy with work and other priorities. This one thrives on neglect. I put it on a high branch of my mango tree and i assure you i can only count how many times i was able to water this fellow. Since then, i put most of my orchids with "chamber like bodies" on places where it will not be disturbed and be watered unintentionally. Though i don't know the name of this baby but it can take the whole branch of my mango tree...hehehehehe. More babies to come....


    as you can see, i put my newly purchased orchid again on a high branch of my mango tree. (the one with the long, small flowers)


    my usual blooming orchid


    can't wait for summer for this baby to flower in full-force:


    Have a Blessed Christmas and a Healthy and Joyful New Year to us all.

    Godbless
    moja, that orchid in the 3rd pic is dendrochilum, but dont ask me the sp. name. i have dendrochilum /acoridium tenelum, you should try and get it. it looks like grass and likes warmish conditions. i would say it would like it up there, just dont let it dry out to much.

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    Default Happy New Year indeed!

    Mabuhay!

    @paph...thank you so much for the compliment.

    @kiwiorchids.....thank you so much for the information and for the tips.

    Just another update:

    i just bought this orchid...and its a phalaenopsis. it can be found in Leyte, Philippines. Calling on Ron and other experts, would you happen to know this type of phal? i got this for Php100 for 3 pcs or around $2.00 thank you so much in advance for any response.


    OT....


    I am loving the jungle look. I just hope that the snake will not go back since there are a number of frogs can be found here.


    Just purchased this 2 ferns today :

    this one has somehow a serrated edge i bought this for Php100 or around $2.00 (not the small one with the accordion type leaves)


    the seller told me that this type of fern is quite hard to find; referring to the one with only 2 long leaves. I am hoping that they'll thrive.


    HAVE A HEALTHY, WEALTHY, HOLY AND BLESSED NEW YEAR TO ALL. GODBLESS
    Last edited by mujacko2002; December 31st, 2010 at 07:48 AM.

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    Your garden looks like an orchid paradise. Lovely! Thanks for sharing it with us.

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