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What do your Friends And Family think of your Orchid Hobby

This is a discussion on What do your Friends And Family think of your Orchid Hobby within the The Outback Terrace Bar forums, part of the Land Plants category; Originally Posted by Brutal_Dreamer Hahah...glad you like the bumper sticker. You can get one and ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brutal_Dreamer View Post
    Hahah...glad you like the bumper sticker. You can get one and support the forum at the link found in my signatur (OrchidTalk Forum Gear) below. I thought there was a link on here somewhere else, but guess I removed it at some point. I will make sure to put it into the site update that we are working on.

    Cheers,
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    nice range bruce! will you ship to NZ? i will just have to work out exchange rates and get some cash from mum and dad!

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    Bruce, I'll definitely take one of those bumper stickers when they become available.

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    Cool crazy

    im sure that most of my friends and family think im crazy and obsessed being a 26 year old man, hardcore athelete/outdoorsman having a hobby such as this. however most of my hobbies are of the eccentric type anyways(orchids,bonsai, magic the gathering card collector, etc etc). i guess life is too short to follow the mainstream or the typical persona that fits my age group. i guess i wanted something more fulfilling than "going to the bar" every night with my friends.

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    My kids left home years ago and are pretty well resigned to my obsessions. My grand-kids have always thought (known) Grandad was just a little bit crazy. Mrs. Sarra is just hoping that I stop bringing insectivores into the house and bring orchids instead (she hasn't yet twigged that there is room for both - nearly). My friends humor me and one is even bringing me one back from a foreign visit. It's great to be (nearly) old.

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    My family thinks it's fine. If anyone ever has something to say about it I just tell them, "there are worse things to be addicted to"

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    My husband thinks I'm obssessed and he thinks plants don"t belong in the house. My children don't care one way or another.

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    my family member and friend always asked me when they dropped by my place "OMG, are running a mini nursery here?" and also those same words "where are the flowers?". i was thinking, "oh man, those are catasetums dude....they don't flower all year round." and out of a sudden, some would yell "OH NOOOOO....something is wrong with your orchids, the leaves are turning yellow and some are dead!! (totally no leaves with those fat pseudobulbs there ) so i had explain to them most of the time the decidous nature of catasetums. and finally when they flower (the moment of glory), WOW...these are gorgeous, or WOW, they looked like plastic flowers or mmmm...this one looks like the mercedes logo (ctsm callosum) and so on,,,,,,,
    BUT BRUCE, TOTALLY AGREE WITH YOU ON THE "life's is too short to grow cheap orchids)

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    Quote Originally Posted by catasetum-ian View Post
    ,,,,,,,BUT BRUCE, TOTALLY AGREE WITH YOU ON THE "life's is too short to grow cheap orchids)
    hahaha... I totally know what you mean.

    Cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brutal_Dreamer View Post
    I feel pretty sure my friends think I am possessed by some orchid demon and my family has given up any hope of me ever growing veggies in my greenhouse. hahaha... I mean, I manage an orchid forum, I am on the executive board of my orchid society, I have met most of the big orchid vendors in person, hahah... yeah, come to think of it, I am pretty sure my friends think I am an orchid nut. I even have a bumper sticker that that says it all:


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    So yeah, they probably think I am a bit obsessed - but they love me and love to visit my home and greenhouse to see the beautiful blooms.

    Cheers,
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    HEY!! JUST WHO THOUGHT UP THAT QOUTE???? The original sticker is still on my car!!!

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    Getting full support here. Never allowed my husband to buy me flowers before, so he is loving that he finally can! The kids even enjoy helping me pick them out.

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