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Are They Better Off Without Me?

This is a discussion on Are They Better Off Without Me? within the The Outback Terrace Bar forums, part of the Land Plants category; Some time ago, not long after Steven joined the forum , someone here sent a ...

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    Default Wow!

    Some time ago, not long after Steven joined the forum, someone here sent a surprise orchid gift to another member. I don't remember the occasion or the individuals involved.

    Steven PMed right after it happened and asked, "Is that what you guys do around here?" I answered, "Yup!" I was proud to say that, because it affirmed how really special our gang of folks here, and the environment Bruce and Louis have gifted to us, are. Sure, we all love orchids. But we care - genuinely care - about each other, more. In an Internet environment, where anonymity promotes faceless, impersonal communications, our caring is even more spectacular and special.

    I got a surprise package today. It was addressed to Julie McHelper. And inside was a good-sized Phal Aurelia Franklin in spike, and some tiny little thing I still have to identify, but I think it's carnivorous. What a wonderful surprise!

    Thank you, Steven!

    I'm not sure what prompted your lovely gift, but I'm very grateful. And I'm also very glad you're one of us!

    McProudToBeAMemberOfSuchAGreatGroup!

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    Wow, what a lovely surprise

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    I don't know about you Elena, but I am thinking of emigrating to the land of generous orchid growers.

    I just googled Aurelia Franklin, and it is a lovely yellow. Enjoy your new blooms McDonated!

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    The thought has crossed my mind a few times

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kerry View Post
    but sometimes I have trouble understanding American terms and stuff. Not that it makes me sound thick or anything....
    Yeah, British terms are just sooooo understandable too, eh?



    (I don't have a CLUE what voila means so I don't use it! Maybe I meant Taa Daa!?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piper View Post
    I'm not sure what prompted your lovely gift, but I'm very grateful. And I'm also very glad you're one of us!

    McProudToBeAMemberOfSuchAGreatGroup!
    Ah! I see your dinner guest arrived. Hope you liked the packing beans too. hehe

    Yes, the little one is a carnivorous plant: a sundew. I bought ONE recently and now I have many little seedlings and root suckers. I would offer more to others but I think it would cost as much to send priority as it would be to buy one locally. I was really worried about the little tyke and I hope it arrived with its arms and legs still intact. Keep it in fairly high humidity for now, but it can and should adapt to an open environment.

    As far as the occation of the surprises: McPsycologist, do you remember a series of pms or emails we exchanged a few weeks ago? They helped me greatly. She has a REALLY comfortable couch by the way!

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    Quote Originally Posted by IdahoOrchid View Post
    She has a REALLY comfortable couch by the way!
    Steven on McJulie's couch?! Wow. We are a very friendly forum all right!

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    Lynda! Bad, Lynda! Down, Lynda!

    No couch time for you!

    Steven has been so sweet, and you jump to E-VEAL thoughts and suggestions! Bad...so very bad!

    McFrowning

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    Quote Originally Posted by IdahoOrchid View Post
    Ah! I see your dinner guest arrived. Hope you liked the packing beans too. hehe
    LMAO! As I unpacked the meticulously packaged plant, with no threat to a long spike about to burst forth into bloom thanks to the careful packing, I chuckled evilly to myself, and wondered if others laughed, as I do, at the packing peanut mess they'll wreak when the "gift" is unpacked at the other end?

    As I pack a shipment, I always love the visual that will ensue! Mwahaaahhaaaahhaaaa!

    McE-VEAL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piper View Post
    the packing peanut mess

    As I pack a shipment, I always love the visual that will ensue! Mwahaaahhaaaahhaaaa!

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    No, no, no, you have it all wrong. It is called recycling!!!!

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