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You are an orchid addict if...

This is a discussion on You are an orchid addict if... within the The Outback Terrace Bar forums, part of the Land Plants category; I'm sure we have qualities or behaviors that fellow orchid addicts can easily tell us ...

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    wetfeet101b is offline It's not dead! It's just permanently dormant.
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    Default You are an orchid addict if...

    I'm sure we have qualities or behaviors that fellow orchid addicts can easily tell us apart from the crowd.

    Here's some:

    If you sterilize your pruning shears more than you sterilize your kitchen knives... you are an orchid addict.

    If you spend more time reviewing the blueprints for your new greenhouse than the blueprints of the MAIN house you are building...

    If you eat instant ramen every day so that you can save money for that fancy orchid...

    If all your windows have garden shelves inside...

    (For guys) If you are at an airport news stand and debating with yourself whether you should buy Playboy or an orchid magazine in the other shelf...

    If you read the same orchid book/magazine over and over as if everytime is the first time...

    If you go to a grocery/big box store with the family and you always have your own cart...

    If you tell your spouse and kids to wear sweaters to save on heating bills, but have a heater running 24/7 in your greenhouse...

    If you tell your spouse and kids to just open the windows to save on A/C bills, but you have a fancy air cooler running 24/7 in the greenhouse...

    If you call your family and friends in the middle of the night with frantic screams like "its spiking! its spiking!"...

    I'm sure there are more. Add yours

    ~John

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    If when you see the letters S and H together you think about semi-hydro potting techniques, and not Shipping and Handling fees!

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    When people come over to visit you give them a tour of your orchids, noting each change in spike or root, instead of the apartment and new furniture.

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    When you worry that the coffee table will collapse if you put all the plants on it that you want to display at once.

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    ...if you wake up every morning and your first thought is refilling the humidifer and watering the mounties.

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    ...if the first thing you do every morning and last thing every evening is take a stroll through your green house.

    Cheers,
    BD

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    ...If you have pot holders, dish-towels, t-shirts, sheets, and yes, even your undergarments with orchids printed or embroidered on them.

    Cheers,
    BD

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brutal_Dreamer View Post
    ...even your undergarments with orchids printed or embroidered on them.


    No comment....
    (well besides the no comment comment)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phyrex View Post


    No comment....
    (well besides the no comment comment)
    Never said my undies had orchids on them.... hehehehehe I just know that has got to be a sign! lol!

    Cheers,
    BD

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    When you talk about your love for catt's and everyone thinks you have a pet...
    You go to the grocery store....to look at orchids.....

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