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An Easter basket of Miltoniopsis

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    All these plants had horrible roots last autumn as a result of being in a too dense media ( 6-8mm Perlite) in my S/H trays , not because of that, but because they are located below the 500 hanging plants - all the vandaceous stuff etc - which was being sprayed very enthusiastically, often twice a day. What to do about that , I said to myself ?Give up the bench plants ? Give up the hanging plants ? Impossible !
    So I repotted everything ( including a few hundred cattleyas. plus oncids etc, in 12 mm Leca. They are recovering , none are in show condition ( yet ? ) , but put together they make a bit of colour for the hall - a change from all the spring flowers from the garden - daffodils etc.and maybe this will work. Time will tell.

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    Very pretty and colorful basket, happy Easter !

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    Spectacular!!!! Could only have come from you, Geoff!

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    Lovely basket as always Geoff.

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    Beautiful! Your wife is a lucky woman, to have someone bring her such lovely flowers.

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    Very beautiful display. Congratulations Geoff.

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    Lovely basket. A great way to start a Happy Easter weekend.
    Congrats and Happy Easter!!.

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    Geoff, that basket of orchids is so beautiful! Wish I had one just like it. Love the Miltoniopsis orchid blooms.

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    I love your baskets full of flowers for display...they are very well arranged and I like the touch of ivy on the side.

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    How lovely, Geoff - these look better than the Milts they had in the Orchid show this year - by far!

    I repotted 12 paphs and phrags (along with my new imported Encyclia fragrans, which was a pleasure) yesterday and it took about 14 hours of work. Seriously - when you want to do it right, it takes an enormous amount of time to unpot, clean off old media, soak and rinse the roots, check for dead roots, rot, and critters, trim them up, prepare the new pots and medium, and then tag and replace everything - all of which is to say - My goodness - a few hundred catts and oncids and milts?!?!?!?!? The very prospect has me pondering whether I've got the fortitude it takes to grow orchids. At what point does this sort of thing become routine? All the same, just when I'm ready to toss it in, my Sedirea japonica bursts into full bloom and I'm hooked all over again.

    Such a beautiful display! Very seldom have I seen - in books, on the internet, at shows, wherever - orchids displayed with your sense of natural artistry. The bar as been set SO high!

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