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Near-drowning victim!

This is a discussion on Near-drowning victim! within the Phalaenopsis, Oncidium, & Intergenerics IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Originally Posted by murgdan but TODAY while at a box store I fell in love ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by murgdan View Post
    but TODAY while at a box store I fell in love "all over again" with a RED RED RED Dtps. Lava Glow that I HAD to have (2 huge spikes, 11 leaves)---only it was of course in one of those "contemporary containers" that somehow add 15 bucks onto the price of the plant...I even hunted down the manager and asked if I could have a discount if I left him the fancy container....

    But my hubby said NO NO NO not another one, we already have 100! Awwwww---and now he continues to rub it in "you must have it...you must have it...how could you have left it there...someone else could buy it and kill it"

    (...I'm going back tomorrow after work...I'm sure I can hide it inconspicuously among the others...)
    Of course this story was in a thread that is currently devoted to artillery shells and phallic symbolism ...so I decided to give these photos their own thread.

    I did indeed go back to save this beauty...it wasn't easy to hide inconspicuously...and hubby must not have minded THAT much because he snapped these pics for me today.
    I'm glad I went when I did because these pots they have them in just fill with water and it was just sitting in at least 2 inches. Maybe I'm a bit crazy--because I emptied some of the other pots too (couldn't buy them ALL!)--I hate that they kill them there.
    Or maybe I should leave them to soak, lose most of the roots, and end up on the discount table.....
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    Oh wow, gorgeous colour! Good buy and well hidden too, I could barely make it out

    I also still can't get over the fact that you can buy named hybrids in box stores over in US, it's all NOIDs here!

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    I echo Elena! Named hybrids!That is such a beautiful colour! I bet they cost less than in the UK too! Lucky girl! Judi

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    Beautiful ! Hide it , no way .. forgot to say I dump the pots full of water to.. Gin

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    Wowee! That's a gorgeous colour, it's nice and tall too - of course it manages to blend in.

    And for the record, I will happily be the third British woman to lament AGAIN the fact that all we get is noid's in our shops.

    So you want to know something really sad? on days like today, when I just miss a train at Wimbledon and have 15 minutes to kill, I go into the shopping centre and go and gaze at the orchids in the grocery shops. I am getting quite good at not buying them now!

    Told you I was sad.

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    Forgot to say - I want one!

    Anyone fancy sending me a teddy bear filled with this hybrid phal instead of stuffing?????? I'll have one of Sadie's Ever Spring Prince 'Haur Jin Plum' plants as well while you're at it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by murgdan View Post
    Of course this story was in a thread that is currently devoted to artillery shells and phallic symbolism ...so I decided to give these photos their own thread.

    I did indeed go back to save this beauty...it wasn't easy to hide inconspicuously...and hubby must not have minded THAT much because he snapped these pics for me today.

    Maybe I'm a bit crazy--because I emptied some of the other pots too (couldn't buy them ALL!)--I hate that they kill them there.
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    What a great save!
    You did the right thing, Cindy albeit a bit on the "obsessive side" ! But we, orchid addicts, do not frown upon that at all, teheheheheee ...
    Very nice phal!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kerry View Post
    So you want to know something really sad? on days like today, when I just miss a train at Wimbledon and have 15 minutes to kill, I go into the shopping centre and go and gaze at the orchids in the grocery shops. I am getting quite good at not buying them now!

    Told you I was sad.
    You are not sad, Kerry! We can really commiserate with you. We have gone through all of these symtoms before and one day you will be better, just like some of us, stopping at a few hundreds or stopping at some thousands like other some of us here! tehehheeee ...

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    Great Save !!! It is a beauty.
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    It kills me that the folks at the box stores don't try to at least take some care of the plants- I guess they've too busy stocking shelves and whatnot to care about the orchids, but darn!!

    That lava glow is ABSOLUTELY spectacular. I think I need to go look around for that one...its been added to my list of "orchids I need to search for"!!

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