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It's "The Buying Game"

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    whew... who woulda thunk that shopping could be so much hard work! spent most of the night shopping... and I think I've managed to find a group of plants that signifies simplicity and beauty!


    Group 1 purchase:- Mini Cymbidiums

    1.Cymbidium dayanum ‘Komatsu Nishiki’ - $75.00…. leaves are tall, thin and variegated. Flowers are white and red, pendulous and fragrant.

    2. Cymbidium sinense ‘Chin Hua San’ - $85.00…. leaves have slashes of gold at sides of leaves. Flowers are dark red with purple spotted lip.

    3. Cymbidium goeringii ‘Teikan’ - $90.00… leaves are dark green with white margin.

    And here is the look that I was going for



    Group 2 purchase:- Neofinetia Shrine

    4. Neofinetia falcata ‘Tamakongo’ - $50.00… white flowers with short bean like leaves

    5. Neofinetia falcata ‘Amami Island’ - $45.00…. largest flowering, white flowers

    6. Neofinetia falcata ‘Benisuzume’ - $60.00…. pink flowered form

    7. Neofinetia falcata ‘Aojiku Fugaku’ - $90.00… yellow flowered form

    and why I chose the above...



    All up I spent $495. I figure I'll save the five bucks for future purchases

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    Uhm. Tim, this was supposed to be a make-believe shopping spree..... yours looks awfully real!!!

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    I know, I know... but well, I couldn't help it...


    hehehe... actually, I just wanted bigger, blooming size plants as oppose to my little babies! Also, the plants I want to buy are different from the ones I have.. well, some are the same species, but different variety.

    I suppose, I could have spent the whole 500 on another flask of alba philippinense... but having fifty plants of the same species would surely be too greedy... or would it???? hmmmm

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    Quote Originally Posted by bench72 View Post
    hmm...Bruce, those pictures are beautiful... yet disturbing... did you buy them then?

    I actually thought about buying one of her paintings, but they are so expensive. I was hoping to find something small and on the cheap side, but the ones I want are the beautiful ones. lol.

    Diane says that the orchids have to be "of the living", so I guess I am back to my "blue" orchid collection.

    Cheers,
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    You mentioned the blues once before, Bruce, and that seemed like a neat shopping critera. I love blues, and have a bunch. Unfortunately, I couldn't find some of the ones I have for sale, but I did find some others.

    You can easily shoot the budget on just Catt and Laelia blue forms. But I wanted to explore other genera as well. I stuck with the unifoliate Catts, because I love them the most, and went for a representative bunch of superior crosses from top breeders. Same with the blue Phals.

    I also opted for species when I could, and BS plants where possible.

    Catt. gaskelliana var. coerulea BS $45
    Catt. warerni var. coerulea BS $45
    Dtps. Kenneth Shubert BS $40
    Laelia lobata var. coerulea 2" pot $15
    Laelia purpurata var. werhauseri flask $30
    Lc Marcello Miranda (L. caulescens var. coerulea x C. labiata var. corulea) Offspring are always blue 3" pot NBS $25
    Miltonia regnellii BS $25
    Neofinetia falcata var. toyozakura BS $60
    Pescatorea wallisii BS $25
    Phal. violacea ('Gulfstream Blue' JC/AOS x self) flask $30
    Rhyncostylis coelestis BS $32
    Vanda Rothschildianum (coerulea x sanderiana) specimen sized $100
    Zygopabstia (Kiwi Sparkler x Zygo Blue Eyes) BS $18
    Zygopetalum maculatum BS $25

    Total = $515

    McJulie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piper View Post
    Laelia lobata var. coerulea 2" pot $15

    Total = $515

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    neat concept of blue orchids McBlue! I can't believe you found a blue Neo... I was searching all night, I swear!!!

    Also, interesting that you would rather 'sneak' another one in than get into the exact figure!!! You are such an orchid addict!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bench72 View Post
    Also, interesting that you would rather 'sneak' another one in than get into the exact figure!!! You are such an orchid addict!
    Your Lordship. I hate to point this out, but while McJ is certainly an addict, all those actual plants came home to live at YOUR house! LOL

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    LOL. Too funny. Good list McJulie!

    Cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mehera View Post
    McJ is certainly an addict, all those actual plants came home to live at YOUR house!
    oh, who wants to know about those petty details Lynda... now begone and get shopping before I tax your spending money

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    It was a neat concept, but it wasn't mine - it was Bruce's.

    And not wanting to be out-addicted, I'll list the blue ones I already own...

    Catt. bowringiana var. coerulea
    Catt. quadricolor (var. coerulea x var. alba)
    Catt. gaskelliana var. coerulea
    Catt. mossiae var. coerulea
    Catt. walkeriana var. coerulea (mounted on a moose vertebrae)
    Catt. warneri var. coerulea
    Catt. Sea Breeze (C. warneri x C. walker)
    Neofinetia falcata var. toyozakura
    Dtps. Siam Treasure 'Blue' (Phal. lowii x Dor. pulcherrima var. coerulea)
    Phal. violacea 'Glufstream Blue' JC/AOS x self
    Phal. violacea 'Rachel's Blue Eyes' x 'Glufstream Blue' JC/AOS
    Phal. violacea 'Blue July 4th' x 'Gaston Blue'
    Phal. violacea 'Blue Jeans' x 'Indigo Blue'

    That's got to be close to, if not over, the spending limit.

    McJulie

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