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View Poll Results: How many orchids do you have?

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  • 1-10

    16 9.52%
  • 11-20

    22 13.10%
  • 21-30

    14 8.33%
  • 31-40

    17 10.12%
  • 41-50

    13 7.74%
  • 51-60

    8 4.76%
  • 61-75

    13 7.74%
  • 76-100

    8 4.76%
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    22 13.10%
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    35 20.83%
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Thread: How many orchids do you have?

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  1. #81
    My Grow Area
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    Last count was a couple of years ago, I have given up counting, but to be honest there were over 11000. I Need help, yes I know, but it is such a wonderful and addictive hobby. Thankfully, I have an extremely tolerant wife and the hobby pays for itself and a little extra cash for the holiday fund.

  2. #82
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    Robb
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    Cattleyas!
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    I just got back into the hobby recently after a long hiatus. When I lost my greenhouse and sold it along with the whole collection back in the day, I had around 85. All nice clones, as I was pretty selective and only bought full grown plants back then. Now I'm up to 37 inside under lights and in windowsills. More than I thought, actually, but not so bad as all that. Oh yeah, there are two more on their way via priority mail...

  3. #83
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    Ray Barkalow
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    My collection size haze been up and down.

    It had grown to about 750 after about 20 years of collection and acquisition all around the US, Central and South America, Japan and China while on business trips, then became zero after a greenhouse heater failure on a 7°F night in January of 1994.

    Over the following couple of decades, I had built it up to about 1000, but sold off or gave away most of those prior to moving to NC in December of 2016, leaving me with about a dozen. I'm back up to 25 now, and have a couple more coming from the "orchids on a stick" guy's Labor Day sale.

    What I'm going to do with them all is going to be a serious challenge this winter.

  4. #84
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    Quote Originally Posted by raybark View Post
    My collection size haze been up and down.

    It had grown to about 750 after about 20 years of collection and acquisition all around the US, Central and South America, Japan and China while on business trips, then became zero after a greenhouse heater failure on a 7°F night in January of 1994.

    Over the following couple of decades, I had built it up to about 1000, but sold off or gave away most of those prior to moving to NC in December of 2016, leaving me with about a dozen. I'm back up to 25 now, and have a couple more coming from the "orchids on a stick" guy's Labor Day sale.

    What I'm going to do with them all is going to be a serious challenge this winter.
    Isn't it funny how we know that challenge will come but we still keep getting more plants

  5. #85
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    Ray Barkalow
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    Precisely how I went from lighted tables and windowsills to a greenhouse, to four more bigger greenhouses over the years.

    No room for a greenhouse here, and while I did fine with windowsills last winter, I may have to build another light cart, then "negotiate" (sounds better than "argue", doesn't it?) with my wife about its location...

  6. #86
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    Phals, Dens.
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    33 with 4 in the mail. Thankfully have large windows and long window sills for the winter. Right now all are enjoying the outdoor life and loving it.

  7. #87
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    Dendrobium, Cattleya
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    Welcome from Ontario, Canada Woody!

  8. #88
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    Ray Barkalow
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    What part of NC, Woody?

  9. #89
    My Grow Area
    Porch/Patio.
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    Phals, Dens.
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    Mtns. of W. NC
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    Quote Originally Posted by raybark View Post
    What part of NC, Woody?
    SW of Asheville. You've recently shipped me some Inocucor...Gil

  10. #90
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    Have 23 orchids only but I'm planning to add more in the near future.

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