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Re: Orchids


Thank you Linda,

It's not that I have the bug that baddly, but more of a fascination with
what that slipper orchid looks like in it's natural envoirment.  I want to
photograph it, and see it's native surroundings.  I want to see it with my
own eyes and not through the eyes of someone else.  It's something that I am
having a very difficult time explaining to my husband who for the life of
him can not understand my desire to see this.

DH out of horrible feelings of guilt over the broken spike on the Dragon's
Blood x Kevin's Wine, bought me an enormous Cymbidium yesterday, Cymbidium
"Kakadu" crystal.  It's in full bloom and the only orchid that I have that
is fragrant.  The smell is filling up the living room and I need to do some
research on the conditions that I need to provide for it!

Mariana

----- Original Message -----
From: "Linda" <lja@direcway.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Saturday, December 21, 2002 12:42 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Orchids


> Welcome, Mariana, and I am another orchid grower. I started out with
phals,
> added oncidiums and dendrobiums, then cattleyas and most recently
miltonias.
> I have a couple of dendrobiums in flower now, and an oncidium putting out
a
> spike.  I have one section of the greenhouse reserved for orchids, and try
> to keep myself constrained when it comes to acquiring new ones.  Most are
> hybrids and many are fragrant.  I don't have the bug so bad that I've made
> plans to go to Malaysia, but it's hard to resist a plant that has such
> beautiful flowers that last so long and smell wonderful.
>
> Linda in Wyoming
>
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