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Re: ground orchid? remodel update

Was the ground orchid a Phaius -- the Nun Orchid?  They are hardy here
(Texas Gulf Coast), probably ok there -- check
http://orchidweb.org/aos/orchids/orchids.aspx?sec=29 and click Orchids in
the Garden.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Theresa" <tchessie@comcast.net>
To: "GardenChat" <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Saturday, February 26, 2005 9:47 PM
Subject: [CHAT] ground orchid? remodel update

> Hi all-
> First the gardening questions-  last year sometime our Island Jim
> mentioned some type of ground orchid that would be hardy for me- but I
> can't remember the name of it!  Anybody recall?  Hint: it isn't
> Bletilla- I already have that one.
> Second- the masterbath remodel continues!  This week I finally found a
> paint color I love!  It is 'artemesia' ironically-  a lovely
> greenish-blueish-greyish color.  I got two coats on the walls, and the
> trim around the door painted white yesterday and today.  Last weekend, I
> had repainted the ceiling white and put a smooth-set coat on the walls
> to look more like plaster (instead of that stupid textured wallboard
> that is all over this house).  The weekend before that, we had the
> window replaced (and the rotten 2x4 under the window.  And had the
> cement backerboard installed.
> Oh- and also today the plumber came and put in the toilet and came up
> with a brilliant plan that helped avoid having to move the waterline in
> the wall (Yeah!  this meant we didn't have to cut a hole in my way, move
> the line, repair and repaint that section of wall!  Saved time, effort
> and money.  Needless to say I was very pleased).  So, now the next step
> is to tile around the tub/shower, and then finally I can put in the
> floor.  Nothing more will happen in the coming week, as I'll be at a
> conference in SoCal for half of the week.  But things are starting to
> fall into place, so I'm very pleased.
> I went by the drug store earlier today to pick up a few things and they
> had pansys, primula, and another little plant that I can't think of the
> name right now (small pink or white flowers with many thin petals and a
> yellow center.  Grow close to the ground with flowers on a stem a couple
> inches above the leaves....)  Oh yeck- I can't think of the name- but
> anyway I couldn't resist and bought a couple six packs and planted them
> earlier this evening.  Spring is here full bore now!  The flowering
> pears are in full bloom now and the garden looks different everyday
> because things are growing so fast.
> Theresa
> Sac, CA zone 8-9
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