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Re: Intro- Mariana


          Welcome to the list.  Sorry to hear about your illness.  I have
some friends suffering from the same disease, and apparently  it is
incurable, although seldom fatal.  Hopefully it won't be fatal for your
husband either.

                                              Josh Haskell
                                              Ohio -- zone 5

                               ----- Original Message -----
From: <grdengrl@optonline.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Friday, December 20, 2002 12:41 PM
Subject: [CHAT] Intro- Mariana

> Greetings,
> My name is Mariana.  I live in NYC and in the process of getting my
certificate in horticulture from the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.  In the summer
I grow vegetables and tend to my front yard in which I recently established
a perennial garden.  A mother of two wonderful boys and a wife to a great
guy who is very patient and supportive of my hobbies :).
> Recently I've been trying to fight off a terrible bout with a condition
known as Orchid Fever.   I grow a wide variety of orchids but not as wide I
as I would like it to be.  I have a basement that is about 1,500 sq feet
which I'm planning to eventually convert into an orchid nirvana <g>.  I
would like to take a trip in to the jungles of Borneo, Malaysia simply
because I want to see a particular orchid species blooming in the wild.  My
husband, two days ago broke the stem of an almost open slipper orchid, I'm
still reeling from the shock.
> At the present time I have a house full of Phalaenopsis orchids blooming
in a wide array of colors which is really nice when it's cold and miserable
outside. Of course I also have two denrobiums turning yellow leaves and than
losing them, and I'm not sure why.
> I am happy to be here and look forward to learning about what others grow
and how they grow it.
> Mariana
> Brooklyn, NYC 6b
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