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Re: Another ground orchid & a newbie


> 8 inch pot [read 1 gallon] now, so an attractive Mexican or Thailand pot
> to replace the black plastic would probably run $30 to $40. Not sure
Flea Market pot ?  Garage sale?  Something creative like those containers in
the FG competition?

> Forgot [a senior moment] that it was
> Valentine's Day....
> up a succulent that looks like a blue version of the pencil plant
> ... and a beautiful cymbidium hybrid
So which one became the Valentine's gift for the short one?

Kitty

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "james singer" <jsinger@igc.org>
To: "Chat" <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, February 15, 2004 2:32 PM
Subject: [CHAT] Another ground orchid & a newbie


> The clump of nun's cap orchids [Phaius species] is also putting out
> bloom spikes. This is normally our "spring" bloomer, sort of like
> daffodils up north. When it blooms, we know the dreary season is over
> and it's time to buy the sun block and get out the tank tops. The
> Spathoglottis ground orchids [we have three clumps--pink, red, and
> purple] usually don't get with it until late March or April; but then
> they don't stop blooming until late November. We always have these at
> Thanksgiving when a lot of other plants have more or less given in.
>
> Went to Home Depot yesterday to get some acid food for the various
> hibiscus and gardenia plants. Forgot [a senior moment] that it was
> Valentine's Day. A real zoo. But along with the fertilizer, we picked
> up a succulent that looks like a blue version of the pencil plant
> [cactus and succulent plants have got to be the worst-labeled plants in
> the trade] and a beautiful cymbidium hybrid [ident too long to copy
> here]. This is one of terrestrial cymbidiums, so I'm torn between
> poking it in the ground someplace and keeping it in a pot. It's in an 8
> inch pot [read 1 gallon] now, so an attractive Mexican or Thailand pot
> to replace the black plastic would probably run $30 to $40. Not sure
> I'm up for that.
>
>
> Island Jim
> Southwest Florida
> Zone 10
>
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