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Thread: Best color orchid to give a girl?

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    I want to get my girl a orchid but I'm not sure what color to get. What would you guys get?

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    Why would I get your girl an orchid? No matter what she thought of it, I doubt you'd be happy and I know my wife would be mad.

    Never ask an orchid enthusiast for this kind of advice. We're drawn to weird species with flowers that look like an octopus or a bug or some kind of fleshy alien appendage. Maybe it would go over well, probably it won't.
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    The color she likes...

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    Find an orchid and a reason you think she'd like it, and get it for her. Learning to give thoughtful gifts takes trial and error, and it's more or less different for each new person.
    You're getting it for her for looks, right? So pick an orchid with a flower with a style and color you think she'd like. Think about the types of things she keeps around her house for decoration, or her jewelry or clothes - those are all dead giveaways of her aesthetic. Go for an easy one, too - giving living things as gifts is a risky proposition because people tend to get to feeling upset or guilty if a gift dies.
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    Going out on a limb here, but you might consider a purple Cattleya.

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    or go with classic white bombproof phalaenopsis

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (JustLikeAPill @ Aug. 09 2006,10:02)]or go with classic white bombproof phalaenopsis
    I think for some people Oncidium are easier...we've managed to kill several bombproof phals and so far they never rebloom for us.
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    D. muscipula & D. muscipula 'Red Dragon'(barely)

    Sarracenia leucophylla(seedling)

    S. purpurea and Drosera filiformis filiformis/ intermedia seeds waiting to sprout.

    Drosera capensis

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    get her Onc 'Sharry Baby'. they smell like chocolate!
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    my dad and were thinking about getting one for my mom for mothers day. it kinda lost hope and then it was rely expensive at the nursery(like $100 for one in flower!) but i guess that was just because of mothers day demand.
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