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    Tony, i don't know how they do it but, almost everything there was in bloom or had a spike and ready to bloom
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    Tony this was an MN faction of the AOS doing the show. But I think everyone around here seems to like these "Target" orchids. Then again, the people around here with the best collections might not be society members.

    George, I think Khai said a while ago that giving the orchids very cool nights (in preparation for an orchid show) will force them to flower because they "think they are gonna die" and it's a last ditch effort to reproduce. This might be how they get them all blooming for the show.
    HD does have some nice plants from time to time. I got a very large white/yellow phal (no tag at all other than Orchid 6" pot $19.98) with 3x 3ft spikes and a fourth coming up when I was shopping for a faucet adapter for the R/O unit. I'm not really into phals but it just looks so nice and has great thick healthy silvery velamen and green tipped roots and 12"+ leaves I will mount it on a large hunk of driftwood when it goes out of flower. This plant is actually planted in milled peat moss! I have heard that some distributors do this to flower the plants faster but I think I'd rather have it on a log. The leaves are very stiff I'll bet this plant has been sprayed with that silicone stuff someone was talking about a few weeks back on the nepenthes board.

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    well if that is what it takes its been unusually cold here this past week.

    you mentioned the phal. being somewhat stiff. i just checked the ones i got and they are all stiff but the leaves are all small on the ones i have but, i do belive even the larger mature ones are like this. heck at least ya found a kool find at a decent price
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    Turgidity is the landmark of a healthy Phal.
    Potassium Silicate is used widely as well.
    Swords Id suggest mounting that Phal on a Hydrolog [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]
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