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    Well, it looks like I will be in the orchid forum some now, too. I was at my father's house today and I saw the man had terribly neglected his orchids! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img] Most of them were completely dead! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mad.gif[/img] WELL! I asked my father what gives, and you know what he said? He couldn't be bothered with them once the flowers fell off! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mad.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mad.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img]
    So that turned out to be my good fortune! I was able to rescue to phals and one I can't id (I'll post pic so the pro's can id for me on Monday, if I remember). Anyhow, despite having no flowers, two are in remarkable good shap (at least it looks like it at a glance), and the other is rather wilted, but still green. I have hopes that I can save it.

    So now I'm up to four orchids with the one I bought my wife....

    Oh, the deep end. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/rolleyes.gif[/img]
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    YOU! Outta my gene pool!

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    Ya can't beat free! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] Watch out though, you might catch Orchid Fever [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]

    Its gonna be hard to ID them without the flowers [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img]
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    Orchid ID can be difficult even with the flowers. There are thousands and thousands of hybrids with more being made everyday. The differences between them can be subtle. That's why I prefer to buy an IDed plant as the likelihood of getting a correct ID after the fact is slim.

    But YAY for you Schloaty! I get 'em free like that too...people in the office who can't be bothered to re-flower them. Mostly I end up with phals as they seem to be the most popular for giving away as gifts. But heck, even un-IDed, a free orchid is a great orchid. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

    Glad you're coming on over to the orchid side. Hehe [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] Be can get as bad as CP addiction. Tonite I need to go home and water about 50 orchids...

    "Fox terriers are born with about four times as much original sin in them as other dogs." - Jerome K. Jerome

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    hey dude, i'll take a free orchid [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img] PMed ya

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