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Author Topic: Orchids  (Read 518 times)

SusieQ

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Re: Orchids
« Reply #30 on: May 31, 2017, 10:11:00 AM »

I wouldn't count on it! I'm finding plenty to occupy my time since mostly retiring! I see this as a time to volunteer and to immerse myself in new hobbies, including orchids. For whatever reason, I am just not a video watcher (except for yours) on a regular basis. It's such a time commitment as you've mentioned. When I sit down with my iPad to look at stuff online I'm generally just passing a few minutes and not planning to be online for any length of time. A 15-minute video doesn't fit with just spending a few minutes online. Especially since one video often leads to another if I want to be thorough.

On the other hand, I'm getting sucked into orchid care. If a diary is to be kept it will be up to me and I find the idea appealing. If I'm to truly become involved there is much to be learned from others and their videos are probably the best way to learn.
I usually watch the videos if the subject matte appeals to me or if it's one of favorite youtubers.  But, yes, I've learned so much by watching and I usually watched based on my current need. For instance, if a need to find more info on a particular orchid I recently purchased, I will spend the time and take notes but it's usually late at night when I get a chance to do this. I hope all is well with your new orchids and the basement grow space.  :)
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milla

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Re: Orchids
« Reply #31 on: May 31, 2017, 01:37:07 PM »
DH's pet orchid is blooming! I need to post another photo. Actually, that is my orchid. My neighbour gave it to me when I had my op, that was February 2016. It looks amazing... and I thought it would never bloom again!

SusieQ

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Re: Orchids
« Reply #32 on: June 04, 2017, 11:07:51 AM »
I can't wait to see the picture, mill!  I'll post some pictures of my orchids blooming.  :)
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SusieQ

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Re: Orchids
« Reply #33 on: June 04, 2017, 11:23:34 AM »
This is a Phalaneopsis species - Joy Fairy Tale 'Joy'.   The blooms are still going strong and there is a slight scent - floral. She's a beauty.  I purchased her last year and this is her first  bloom for me.

She's one of my favorite, who am I kidding, they're all my favorites!
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Styyna

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Re: Orchids
« Reply #34 on: June 05, 2017, 06:27:40 AM »
Beautiful! Well worth the wait. I hope that your Phal holds its blooms and scent for a long time!
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SusanG

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Re: Orchids
« Reply #35 on: June 06, 2017, 09:32:49 PM »
This is a Phalaneopsis species - Joy Fairy Tale 'Joy'.   The blooms are still going strong and there is a slight scent - floral. She's a beauty.  I purchased her last year and this is her first  bloom for me.

She's one of my favorite, who am I kidding, they're all my favorites!

Look at those colours! She's gorgeous!
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SusieQ

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Re: Orchids
« Reply #36 on: June 08, 2017, 11:46:14 AM »
Thank you, ladies!!  I'm waiting for my chocolate orchid to bloom so that I can take picture.
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