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Old 10-13-2021, 10:56 AM
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There are definitely a lot more chemicals in the USA that you can blitz your orchids with than in Europe. Maybe if there weren't so many readily available then you would learn to live with the spots and blemishes.
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Of course there is a lot of good information on social media. isurus79 and My Green Pets provide great information. The problem is beginners may have trouble distinguishing good from useless.

Remember "free" content is paid by advertising. Content providers do everything they can to keep people watching so more advertising can be sold so the provider can get paid more. This means excitement, drama, fear, low-cut cleavage dresses and tight yoga pants, well-muscled shirtless hunks and breathless craziness.

All the news and programming (how about that word?) you see on TV or your screen is no more than advertising and propaganda.

One way I judge media is whether it is presented in a dramatic manner. If so I turn it off instantly. Except the talking dog videos.
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I consider myself most fortunate! My very first internet search on orchids brought me to OB and specifically to 'phal abuse stops here'. By the time I had read every post in that thread, and asked a few questions, I had a support system in place with all the friendly and helpful people here!
Hubby doesn't talk plants and I have no local friends who are into orchids (or really have any idea about gardening) so OB is my daily dose of sanity. Thank you all
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Having been around houseplants all my life and collecting them since I was small, imperfections in plants have never bothered me too much. Nor do the things I cannot control like all the orchids I lost due to the kids and dog. I do regret the orchids I lost due to Calcium deficiency and putting the orchids too close to the fluorescent lights that first year....growing plants is an endless experiment for me and I do tend to learn though my mistakes.
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growing plants is an endless experiment for me and I do tend to learn though my mistakes.
Don't we ALL learn that way?
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Absolutely - the history of technology (where lives/life matters) has often been about learning from mistakes. And it also depends on approach ------- as in - if some people have access to adequate information - accumulated information, knowledge/techniques ----- then there's the possibility of progressing (if there is enough information) with the other aim of minimising mistakes (if we can) ------- or even try to avoid mistakes -----where and whenever we can that is.


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