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Unread 06-10-2012, 01:05 PM
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I'm almost there myself! I'm looking at them and threatening them to do something absolutely spectacular, or they are going to be orphans to make room for something else!
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Unread 06-10-2012, 01:12 PM
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i am going nuts over paphs, any old paph will do! they just do so well for me and are so fascinating....the rest of my gh is cattleyas, my very very faves.....
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Unread 06-10-2012, 07:17 PM
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Small and/or temperature tolerant both ways, but especially to the cool side, tho they need to be able to tolerate short periods of heat. Small ones don't need to be able to tolerate as low temps as big ones, but nothing that will sulk at intermediate temps.

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Masdevallias, especially cool/cold growing species and Cym. goeringii
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Unread 06-10-2012, 08:49 PM
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Anything that is nearly (or completely) dead. Old backbulbs, canes, pbulbs, and roses. I try not to buy anything because of room. I have enough rescues still waiting to be repotted that I don't need anything else. But if I could buy something it would be catts and laelias. C. aclandia, C. resplendens, C. schilleriana, ect. Or anything BIG blc especially reds.
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Unread 06-10-2012, 10:46 PM
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been tending smaller and smaller just don't have the space...least that's what my Wife says
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Unread 06-10-2012, 11:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Lana View Post
I figured out that Phals and Paphs do the best in my conditions, and I ran out of room a couple of months ago, so I'm trying NOT to buy anything, but if I can't stop myself, I only bring in smallish Phals and Paphs.
good luck with that!

Originally Posted by King_of_orchid_growing:) View Post
A good large heat tolerant Cymbidium would be Cymbidium tracyanum. Another one would be Cymbidium madidum. Cym madidum looks small in photos, but they're actually not minis.
arent the asian cyms heat tolerant? like dayanum and ensifolium?

my current trend, which i dont think will change much, isphals. mainly novelties and species, but some dinner plates as well
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Unread 06-11-2012, 12:09 AM
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I think of my current trend as more of a long-term commitment that will continue indefinitely. That is, roughly 90% vandaceous and 10% Encyclias. I prefer miniatures, but I do love all sizes.
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Unread 06-11-2012, 02:21 AM
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I havent bought anything for a long time....but I got 6 aditional specimens my friend asked me to baby sit for her while she is away ...my windowsill is not full and I can still fit a couple of big uns...

I am trending towards simple basic classical forms and species....especially the endangered kind that can be grown well in my environment; just to preserve them and someday donate them to botanical gardens who dont have them in their collection....
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Cattleyas and Catasetinae, the majority are species but also some hybrids.
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