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Old 03-20-2017, 05:02 PM
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I wanted to see if I could manage to upload a photo, so my newest addition has given me the perfect excuse! I absolutely love the colour - the photo doesn't do it justice, it's such a deep, rich shade. I found it at a well known DIY store and it was one of the few orchids in reasonable condition. Probably just as well none of them were reduced or I'd have come home with a carload of 'rescues', but there was no way I was paying full price for orchids with no roots or only one leaf!

Anyway, hope this works and you can see the photo.
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Old 03-20-2017, 05:12 PM
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That's a really unusual DIY store phalaenopsis. The ones I see are usually white, pink or blue!
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Old 03-20-2017, 05:18 PM
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They did have some really unusual colours, including some speckled/harlequin ones and some 'wild' type orchids, but they were all still in their plastic sleeves and jammed really tightly together, so sadly most of them were in a terrible state. This was about the best one there, and it's still quite battered, but it looks a strong, healthy plant with good roots, so I'm hopeful it will do well.
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Old 03-20-2017, 05:23 PM
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Beautiful color and a nice shape. Congratulations.
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Old 03-20-2017, 06:00 PM
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That's a beautiful flower, indeed. Good choice!
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Beautiful, rich color! Good find. I found a beauty at Lowe's. It was on its way to the cart when I took my eyes off the flowers and saw it had no roots. You are a savy shopper, Pippa.
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Old 03-20-2017, 07:10 PM
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Nice orchid.

I call that the 'buy to die' market since so many of the orchids are doomed, one way or another to end up in the bin.
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Old 03-20-2017, 08:27 PM
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That is a pretty nice colour. Hope It will be a sucesssfull rescue.
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