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Old 01-08-2009, 11:09 PM
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Default Update of the 3 sad little Catts

Okay, as I'm sure some of you are aware, I bought 3 Catts in a bag from Lowe's. When I got them home and took them out of the bags there were no viable roots to speak of! After consulting my good friends on the Orchid Board I gained the confidence to try and grow them instead of giving up right then! Well, I potted them up and misted daily and gave them light. Now we wait. Well, I ordered some supplies, because I had no more bark, no more pots, I had nothing. So I ordered more pots than I need (at the moment ), some SuperThrive, some Fir bark (I had no idea just how much 1 cf really is!) and some charcoal. After waiting for what seemed like an excruciatingly long time, my supplies came in. I looked everything over and thought of the mass re-potting I had in my future . I soaked my bark with some SuperThrive over night and re-potted everything. I gave everything a good look and trimmed what needed to be trimmed, whimpered over the state of some Phal roots gave some Dens the once over with a pair of scissors to the dead roots and saw new growth on both of them and marveled at the progress these Catts have made in the short time I have had them! Holy Moly I think I can do this!!!!! Anyway, that is the update with
Thanks to everyone who helped me that night and every night for that matter!!
So, without further ado here are the fruits of my labor and worry!
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Old 01-08-2009, 11:15 PM
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AWESOME! I knew you could do it! as i like to say "roots is as roots does" hehe, i'm so happy for you Amanda... and once they start growing they usually go off like crazy
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Yay Amanda! I knew you could do it!
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Old 01-09-2009, 05:06 AM
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AMANDA!!! Go Team Maynard! hahaha.
Thats awesome, they look like they're recuperating wonderfully, some kln wont hurt considering i wont shut up about the damn stuff.
How much superthrive were you using per watering, Im considering trying superthrive!!

See you around woman, good to see them pulling out, keep it up!
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Old 01-09-2009, 05:43 AM
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Way to go Amanda! That looks like a promising start! It is always amazing to me just how much these plants want to live and thrive! All they need in most cases is a little help along the way. Great job of rescuing these babies. I am sure that they will reward you for your efforts! Keep up the great work!
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Old 01-09-2009, 10:04 AM
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Now if I could get some of mine to do the same. Congrats!! I know the kind of relief you are feeling.
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Old 01-09-2009, 02:46 PM
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Great job of rescuing these babies. I am sure that they will reward you for your efforts! Keep up the great work![/QUOTE]

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Hard work and patience with these little guys will pay off.

Keep us posted with any new pictures,
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Orchids are really pretty tough plants. Anything that could survive the long sea voyage back to England and the continent in the 19th century and still grow had to be tough. Great job, Amanda!
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CONGRATULATIONS!!! you are doing great!! keep up the good work and those little orchids will be giants in no time at all...a little care is all they ask and they give such huge rewards! good growing!!
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Way to go, Amanda!

Keep us updated...we're all looking forward to seeing those babies in bloom!

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