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Old 09-20-2013, 07:50 AM
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If I could pick one plant, I wouldn't have all the others.
Well said Leafmite, well said
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Old 10-24-2013, 11:02 AM
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I almost had to make this decision once. I was living in an apartment building and a neighbor knocked on the door and said the building next door was on fire and it might spread.

I was doing a great job of preparing. I pocketed 2 mini hard-drives that had important files. My gecko went into a pvc pipe container in my other coat pocket and then I turned to the plants and froze. I started thinking "maybe I should just stay. The fire probably wont spread. There's a fire station 2 blocks from here. They can handle it." This went on for about ten minutes. (My scout master would have been very disappointed.)

My roommates had a dog and ultimately I took their dog and left all the plants to see how serious the fire was. I didn't think anyone would forgive me for saving my plants over a mammal and it wasn't a well behaved dog that you could let out and trust not to eat other dogs.

The fire turned out not to be very serious. certainly not worth the three trucks the sent, but even now if I had just one free hand to take a plant I would probably get consumed by the fire while trying to decide.

If the others weren't in danger though...I'm currently most excited by my Laelia harpophylla. It's in sheath!
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Old 10-24-2013, 11:18 AM
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I've pondered this question several times since seeing this thread and can't answer it. I am drawn to the Cattleyas but couldn't choose just one from my collection. And now my Vanda is still in full bloom with gorgeous large blue flowers and has lasted weeks already. It's up there on my list. And my favourite might be one that hasn't even bloomed yet for me as I have quite a few young ones. I can't even begin to choose!
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Old 10-24-2013, 11:24 AM
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Oh... this is a tough one as I am just starting my collection and I am very attached to all of my plants and soon, I won't have any in bloom... but... if I could only take one I would choose my coelogyne usitana.

Why? Because it's rare in the hobby, people just don't keep them. It's supposedly an easy grower, I'm a newbie, so we'll just see about that, and I haven't seen it bloom yet and after all of this trouble and effort I have gone into for the last two weeks to research this orchid and get more info on it... by gum, I swear I WILL see this orchid bloom!!

Okay... sorry. Didn't mean to get so dramatic.
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will you people PLEASE stop showing me new orchids? I come here to post my one, and instead add 5 to my wishlist, top of which is Nikkik's B. nodosa. What a beauty!

If I chose one right now, it would be Aerangis punctata, a charming elf with big personality and big flowers (relatively speaking). In bud, in bloom and in between, I love to look at it.

Choosing one makes me feel like a traitor, tho. And I'm typing this right in front of them.
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Old 10-24-2013, 03:16 PM
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The one that I've yet, because the "next one" will be "more special, more beautiful, more smelling, more more more...".

Seriously.. I don't know. Maybe my Bulbo. flecherianum or Phal. gigantea, because they are pretty long to grow and I'dlike to see them flowering, or my Eulophia petersii because it's as beautiful as a modern sculpture, or my Arachnanthe cathcarthii because is gorgeus and rare.. or maybe... or maybe... well you understood: I'm pretty irrecoverable ill :P


PS my "next big thing" is Vandopsis lassochilioides.. I found one plant for 10/12$. It means it is 10/12 years to flower size :O
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Old 10-24-2013, 05:13 PM
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Paph. helenae, or Phal. speciosa C#1. It's a toss up between those two. They are both small enough I could fit them in one pocket.
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Old 10-24-2013, 06:13 PM
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will you people PLEASE stop showing me new orchids? I come here to post my one, and instead add 5 to my wishlist, top of which is Nikkik's B. nodosa. What a beauty!

If I chose one right now, it would be Aerangis punctata, a charming elf with big personality and big flowers (relatively speaking). In bud, in bloom and in between, I love to look at it.

Choosing one makes me feel like a traitor, tho. And I'm typing this right in front of them.
Bethmarie, beautiful choice!! I wish that Brassavola was mine, but I'll have to give credit where it's due, that beauty belongs to Katrina. I quoted her post that's why my name was at the top of the picture.
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yamadara Redland sunset its huge bulb and beautiful flowers, it defiantly beats my cattleyas
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My very special Vanda sanderiana (Euanthe sanderiana)....I never imagined I could grow this large Vanda in my apartment. It is endangered and it is an ever loyal bloomer, year after year ever since it was given to me. It also gave me two keikis....and the oldest have also bloomed at the same time as the mother. The tiny one at the rim of the glass is merely 2 years old.
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