I have been lurking for the past few days and decided it's about time I register. So here I am
My name is Jozett, but family and friends call me DJ and I go by that most of the time. So please feel free to call me DJ.
As you might have guessed, I am an Orchid Addict!
I've been actively growing and going to shows for the past 3-4 years. My mother brought me my first orchid as an Easter gift. It was a NOID Phal type but I just loved it, and promptly killed it. Probably less from the love and more from the water!
At any rate it began something I had no idea would result into a full-blown addiction. I ran out, bought every book on orchids I could find. I also bought more orchids then I knew what to do with. At one point, there were so many orchids on my kitchen floor that nobody could walk through without leaping from place to place. There were wires, grow lights, and bench lights..and oh god, it was something near to a disaster area.
So of course...it meant I probably needed a green house. LOL and like that..up it went! I had a greenhouse bigger then my living room built onto my house. 24x20
Can you sense the addiction part yet? There are even two bathrooms, which have been awaiting remodel since I moved into my house, but the greenhouse just HAD to make priority.
Since that time, I have quickly filled it. I have roughly 300-400 orchids of all types and sizes. My favorites being Laelia Anceps.
When I am not feeding my addiction of buying orchids I am photographing orchids at shows and taking pictures of buildings. Photography is my second hobby, not like I needed another! Still, the two often go well together.
As far as growing my orchids I am soooo not the expert. I would say I am bungling my way into experience
I love to learn!
I am looking forward to learning even more and I'm just so glad there are forums like this for others like me!