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Old 09-12-2007, 07:49 AM
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Hi. I'm new to the Orchid Board, and just figuring out how everything works here. Have already found some great information on whats 'bugging' a couple of my dens.

I have dens, phals, cats, vandas, oncidium and schomburgkias. All are outside in trees and 'slab' mounted.

I also enjoy growing florida native trees, especially flowering trees.
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Old 09-12-2007, 08:13 AM
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Welcome to Orchid Board! If you have any specific questions, please feel free to ask - there is always someone here who is waiting to lend a hand.

How beautiful your garden must be with these beauties hanging in the trees (as nature intended!) - you're so very lucky to have the right environment to do that!

We'd LOVE to see photos of your orchids - I'd especially like to see them in the trees.
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Old 09-12-2007, 09:54 AM
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Thanks for the welcome. I'll try to upload a couple of pics to see how it's done.
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Old 09-12-2007, 10:01 AM
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Shakkai, I forgot to mention...while you might not be in the best place in the world to grow orchids outside, you do live in a very beautiful place. I've spent a lot of time in Winchester and Hursley and the area is very lovely.
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Old 09-12-2007, 10:14 AM
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WELCOME!
Gald you can join us here at OB

I love the schombo!
Is it a tibinicis?
How tall is it?
I have a thomasoniana and 2 hybrids yet to bloom
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Old 09-12-2007, 10:21 AM
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Hi Dorothy. Yes...tibicinis. If you mean the plant itself, it's about 15 in high. The spike was about 3 1/2 feet. I've read it can take a long time for schombos to bloom. I think the plant has to be very mature. But I agree, they are worth the wait!!!
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Old 09-12-2007, 10:51 AM
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Your first photo is a gorgeous flower! And the third photo - the last one - WOW! That is just mind blowing...

I know I am quite lucky in where I live... and can grow an amazing variety of things in the garden - but, boy, to have something like that third photo you posted, geez! Spectacular!

I live just outside of Winchester and I actually work in Hursley - small world isn't it?
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Welcome to the Orchid Board. Glad you were able to join us. What sort of flowering trees do you grow?
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Old 09-12-2007, 03:57 PM
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Wellcome to the board , I was just in Islamorada last month , I love it down there . We always try to go at least every other year , We love to snorkle and just relax the days away in your beautiful Island Keys . Plus on the way home I go to Fuch's to pick up more vanda's etc. Your pic's are great.

HAPPY GROWING !!!!
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Old 09-12-2007, 04:40 PM
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Welcome from the S.W. gulfcoast of Florida. Beautiful orchids you have there. We visit the Keys several times a year and have rented on Summerlin Key in the past. You are not that far from me so howdy Neighbor!
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