WOW - you purchased a house in order to be able to grow orchids! That is dedication to your desire!! Welcome to the Orchid Board - questions asked and answered, more questions raised! I hope you find the support and friendship that I have been given here - and I am sure you will. Orchid people are an odd bunch - besides the fact we will choose to purchase an orchid and a package of bologna instead of wasting money on a steak dinner, we also seem to feel a need to help other orchid growers. And, as there are 23,000 (+) varieties of orchids, we are all newbies in one sense or another. I have never heard someone say they gave up orchids because they were bored with them - just doesn't happen.
Welcome to the Board and to the orchid growing society at large! You will
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