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Old 04-11-2018, 09:34 AM
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Default Spring 2018 growing project anyone?

In keeping with OB tradition, anyone interested in doing a spring 2018 growing project? For those who are not familar with this concept, we decide as a group what orchid or kind of orchid we want to grow, everyone goes out and buys a plant, and then we compare plants, growing notes, and see who is first to get blooms!

I have no time or inclination to do the detailed approach of years past (finding a species available in all participating countries, in sufficient numbers) but we could use the more relaxed approach of recent years, and just pick a genus, or in the case of a large genus, select a subgenus/section/group of species. Then free choice within that chosen category. Open to any other ideas you may have!

My ideas were Aerangis, Ascocentrum, Sophronitis, Gastrochilus, Sarcochilus, Lycaste, Tolumnia....

It's a bit early for some of you to order since winter is still lingering in places, but in the time it takes to decide on a project it should warm up a bit further!

I don't know about you, but I need an excuse to buy another orchid!!
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I've been searching for a Sophronitis but it's been hard to find what I want.
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I've been searching for a Sophronitis but it's been hard to find what I want.
Are you looking for anything in particular?
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Are you looking for anything in particular?
Yes, a mantiqueirae.
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Throw my hat in for tolumnias
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Yes, a mantiqueirae.
If you can stomach the shipping costs, Schwerter in Germany has it. Very nice grower, I've ordered from them a few times. Cattleya mantiqueirae auf Epiweb - Orchideen der Schwerter Orchideenzucht
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If you can stomach the shipping costs, Schwerter in Germany has it. Very nice grower, I've ordered from them a few times. Cattleya mantiqueirae auf Epiweb - Orchideen der Schwerter Orchideenzucht
Shipping costs are higher than the plant itself and it's 10 more than I pay here (if I can find one).
Too expensive!
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I'd be up for a Tolumnia project as well... Though it might be interesting to play with any of the "marginally hardy" orchids too (ie Bletilla)
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I just lost a Sophronitis coccinea (got infected during transport), and I'd like to try again.
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