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Old 12-09-2021, 04:00 PM
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Todd Zimmerman here (TZ). Life has ups and downs. I will be moving to someplace in Florida soon (not sure exactly when - house sale here involved) with plans to move to someplace else in Florida about a year after that, so "Someplace" up north but short of Canada is where I'm at trying to keep a pile of baby orchids alive next to a sliding glass door in a cold old house right now.

I used to grow a lot of orchids about 15 years ago, then I didn't. I did some backyard hybridizing of weirdo heirloom tomatoes and potatoes for a few years after that, and then I didn't. Life recently changed drastically again and I started up with some orchids with the money I made selling the pile of stuff I had from the first time around. It was not planned but it happened. Impulse buy of sorts after someone pointed out to me that Florida was a good place to grow orchids. I suppose it is also a good place to buy orchids, but impulse with money in pocket knows no logic.

Then I started looking at orchid info on the Web again, and I feel like that old guy who slept a long time and then woke up. Rumplestilskin? Methusela? Who was that guy?

Everything changed in twelve short years while I was under my rock. All the orchid names changed. I couldn't find most of the old website vendors (out of business). Ray moved. I have no idea where the other people are who I use to hang out with on the OrchidSource forum. I don't have FaceBook, so maybe they are all there. Most of the same info on growing orchids (that didn't work well for me back in the day) seems to be floating around, but now on Novice-the-Expert YouTube channels. I have not seen anyone recommending humidity trays, so that is an improvement.

Wish me luck, and good luck to all of you.

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Impulse buy of sorts after someone pointed out to me that Florida was a good place to grow orchids. I suppose it is also a good place to buy orchids, but impulse with money in pocket knows no logic.
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where in florida and then where in florida?
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Supposedly house sitting near Cape Kennedy for a year and looking to buy near Ocala to live after that.
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Welcome. I'm making the opposite journey in a year, so I may be picking your brain if you decide to hang around. By the way - that old guy was Pappy Van Winkle.......wait....what?
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that old guy was Pappy Van Winkle.......wait....what?
I dreamed of that man many a time during my long sleep. I hope to meet him some day.
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I just got word that the house sold so I will be TZ-Someplace in Central Florida soon. Fast packing starts tomorrow.
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I don’t know how I missed this thread for a month, but great to hear from you again, Todd! I just knew “TZ” had to be you, but had no proof until now.
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Congratulations on the sale, I hope you get a similar speedy result when looking for a place to live.
Rip Van Winkle was the guy you were thinking of, I think I could find more to do than sleep in the Catskills though!
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