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Old 01-13-2007, 11:17 PM
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Hi , I'm Tommy, a 39 year old tattoo artist. I love to scuba dive, hike the everglades, shoot wildlife photography, and paint as often as time allows. I've always had a green thumb and before orchids my interests lied in bromiliads and carnivorous plants. I've been growing orchids since late 1999, and i caught the bug hard. I currently have about 400 orchids, mainly species and a few hybrids that caught my eye. My favorites are catasetums, stanhopeas and any species that looks like some kind of little creature, but, as you all well know....you gotta love them all. I belong to the Key West Orchid Society and the AOS. I hope to open an orchid nursery one day, when my tattooing days have finished, maybe even before that day comes, but if tending to my meager collection gives any clue as to the work involved (its a part time job in itself) I may have to choose one or the other. I'm not much of a web writer, but I'll try to be an active part of your (our) community.
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Old 01-13-2007, 11:47 PM
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Welcome Tommy. 400? thats a nice start at least. Who am I kidding; thats fantastic. I have about 100 myself and my tastes also run to the wierd ones as well. You better have a camera cuz we're gonna want to see every last one of them.
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Old 01-14-2007, 07:56 AM
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Welcome Tommy
What a lovely area of Florida to be living and have all the access to the interests you have. This is a great board and yes, let's see some photos!
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Old 01-14-2007, 08:56 AM
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Welcome. I plan to be down your way in March (Marathon Key) and also plan to visit Key West. Perhaps you can PM me with some local recommendations? Looking forward to your wisdom here on the board.
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Old 01-14-2007, 09:53 PM
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Welcome Tommy!
400 a puny collection???
That means that what I have is miniscule!!
Will be interested to know what a large collection is in your opinion!!!
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Old 01-14-2007, 10:18 PM
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Welcome the Orchid Board Tommy. Glad you could join us. Yea, we all know how addictive orchids can be. Just think Tommy, only two years from now you can say you've been growing orchids for 10 years.
Can't wait to see some of you nature photography. Im sure you got a pic or two of your 400 'chids too.
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Hi Tommy Welcome to OrchidBoard

We look forward to seeing your pics and hearing more about you and your collection

We have a cool world-wide project going on right now...check it our in the Contests & Polls area

Any questions, just ask
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Old 01-15-2007, 03:47 AM
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Benvewelcome!!!
(it's a joint through benvenuto and welcome "italian style")

Ciao
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Old 01-15-2007, 11:13 PM
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Aboard Tommy, my home away from home...what a great place to reside and anxious to learn your secret. The OB community is a great place to hang out, learn, chat, share s and the all "new" arcade. It's great to have you here and don't hesitate to post your words of growing wisdom...
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Welcome Tommy! It kind of envy your weather there. I've been there a few times, and must say it is a gorgeous town. You must have quite a collection!
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