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Old 10-07-2012, 11:32 AM
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The larger grocery stores around here sell NoID orchids right beside the cut flower display. They are tightly bound in sphag. I always immediately repot (Phals) into s/h and have never lost a bloom or bud.
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Old 10-07-2012, 11:56 AM
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don't forget the Orchid Show at the Chicago Botanic Garden on Oct 13 & 14.
I have managed to find a lot of older ( rarer ) hybrids for sale by members.
Don't forget e-bay - I have got a couple of interesting orchids there. If in Chicago area, Natts Orchids in Naperville is worth a visit....
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Old 10-07-2012, 12:45 PM
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Welcome! Nice to see so many from the Chicago area! I totally agree, Hausermann's and Natt's are great places for orchids!
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Old 10-07-2012, 02:22 PM
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Carrie, I'll bet SoCal has a GREAT orchid trail, seeing as those folks can mostly grow them outside! Have fun!
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Old 10-07-2012, 02:26 PM
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Jeanette, I hear ya about sphag - don't like it!

PhalChild, thanks!!

Orchidsarefun, I didn't know about the CBG orchid show - thanks!
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Old 10-07-2012, 02:33 PM
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Since I've got the bug and have been on a buying spree lately, I've ordered a couple of plants online but that is pricey. Lately, even my local Dominicks has been carrying a variety of different types, so that is just too convenient! Gethsemane is close to me but they mainly have Phals and have sales every now & then, but otherwise expensive. Thanks again....
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Old 10-07-2012, 03:35 PM
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Carrie, I'll bet SoCal has a GREAT orchid trail, seeing as those folks can mostly grow them outside! Have fun!
There is actually a designated orchid trail. Google it. A map and listing with driving directions and everything. My birthday is while we're in CA .......
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Old 10-07-2012, 08:50 PM
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BKFSRS, I LOVE Gethsemanes! I actually grew up in that neighborhood at Foster and Glenwood, then Rascher and Glenwood in the 60's and 70's. I get misty eyed whenever I go back.

Carrie, what a great place to go for your birthday!
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Old 10-11-2012, 09:01 AM
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Old 10-11-2012, 11:08 AM
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Thanks, Rosie!
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