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Old 04-14-2007, 02:09 AM
CodiMN CodiMN is offline
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Last summer we sold my grandparent's home in the "iron range" area in Minnesota. In preparation for the sale, we were going through grandma's garden and backyard...which backs into a lush forrest.
To my delight (and dismay) there were slipper orchids EVERYWHERE! *sigh*
It's illegal to do anything to them, but they were over a hundred in bloom...lovely and yellow amongst the green. I still wonder to this day what type of orchid they were for sure.
I wish I had my digital camera...I'll never forget how perfect it was. Orchids in the wild=amazing!
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Old 04-14-2007, 02:15 AM
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must be a lovely sight! I have yet to see cypripediums in the wild
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Old 04-17-2007, 10:28 AM
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So, your grandparents didn't plant them there? I wonder if they are still there.
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Old 04-17-2007, 11:43 AM
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Do you know what happened to the land? Hopefully nothing.
"We must not look at goblin men,
We must not buy their fruits:
Who knows upon what soil they fed
Their hungry thirsty roots?"

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