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Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 08:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 308
Posted By Ray
I agree with Kim on that, although I have, at...

I agree with Kim on that, although I have, at times, gotten such plants in larger pots, only to discover, upon repotting, that the plug had been potted-up intact.

I would like to make a practical,...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-26-2022, 10:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 397
Posted By Ray
I had a fairly high mineral-laden well in PA, so...

I had a fairly high mineral-laden well in PA, so always used RO. When I moved to NC, I sent a water sample off for analysis, and received the attached info.

We are near salt water (ocean - 1...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-26-2022, 10:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 160
Posted By Ray
Good advice above. Those plants (and many...

Good advice above.

Those plants (and many other orchids) live as colonies of individuals connected via a rhizome, through which they share nutrients, fuel and water. The bigger the colony, the...
Forum: Propagation 01-26-2022, 10:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 248
Posted By Ray
I thought agar was the gelling agent of choice.

I thought agar was the gelling agent of choice.
Forum: Cypripedium Alliance - Paphiopedilum 01-25-2022, 07:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 310
Posted By Ray
That is wonderful. Put me down, right after...

That is wonderful.

Put me down, right after Kim.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-25-2022, 06:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 397
Posted By Ray
if only... Unfortunately, that's not...

if only...

Unfortunately, that's not universally true. The water quality reports required for publication in the US relate to safety, so bacterial loading, heavy metals, and some toxic chemicals...
Forum: Orchid Lounge 01-22-2022, 04:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 383
Posted By Ray
I used to be a member, and got my 4, quarterly...

I used to be a member, and got my 4, quarterly magazines.

Being on the west coast, you can probably take advantage of their periodic events.
Forum: Members' Displays 01-22-2022, 10:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 838
Posted By Ray
Looks great. If I may, I'd like to make a couple...

Looks great. If I may, I'd like to make a couple of suggestions:

1) Paint the interior walls bright matte white, as that will give you better light dispersion.

2) Don't worry about "enough...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 01-22-2022, 10:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 173
Posted By Ray
Once again, you grow some great plants, Sam.

Once again, you grow some great plants, Sam.
Forum: Hybrids 01-21-2022, 09:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 280
Posted By Ray
Warmth, high humidity, and low light is what they...

Warmth, high humidity, and low light is what they want.
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 01-21-2022, 09:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 195
Posted By Ray
We lived in SC for a few years. The day we were...

We lived in SC for a few years. The day we were going to hospital for our son’s birth in Myrtle Beach, they got - Ooh! Gasp! - one-half inch of snow!

I apparently was the only person in the area...
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 01-21-2022, 05:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 195
Posted By Ray
Weird NC Weather

Wednesday and yesterday, it was warm enough to take a walk on the beach. Today's high is 33°F colder than yesterday, with another 7-10° drop expected overnight - and it's raining, so that means...
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 01-21-2022, 10:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,518
Posted By Ray
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Forum: Off Topic - Totally 01-21-2022, 09:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,518
Posted By Ray
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Forum: Off Topic - Totally 01-21-2022, 09:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,518
Posted By Ray
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Forum: Off Topic - Totally 01-21-2022, 08:57 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,427
Posted By Ray
Living on the coast, as I now do, I joined a...

Living on the coast, as I now do, I joined a fishing and boating forum. It is apparently owned by a large publishing company that makes money on it and others.

There was a particular section of...
Forum: Cypripedium Alliance - Paphiopedilum 01-21-2022, 08:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 465
Posted By Ray
No worry about “extra weight” of multiple buds...

No worry about “extra weight” of multiple buds and flowers.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-21-2022, 08:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 547
Posted By Ray
Good recommendation, Mr. FN. They sell one...

Good recommendation, Mr. FN.

They sell one formula that is bacteria-based and another that is mycorrhizal fungi-based. I honestly don’t know which I’d recommend, as both are beneficial. It may...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-20-2022, 09:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 208
Posted By Ray
“Dark patches” can be interpreted several ways. ...

“Dark patches” can be interpreted several ways. A photo would help.
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 01-20-2022, 09:46 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,427
Posted By Ray
A general comment to any of you that have posted:...

A general comment to any of you that have posted:

Did your parents not teach you to be decent and polite? If they did, and you continued to follow their teaching, we would not have a need for...
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 01-19-2022, 03:36 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,427
Posted By Ray
No argument, but this isn't the place.You DO...

No argument, but this isn't the place.You DO realize that continuing to poke fun at me might drive me to the disrespectful response we're trying to avoid.
Forum: About this board 01-19-2022, 03:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 210
Posted By Ray
:agree:

:agree:
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 01-19-2022, 02:17 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,427
Posted By Ray
In my mind - and not that I've rigidly stuck to...

In my mind - and not that I've rigidly stuck to this - avoiding any commentary that involves politics, racism and sexuality is a sign of common decency and class.

Yes, I have opinions on those and...
Forum: News, Updates & Feedback 01-19-2022, 10:09 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 164,489
Posted By Ray
I think you can do that directly with PayPal or...

I think you can do that directly with PayPal or your card issuer,
Forum: Pests & Diseases 01-18-2022, 09:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 204
Posted By Ray
Photos would be a great help.

Photos would be a great help.
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