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Forum: Off Topic - Totally Today, 08:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 208
Posted By Ray
My local “expert” suggested that at 3 times per...

My local “expert” suggested that at 3 times per week, I was overwatering ours! I don’t think I can bring myself to cut it to zero, though.
Forum: Orchid Lounge Today, 08:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 152
Posted By Ray
Are you suggesting that “fills the house with a...

Are you suggesting that “fills the house with a wonderful fragrance” and “no scent whatsoever” does not suggest “different”? 🤔
Forum: Beginner Discussion Today, 08:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 43
Posted By Ray
Mosses collect all sorts of seeds and stems. ...

Mosses collect all sorts of seeds and stems. Anything that is not moss should be removed, in my opinion, as most terrestrial plant roots will grow far and wide in the medium, choking out the orchid...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Today, 08:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 414
Posted By Ray
Please don’t take my responses as criticism or...

Please don’t take my responses as criticism or “mansplaining”, and accept my apology if it seemed that way. You made several posts asking advice for plants with a fair range of plants, and that...
Forum: Advanced Discussion Yesterday, 06:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 133
Posted By Ray
The Laredo water quality report is of little...

The Laredo water quality report is of little value, but that hardness page, showing a 260 ppm CaCO3 level, would have me a bit concerned.

No, it’s not fatal, but your plants would be happier with...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 09:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 414
Posted By Ray
“Defense” can also, sometimes be referred-to as...

“Defense” can also, sometimes be referred-to as “rationalization” or “excuse”.

I’ve been at this game for 50 years, so have had the opportunity to “defend” myself many, many times, and it can get...
Forum: Orchid Lounge Yesterday, 09:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 152
Posted By Ray
Plants are individuals, too, so I can think of no...

Plants are individuals, too, so I can think of no reason why different ones might not have difference fragrances, especially considering the complexity of such chemistry.

Plus, as you pointed out...
Forum: Off Topic - Totally Yesterday, 09:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 208
Posted By Ray
Spring of 2020, a neighbor gave me a 2-gallon pot...

Spring of 2020, a neighbor gave me a 2-gallon pot containing a ‘Dr. Clark’ heirloom fig. Dr. Clark apparently was a horticulture professor in the New Orleans area who developed the cultivar, so the...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-27-2022, 08:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 414
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: 21
Views: 502
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: 165
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: 8
Views: 347
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: 367
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: 21
Views: 502
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: 392
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: 865
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: 176
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: 286
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: 206
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: 206
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: 2,553
Posted By Ray
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Forum: Off Topic - Totally 01-21-2022, 09:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,553
Posted By Ray
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Forum: Off Topic - Totally 01-21-2022, 09:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,553
Posted By Ray
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Forum: Off Topic - Totally 01-21-2022, 08:57 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,475
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: 470
Posted By Ray
No worry about “extra weight” of multiple buds...

No worry about “extra weight” of multiple buds and flowers.
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