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Those we have loved and lost...

Discussion in 'Orchid Culture' started by Linda-PA, Feb 1, 2009.

  1. Linda-PA

    Linda-PA Member

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    Since moving four years ago, our collection has dwindled to less than 100 plants. :bang: Watering yesterday brought to mind the horror of it all and the photos we came across just made it worse. :cry: Since misery loves company, we'd like to invite you to share memories/photos of your dearly departed. We'll start things off with a few of our favorite dead plants. Best regards, Linda & Eddie
    Chaubardia heteroclita.jpg Cyc herrenhusanum.jpg Ornithocephalus bonplandii.JPG
     
  2. Clark

    Clark Gator Member

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    I always start my orchid talks off with asking the question 'How many of you have killed and orchid?' then I asked 5 orchids, the 10 orchid, by thee time I reach 50 orchid I'm the only one raising my hand. of course than I ask why do you folks want to learn about growing orchids from me?
     
  3. Eddie729

    Eddie729 New Member

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    I wish it was only 50. Between us, Linda and I had roughly 500 once upon a time. Sure wish we had invested that money.... oh wait .... the Market tanked too......

    Eddie
     
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    mrbreeze Anglican Supporting Member

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    I only keep track of Angs that i've killed and I've lost count. :cry:

    I consider it a bit of a blessing when a non-Ang dies. It frees up a space for another Angraecoid! :clap:
     
  5. JonP

    JonP all that Supporting Member

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    I have expanded my collection since I took this picture...by alot...
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  6. Karen

    Karen Species nut

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    LOL!
    Nice picture/body count, Jon!
     
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    Mary Jane New Member

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    I just checked and my Ang. leonis is still dead.
     
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    I wish you'd just bite the bullet and get another one.
     
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    Clark Gator Member

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    Eddie, I stop at 50 because no one at the talk is with me. I can't even think of how many if I count the ones from flask.
     
  10. Linda-PA

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    Damn! And I've been throwing away the tags. We could be making orchid art to sell on eBay!
     
  11. Eddie729

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    Not to worry - we have scads of them somewhere.