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Name: David Paul
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DavidofDeLand
Dec 21, 2014 9:10 PM CST
This is an unusual Orchid that I'll bet no one has seen before.

Aluminum Cans make great great Fantasy Fun Orchids! I just thought some of you good folk would find this fun. Don't expect this thread to go far but didn't want to barge in on your real ones! Smiling

My Florida gardening pals Elaine and Ann helped me with the fun name.

"Hey Elaine and Ann!" Smiling
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
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flaflwrgrl
Dec 21, 2014 9:12 PM CST
Waving David Welcome!
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Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
Dec 21, 2014 9:22 PM CST
Thumbs up Whistling
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Name: Tara
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terrafirma
Dec 22, 2014 6:32 AM CST
Hurray! David! You're back!!!! Good to 'see' you! Big Grin

LOVE that 'can' orchid! Lovey dubby Your vision, imagination, and talent is just awesome! Thumbs up
Name: David Paul
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DavidofDeLand
Dec 22, 2014 7:14 AM CST
Thank you Ann, Ken, and Tara. Smiling Smiling Smiling

Its great hearing from you gals and guy too! I tip my hat to you.
Name: Ursula
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Ursula
Dec 22, 2014 7:32 AM CST

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neat!! Smiling Thumbs up
Name: David Paul
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DavidofDeLand
Dec 22, 2014 6:58 PM CST
Thanks Ursula!
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Madame had a good night sleep and woke up with a fresher face today! Her color has improved and an Empress entered the day! Hilarious!
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Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
Dec 22, 2014 8:06 PM CST
Is that Ball Moss or Spanish Moss in the forefront?
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Name: Tara
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terrafirma
Dec 22, 2014 8:23 PM CST
Looks like spanish moss...But Lord knows...I could, and usually...am wrong! :-)
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Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
Dec 22, 2014 9:02 PM CST
The reason I ask is because I have quit collecting Tillandsia unless it is native to Florida, usually in a very few southern counties in your state. Ball moss is one that I have. I also grow Spanish moss in my oak and cedar trees, though the "experts" here in NE Mississippi told me that it would be impossible to grow. I don't like being told I can't do something. Whistling
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
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flaflwrgrl
Dec 22, 2014 9:56 PM CST
I say it's spanish moss.

David, she's absolutely stunning!!!!!! Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
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Name: Kate
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karmatree
Dec 23, 2014 4:31 AM CST
Looks like spanish moss to me, too. That is outstanding art! Did you make that, David? I love it! Lovey dubby
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Name: David Paul
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DavidofDeLand
Dec 23, 2014 6:17 AM CST
Yes, and the pot too Kate. Smiling

It is Spanish Moss, and the tall spiky Tillandsia in the small pot by the head figure is another native. Both grow plentifully in the trees in my yard and all around Central Florida.
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DavidofDeLand
Dec 30, 2014 11:56 AM CST
This is soon to be 'Mr Whiskers', a whiskered spotted Toad Orchid. Smiling
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Dec 30, 2014 11:57 AM CST
Can't wait to see it!
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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Dec 30, 2014 12:17 PM CST
Those are stunning! Every time I work with aluminum cans I end up needing a box of band aids and a blood transfusion.
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Dec 30, 2014 12:24 PM CST
My thoughts too Anne.
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: David Paul
(Zone 9b)
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DavidofDeLand
Dec 30, 2014 12:40 PM CST
Hilarious! I've not had a cut yet and work bare handed. It was the tin ones that got me good when I worked with them years ago though. The aluminum seems kinder for me some how. Smiling
Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Dec 30, 2014 1:23 PM CST
You must be very deft, David. I'm sure I'd be bleeding with Anne at the first aid station.

I kind of like the silver color on that. It's elegant. But . . . it looks a bit more like a Bat Flower with all those whiskers. Not many orchids I can think of with long stamens like that.
Elaine

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Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Dec 30, 2014 1:26 PM CST
There are a lot of things I'd like to do with aluminum cans but until I can find something like a soldering iron that will melt aluminum so I could blunt the edges, I stay clear.

Those are really beautiful David!
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