Orchids forum: A pretty but pricey pot

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Name: Alice
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ardesia
May 28, 2015 11:14 AM CST
....and probably the longest description of an orchid pot you will ever read.
http://www.growingwithplants.com/2015/04/abbie-zabars-new-or...
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Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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hawkarica
May 28, 2015 11:50 AM CST
Now let's see, 300 orchids times $125 per pot equals... you've gotta be kidding me. But I must agree, it's a nice looking pot. I wonder what new word I would invent if I knocked one off the shelf while dragging the hose around?

Jim
Name: Ursula
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Ursula
May 28, 2015 12:48 PM CST

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Most Cattleyas will attach to that beautiful pot in one season, in the second season it will climb over the edge. In its third year, one has a choice, rip off the roots and repot or, as I usually do, plop the whole thing into another pot or basket.
But it does look very nice while it lasts! Thumbs up Smiling
Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
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ctcarol
May 28, 2015 2:29 PM CST
As the blog says, "not for everyone". I hate to break the cheapies!
Name: Roberta
Cherokee Village, Ark (Zone 7a)
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901Bertwood
May 28, 2015 2:33 PM CST
This is far from new, South American has similar and better for orchids style pots with holes. Lest dense clay is more breathable and drys for orchids far better! I do not know where in the states you can get them but they are freq seen in pics of SA nurseries. I believe an artist has 'improved' on an exits ting style but not practical for growers.
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Name: Alice
Saint Helena Island, SC (Zone 9a)
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ardesia
May 28, 2015 3:00 PM CST
He He, I want to hear Jim's new word. Hilarious!
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
May 28, 2015 3:47 PM CST

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Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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hawkarica
May 28, 2015 4:56 PM CST
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Name: Melissa
Memphis, TN (Zone 8a)
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shadytrake
May 28, 2015 5:41 PM CST
The cool pots from The Orchid Gallery work great! I find that I can pick up nice pots at the Goodwill and if they don't have the right holes, a drill solves that problem.
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Name: Alice
Saint Helena Island, SC (Zone 9a)
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ardesia
May 28, 2015 5:46 PM CST
I use a ceramic bit and drill holes in all sorts of pots.
Minds are like parachutes; they work better when they are open.
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
May 28, 2015 7:27 PM CST
Gosh, a clay pot with holes. How innovative. Whistling
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Name: Alice
Saint Helena Island, SC (Zone 9a)
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ardesia
May 29, 2015 4:28 AM CST
It amazed me that someone could take a clay pot with holes and write that much about it.

Jim, you know what they say about better people - they are boring!
Minds are like parachutes; they work better when they are open.
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
May 29, 2015 5:48 AM CST
I do the same thing, Alice. I have four sizes of bits, depending on the size of the clay pot.
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