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May 28, 2015 11:14 AM CST
Name: Alice
St. Johns, FL (Zone 9a)
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....and probably the longest description of an orchid pot you will ever read.
http://www.growingwithplants.c...
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May 28, 2015 11:50 AM CST
Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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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
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May 28, 2015 12:48 PM CST
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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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
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May 28, 2015 2:29 PM CST
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
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As the blog says, "not for everyone". I hate to break the cheapies!
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May 28, 2015 2:33 PM CST
Name: Roberta
Cherokee Village, Ark (Zone 7a)
Irises Orchids Region: Tennessee
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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May 28, 2015 3:00 PM CST
Name: Alice
St. Johns, FL (Zone 9a)
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He He, I want to hear Jim's new word. Hilarious!
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May 28, 2015 3:47 PM CST
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Rolling on the floor laughing
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May 28, 2015 4:56 PM CST
Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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I'm trying to be a better person but it's difficult. Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing

Jim
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May 28, 2015 5:41 PM CST
Name: Melissa
Memphis, TN (Zone 8a)
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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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May 28, 2015 5:46 PM CST
Name: Alice
St. Johns, FL (Zone 9a)
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I use a ceramic bit and drill holes in all sorts of pots.
Minds are like parachutes; they work better when they are open.
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May 28, 2015 7:27 PM CST
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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Gosh, a clay pot with holes. How innovative. Whistling
drdawg (Ken Ramsey) - Tropical Plants & More

I don't have gray hair, I have a lot of wisdom-highlights. I must be very wise.
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May 29, 2015 4:28 AM CST
Name: Alice
St. Johns, FL (Zone 9a)
Birds Enjoys or suffers hot summers Ponds Organic Gardener Orchids Master Gardener: Florida
Hummingbirder Hibiscus Fruit Growers Region: Florida Dog Lover Container Gardener
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.
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May 29, 2015 5:48 AM CST
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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Bromeliad Vegetable Grower Region: United States of America Tropicals Plumerias Orchids
Region: Mississippi Master Gardener: Mississippi Hummingbirder Cat Lover Composter Seller of Garden Stuff
I do the same thing, Alice. I have four sizes of bits, depending on the size of the clay pot.
drdawg (Ken Ramsey) - Tropical Plants & More

I don't have gray hair, I have a lot of wisdom-highlights. I must be very wise.
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