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Name: Plants and Plumerias
American South (Zone 7b)
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kevin51
Jul 30, 2011 10:41 AM CST
Mine is not as I'd like it. I'd like it back to as it arrived: up on a mound of sphagnum moss. Is it the wrong time for me to do this? Thanks, Lee

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Name: Kathy
Western MA

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boojum
Jul 30, 2011 3:48 PM CST
I'm a bad one to ask since I HATE sphagnum and don't use it. I think sphagnum is mounded to show them (in Shows).
Name: Plants and Plumerias
American South (Zone 7b)
I'm on a down hill slide to middle
Charter ATP Member Enjoys or suffers cold winters Tropicals Region: Mississippi Orchids Hummingbirder
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kevin51
Jul 31, 2011 6:34 AM CST
I don't know Boo. When I received mine from Orchids Limited they recommended it be planted in a mound of sphagnum. I'll check further. Lee Confused

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Name: Kathy
Western MA

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Region: Northeast US Orchids Irises
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boojum
Jul 31, 2011 4:50 PM CST
Well, I can't go near the stuff but I spray daily since most of my orchids are mounts. Mine are tied to upside down clay pots, in netty pots with coco fiber, in tree fern...but no sphagnum!
Name: Plants and Plumerias
American South (Zone 7b)
I'm on a down hill slide to middle
Charter ATP Member Enjoys or suffers cold winters Tropicals Region: Mississippi Orchids Hummingbirder
Dog Lover Container Gardener Cat Lover Butterflies Birds Seed Starter
kevin51
Aug 1, 2011 7:12 AM CST
Big Grin at your aversion to sphagnum. I'm not to fond of it either as I'm used to bark. Lee

Plants and Plumerias and others.
Name: Plants and Plumerias
American South (Zone 7b)
I'm on a down hill slide to middle
Charter ATP Member Enjoys or suffers cold winters Tropicals Region: Mississippi Orchids Hummingbirder
Dog Lover Container Gardener Cat Lover Butterflies Birds Seed Starter
kevin51
Aug 1, 2011 7:46 PM CST
Boo, don't scream too loudly but today I repotted the Neo. in sphagnum. I called Orchids Limited from where I bought mine and the guy told me how to get it to be on top of the sphagnum mound as it was when it arrived.
I'm sure this isn't the best time to transplant but I was obsessing over it as it had looked so pretty when I got it. And the little flowers were great and had a nice, soothing fragrance.
Am going to have to order at least a quarter cubic yard of med. size fir mix so I'll have it on hand as Spring approaches.
It seems like there are so many mixes these days but I'm just going to stick with what I know instead of trying the other mixes. Same with my vented clay pots. It was they I used when I first started growing the orchids and I'm comfortable with them but it's the dickens to find a place which will ship them due to the possibility of their breaking on route.
Lee. Big Grin

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Name: Kathy
Western MA

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Region: Northeast US Orchids Irises
Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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boojum
Aug 2, 2011 6:12 AM CST
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA! (screaming) Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Plants and Plumerias
American South (Zone 7b)
I'm on a down hill slide to middle
Charter ATP Member Enjoys or suffers cold winters Tropicals Region: Mississippi Orchids Hummingbirder
Dog Lover Container Gardener Cat Lover Butterflies Birds Seed Starter
kevin51
Aug 7, 2011 11:45 AM CST
Boo, get to an ER asap,. Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing

Plants and Plumerias and others.
Name: Kathy
Western MA

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Region: Northeast US Orchids Irises
Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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boojum
Aug 7, 2011 1:45 PM CST
Is it 3AM? That's usually when I go to the ER! Blinking

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