Classifieds and Group Buys forum: Compact Phal./Dtsp.

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Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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drdawg
Nov 24, 2016 9:04 AM CST
If anyone happens to see these small growers for sale @ $1.00-$3.00 in your big box stores, I will purchase them from you as well as cover shipping. For some reason, our big box stores here never have the compact growers, only standards. I want to mount my Phal., and only do so with those compact ones.
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Name: Deborah
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Deebie
Nov 24, 2016 9:13 AM CST
@Cinta is good at finding deals like that, but she's not back yet. She's dealing with the loss of two loved ones. Hopefully, she'll be back soon. I saw some at WM for $4 recently, but only bought one. I'll keep my eyes open for some in your price range. nodding
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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Orchids Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Ferns Region: United States of America Hummingbirder
Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
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drdawg
Nov 24, 2016 9:20 AM CST
Thanks, Deb. If you happen to find any in that drastically reduced price range, I can handle up to a dozen at a time. One thing though. They need to be labeled so that I can put a name with the plants.

Thanks for the information on Cinta. I did not know why she did not respond to my T-Mails. I hope she is doing well.
drdawg (Ken Ramsey) - Tropical Plants & More
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I don't have gray hair, I have wisdom-highlights. I must be very wise.
Name: Deborah
midstate South Carolina (Zone 8a)
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Deebie
Nov 24, 2016 10:09 AM CST
I tip my hat to you. Cinta's doing as well as can be for her situation. The funeral is behind her now and she's trying to recover, so that she can get back to the things that she enjoys. She's looking forward to getting back to her friends at NGA when she can.
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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drdawg
Nov 24, 2016 10:12 AM CST
Thanks, Deb, for the update on Cinta. Family death(s) can be so difficult to recover from. I know. I lost my dad and my wife's mom and dad, all within a year of each other.
drdawg (Ken Ramsey) - Tropical Plants & More
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I don't have gray hair, I have wisdom-highlights. I must be very wise.
Name: Deborah
midstate South Carolina (Zone 8a)
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Deebie
Nov 24, 2016 10:18 AM CST
Oh, so sorry to hear about your loss, Doc. You're right, it can be difficult to get back to living again after dealing with multiple loss of close family and friends.
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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drdawg
Nov 24, 2016 3:23 PM CST
Thank you, Deb. Their deaths all occurred in 2014, so my wife and I have had time to heal.
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Name: Susan B
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lakesidecallas
Nov 24, 2016 9:11 PM CST
Our Lowes have them on sale from time to time, but usually their name tags are gone.
Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

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plantladylin
Nov 24, 2016 10:15 PM CST
Deb, if you speak to Cinta, please send my condolences for the loss of her loved ones. It can be very difficult to lose more than one family member in such a short time frame like that.

Several years ago I experienced numerous deaths of family members and a friend all within short periods of time. It began with the sudden passing of my brother in law, then 6 months later my mother in law, then 5 months later my mom passed and we also had a friend pass away during that time. Three years after those losses, my dad passed away, then 3 months later, my brother and less than a year later one of my sisters and a cousin died.

For many, grief comes and goes in waves and takes on many different facets; disbelief, sadness, anger, emptiness, etc. and there's no particular time frame for grief; for some it is brief while for others it can last months or even years. Everyone handles loss in their own way and in their own time but eventually the good memories fill the void, the pain lessens and the broken hearts heals. Group hug
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Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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Orchids Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Ferns Region: United States of America Hummingbirder
Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
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drdawg
Nov 25, 2016 8:11 AM CST
Occasionally, I will find an orchid near death for $3.00 at our Lowe's. Sometimes I can find a tag buried under the moss/bark, but sometimes the tag is just a generic - Den./Onc./Cat. and the like.
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Name: James
Anacortes, WA (Zone 8b)
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JamesAcclaims
Nov 25, 2016 10:24 AM CST
None of ours are ever labeled and I never have any idea what anything is. I just look at the flowers or shake my head at the state of the plants and move on.
I am not an early bird or a night owl--I am some form of permanently exhausted pigeon
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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Orchids Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Ferns Region: United States of America Hummingbirder
Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
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drdawg
Nov 25, 2016 10:28 AM CST
Sad That's too bad, James. "Distressed/near dead" plants are generally no problem for me but lack of names is a no-no.
drdawg (Ken Ramsey) - Tropical Plants & More
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I don't have gray hair, I have wisdom-highlights. I must be very wise.
Name: James
Anacortes, WA (Zone 8b)
(Heat zone - 1, Sunset zone - 5)
Region: Pacific Northwest Plumerias Adeniums Tropicals Bromeliad Cactus and Succulents
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JamesAcclaims
Nov 25, 2016 10:37 AM CST
Yeah. The few times that I have looked, the tags typically just say, "Orchid".

As if that's helpful Rolling my eyes.
I am not an early bird or a night owl--I am some form of permanently exhausted pigeon
Name: Deborah
midstate South Carolina (Zone 8a)
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff!
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Plant and/or Seed Trader Peonies Lilies Irises Hummingbirder Echinacea
Deebie
Nov 28, 2016 9:22 AM CST
Wow Lin, that's a lot to have to deal with in such a short period of time. I'm glad that you were able to recover and move on. I will be sure to convey your message to Cinta when I'm in touch with her again. I think I'll share your experience with her as well, so that she can know that she's not alone in dealing with her loss.

Doc, I know that I've had tags on the ones that I had in the past. I still find one or two lying around from time to time (a sad reminder of the loss). Thumbs down When I had them previously, I was a novice at the time and didn't know about mealy bugs. I had a bad infestation and kept trying to wash them off with soapy water. They kept returning, so I just decided to throw them all away including an oncidium, before they infected my other houseplants. A few years ago, Lowe's sold them bare rooted in plastic packs. I was working at the time and not into growing exotics. I had no idea they would discontinue carrying them, so I guess I've missed out on those. Thumbs down
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
Tropical Plants & More
Orchids Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Ferns Region: United States of America Hummingbirder
Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
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drdawg
Nov 28, 2016 11:11 AM CST
Our Lowe's has those (plastic) bagged orchids, seedlings and NBS. You never know what you'll find. I don't think they sell very well though since I will sometimes see them for sell @ $3.00 and $5.00, but they are all distressed/near death when they reduce them.
drdawg (Ken Ramsey) - Tropical Plants & More
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Name: Alice
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ardesia
Nov 29, 2016 5:42 AM CST
Debbie, Lowe's still carry the bag babies but they are often in bad shape. Perhaps the reason they do not sell right away is because they hide them in my store. They are never in the same place twice. By the time I discover where they have hidden them most are dried up.
Minds are like parachutes; they work better when they are open.
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
Tropical Plants & More
Orchids Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Ferns Region: United States of America Hummingbirder
Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
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drdawg
Nov 29, 2016 6:23 AM CST
I know those bagged plants sit for at least a month without a drop of water and generally, very little light. Even the light they get is extremely low-grade.
drdawg (Ken Ramsey) - Tropical Plants & More
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I don't have gray hair, I have wisdom-highlights. I must be very wise.
Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

Region: United States of America Deer Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Dec 9, 2016 9:26 AM CST
Hi mascot, Welcome!
I replied on the other page for your classified ad here: and I'm just curious as to where you are located and if your company has a website? I googled for mascot industries and found businesses in India but nothing related to plants or seeds.
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