Orchids forum: Beginners Unite!

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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
Feb 14, 2010 10:12 AM CST
Here is a place for new orchid growers! Welcome to the world of orchids!

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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
Feb 14, 2010 10:14 AM CST
Here is a place to share information and ask questions. I tip my hat to you.
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

Charter ATP Member Region: United States of America I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises Lilies
Seller of Garden Stuff
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PollyK
Feb 16, 2010 9:47 AM CST
I'm uniting. And watching. I've only ever had one, and I killed it. But they're so beautiful I need to try again.

Can you tell me what kind of conditions you need to have in the house to grow these? I'll start with that.
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
Feb 16, 2010 9:56 AM CST
Yay! I'd love to have 2 loves in common with you! Hurray!
Polly, there is a great beginning video in the Absolutely Great Information sticky (lots of other links too) to get you started . http://cubits.org/orchids/thread/view/437/
Come to think of it, I should put a link in the right side box.

What orchids would you like to grow? (It's okay if you don't know their names, just describe them.)
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

Charter ATP Member Region: United States of America I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises Lilies
Seller of Garden Stuff
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PollyK
Feb 16, 2010 9:58 AM CST
Pink and purple, with white on them, LOL. I'll find out what kind they are I like and come back.
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
Feb 16, 2010 10:19 AM CST
I put some good information in the right box below my pastel for you and other beginners. Let me know if this helps! Post a pic on the Identification forum, Polly. That would be great!
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
Feb 16, 2010 10:46 AM CST
They needed some tweeking but they work now.
Name: Jean
Fleming Island, FL (Zone 9a)
Native Plants and Wildflowers Composter
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qwilter
Mar 14, 2010 1:22 PM CST
I just had 2 "follow me home". They seem to be like cats, can't get just 1!!! I'll have to go look at their names.
Last week I was told the WORST mistake you can make with an Orchid is "to not buy one that you fall in love with". So today, I fell in love with 2.
One is an Oncidium and I have good luck with them.
Blessed are the Quilters for they are the Piecemakers.
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
Mar 14, 2010 1:29 PM CST
Hilarious! I bet a vendor told you that!
Congrats on the new ones! As Chet Baker the jazz singer and trumpeter sang, "I fall in love too easily!" Did you get them at the MD Home & Garden Show ??? How was it?
Name: Jean
Fleming Island, FL (Zone 9a)
Native Plants and Wildflowers Composter
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qwilter
Mar 15, 2010 2:46 PM CST
The show was wonderful......
I really liked this hanging guy in the back.

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Blessed are the Quilters for they are the Piecemakers.
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
Mar 15, 2010 4:00 PM CST
That is a great plant. Some of my coelogynes have a nice scent, too.
Name: bree
North coast NSW Australia
Charter ATP Member Dog Lover Herbs I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Seed Starter Vegetable Grower
Region: Australia Bromeliad Plant and/or Seed Trader Ponds Orchids
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bree
Mar 16, 2010 2:00 PM CST
Boojum- love the phal flower ontop of this post!
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
Mar 16, 2010 2:11 PM CST
Long gone, unfortuately. Maybe Phal. Baldan's Kaleidoscope.
Name: Harper
NY - zone 6a
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Sofonisba
Mar 18, 2010 8:36 PM CST
I had a Phalenopsis, but killed it. It did well for a while and bloomed every year. I burned it in the sun, poor thing. I want to get another soon.

I just came back from visiting the orchid show at the NY Botanical Gardens. Wow! I'll post photos when I get a chance. Here's one for a teaser. This is what you see when you first walk in.

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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
Mar 18, 2010 9:23 PM CST
Oh that is gorgeous, Harper. Can you post your pics here? http://cubits.org/orchids/thread/view/3472/
Thanks!
Name: Susan
Southeast NE (Zone 5b)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Lilies Irises Cat Lover Dog Lover
Heucheras Daylilies Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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stilldew
Mar 28, 2010 5:19 AM CST
I'm just starting to learn about orchids and have really enjoyed the videos. I have 3 new orchids on the way from eBay. One of them is Oda. Hot Pants " Hot to Trot". Is Oda. short for Odontonia or is it another type? I'm trying to find some culture information on this one.

Editted to say, I did find that Hot to Trot is from the group Oncidium, so guess it's not and Odontonia. Still wondering about the Oda. part of the name.

Thanks,

Susan
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
Mar 28, 2010 7:05 AM CST
Susan, so glad you asked!!! If you look on the right side box, there's an Abbreviations link. Just hit the O on top and you'll have your answer! I looked briefly and saw two species. Then you can look up the culture for each in the AOS Culture Sheets link (also on the right) and aim for the middle if they have different needs. If you can't figure out what alliance (family) an orchid fits into (so you can chose a culture sheet to read), the Pages link on the right has classifications and this may help. Todd worked on this Alliance page with me, but these are slippery since the taxonomists keep changing it around (and their genera)! Please feel free to ask more questions. As you can tell, all this info was set up for folks who ask your very question!! And that's why I'm glad you asked!
Name: bree
North coast NSW Australia
Charter ATP Member Dog Lover Herbs I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Seed Starter Vegetable Grower
Region: Australia Bromeliad Plant and/or Seed Trader Ponds Orchids
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bree
Mar 29, 2010 2:59 AM CST
oda is Odontioda a cros between cochlioda x Odontoglossumm if this helps any.
Name: Susan
Southeast NE (Zone 5b)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Lilies Irises Cat Lover Dog Lover
Heucheras Daylilies Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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stilldew
Mar 29, 2010 3:23 AM CST
Thanks! I'm reading as fast as I can. So much to learn. The Abbreviations link is very helpful. I hadn't noticed it before. I now have 4 new orchids on the way. I think I will stop at 5 for now and see if I'm able to keep them alive and get them to rebloom. I love all the videos online.

susan
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
Mar 29, 2010 5:13 AM CST
Big Grin

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