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Orchids
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Patria / PR    Posted 07-20-2003 at 16:10:44       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Just came back from my dad's home, which will be soon my new home.
Like I told you before, I inherited[?] the orchids; My mom died last July.
She has had orchids since I can remember.
My dad built a nursery for her many years ago, with benches and all kind of resourses to care for the orquids and all the other plants, which I don't know how many there are yet, inherited them also.
I've had plants of all kinds almost all my life,
not orchids, though.
Ok, I'm not an expert with them, I even had orchids myself but only as a hobby.
Knew the names of only those few I had.
But now...so far I counted 58 'plants', and as I see it, this is just one third of them.
I need to identify most of them also.
During this year my dad have had time to only water them.
So they have grown weed and who knows what...
Also tons of new growth.
This means I need to plant the new ones, each, in a new pot.
All the material is there. And I have all my mom's books also.
My dad said I'm doing good so far..
I think you can see that I'm all exited about this new venture.
This are very expensive plants. And here in PR you can make a good business out of them, because although we have just the right weather for them not everybody dare to care for them.
I need to build new benches and another nursery.
Have to make a plan project also.
And of course meet the right people and read, read and then , read some more.

Can you sense I'm all exited about my newfound orchids??!!:-)

Does anyone here grows orchids or know someone who does?

Take Care
Patria

PS: we are watching closely another storm comming from the east.




Mia barai    Posted 08-23-2005 at 19:49:19       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hi Patricia,
I wish I knew more about Orchids, I acctually have a question for you, maybe you can help me. I would like to know If you can propagate Orchids by making cuts in the leaves, my Orchid lost it's leaves so I was wondering if I take the leaves put some root development and put them in theirs normal poting soil. Please advice me, thanks
Mia


Mia barai    Posted 08-26-2005 at 16:28:11       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Nobody in here?


Mia barai    Posted 08-26-2005 at 16:26:13       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Nobody in here?


Dolores Daily    Posted 02-01-2004 at 14:12:47       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Does the steam needs to be cut after an orchid bloomed. I noticed that new flowerste grow from the old steam.


gladys rosario    Posted 11-22-2003 at 17:31:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
my dreams are to be in an orquid nursery. say there, and learn learn and learn, iam disabled and pasion are orquids and cross stitch, i got many plants but they never flowering, and with time became weak, i cry and i always dream that some good people invite me to stay couple of days learning how to take care of them,also iam willing to work in a nursery. may if you have a nursery may help me.


Ivey    Posted 07-20-2003 at 21:37:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
Patria~ I think there is an orchid forum on http://www.davesgarden.com


Patria / PR    Posted 07-21-2003 at 08:34:32       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Wow Ivey, What a great site!
It's huge, and so well organized.
I've been reading on www.gardenweb.com , they have a lot of information regarding orchids also.

Thanks Ivey:-)
Take Care
Patria


Ladyhawk    Posted 07-20-2003 at 20:08:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
I don't know anything about orchids but i have to say I would love to be able to watch for a storm. It has been so hot her in Cal. over 100 for days. I would do anything for RAIN.....grrrr I hate this hot weather. Good luck with the orchids. Sounds like an exciting new adventure...;)


A storm is..    Posted 07-21-2003 at 07:38:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
..what I'm afraid would get me to work tripple.
We'll need to get all the plants to safety, not to mention all the damage to everything else.
Very old people living on their own is what worries me the most.

Anyway, is not too hot here today, 88.

Keep Kool Ladyhawk
Patria


cowgirlj    Posted 07-20-2003 at 18:47:14       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Wow Patria, that is awesome. I wish I could help you. About the only thing I know about orchids, is the are stunningly beautiful!
Congratulations!


Patria / PR    Posted 07-21-2003 at 07:29:50       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Maybe you'll be able to help me, I'll keep my fingers crossed and maybe a little prayer will help also to make your husband's business trip to PR happen.


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