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    Orchids

    I have recently started collecting orchids, a plant I have always admired. I have found they are almost as trouble free to grow as daylilies. Just hang them outside, sit back and watch them develop flowers! I currently have 9 plants hanging from my front porch and in the single tree in my front yard. I did lose one over the winter when I misjudged how cold it would get and it died from the below 32 temps. As soon as my orchid supplier returns from Thailand I expect to buy several more.

    One thing I like about them is the flowers last for a very long period of time. They are slow to bloom but are well worth the wait. Of the nine I currently have three have flowers and three others have "spikes" that will flower in the next few weeks. I fully expect the others to flower over the summer.

    Orchids come in a variety of blooms and colors. The ones I have now are purple, red and yellow. They also attract hummingbirds. They aren't cheap, running from $45.00 to well over $200.00 depending on the size and type of plant. My wife has purchased some from the local grocery store. These grow best indoors and require far more care. I have taken one of her indoor plants and after the blooms fell off I hung them outdoors. So far it is doing well. Any one else interested in orchids?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orchidaceae
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    I have a friend who grows orchids in a backyard greenhouse. She enters them in competitions and she often wins.

    I've only had the grocery store type. My friend told me to put 3 ice cubes in the pot once per week and that's it. They are so pretty, but they send out this long brown runner that looks like an alien.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FindersKeepers View Post
    I have a friend who grows orchids in a backyard greenhouse. She enters them in competitions and she often wins.

    I've only had the grocery store type. My friend told me to put 3 ice cubes in the pot once per week and that's it. They are so pretty, but they send out this long brown runner that looks like an alien.
    That's why I always stay at least 10 feet away from my plants!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Standing Wolf View Post
    "They are nasty things. Their flesh is too much like the flesh of men. And their perfume has the rotten sweetness of a prostitute."

    Raymond Chandler, 'The Big Sleep'
    He was really a fan wasn't he? I wonder what he thought of tomatoes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OLD GUY IN FLORIDA View Post
    He was really a fan wasn't he? I wonder what he thought of tomatoes.
    I can't recall Chandler ever hating on tomatoes, but I do remember what George Carlin said about them:

    "My main problem with tomatoes is that they don't look as though they're fully developed. They look like they're still in the larval stage. Thousands of seeds and a whole lot of jelly-looking slime. Get it off my plate. It's slimy!"
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