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Addicted newbie taking the plunge...

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by timber, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. timber

    timber Member

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    Hello everyone,
    Been looking for a good orchid forum to join and I think this one seemed like the place to be. I've been dabbling in orchids for several years now but it seems that I have really gotten addicted this year. I am very fond of Bulbophyllum and want to learn more about this great genus. I also keep various aroids, and tropical aquatic plants. Looking forward to getting to know all of you.

    Aloha from Hawaii,
    Aaron
     
  2. AWUM

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    Aaron,
    Im also relatively new to the orchid world, as my brother (ZWUM) and I have only been growing for a few years. We grow bulbophyllums almost exclusively, along with some choice dendros and other select miniatures. I certainly understand your fascination with Bulbophyllinae. Do you have many Bulbo species? Looking forward to hearing from you.
    -Andrew
     
  3. Reyna

    Reyna Orchid Obsessed Supporting Member

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    Welcome! Not really a bulbo person myself--I have a grand total of two, but there are plenty around here who do. :)
     
  4. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Hi Aaron, welcome to OI. If you haven't looked at the archives yet, there is vast amount of bulbo talk in there.
     
  5. Enrique

    Enrique Big E

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    Glad to have you with us, Aaron. Welcome to OI!
     
  6. Mary Jane

    Mary Jane New Member

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    Watch yourself.
     
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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Aaron, it can certainly be addicting. I have a fair number of the more common Bulbos and find them fascinating. Welcome to the forum and to the world of orchids.
     
  8. timber

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    Thanks for the warm welcome!
    Andrew, I think I am at around 25 or so species right now. Nothing particularly rare though. I started off with Cirropetalum, and am now really interested in Hyalosema (which I have just a few) and Hapalochilus (which I have none.) Also have a few dendrochilums and a bunch of random miniatures
    Reyna, I am actually enamored by a lot of things but I am trying really hard to focus on one genus... for now. So many options and ways to go, This is a slippery slope to navigate;)
    Marni, This is why I stopped here. Lots of threads that arent just filled with posts saying "Cool!" Also see that you are a potter! I got my MFA in ceramics.
    Enrique, Thanks
    Mary Jane, For what? ;)
    Kelly, Yes, but a lot better for you then smoking cigarettes right?
     
  9. Uluwehi

    Uluwehi angraecoids, dendrobiums and more Supporting Member

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    E komo mai, Aaron! Great to see you here. Like Marni said there is some great info on Bulbo culture in the archives.