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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by lance, Sep 8, 2011.

  1. lance

    lance New Member

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    I have been a long time lurker, mainly because I did not have much of anything to post. I am a junior in high school, and so my growing spaces and conditions are limited to what I can stake out around the house. I have 22 orchids, mostly hybrids, with a few species thrown in the mix. Just recently I seem to have been bitten by the ang bug, and recieved a Aer. mystacidii from Botanica on ebay today. :) It was in spike, and upon close inspection, the part that connects the buds to the spike have turned brown. I think this means that they are going to blast:cry: but with so many ang experts around, I have a feeling that I will soon know for sure.
    Thank you for listening to me ramble,
    Lance
     
  2. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    Hi Lance. Welcome to OI.
     
  3. Mary Jane

    Mary Jane New Member

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    Hey Lance, welcome to the best little orchid forum on the web!
    Usually, this is where I ask all newcomers if they like beer (most do) but you are too young to drink..so I'll ask this..

    Do you like root beer? :D

    Anyway, again, welcome to the forum, I look forward to seeing and hearing about your orchids!
     
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    Dale New Member

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    "Do you like root beer?"

    :D I wondered how that was gonna work.
     
  5. Uluwehi

    Uluwehi angraecoids, dendrobiums and more Supporting Member

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    Welcome, Lance! Thanks for introducing yourself. It's excellent that a number of younger folks have become involved with OI over the past 6 months :)

    When did you get started with orchids and how did your interest begin? When I was your age, (I'm 32 now) I was just as crazy about orchids as I am now.

    Could you post a photo of the brown section of the flower spike? Angraecoid flowers don't ship all that well, especially during hot summer days.
     
  6. mrbreeze

    mrbreeze Anglican Supporting Member

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    Muahahaha! Another Ang convert! :clap:
    You will all be assimilated, resistance is futile.
    Hooray for Angs!
    welcome to this forum
     
  7. xmpraedicta

    xmpraedicta Prairie angraecoid nut Supporting Member

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    Ugh...! I'm getting so sick and tired of this whole ang thing...

    Just kidding. Welcome - you'll love it here!
     
  8. lance

    lance New Member

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    Thanks for the warm welcome. I got started with orchids when I was eleven, when my mom recieved one as a get well gift after a major surgery. I was amazed by the beauty of the flowers and fell in love. Since then my collection has slowy built up to the point where it is now.
    Sure do!:D

    I will try to, but it will probabaly be tomorrow. There haven't be many hot summer days for a while here in Michigan, today was 60s and rain.
     
  9. This_guy_Bri

    This_guy_Bri weirdo

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    howdy from a transplanted hoosier
     
  10. gnathaniel

    gnathaniel Lurker Supporting Member

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    Welcome, Lance! You've picked a good forum to develop your budding orchid obsession.
     
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    lance New Member

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    Well, pictures won't be needed anymore. When I got home from school and checked the plant, there was a little pile of fallen buds. I guess that there is always next year for blooms. I wonder if I could be considered obsessed now, first thing I do when I get home is check my plants and then come here!
     
  12. Forrest

    Forrest Really Neat

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    no. 5 plants a year does not make you obsessed. You got a ways to go kid.
     
  13. ZWUM

    ZWUM Bulbophiliac Staff Member

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    Hi Lance, like Mary Jane said welcome to the best orchid forum on the web! There are a lot of knowledge growers here willing to share their experince with everyone so, like all of us, you will learn a lot.

    -zach
     
  14. Uluwehi

    Uluwehi angraecoids, dendrobiums and more Supporting Member

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    How are your plants doing these days, Lance?
     
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    Marie New Member

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    Hi, I'm glad I found this orchids interactive forum . I've been an orchid lover, but I haven't try it to grow until I moved here in Michigan. So far, I had 2 dozens of phals that I started to grow but only few survived, kinda disappointed...