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Hello from FNQ, Australia

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Loki, Nov 7, 2009.

  1. Loki

    Loki New Member

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    Hi there, folks. :)

    I am a recent "returnee" to orchids; I used to have just a few NOIDs, probably only dendrobiums, quite a few years ago when my focus was mainly on my first love, bonsai. Then I moved around (including overseas) for years, giving away both my bonsai :)cry:) and my orchids, then subsequently a few smaller orchid collections along the way. Now I think I am at back to living in one country for the foreseeable future (well, maybe...) and seem to have developed a serious interest in species orchids. So, here I am. :eek:

    I have well over 50 species orchids at the moment, although many are just seedlings. Hopefully I can keep them alive long enough to see blooms! I am very interested in Australian species, all miniatures, most Dendrobiums, and many other of the slightly weirder species (would love to get my Bulbo culture worked out, for example!). I am not really into the big foofy orchids such as Cattleyas, although I've seen some mini-Catts that have been interesting. I would love to acquire a few Masdevallias, but I fear the heat and humidity up here would be the death of them. :(

    I do have a few NOIDs, but not really by choice; I've either won them at the orchid society raffle/door prize, or just been given them by friends or family. I look after them, but I just really prefer species.

    Anyway, I look forward to sharing some flowers with you at some point!

    Cheers and blooms,
    Rae
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Welcome to OI.
     
  3. Alexis

    Alexis New Member

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    Welcome Rae! You're in the right place if you love species. Dendrobiums are one of my favorite genera, too; in the top 3, actually.
     
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    This_guy_Bri weirdo

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    howdy
     
  5. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    Welcome Rae. I'm not as good as Aussie bulbos as I'd like, but I can usually grow the others pretty well. Maybe we can collaborate and share knowledge.

    Hope you find that OI is a useful forum.
     
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    marc deathray

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    hi loki.

    jump right in, the water's fine.
     
  7. Karen

    Karen Species nut

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    Welcome to OI!
     
  8. Loki

    Loki New Member

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    Thanks for the welcomes, folks.

    I've been having some hard drive issues but I hope to be able to post some photos soon. Among others, I have a Dendrobium lichenastrum just flowering again (although only a single flower) and it is so cute!

    Cheers
     
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    Welcome, Rae!

    Uh...do you like beer?
     
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    Tom_in_PA I am not an addict

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    Welcome to OI!