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Hello from Louisiana

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by goods, Jul 17, 2010.

  1. goods

    goods Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Hi

    I am fairly new to this forum. I've made a few posts, but I finally have to to properly introduce myself. I live in South Louisiana, and I am 18. I've been growing orchid for about 12 years.

    I grow mostly species now, but I still have many hybrids from when I was younger.

    Here's my grow list:

    Phrags.
    Sorcerer's Apprentice
    Memoria Dick Clements
    Harbinger's Grasshopper
    besseae

    Paphs.

    Honey
    delenatii
    spicerianum
    Hsinying's Alien
    Fanaticum
    emersonii
    armeniacum

    Cyms.

    aloifolium
    Peter Pan
    Grcym. Lovely Melody

    Terrestrials

    Bletilla striata
    Bletilla striata v. alba
    Corybas geminigibbus
    Phaius tankervilliae x2
    Phaius Dan Rosenberg

    Vanda Alliance

    Vanda tricolor v. suavis
    Neofinetia falcata Onami Seikai
    Amesiella minor
    Holcoglossum flavescens
    Chiloschista lunifera
    Haraella odorata
    Sederia japonica
    Ascofinetia NOID
    Trudelia cristata
    Phal. celebensis
    Phal NOID x2
    Papilionanthe teres
    Arachnis flos-aeris
    V. (Madame Rattana x Dona Roma Sanchez)
    Mokara Bota Gold

    Cattleya Alliance

    Epi. magnoliae x2
    Encyclia (alata x Standard Setter)
    Slc. Love Castle
    Bc. Little Mermaid
    Lc. Sagarik Wax
    Brassavola Little Stars
    Encyclia alata
    Epidendrum ibaguense
    Sophronitis cernua
    Epidendrum Mabel Kanda x randianum

    Oncidium Alliance

    Oncidium Twinkle
    Brassia NOID x 3
    Tolumnia bahamensis

    Dendrobium

    stratiotes
    aggregatum
    loddigesii
    NOID

    Angraecoids

    Angraecum magdalenae
    Angraecum sesquipedale
    Angraecum distichum
    Angraecum diderii
    Aerangis biloba
    Aerangis luteo-alba v. rhodistica
    Aerangis brachycarpa
    Aerangis mystacidii
    Sobennikoffia robustia
    Cyrtorchis monteiroae
    Podangis dactyloceras
    Oeoniella polystachys
    Dendrophylax lindenii

    Other

    Stanhopea tigrina
    Gongora tricolor x2
    Isabelia virginalis
    Catasetum NOID
    Catasetum tenebrosum
    Bulnophyllum roxburghii

    Thanks for looking :)
     
  2. Alexis

    Alexis New Member

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    Nice list, Goods! You need more Dendrobium species and some Bulbophyllums. :)

    Just wondering, how does a 6-year-old take up orchid growing as a hobby? I thought my nephew was a superstar for becoming interested at 10! How's that Corybas doing for you so far?

    Are you interested in trying a Vanda coerulea seedling? It's only ~2 years out of flask, but has 18" roots. If you're doing well with your other Vandas, I'd be happy to send it to you as a "welcome to the forum" gift. PM me with your address if you'd like it. :)
     
  3. goods

    goods Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks Alexis.

    I'm slowly adding more Dendrobiums and Bulbos. I've had the most success with Vandas and their relatives and am starting to branch out from there.

    My dad is a landscape architect, so I've been exposed to plants my whole life. I grow many types of plants, but I just got hooked on orchids. I remember buying my first Catt hybrid at the New Orleans Botanical Gardens Spring Show for $5. I later bloomed it, and that captured my interest for good.

    My Corybas is doing well. It seems likes it's put on a small amount of growth.
    Also thank you for your offer. It is very generous, and I'll send you my address.

    Thanks again.
     
  4. Tom_in_PA

    Tom_in_PA I am not an addict

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    Keep hanging around here and you will have a want list longer than your arm ;)

    Welcome to OI
     
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    L'aissez le bon temps roulez!! (sp?)

    Welcome to the forum as a poster, goods. Grew up in Alexandria LA, best times were visits to south LA and the cajun culture. I "SO" miss muffaletas living in south florida.

    I'll second Alexis offer,since I have to divide a couple plants. I notice you don't have Maxillaria tenuifolia, the coconut orchid. Shoud offset the stench, errr, aroma (*G*) of the bulbos.

    pm me
     
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    Mary Jane New Member

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    Welcome, goods. I look forward to seeing more from you, photos, etc.
     
  7. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Hi goods and welcome to the forum. That's an impressive grow list. Way to grow!!! Although I live in California I went to college in SE Texas (SFASU in Nacogdoches), not far from the LA border, where I received my Forestry degree. Coincidentally, my brother is a landscape architect in Tulsa, OK.
     
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    goods Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks to all of you for the warm welcome. I know I'll learn alot from this place, and hopefully I can provide some useful information every now and then also.

    One question though, I tried to post pics in my ghost orchid thread and I don't think it worked. I have a flickr account. How can I post pictures from there onto this site?

    Thanks