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Hello from San Antonio

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Vincent, Dec 12, 2008.

  1. Vincent

    Vincent New Member

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    I have had a long-term fascination with orchids and have grown a number of different kinds, but during the past two or three years my primary interest narrowed down to Cattleyas and then it narrowed down further to mainly just a few bifoliate species. I don’t have a very broad focus, but it’s insanely obsessive.

    Many orchid grower have a problem, collecting more plants than they can easily manage. I have the same problem only with less variety than most. I have ten of one species alone.

    I hope this new forum will do well and look forward to getting to know you guys.

    Vincent
     
  2. Forrest

    Forrest Really Neat

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    Welcome Vincent.
     
  3. abaxter

    abaxter New Member

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    Howdy Vincent! You seem suitably obsessive to feel right at home here.
     
  4. Tom_in_PA

    Tom_in_PA I am not an addict

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    Welcome to OI Vincent...enjoy the sandbox
     
  5. DawnC

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    Welcome aboard! Please fasten your seatbelt, keep your arms inside the car until it comes to a complete stop. Oh and enjoy the ride!
     
  6. dounoharm

    dounoharm almost there

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    yes, welcome....and POST PICTURES! we want to obsess with you!
     
  7. Mary Jane

    Mary Jane New Member

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    Way cool. New folk. I hope to see you just posting the heck out of stuff here. Ask questions, tell jokes, show us photos of orchids, pets...anything. If it snows where you live, you must make a snow angel. It's sort of a rite of passage, you dig?

    Welcome Vincent.

    :cool:
     
  8. Alexis

    Alexis New Member

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    I like bifoliates, too. Mostly because they do better mounted than the unifoliates. (Which is how I like to grow Catts.) Oh, and they typically give tons more flowers than the unifoliates. That's my experience, anyway!

    Welcome to OI!
     
  9. T&J San Antonio

    T&J San Antonio New Member

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    I'm not pushing you Vincent but if you are interested, I would like to invite you to visit the Alamo Orchid Society right here in San Antonio. Our society has been in existance for over 50 years and we have a number of American Orchid Society judges in our number as well. Every month we have meetings beginining at 7:30 PM till 9:00 PM. Our meetings generally consist of a guest speaker, plant displas from local members, Orchid plant raffels, and light refreshments. Visitors are always encouraged to attend. There is no fee for meeting attendance and no pressure to join. It's informative event and fun to speak with fellow Orchoholics. Let me know if you are interested in attending our January meeting.

    just tom
     
  10. Vincent

    Vincent New Member

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    Thank you all for the friendly welcome. And Tom, thanks for the invitiation. I would like to attend the January meeting. Where do they meet?
     
  11. Ron-NY

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    Welcome Vincent! You don't have to tell a few of us about obsessiveness. We are there already...Looking forward to seeing your pics. I like bifolates, but my obsession is with Bulbo species, followed by Maxillaria.