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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by RadioFreeKirkwood, Jun 12, 2012.

  1. RadioFreeKirkwood

    RadioFreeKirkwood chloroplast envy Supporting Member

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    I've been reading old posts on this site for a few weeks now and would like to join the party.

    I'm an Atlanta native in my late 20's. I went to school for BioChem but my real passion is middle-management and fixing computers... not really, but it pays the bills and buys the plants.

    I've grown orchids for a about 10 years now, but have only been obsessed for the last 3 years or so. About 2 years ago, I purchased an Angraecum didieri, fell in love, and immediately started snatching up every Angraecoid I could find. I grow some plants in a terrarium, but most everything else grows in increasingly more populated windowsills.

    I read everything I can get my hands on, but it seems that so much orchid knowledge exists outside of books and I look forward to the knowledge/wisdom/experience of others in this community.
     
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    xmpraedicta Prairie angraecoid nut Supporting Member

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    Glad you found your way here, and welcome. Lots of angraecoid enthusiasts here, so you will surely find yourself amongst people who share your interests!
     
  3. Brent W

    Brent W Owner Staff Member

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    Glad you joined up. Welcome :)
     
  4. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Welcome to OI.
     
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    goods Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Another Ang person! Welcome to the club.
     
  6. T. migratoris

    T. migratoris Active Member

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    You've landed in the right spot. Welcome. Give us a list of the things you're currently growing.
     
  7. RadioFreeKirkwood

    RadioFreeKirkwood chloroplast envy Supporting Member

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    Thanks all.

    T, the current collection (with some duplicates) looks like this:

    Aerangis citrata
    Aerangis fastuosa
    Aerangis luteoalba
    Aeranthes ramosa
    Angraecum calceolus
    Angraecum cucullatum x scottianum
    Angraecum didieri
    Angraecum eburneum
    Angraecum eichlerianum
    Angraecum elephantinum
    Angraecum leonis
    Angraecum magdalenae
    Angraecum ruttenbergianum
    Angraecum scottianum
    Angraecum sesquipedale
    Angraecum viguieri
    Brassavola nodosa
    Bulbophyllum lobbii
    Dendrobium kingianum
    Dendrophylax lindenii
    Doritis pulcherrima
    Epidentrum radicans
    Jumellea comorensis
    Maxillaria tenuifolia
    Neofinetia falcata
    Oeniella polystachys
    Oncidium sherry baby
    Oncidium sphacelatum
    Paphiopedilum pinocchio
    Paphiopedilum wardii (hybrids)
    Phalaenopsis NOIDs
    Plectrelminthus caudatus
    Podangis dactyloceras
    Polystachya clareae (hobby flask from Marni - all seedlings are happy)
    Polystachya pubescens
    Sobennikoffia robusta
    Tolumnia hybrids

    Some are grown in a terrarium, but most are growing in windows with a little time spent outside. Some thrive, some only grow leaves, some hang on, and some have no business being in my collection.
     
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  8. Boytjie

    Boytjie Out hiking Supporting Member

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    Sounds like an orchid grower to me! :D
     
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  9. gnathaniel

    gnathaniel Lurker Supporting Member

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    Welcome and nice collection! I don't grow many Angs but I'm starting to appreciate them a lot more thanks to the fine folks on this forum.

    Are you involved at all with ATLOS? My family is moving to Athens in about 6 weeks and I'm pondering whether or not I should make the trek to Atlanta for meetings every once in a while...
     
  10. RadioFreeKirkwood

    RadioFreeKirkwood chloroplast envy Supporting Member

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    Gnathaniel, thank you.

    Athens is a great town, as is Asheville. I think the culture is very similar in a lot of ways, I'm sure you'll enjoy it.

    I am a member of the Atlanta Orchid Society, but due to schedule conflicts I've only attended 3 meetings since I joined in 2011. I will say that the people are friendly and inviting - the crowd runs the gamut from folks with multiple greenhouses and 30+ years of experience, to folks that think flowers are pretty and want to learn more (I'm the latter). The meetings are held in the Atlanta Botanical Gardens, so you can always come in early and hang out in the orchid house.
     
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    Welcome this is the place to be
     
  12. gnathaniel

    gnathaniel Lurker Supporting Member

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    Thanks for the info, RFK! I'll definitely check out the Atlanta Orchid Society when I find the time.
     
  13. Reyna

    Reyna Orchid Obsessed Supporting Member

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    Welcome to the forum. Sounds like you have a nice collection already. :D