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Introduction

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Julie Kennon, Nov 13, 2013.

  1. Julie Kennon

    Julie Kennon Member

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    Hi! I'm new to the forum and in the learning process....although that appear to be an ongoing process I think. I am looking forward to learning more about Orchids and gaining insight from all the experienced Orchid addicts on the site. This is a great addiction, low in calories and legal...(smile) I have 11 plants now and I am happy to say they are all among the living...
    Greeting, Julie
     
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  2. Ray

    Ray Orchid Iconoclast Supporting Member

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    Welcome "aboard", Julie.

    Most orchids are legal, but not all. Once you get completely deranged - I mean "fascinated" - by them, they can drive you to drink, so don't count out the calories just yet.
     
  3. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Welcome, Julie. 11 plants ... you are well on your way to orchid addiction. Congratulations on keeping them all alive.
    Success breeds success.
     
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  5. Julie Kennon

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    Thanks Ray! I hope to learn a lot from everyone. I just noticed a woman from Greece who just joined with 250 plants...oh my I am a baby orchid lover. If anyone has suggestions of good places to look for plants I would appreciate it, thanks!
     
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    Thank you Kelly! I noticed that you are very active on the site and hope you'll share any helpful hint on keeping them not only alive but healthy happy and blooming!
     
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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    There are lots of great places to buy plants depending on what you are after. I only grow species so I can't help with hybrid vendors.

    Marni, from this forum, sells great plants on Ebay under the name mostlyspecies. Zach (ZWUM) imports and sells Bulbophyllums. Over the years I have bought many plants from Andy's Orchids http://www.andysorchids.com/default.asp and a few from Tropical Orchid Farm in Hawaii http://www.tropicalorchidfarm.com/. There are many others. Look at the "Orchid Vendors FYI" category on this forum for a bunch more.
     
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    Thank you, I will check these sites out. I did visit Andy's online...
    I will do some digging!
     
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    Brent W Owner Staff Member

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    Welcome :)
     
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    ZWUM Bulbophiliac Staff Member

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    Welcome to the forum!