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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by gnathaniel, Nov 17, 2010.

  1. gnathaniel

    gnathaniel Lurker Supporting Member

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    Hi, I'm new here except for lurking a bit (not usually much of a talker). Excellent information and photos! I've been growing orchids for a couple of years, though I've been around orchids and orchid people since childhood as my father is a fellow addict. I hope I'm beginning to exit my newbie period because the dead plants are starting to pile up... :(

    I mostly collect Bulbophyllums (primarily cirrho types) and Dendrobiums (nobile types), plus various other things that have intrigued me for some reason (like during my brief Encyclia phase). I currently focus on little stuff because I grow indoors on a few big windowsills, with some plants recently migrating to my cube at work to take advantage of conditions there.

    Anyway, thanks for such an excellent forum! Good signal-to-noise ratio here. I expect I'll be posting some questions fairly soon.

    --Nat
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Welcome, and thanks for coming out of the shadows.
     
  3. Uluwehi

    Uluwehi angraecoids, dendrobiums and more Supporting Member

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    Welcome Nat!:)
     
  4. Kitty

    Kitty AKA\Debby

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    hi, hello, show us your growing space. It's always so interesting to see how others do it
     
  5. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    welcome to oi
     
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    This_guy_Bri weirdo

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    hihi from r.i.
     
  7. gnathaniel

    gnathaniel Lurker Supporting Member

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    Thanks for the kind welcomes! This is a picture of one of my 4 kitchen windows last December or January, you can see Bulb. gracillimum blooming and Bulb. auratum flavum getting ready to. This window is much more crowded now. I'll see if I can find any other pictures of my growing spaces.

    --Nat
    IMG_1882 resized.JPG
     
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    Mary Jane New Member

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    Welcome to Orchids Interactive!

    Do you like beer?
     
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    Alexis New Member

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    Welcome, Nat. You have good taste in orchids!
     
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    Dale New Member

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    "This is a picture of one of my 4 kitchen windows last December or January"

    January 3rd.

    Welcome.
     
  11. John Klinger

    John Klinger Active Member Supporting Member

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    Welcome, your in the right crowd here.
     
  12. gnathaniel

    gnathaniel Lurker Supporting Member

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    I do like beer and am enjoying one right now. Do you like beer?

    Thanks! Aside from feeling a little over my head right now on sheer number of plants, I like my collection a lot.

    Sounds about right, judging by the stage of the snowmelt outside. I think that snow fell on 12/20 or 12/21 last year. Were you able to read that off the file or is this just a good guess? You'd think I would know what my own files are saying, but... :confused:

    --Nat
     
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    "Were you able to read that off the file or is this just a good guess?"

    I know things. Trust me.
     
  14. gnathaniel

    gnathaniel Lurker Supporting Member

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    Sounds good. The less I know the more I get to find out later.

    --Nat
     
  15. Pook

    Pook Disneyed

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    Nat if I download your photo and then go to Windows Explorer and right click on the photo, selecting "Properties" I can find the info under the Summary tab by clicking Advanced>>>.
    nat1.jpg
     
  16. gnathaniel

    gnathaniel Lurker Supporting Member

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    Thanks Pook! Today I learned to click all the buttons in the properties dialog before I give up!

    Not sure about some of those details, though. Based on the light in the west window and my typical habits I'm pretty darn sure I didn't take that photo at 5:43 AM...

    --Nat
     
  17. Pook

    Pook Disneyed

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    You may not have the correct time set on your camera.
     
  18. gnathaniel

    gnathaniel Lurker Supporting Member

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    Oh yeah... :eek:
     
  19. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    Party Pooker...