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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Uluwehi, Jan 31, 2011.

  1. Uluwehi

    Uluwehi angraecoids, dendrobiums and more Supporting Member

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    Quite a few OI posters do not list anything about their location. I understand privacy issues, but so many people don't even put a state or province down, or even what country he or she is in. City or county information isn't what I am asking for. Something would be nice though. It really helps to understand more about what people say here about orchid culture when one knows where a poster is generally located.
     
  2. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I'll second that!
     
  3. This_guy_Bri

    This_guy_Bri weirdo

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    i'm here, silly.
    where else would i be?
     
  4. Brant

    Brant dazed

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    abaxter New Member

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    SE KY
     
  6. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I don't think posting your location here is what Jacob was hoping for. I personally can't remember where plants are in my greenhouse, let alone where people are located from a posting like this. A general location in the header gives an idea of whether summer for you is the same months as summer for me, what your winter light might be like, what resources (shows, vendors, etc) might be available to you. It also helps in forming an answer to know if English is your first language. I understand that some people like anonymity. I just don't understand why. Are you in the witness protection program?
     
  7. Brant

    Brant dazed

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    i put near the border when i joined, but for no particular reason - maybe i was feeling clever. Anonymity is not my issue or i would use a fake name.

    the name is "hidden" because the name is "hidden" - now that's clever :)

    Escondido - SDiego County 14 miles inland + -

    maybe i will change it, but let me check with my "handler" :)
     
  8. Uluwehi

    Uluwehi angraecoids, dendrobiums and more Supporting Member

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    Thank you abaxter and Brant. Marni and I are of the same mind on this. It would be great if more OI users could at least put something descriptive such as state or country in the "location" section of the header that appears with each post. Just click on "User CP" to make this change.
     
  9. Uluwehi

    Uluwehi angraecoids, dendrobiums and more Supporting Member

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    Yes, that is clever :rolleyes:
     
  10. Dale

    Dale New Member

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    How's this?
    aerialfarmphoto09.jpg
     
  11. Brant

    Brant dazed

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    somebody googled "escondido"

    i have my moments where all cylinders fire - rarely but i have them
     
  12. Uluwehi

    Uluwehi angraecoids, dendrobiums and more Supporting Member

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    Brant, I speak Portuguese and Spanish so I didn't need to google Escondido. :poke:

    Wow, Dale! Is that your cranberry farm? Fascinating.
     
  13. Dale

    Dale New Member

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    "Is that your cranberry farm?"

    Yes, but only five of those bogs are mine; the one that's ready to load and the four to the east (top) of that one. You can actually see Jon, Curtis, and myself putting the elevator in the bog near the red-roofed implement shed. Most of the forested property to the right is mine.
     
  14. gnathaniel

    gnathaniel Lurker Supporting Member

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    Sweet-looking property, Dale. Is the area naturally boggy or do you flood with an irrigation system? Do you grow your own sphagnum moss?

    --Nat
     
  15. Kitty

    Kitty AKA\Debby

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    Dale, that is super impressive! and beautiful, wonder how you have time for anything else.
     
  16. Dale

    Dale New Member

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    "Is the area naturally boggy or do you flood with an irrigation system?"

    It's naturally boggy, but I still have to pump water to flood and irrigate.

    "Do you grow your own sphagnum moss?"

    No, but it's locally abundant in some of the vernal ponds and peat bogs. I've harvested it a few times, but it's a PITA. I don't like to disturb the peat bogs because there are darlingtonia and drosera in them.
     
  17. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    I SEE ME!
     
  18. Uluwehi

    Uluwehi angraecoids, dendrobiums and more Supporting Member

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    Thanks for sharing more about your picture, Dale.
     
  19. gnathaniel

    gnathaniel Lurker Supporting Member

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    Yeah, thanks for the info Dale! I love bogs, the ones in the higher mountains of my area are some of the most beautiful places I've been. I tasted a couple of wild cranberries from one last summer, they were great with the blueberries from the drier areas nearby.

    --Nat
     
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    Karen Species nut

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    Southern California is my locale, 1.5 miles from the ocean, so a very mild climate.
    Them bogs are beautiful, Dale.