I am so MAD at myself! Have you ever done this?

meyermike_1micha(5)December 2, 2012

Yup, I went against my own judgement and put one of my fragrant orchids on a table that I just knew might fall off and break the spike!

I should of kept it where it was, from away from my clumsy body! I bumped into the table, the orchid fell off, and in such a way that it snapped off my nice long spike just about to open full of flowers.

Well at least I have another spike coming up after waiting a whole year:-)

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greengirl2009

Hi Meyermike,
Yes I have and it is a most painful experience! My tramatized self even convinced me to tape/clip it back to the remaining stem because it MIGHT bloom....it did not. :) So sorry.

    Bookmark   December 2, 2012 at 7:52PM
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jodik_gw

I've done such things a million times, Mike... it's depressing, to be sure... but it happens to the most careful of people. On the good side, they're beautiful flowers, and all the plant's energy will now go toward the second spike of blooms, if that makes you feel any better.

I know how bad it feels... but I bet I'm way more clumsy than you'll ever be! Can you fall UP stairs? I can! Have you ever fallen INTO a car? I have!

The old man says, "expect the worst and you'll never be disappointed!" He means it rather jokingly, but it does hold a bit of truth.

    Bookmark   December 3, 2012 at 8:26AM
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roseyd(6)

Oh thank goodness I don't fall like that. I'm already afraid of heights, I'd hate to be afraid of standing and walking too. :D

Mike, I truly sympathize with your poor broken orchid... can you cut the stem and put it in water? would it open that way or is it a complete loss?

    Bookmark   December 3, 2012 at 9:22AM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

Sympathy!!

    Bookmark   December 3, 2012 at 10:56AM
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Robert (zone 7a, Oklahoma)

This is terrible! So sorry, Mike. :(
I hope you can save it by putting the broken stem in water like Rosey suggested!

-Robert

    Bookmark   December 3, 2012 at 2:31PM
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birdsnblooms

So sorry about your Orchid, Mike..
Guess we all dropped plants at LEAST once.

I third placing flower stalk in water. A tall, thin, tube-like vase would be perfect. Toni

    Bookmark   December 3, 2012 at 4:10PM
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jodik_gw

On the up side, I CAN walk and chew gum at the same time! LOL!

    Bookmark   December 3, 2012 at 4:12PM
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mrlike2u(**)

Yes Murphy laws states things like this will happen. I often think that pot tipping is one sure fire way to ensure me of a plants heartiness.
A personal pot tipping record of mine is a single pot tipping five times in four months. Results, the pot has a nice small chip the young small plant did slow down in growth but is still alive and well.

    Bookmark   December 7, 2012 at 11:53PM
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