Phals in bloom

barbcoleus(z10 Cape Coral,Fl)March 21, 2009

I am so pleased with these phals. A friend traded them to me for a child's stroller. They had been given to her daughter by a boyfriend and the girl didn't want the guy or his plants. I've had to bring them inside several times in spike this winter due to near freezing temperatures and only broke one spike which promptly started growing again. Most of them are named varieties and some of them have more than one spike.

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bobhav(z7 NC)

At least the boyfriend had good taste for orchids--nice quality.

    Bookmark   March 22, 2009 at 1:48PM
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barbcoleus(z10 Cape Coral,Fl)

Yes he did. I told the mother that if I was 40 years older.......I'd still be too old.

    Bookmark   March 22, 2009 at 7:12PM
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barbcoleus(z10 Cape Coral,Fl)

I meant 40 years younger.

    Bookmark   March 23, 2009 at 10:14AM
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triciami5(z5 MI)

THEY ARE ALL LOVELY AND I LOVE THE STAND THEY ARE IN. YOU MUST HAVE THE TOUCH ALRIGHT. GOOD FOR YOU. TRICIA

    Bookmark   March 23, 2009 at 7:17PM
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barbcoleus(z10 Cape Coral,Fl)

Thanks Tricia,
I think the plant stand was from a curbside shopping trip.
A fellow that sells orchids locally told me to put them in sphagnum moss in a clay pot with a saucer of water and that seems to work her in SW Florida. I never had much success before because I didn't water them as frequently as they needs.

Barb

    Bookmark   March 24, 2009 at 12:31PM
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