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Offline duh

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I got a bargain I hope
« on: Aug 16, 2010, 02:02:52 PM »
Lowe's had orchids on clearance sale for 3.25.  I bought a cattelya royal red.  I brought it home and potted it immediately.  I hope it is happy here. 

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Re: I got a bargain I hope
« Reply #1 on: Aug 16, 2010, 02:51:04 PM »
That sounds like a good deal, Tammy. :good2: Sure hope it does well for you...
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Re: I got a bargain I hope
« Reply #2 on: Aug 16, 2010, 03:55:41 PM »
I love buying orchids that way. Make sure to feed it well with orchid food, and it will thrive for you. :)
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Re: I got a bargain I hope
« Reply #3 on: Aug 17, 2010, 05:34:19 AM »
It's first watering was with the orchid food.  I've got my fingers crossed that some of the roots are still alive.

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Re: I got a bargain I hope
« Reply #4 on: Aug 17, 2010, 10:51:09 AM »
Good deal, I hope you enjoy it.
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Re: I got a bargain I hope
« Reply #5 on: Aug 18, 2010, 04:29:58 AM »
I've got my fingers crossed that it blooms.  I think I need more light than it is getting in the livingroom.  I know the otherone that bloomed the year before didn't bloom this year and I'm thinking it is a light issue.

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Re: I got a bargain I hope
« Reply #6 on: Aug 18, 2010, 08:36:28 AM »
My orchids are in a west-southwest window, and two are blooming now. I know common care instructions say no direct sun, but they get about 2 hours as the sun is setting...and they are thriving.

Do you have a window like that?
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Re: I got a bargain I hope
« Reply #7 on: Oct 07, 2010, 10:27:16 AM »
Yes I do in the master bedroom.  I think I will move them there.  They will probably be happier.