Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Impulse buying

Bulbophyllum facetum grows throughout the northern island of the Philippines in the mountains. It is warm to hot growing.

This plant was on the member sale table last night at the Sonoma County Orchid Society. It is quite a nice plant even though it has that ugly green wire. It is well attached and I will remove the wire right away.

I had not planned to buy anything but when I saw this plant I knew I wanted it. The problem was that I didn't bring my plant list with me.

I went to a lot of effort so that I can have an up-to-date list of all my plants. I have made the mistake of buying a plant I already had more than once and I thought I had learned from those experiences. Apparently not!

In this case it turned out all right because I didn't have this species. But I renew the promise to myself never to go to an orchid society meeting or any other potential buying opportunity without the list in the car.

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