Saturday, October 16, 2010

Free NOID Phaleanopsis

I was doing a bit of business and while we were waiting on copies, the conversation turned to orchids. She had three Phals among the plants near a window and, long story short, I went home with all three.

She claimed to know nothing about orchids but, really the plants were in fine shape with actively growing roots and leaves. She watered all her plants once a week and orchids grow like any other house plant, one leaf at a time.

They will be re-potted and will grow in Sonoma with the dozen or so Plals there. I have neither room nor a good micro-climate in Napa.

NOTE: even though it still feels like summer it is time to start cutting back on watering and regrouping the orchids for winter. I have to remind myself that three years ago I had major root loss particularly among the Catts by watering too often going in to shorter days and cooler temperatures.

3 comments:

  1. I HAVE NEVER HAD A FREE ORCHID. IN CO THEAY ARE VERY EXPENSIVE J R

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  2. HOW DO I GET A FREE ORCHID?

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  3. Email me some information about what orchids you have now and what growing space you have, what directions the windows face. Use the email address at the bottom of the page on www.backbulb.com.

    I'll see what I have I can send you. Postage will be $5.50

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