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Old 17-04-2003, 03:32 PM
Iris Cohen
 
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Default 14.99 Orchids.. Good Deal?

The Krogers Floral Department has potted Orchids for 14.99, it said they
were like 20.00 off, is this a good deal?

It depends entirely on two factors.
1. Are they properly labeled, with either a complete grex (registered cross)
name, a species name, or the parents? Run, do not walk, from anything just
labeled Phalaenopsis, Cattleya orchid, etc.

2. Are they in reasonably good health? Department store orchids may be
stressed, but with proper care they can recover. Look for fat white roots with
green (or reddish in a pigmented plant) tips, at least on the front of the
plant.
Iris,
Central NY, Zone 5a, Sunset Zone 40
"If we see light at the end of the tunnel, It's the light of the oncoming
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Robert Lowell (1917-1977)