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Old 18-04-2003, 12:32 AM
Tom Randy
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Default 14.99 Orchids.. Good Deal?

On Thu, 17 Apr 2003 16:34:12 -0400, onewaits wrote:

When the ancient war dogs did battle on 17 Apr 2003 14:24:05 GMT,
(Iris Cohen) did speak the following bit of wisdom:

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.

Why Iris? I'm not trying to be contrary here... I'm just wondering why
you'd say something like that. Everyone who keeps orchids probably has at
least one NOID plant around their place that does beautifully. I myself
have several NOID Phals I rescued from here or there. They grow like
crazy, bloom like clockwork and are really bulletproof house plants,
custom-made for the newbie to orchids.

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Karen C.

I too have several NOid phals and they do great. Just because they're
not labled doesn't mean they are crap. I'd rather buy a labeled orchid but
if it's unlabled and I really like the flowers I'll buy it anyway. Who
really cares what the names are, it's the beauty of them that is why we
have and keep them anyway.

There is nothing worng with buying an unlabled orchid, as long as you know
the TYPE so you can find out how to care for it that's all that matters.