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I stopped by HD this morning and saw they got in those very small cattleyas
in the mesh bags for under $5 each. I couldn't resist and came home with
two of them. These are the first catts in years. I think my first one
failed to flower because I was given the wrong information by the person
working at the Nursery. Hopefully these babies will do better.


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FWIW, those little guys are iffy, at best. They are young things, often
without pedigrees. *If* you get a viable one, it will be several years
before you see a flower. Add to that the fact that they have not been
exactly coddled, and you have a recipe for failure.

Just my opinion, but it's an educated one. If you want to purchase babies,
buy a compot or seedling from a reliable grower. Personally, I like my
gratification to come a little earlier, LOL!

Diana

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I stopped by HD this morning and saw they got in those very small cattleyas
in the mesh bags for under $5 each. I couldn't resist and came home with
two of them. These are the first catts in years. I think my first one
failed to flower because I was given the wrong information by the person
working at the Nursery. Hopefully these babies will do better.



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On May 8, 8:22 pm, "Diana Kulaga"
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FWIW, those little guys are iffy, at best. They are young things, often
without pedigrees. *If* you get a viable one, it will be several years
before you see a flower. Add to that the fact that they have not been
exactly coddled, and you have a recipe for failure.

Just my opinion, but it's an educated one. If you want to purchase babies,
buy a compot or seedling from a reliable grower. Personally, I like my
gratification to come a little earlier, LOL!

Diana

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I stopped by HD this morning and saw they got in those very small cattleyas
in the mesh bags for under $5 each. I couldn't resist and came home with
two of them. These are the first catts in years. I think my first one
failed to flower because I was given the wrong information by the person
working at the Nursery. Hopefully these babies will do better.- Hide quoted text -


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Howdy!
I agree with Diana, you will get stronger plants from a reliable
grower ... although the ones they sold at Lowes did have tags.
And the wait ... I've waited over three years for a flower from a
seedling Phal I brought and it wasn't quite worth it. And yet, many
growers here can get them to flower in about 18 months. I think I
remember reading that Catts can take up to seven years from seed to
flower under good conditions. I wonder how long it would take at my
house? G
Anyway, have at it and enjoy!
Bob Campoli - Philadelphia, Pa.

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FWIW, those little guys are iffy, at best. They are young things, often
without pedigrees. *If* you get a viable one, it will be several years
before you see a flower. Add to that the fact that they have not been
exactly coddled, and you have a recipe for failure.


One indeed looks "iffy," but I was told to keep the receipt. If it dies
they will replace it or refund my money. The second one looks very healthy
and has a new shoot starting on one side.


Just my opinion, but it's an educated one. If you want to purchase babies,
buy a compot or seedling from a reliable grower. Personally, I like my
gratification to come a little earlier, LOL!


Oh, I don't mind waiting for flowers. I wouldn't know a reliable grower
from a used orchid salesman. Can you recommend one? The new greenhouse has
plenty of space. :0)


Diana

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I stopped by HD this morning and saw they got in those very small
cattleyas in the mesh bags for under $5 each. I couldn't resist and came
home with two of them. These are the first catts in years. I think my
first one failed to flower because I was given the wrong information by
the person working at the Nursery. Hopefully these babies will do better.




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On May 8, 8:22 pm, "Diana Kulaga"
wrote:
FWIW, those little guys are iffy, at best. They are young things, often
without pedigrees. *If* you get a viable one, it will be several years
before you see a flower. Add to that the fact that they have not been
exactly coddled, and you have a recipe for failure.

Just my opinion, but it's an educated one. If you want to purchase
babies,
buy a compot or seedling from a reliable grower. Personally, I like my
gratification to come a little earlier, LOL!

Diana

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I stopped by HD this morning and saw they got in those very small
cattleyas
in the mesh bags for under $5 each. I couldn't resist and came home
with
two of them. These are the first catts in years. I think my first one
failed to flower because I was given the wrong information by the person
working at the Nursery. Hopefully these babies will do better.- Hide
quoted text -


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Howdy!
I agree with Diana, you will get stronger plants from a reliable
grower ... although the ones they sold at Lowes did have tags.


Yes, these have tags and are dated 8/8/06. The smaller one is about 6" tall
and the other is almost 9" tall.

And the wait ... I've waited over three years for a flower from a
seedling Phal I brought and it wasn't quite worth it. And yet, many
growers here can get them to flower in about 18 months.


Could a greenhouse make the difference? I noticed my plants all did so much
better in the GH this past year than they ever did in my large sun room.

I think I
remember reading that Catts can take up to seven years from seed to
flower under good conditions. I wonder how long it would take at my
house? G


Oh my gosh!!!!

Anyway, have at it and enjoy!


It's a fantastic hobby.

Bob Campoli - Philadelphia, Pa.




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Al Pickrel http://www.orchidexchange.com (Aka "alien complete with
antenna")
Kenni Judd http://www.jborchids.com (Yes Kenni is a she as in "A boy
named Sue")
Ray Barkelow www.firstrays.com (Mr. S&H who answers all questions)
Robert G. Halgren, Ph.D. http://www.msu.edu/~halgren (Rob Rules & has
rules) No websight but great rules?


These are all I can think of & please forgive me if I have left anyone out,
but better yet add to this list & we can keep it going.
Cheers Wendy
Pss.....I have forgotton where you are but in this day & age with shipping
costs, it's
good to buy from someone in the area.
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Oh, I don't mind waiting for flowers. I wouldn't know a reliable grower
from a used orchid salesman. Can you recommend one? The new greenhouse
has plenty of space. :0)



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Al Pickrel http://www.orchidexchange.com (Aka "alien complete with
antenna")
Kenni Judd http://www.jborchids.com (Yes Kenni is a she as in "A boy
named Sue")
Ray Barkelow www.firstrays.com (Mr. S&H who answers all questions)
Robert G. Halgren, Ph.D. http://www.msu.edu/~halgren (Rob Rules & has
rules) No websight but great rules?


These are all I can think of & please forgive me if I have left anyone out,
but better yet add to this list & we can keep it going.
Cheers Wendy
Pss.....I have forgotton where you are but in this day & age with shipping
costs, it's
good to buy from someone in the area.
"Manelli Family" wrote in message
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Oh, I don't mind waiting for flowers. I wouldn't know a reliable grower
from a used orchid salesman. Can you recommend one? The new greenhouse
has plenty of space. :0)



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On Tue, 8 May 2007 21:45:50 -0500, "Manelli Family"
wrote:

Oh, I don't mind waiting for flowers. I wouldn't know a reliable grower
from a used orchid salesman. Can you recommend one? The new greenhouse has
plenty of space. :0)


I am sure you have said where your located but you can start with the
three you know from posts on RGO and ABPO - AL, Kenni, and Ray. You
"Know" them from talking with them or reading what they say to others.

After that you read about growers with specialties such as the Vanda
growers in Florida that Diana mentions. OR the you ask.
For over all variety and great Plants. I recommend Oak Hill Gardens.
For mini- catts I suggest Gold Country.
For fun picking your own - local shows that host out of town vendors,
if there are no specialty orchid growers in your area.

Al -http://www.orchidexchange.com/index.htm
Kenni - http://www.jborchids.com/
Ray - Firstrays.com
Oak Hill - http://oakhillgardens.com/
Gold Country - http://www.goldcountryorchids.com/

There are festivals around the country that are gathering of vendors
just for your enjoyment.
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Wendy7 wrote:
Al Pickrel http://www.orchidexchange.com (Aka "alien complete
with antenna")
Kenni Judd http://www.jborchids.com (Yes Kenni is a she as in "A
boy named Sue")
Ray Barkelow www.firstrays.com (Mr. S&H who answers all questions)
Robert G. Halgren, Ph.D. http://www.msu.edu/~halgren (Rob Rules & has
rules) No websight but great rules?

actually my website is in my sig...

littlefrogfarm.com

And thanks for the plug. I may be doing this full time due to budget
cutbacks soon. *grin*

Rob

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1) There is always room for one more orchid
2) There is always room for two more orchids
2a) See rule 1
3) When one has insufficient credit to obtain more
orchids, obtain more credit

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"Wendy7" wrote in message
...
Al Pickrel http://www.orchidexchange.com (Aka "alien complete with
antenna")
Kenni Judd http://www.jborchids.com (Yes Kenni is a she as in "A boy
named Sue")
Ray Barkelow www.firstrays.com (Mr. S&H who answers all questions)
Robert G. Halgren, Ph.D. http://www.msu.edu/~halgren (Rob Rules & has
rules) No websight but great rules?


These are all I can think of & please forgive me if I have left anyone
out,
but better yet add to this list & we can keep it going.
Cheers Wendy
Pss.....I have forgotton where you are but in this day & age with shipping
costs, it's
good to buy from someone in the area.
"Manelli Family" wrote in message
...

Oh, I don't mind waiting for flowers. I wouldn't know a reliable grower
from a used orchid salesman. Can you recommend one? The new greenhouse
has plenty of space. :0)


Thanks for the information. I'll definitely check these out.



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On Tue, 8 May 2007 21:45:50 -0500, "Manelli Family"
wrote:

Oh, I don't mind waiting for flowers. I wouldn't know a reliable grower
from a used orchid salesman. Can you recommend one? The new greenhouse
has
plenty of space. :0)


I am sure you have said where your located but you can start with the
three you know from posts on RGO and ABPO - AL, Kenni, and Ray. You
"Know" them from talking with them or reading what they say to others.

After that you read about growers with specialties such as the Vanda
growers in Florida that Diana mentions. OR the you ask.
For over all variety and great Plants. I recommend Oak Hill Gardens.
For mini- catts I suggest Gold Country.
For fun picking your own - local shows that host out of town vendors,
if there are no specialty orchid growers in your area.

Al -http://www.orchidexchange.com/index.htm
Kenni - http://www.jborchids.com/
Ray - Firstrays.com
Oak Hill - http://oakhillgardens.com/
Gold Country - http://www.goldcountryorchids.com/

There are festivals around the country that are gathering of vendors
just for your enjoyment.


Thanks a bunch Sue. I'm going to enjoy going over all these sites tonight.


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You have already recieved much good advice, this note is an opinion or
two. Sue has a good point that we don't know your location so helping
you locate a local grower is not possible. On HD and LOWE'S
orchids....Boooooooooooo! Somewhere I read that an newbie should buy
an orchid in flower every month for a year, that way if you treat them
right you will always have a plant in flower! I follow that plan,
being a newbie. Also, I think it best to buy plants with similiar
growth needs, Temp., humidity, etc. Lastly, Buy big plants! small
plants take years to bloom and they start with ONE flower mostly! Last
lastly, give a loved one a big flowering potted orchid from SBOE or
Hausermanns or some such for a present with the stipulation that you
get the plant bach when it has bloomed out!
Joe T

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I stopped by HD this morning and saw they got in those very small cattleyas
in the mesh bags for under $5 each. *I couldn't resist and came home with
two of them. *These are the first catts in years. *I think my first one
failed to flower because I was given the wrong information by the person
working at the Nursery. *Hopefully these babies will do better.



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On May 8, 7:39 pm, "Manelli Family" wrote:
I stopped by HD this morning and saw they got in those very small cattleyas
in the mesh bags for under $5 each. I couldn't resist and came home with
two of them. ...


I have two of these. Both were labelled; both are growing well two
years later.

One of them is forming a sheath.

Big plants from HD have done very well for me. I've had to divide a
couple of them, and they bloom every summer.

You have to give the plants a careful inspection before you buy them
to be sure you are getting one in decent shape.

J. Del Col

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"Manelli Family" wrote in message
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"Wendy7" wrote in message
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Al Pickrel http://www.orchidexchange.com (Aka "alien complete
with antenna")
Kenni Judd http://www.jborchids.com (Yes Kenni is a she as in "A boy
named Sue")
Ray Barkelow www.firstrays.com (Mr. S&H who answers all questions)
Robert G. Halgren, Ph.D. http://www.msu.edu/~halgren (Rob Rules & has
rules) No websight but great rules?


These are all I can think of & please forgive me if I have left anyone
out,
but better yet add to this list & we can keep it going.
Cheers Wendy
Pss.....I have forgotton where you are but in this day & age with
shipping costs, it's
good to buy from someone in the area.
"Manelli Family" wrote in message
...

Thanks for the information. I'll definitely check these out.


Ok & forgot to mention these guys & gals are in our group here &
alt.binaries.pictures.orchids
--
Rob's Rules: http://littlefrogfarm.com
1) There is always room for one more orchid
2) There is always room for two more orchids
2a) See rule 1
3) When one has insufficient credit to obtain more
orchids, obtain more credit

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Third attempt to answer; hope this one gets through. Out of here until I run
a scan. Either Bell South has problems or both of our computers do.

Later.

Diana

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You have already recieved much good advice, this note is an opinion or
two. Sue has a good point that we don't know your location so helping
you locate a local grower is not possible. On HD and LOWE'S
orchids....Boooooooooooo! Somewhere I read that an newbie should buy
an orchid in flower every month for a year, that way if you treat them
right you will always have a plant in flower! I follow that plan,
being a newbie. Also, I think it best to buy plants with similiar
growth needs, Temp., humidity, etc. Lastly, Buy big plants! small
plants take years to bloom and they start with ONE flower mostly! Last
lastly, give a loved one a big flowering potted orchid from SBOE or
Hausermanns or some such for a present with the stipulation that you
get the plant bach when it has bloomed out!
Joe T

On May 8, 6:39?pm, "Manelli Family" wrote:
I stopped by HD this morning and saw they got in those very small
cattleyas
in the mesh bags for under $5 each. I couldn't resist and came home with
two of them. These are the first catts in years. I think my first one
failed to flower because I was given the wrong information by the person
working at the Nursery. Hopefully these babies will do better.






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