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Post  kevin stoeveken on Wed May 27, 2015 1:01 pm

from the the garden center orphan shelf

barren and forgotten, i stole her for a song
and tucked abed to recover in the sea-shell rooms
then after a winter slumber, and before too long
see how she blushes and she flushes, as she blooms





i know better pictures would do her right
but i believe she'll forgive me for the slight

(i know... groan Rolling Eyes Wink )

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Post  ironhorse on Wed May 27, 2015 6:58 pm

Love your little Orchid bloom
Well suited to your airy room
She looks the part, growing so well
Sitting in that pretty shell

Dave

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Post  kevin stoeveken on Wed May 27, 2015 7:55 pm

thanks so much dave
you are too kind
your compliment gave
me peace of mind



(all together now and in all caps: "GROAN"  Rolling Eyes  geek )

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Post  Tentakelaertje on Wed May 27, 2015 9:04 pm

When such a little orchid
In colours oh so bright
Flowers like a floral forest
Masses swoon in gard'ners d'light

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Post  kevin stoeveken on Thu May 28, 2015 12:54 pm

well now i'm stuck with nothing... scratching on my head
i cannot think of anything (or how even how his name is said)
to give my thanks to Tentakelaertje in a rhyming way instead
so instead of making terrible rhymes, i should just go back to bed




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Post  Tentakelaertje on Thu May 28, 2015 7:08 pm

Do not worry thy head
Your poem is quite neat
Taking in account you're no Dutchie*
Makes your effort such a treat

The thanking should be mine
For with the shine of your pen
You brought out the poet in me again
Your words are of fine design
As they dance in intertwine

*(My name ends with -tje and will rhyme to not a single English word Wink )

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Post  appalachianOwl on Fri May 29, 2015 2:32 am

Hey yo Kevin, what up? That orchid ya got is an "epiphyte", meaning it naturally grows on rocks or trees, if one was unaware that is. For ultimate health should be mounted and hung (cork, driftwood, something), ultimate drainage, don't want your buddy to rot, it is a common end to these individuals. Does that shell have drainage? Wink I do like the idea for display purpose though. -Jacob

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Post  kevin stoeveken on Fri May 29, 2015 12:38 pm

Tentakelaertje wrote: *(My name ends with -tje and will rhyme to not a single English word Wink )
dang !
i was hoping that was pronounced in such a way that we finally had a rhyme for "orange" Laughing

jacob !
whew !!!
a non-rhyming reply to which i can reply in kind

leo probably told me all that but i may have fergetted
i will make sure the shell gets a hole punched in it, or else change the angle to increase drainage...
and i will keep that in mind for future repottings because as an ocean/surf lover, i really like them in the shell...
especially here in wisconsin

i only have a few orchids, but i have always disliked the fact that people put sticks in them to prop them up...
none of mine are supported in favor of letting them do what they will do...

thanks for the input !

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Post  Leo Schordje on Sat Jun 06, 2015 9:20 pm

the orchid, she is beautiful.

yes in nature they are epiphytes *(phalaenopsis in general are epiphytes) but in nature they have constant 80% or higher humidity and daily rain, except dry monsoon season, then it is nightly fog. Pots are a convenient way to get by in low humidity environment with watering only once or twice a week. Don't mount it, your humidity is too low.

I like your use of the shell as a pot, and I remember looking at the shell before you put the orchid in it, it has some holes in it, your drainage is fine. It is growing and blooming don't change what you are doing.

Nice, well grown.

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Post  kevin stoeveken on Sun Jun 07, 2015 2:58 pm

10-4 and thanks leo !!!

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