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 Post subject: New Forum for members to introduce themselves
PostPosted: Sat Dec 18, 2010 10:27 am 
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Hi everyone,
I don't know why I did not do this sooner. Please use this forum to introduce yourself and your growing area. You could edit your post to update the information.
For existing forum members, please take a moment to introduce yourself in this forum too.
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 Post subject: Hello from Michigan
PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 11:27 am 
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Hi all :D I started growing orchids 3 years ago. My first one was a paph but I was won over by the phals pretty quickly. Recently I've started with a few species (fingers crossed). I also grow the besseae hybrid phrags, a few neofinetias and sideria japonica (with no re-bloom success).

Phals are sure addictive aren't they?


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 Post subject: Re: New Forum for members to introduce themselves
PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 1:28 pm 
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Hello

I live in Northern California up in the gold country. I started seriously growing orchids in 2009 - but I had a few before then (and didn't know it, they were Cyms). I figured because I could grow them that I could grow another one (Phal) and another one (soft cane Den), and I found out they didn't take the same thing -but I could grow them. One led to another led to another.. and I have lots of orchids now. ;) They live with me (or I live with them :lol: ) in my house - I am fortunate to have a front sunroom where they are very happy.

Front Sunroom, corner faces South
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I also put in a greenhouse window in my kitchen for them, and they have a nice shelf in the back room (all east facing).

Greenhouse window in kitchen
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Back room where the Phals and Paphs live (mostly)
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I am currently cleaning out the other side of the sunroom - because I seem to be getting more Orchids than I can fit in the one half :shock: - and the ones outside are going to have to come inside soon as its getting too cold for them out there. 8)

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 Post subject: Re: New Forum for members to introduce themselves
PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2011 8:25 am 
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Hello All:

I have been growing orchids for about 28 years now. Currently all my orchids (about 185 last count) are house plants. I've got them on windowsills and underlights.

The last five years we have not had a single overnight house guest, so we (husband, Pieter) decided to just go ahead last weekend and turn our guest room into the orchid room. We have one three tier lightstand with four tubes per shelf and one tabletop stand. The top tier of the smaller stand has a two-tube fixture, the bottom shelf has a four-tube fixture.

The need for the expanded area was due to Piet's renewed interest in the gesneriad family of plants, thank goodness he is only interested in mini or micro mini plants. Otherwise a serious turf war over the most desireable windowsill growing area could very well result.

All in all, I'm happier with my orchids indoors since I can monitor what is going on with them any time day or night without having to go out of the house to look at them.

Doreen VanderTuin - Clackamas, Oregon


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 Post subject: Re: New Forum for members to introduce themselves
PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 9:05 pm 
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Hi.. my name is Ahmad Hasan.. you can call me Ahmad. I come from Bandung West Java Indonesia :)

I have experiences with orchids since I was a child... My mother grew some orchids in our house.
Years after years finally I got my own house and start collecting my own species orchids :)

My orchids list as below:
Phal. Gigantea
Phal. Cornu-cervi
Phal. Bellina (waiting to be delivered)
Phal. Corningiana (waiting to be delivered)
Phal. Sumatrana (waiting to be delivered)
Phal. Amboinenses (waiting to be delivered)

Paraphal. Serpentilingua

Bulb. Phalaenopsis
Bulb. Cruentum
Bulb. Mastersianum
Bulb. Plumatum
Bulb. Jolandae
Bulb. etc.. I forget the rest :D

Dend. Tobaense
Dend. Aphyllum
Dend. Crumenatum

Currently I want to diverse my collection to Dendrobium and some leave less orchids like Chiloschista and Taeniophyllum.. without forgetting to get more Phalaenopsis, I want to collect all Phalaenopsis that come from Indonesia first :)

Thank you for letting me joining this forum. :)

Ahmad Hasan

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 Post subject: Re: New Forum for members to introduce themselves
PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 6:15 am 
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Welcome to our forum family, Doreen and Ahmad. I started growing orchids, or at least trying to grow them, here in North Texas about 15 years ago, first in a light garden by a window, and now in a small greenhouse. I learned almost everything I know from Peter Lin and our forum members, and I am getting better at growing orchids well. We are always happy to have new members do don't be shy about posting!


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 Post subject: Re: New Forum for members to introduce themselves
PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 6:44 am 
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Welcome, Ahmad! If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask.


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 Post subject: Re: New Forum for members to introduce themselves
PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 7:24 am 
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Brian Bilyeu wrote:
Welcome to our forum family... We are always happy to have new members do don't be shy about posting!


Hello All:

I will be posting more in the future when I get back into the habit of taking photos. In the past few years I have been buying flasks from Peter, should have plenty of material to photograph eventually.

I especially like photos of other people's indoor growing areas. I need to get busy and take photos of my own to share.

Doreen


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 Post subject: Re: New Forum for members to introduce themselves
PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 3:19 pm 
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There's nothing I could add to what Adrienne and Brian wrote so well - my husband and I are very happy to be members of the forum family here (what a wonderful expression Brian found here!!!) and as many here know we share an account as it is our common hobby but my hubby doesn't like to write in English - so I'm the "communication officer" for both of us here ;) ;) ;)
We also love to see other member's photos - so feel encouraged, Doreen - looking forward to see your photos!
So in other words - welcome to the forum!!!

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 Post subject: New Forum for members to introduce themselves
PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2013 4:17 am 
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Hello Doreen Dan Selamat datang Pak Ahmad! Senang Ada org Indonesia lagi! Wah koleksinya keren2 Pak!


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 Post subject: Forum for members to introduce themselves
PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 7:29 pm 
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Location: Kuching, sarawak, malaysia
Hi everyone,
I'm Robert from Borneo Island. I've been growing orchids for 2 years. currently i have some phalaenopsis and bulbophyllum. I hope to increase my collection as time goes by. My other interest was growing orchid seeds in flask, and naturally as a starter my first experimental plants were phal. bellina and phal. borneensis. These were common phals which were not worth venture into flasking,i was told, but nevertheless being new and excited i need to try out from the artificial pollination i had successful created.

Thanks peter for allowing me to join the forum.

Robert


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 Post subject: Re: New Forum for members to introduce themselves
PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 9:11 pm 
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Welcome, Robert! You've come to a wonderful place to share your love of orchids of all kinds. Please don't hesitate to ask any questions.


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 Post subject: Re: New Forum for members to introduce themselves
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 Post subject: Re: New Forum for members to introduce themselves
PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 8:15 pm 
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Howdy All,
I had the pleasure of meeting Peter and Ben and other Texas Phal people at the International Slipper symposium last weekend. I am an avid slipper freak but have been wading in species Phals for several years and it is time to ramp it up. I am a Landscape / Horticulturist by trade, but orchids are my weakness. I have an orchid green house with @ 1000 paphs and only a couple dozen phals. Time to change that an I look forward to the insight from this group.
Cheers,
Rob Gennari
Glendale Botanicals


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 Post subject: Re: New Forum for members to introduce themselves
PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 8:24 pm 
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Rob - welcome again. What part of Massachusetts are you located?

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