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  1. robx

    Hello again, now from Olean, NY

    Yes, venustum, and that's it! Well, I did order a Phrag. pearcei - but that's it! A niveum or bellatum would be nice, I guess that's not too much, but that's it! I mean, a barbatum would be too much! Well, maybe one after a while... :)
  2. robx

    Hello again, now from Olean, NY

    Yes, the "just one more" philosophy seems to be a slippery slope! :)
  3. robx

    Hello again, now from Olean, NY

    Hi, did you miss me? I joined slippertalk about 4 years ago, ready to start my paph empire, starting orchid seeds in jars, but this and that happened and I moved and gave away a lot and kept my favs plants and they languished. But they did not die, now I have landed in middle-of-nowhere...
  4. robx

    Chlorine fumigation seed method for Paphs

    Thanks for the congratulations everyone and thanks for the details Trithor - it really helps a lot to hear how other people handle the details!
  5. robx

    Chlorine fumigation seed method for Paphs

    Ha! Glad you caught that! No, I didn't make control flasks, although I did let them sit for two weeks to make sure they were clean, and I had no visible contamination in those two weeks. Controls would be a good idea but I'm not unhappy with this level of contamination given how...
  6. robx

    Chlorine fumigation seed method for Paphs

    Hi everybody, I am very happy to share this picture of green dots in a jar! This is my first batch of Paphs ever, P. bellatum and P. spicerianum, and half of them I did with a new method I wanted to try - chlorine fumigation. Chlorine fumigation sterilization is described here...
  7. robx

    old flowers: wither or clip

    Here's a survey question for everyone: What do you do when a flower starts to fade? - clip it as soon as it starts to go? (green clip) - wait until it dies back to clip it? (dry clip) I have always felt that he plant is busy sucking nutrients out of a withering flower so best to leave...
  8. robx

    Hsinying Rubyweb x Hsinying Pitch

    Spectacular! Looks like if you called it a "lady slipper" it would smack you in the face!
  9. robx

    Selling most of my paphs...

    Yikes! Yea, the other thing we did is throw out lots of stuff. Turned my aunt into a bit of a minimalist and she says she's happier for it. Something I'd like to do but never seems to happen, being the family's repository for late ancestor's belongings. Good luck. I would certainly be...
  10. robx

    Selling most of my paphs...

    We had a similar problem in my aunt's house. A 60+ year old house in Texas, brown recluse spiders would show up magically in every room, in numbers. We tried fumigating (unprofessionally) and my aunt was ready to sell the house. What did work was caulk and spray foam. We went sort of...
  11. robx

    primulinum

    Wonderful! Nothing like the excitement of a first bloom. Great photo too!
  12. robx

    Greetings from Philadelphia

    Hi from Florida! From a fellow lurker, there is a wealth of great info here!
  13. robx

    Paph spicerianum

    Beautiful. So much fun to watch them open. Mine is about a week behind yours!
  14. robx

    Any Ideas?

    Whatever it is, it's super cool!
  15. robx

    Survey

    Hmm, for me it's a toss up between the transistor and the poptart.
  16. robx

    home-depot-ensis

    AH, thanks! I didn't think of searching the registry with the seed and pollen parents reversed. It's a great plant. One of my daughters gave it the clonal name "Maleficent". Nice! Hmm, maybe I'll have to add Lowe's to my garden center circuit. Now I pay a little more attention to that...
  17. robx

    home-depot-ensis

    yes, home depot, I only saw them there once last month. I even went to other stores and never saw any more. The came from Sun Bulb Co. in central Florida, and guessing from the parents Ching Hua in Taiwan before that.
  18. robx

    home-depot-ensis

    Here are a couple I picked up at a local garden center already in flower: P. Hsinying Rubyweb '#3' X P. Magic Leopard 'Midnight Magic' AM/AOS (two photos below) P. fairrieanum 'Red Glen #10' X P. Hsinying Glory '#5' (two photos below) I'm a sucker for big dark...
  19. robx

    Hi from Florida

    Thanks for all the welcomes. To grow Cyprepediums, of course!
  20. robx

    Hi from Florida

    Hi everyone, I am a longtime orchid grower who has finally seen the light and finding my plant collection is gradually turning into all Paphiopedilums! I started growing orchids in Buffalo, New York, before coming to South Florida for school and worked for a while for Fennell Orchid...
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