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lothianjavert

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Hello!!

I've happened upon Slippertalk a couple of times, and instead of lurking, finally decided to join!

My husband and I were bitten by the orchid bud about 5 years ago, after buying our first orchid, the typical "home depot dendrobium". We then found a local orchid grower, they were a huge help, and referred us to our local OS, and to other vendors/growers. (they (TLG) really helped us in terms of setting up our first light room, pests, best genera to start with, etc.)

So, 5 years ( I think?) have passed, and we are finally building our greenhouse. We moved this past summer, we've been saving and planning for a few years now, all with the intention of building a greenhouse. :) Meanwhile, our plants are managing in the garage.... not the best situation, but they are surviving, even though blooming isn't at optimum quality. I can't wait until we're in! (looking like this spring... electric is almost done now though, so we can start on the heat!! :clap: )

As for what we grow... a relatively wide variety of phals, paphs, a few phrags, some catt species and a few hybrids, and assorted random odd species (dockrillias seem to be accumulating....and some neofinetias have arrived... :rollhappy: ) There isn't much we don't like, though cool/cold growers aren't our forte.
 

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Welcome, again! And congratulations on the greenhouse. I'm sure it will be an adjustment but you are well on your way. I look forward to hearing about all of the moving in in the future.
 

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Welcome from a fellow newbie. I'm trying to get my husband hooked on orchids. We'll be going to the Orchid display at the NY Botanical Garderns and I already have a contractor coming to give us an estimate on a conservatory that would be orchid friendly. I'm convincing him of the added value it would be for our house.....heh heh.
 
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Park Bear

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welcome, I'm sure you enjoy this place
 
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lothianjavert

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Sadly, we're not going to the paph forum this year :( Most of our $ have been devoted to the construction of the greenhouse, so it's put a crimp on things, but it'll be worth it!. (it's probably good that I'm NOT going... there'd be soooo much stuff I'd have to have.... :drool: )

I've never been to Woodstream, though I have purchased from them quite a few times at local shows. They have some nice complexes, as well as some neat species.
 

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Woodstream Orchids is also in Md. Unfortunately, they are located so far from anywhere that the (Deliverance) family hillbillies are afraid to go there. There are also a couple of good places for slippers in Va.
 

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