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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

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Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
15793 Posts

Posted - Apr 25 2022 :  08:29:25 AM  Show Profile
I have had this Orchid plant for over 10 years, it has traveled back and forth to/from California - Washy...
Every year about this time she gives me Orchid babies..



It's funny I know many people are intimidated by orchids,,, but they really are quite easy to grow, they are not fussy plants.
They like light but not direct light, I spritz mine every few days and once a week I soak the roots in a bowl of water for a half hour, sometimes I let it soak several hours...
No soul, just use orchid bark or large pebbles to set your plant on.

Are there any other Orchid plant lovers here?

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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

5281 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
5281 Posts

Posted - Apr 25 2022 :  2:54:15 PM  Show Profile
Thatís a beautiful plant Grace. I have always wanted one but have been intimidated by them. I always hear they are so hard to keep alive so I have avoided them. Maybe I should just give one a try and see if I can keep it alive.

Krista
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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

3456 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
3456 Posts

Posted - Apr 25 2022 :  4:04:14 PM  Show Profile
very very pretty


Farming in WI

Michele
FGOTM June2019

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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

15793 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
15793 Posts

Posted - Apr 25 2022 :  10:49:57 PM  Show Profile
Krista,, they really are easy peasy... don't think of them as a potted plant, don't sit in direct sun light,,, this one isn't even in bark,, I have a wadded up plastic bag in the container to cradle the plant,, so I spritz/mist it 2-3 times a week,, and then once a week I put the plant in several inches of water to soak for at least 30min.
Easy peasy.

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Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

www.katmom4.blogspot.com & http://graciesvictorianrose.blogspot.com

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Dreamer42
True Blue Farmgirl

2133 Posts

April
Central Oregon
USA
2133 Posts

Posted - Apr 26 2022 :  7:16:19 PM  Show Profile
Beautiful!!

Dreamer42
Farmgirl Sister #7038
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levisgrammy
True Blue Farmgirl

8403 Posts

Denise
Beavercreek Ohio
USA
8403 Posts

Posted - Apr 27 2022 :  04:28:54 AM  Show Profile
Beautiful Grace!

~Denise
Sister #43~1/18/2007

"I am a bookaholic and I have no desire to be cured."

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suny58
True Blue Farmgirl

3724 Posts

Dianna
Jack Al.
USA
3724 Posts

Posted - Apr 27 2022 :  05:11:00 AM  Show Profile
Bloomin' beautiful Ms. Grace!! ;)

Farmgirl #7103
FGOTM January 2018
Dianna
"Blessed are they that see beautiful things in humble places, where other people see nothing." Pissarro
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AussieChick
Sharpshooter

180 Posts

Cindy
Bend Oregon
USA
180 Posts

Posted - Apr 28 2022 :  4:00:28 PM  Show Profile
Wow Grace! That certainly is a beautiful orchid. Yes, I love orchids too. My grandfather used to have a massive greenhouse full of orchids that he meticulously cared for - they were his babies! When he passed away, I inherited some of his cattleya and cymbidium orchids that can successfully grow outdoors in the shade here in Queensland, Australia. I also had a few King orchids which are native to Australia. They just attach themselves to a tree and away they go.

Farmgirl #6058
Farmgirl Sister of the Year 2021

"The happiest people don't have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything they have".
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

15793 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
15793 Posts

Posted - Apr 29 2022 :  10:43:28 PM  Show Profile
Cindy,, yes they grow quite easy in SO California,,,

Did you grandfather have 'Staghorn Ferns' as well.. another cool plant that does not need to grow in soil,, just attach to a piece of wood and hang out of direct light.. soak about once a week...



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Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

www.katmom4.blogspot.com & http://graciesvictorianrose.blogspot.com


Edited by - katmom on Apr 29 2022 10:48:14 PM
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StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

1811 Posts

Judith
Galt CA
USA
1811 Posts

Posted - Apr 30 2022 :  01:51:14 AM  Show Profile
My daughter would love your stag horn wall. She has one that is over 5 feet wide. Five of my cymbidiums are blooming now. They do grow easy here; just need protection if it gets colder than 28.

Judith

7932 FGOTM 6/21
I'm old and I do wear purple
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AussieChick
Sharpshooter

180 Posts

Cindy
Bend Oregon
USA
180 Posts

Posted - May 01 2022 :  9:06:39 PM  Show Profile
Yes, Grace! My grandfather did grow stag horns and elk horns. I love what you've done with the wall - looks fantastic!
By the way, thank you so much for the sweet farmgirl mail & the gorgeous cupcake pot holder pattern. I absolutely love it! It arrived this week at my parents' place - what a lovely surprise!! I'll have to post some pictures when I get some made.

Farmgirl #6058
Farmgirl Sister of the Year 2021

"The happiest people don't have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything they have".
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

15793 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
15793 Posts

Posted - May 02 2022 :  12:40:02 PM  Show Profile
OOPS! I should have mentioned,, the photo of the Stag Horn Ferns was 'bowered' from a site on Facebook,,, My Bad!

Cindy, glad the pattern arrived...

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Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

www.katmom4.blogspot.com & http://graciesvictorianrose.blogspot.com


Edited by - katmom on May 02 2022 12:40:54 PM
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

15793 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
15793 Posts

Posted - May 02 2022 :  12:43:04 PM  Show Profile
The local Botanical Garden, in Spokane has to most fabulous plant sales,, I know they have Stag Horns,,
I'll have to see if they sell them at their next plant sale!

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Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

www.katmom4.blogspot.com & http://graciesvictorianrose.blogspot.com

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Red Tractor Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

5727 Posts

Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
5727 Posts

Posted - May 06 2022 :  12:25:03 PM  Show Profile
Grace, your orchid is just gorgeous! Beautiful colors too.

Winnie #3109
Red Tractor Girl
Farm Sister of the Year 2014-2015
FGOTM- October 2018
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