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Comment by Brian C on July 13, 2010 at 8:55pm

Comment by Brian C on July 13, 2010 at 8:55pm

Comment by Page Thomas z10/11 SFL on July 12, 2010 at 7:30am
Gydamarie what a beauty the color and shape of the leaves OMG :)
i been too busy w/work hardly anytime for play :( but thats OK
Still had enough time to buy myslef a Lady slipper :) hopefullly i will not kill i tried them before.Hope you are good have a great Day.
Happy Gardening,Page
PS i'll post a Pic later of the new Baby :)
Comment by cynthia snyderZ5 on July 9, 2010 at 10:34pm
Just beautiful!Such a dark purple.
Comment by cynthia snyderZ5 on July 9, 2010 at 5:04pm
that is a beautiful orchid! Love the color!Just gorgeous!
Comment by Brent Campbell on July 9, 2010 at 4:50pm
A beautiful orchid indeed. Thrilled is the word! Thanks for the photo.
Comment by cynthia snyderZ5 on July 8, 2010 at 2:43pm
That looks like a really healthy spike! You'll have to give us a peek when it blooms!
Comment by cynthia snyderZ5 on June 30, 2010 at 9:37pm
Hi GydaMarie, I'm glad you think my purple spotted phal looks ok. I'll try and order some worm tea. I didn't know you could use it as an insecticide.I'm always up for using organic things.
Comment by Page Thomas z10/11 SFL on June 28, 2010 at 10:02pm
Bob i hope it works for you Elmer's glue hmm, usually Cinnamon stays on the plant no problem.I'm always up for learning somthing new :)
Happy Gardening,Page
Comment by cynthia snyderZ5 on June 28, 2010 at 9:36pm
Hi GydaMarie, The one that was doing the wilting was the one I just repotted. I might try a humidity tray. It seems to be a strong plant it has really big roots. The blooms would start to wilt and I would water it and they would perk back up.
I am using shultz orchid food really weak. I bought some fertilizer called "worm poop"(no kidding!)maybe I will try that instead.I haven't seen worm tea in my local stores , I may have to see if I can order some.

My other phal, keeps blooming but the plant looks small and week compared to the other one, and the roots on the top don't look good.


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