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  1. Droopy

    Droopy Slug Slaughterer Plants Contributor

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    I'm happy-happy-happy and can't believe my luck. I'm jumping up and down here and it's very hard to type but I really had to tell someone. :sete_056:

    Mother went to visit our garden friend and brought me home a Tibetan orchid, and it's had a bloom this year which means it will have a bloom next year too, or at least I hope so since it's got the size for it. :setf_052:

    I need to try and breathe a bit, but it's very hard! :D

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  2. toni

    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    That is a beauty. Blooms only once a year? How long with the bloom last?

    Okay, breathe..... ....breathe....
    ................. breathe...............breathe

    Stop jumping up and down and breathe :D
     
  3. Droopy

    Droopy Slug Slaughterer Plants Contributor

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    Toni, most of our plants outside blooms once a year, and only a few last longer than two-three weeks. Most last for a week. That's why we've got such an enormous amount of different perennials.
     
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    Canadian Chelsea In Flower

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    I'm feeling your happy vibes!!! :stew2:

    Now that is one interesting looking plant :eek:

    How very unusual. I like it :-D and have a lot of questions about it like what kind of conditions does it need?

    So where are you going to put it? In a special place?
     



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  5. EJ

    EJ Allotmenteer Extraordinaire

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    Gorgeous! Another gorgeous plant to add to your gorgeous collection.
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    I'm trying very, very hard to be excited for you Droopy but it's soooo hard when I'm turning pea green!! What a real beauty the new addition to your garden family the Tibetan orchid is. Neither wonder you're such a happy bunny. :smt026
     
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    cajunbelle Daylily Diva

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    Droopy, I think you may be excited. lol

    I don't blame you, that is a beauty.
     
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    Netty Chaotic Gardener Plants Contributor

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    I love it! :D
     
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    kuntrygal Texas Rose

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    That is a true beauty. Now ... take a deep breath... now again... that's good...now again!!!! :D :D
     
  10. Droopy

    Droopy Slug Slaughterer Plants Contributor

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    I'm still over the moon. :D

    It's an acid-soil plant that likes well-drained but moist conditions, light to medium soil and sun but part shade. I've got a very special place for it, near the house, so I can keep an eye on it. :D
     
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    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    That plant is a real looker.
    Boy, I sure wish I had one of those too. I'm as green as a pea! :D

    That big, purple belly that it has is just a stunning thing to see.

    oh, you lucky, lucky person, you! Congrats.
    Did your man find it interesting as well? ;)

    BTW...thanks for posting that title. I've always wondered how one spelled that word.
     
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    Droopy your excitement is contagious! :smt041 That is one of the most unusual looking plants I have ever seen. I need to be educated though. Is this a rare plant? I am so happy for you to have acquired this plant for your garden. Your mother is so good!
     
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    Droopy Slug Slaughterer Plants Contributor

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    Tammy, it's not your everyday nursery plant. They're a bit hard to come by and horribly expensive so that's why I'm so very happy. :D I've drooled over it for three years, and waited for an opportunity.

    Yes, my husband is also very happy. :D I don't know how you spell that word, I just wrote it the way I said it when I got the news from mother. :D

    I hope some of our English-speaking Stewbies can submit the word with correct spelling.
     
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    cherylad Countess of Cute-ification Plants Contributor

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    Just simply beautiful! Congrats!
     
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    So happy for you. You do have such unusual plants, Droopy. This one is a lovely color. Enjoy!!
     

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