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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    Those strange looking buds bloomed. They look much like one GF posted above.

    I believe they are the same.... Nice. :_) Been very busy lately and haven't really worked in my garden lately. Of course, I hire someone to work there for me every now and then, but it's no the same. Thanks for posting this. It made my day.

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    The Blooms in my garden as of this morning. :_>

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    I am so unlucky that if I fall into a barrel full of D*ick**s, I'd come out sucking my own thumb!

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    The Blooms in my garden as of this morning. :_>
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    Very nice orchids Fawn. Where are you purchasing your plants from? I live near Udon Thani and recently started looking around for orchid plants to purchase. I bought a couple of Udon Sunshine plants and am currently looking online to purchase some flowering plants. Do you have any recommendations on where to buy reasonably priced orchid plants?

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    ^ She doesn't live in Thailand, Rick.

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    Never mind then. It does say Thai Expat above her avatar.

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    Glad this thread was bumped!




    A blossomless orchid bought from a hill tribe lady three or four years ago finally shines.
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    Very nice.

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    Hope you find a reliable orchid supplier in Thailand Rick.

    I don't live in Thailand anymore, but I used to for 7 years. I still travel there every now and then to see friends and sometimes, even travel to Patters to find love and date strange men. Kidding about that last bit.

    Most of my orchids are purchased all over PI like Cebu, Davao, Cotabato, Palawan. When I see something I fancy, and if I have the cash with me, I go gaga all the way. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    Glad this thread was bumped!




    A blossomless orchid bought from a hill tribe lady three or four years ago finally shines.
    WOW. At least, you've got the guts to buy orchids without actual blooms. I usually just buy stuff that are in bloom. Too impatient.....

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    Thanks for that Fawn. How much do you typically pay on average? I will find a reliable source here in Thailand eventually, but in the meantime, I am just purchasing individual plants.

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    Have a look on the 'Thai flowers' topic G F, some orchids there for you.

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    There are a lot of orchids for sale on the road to kai yai (from Mitrapap Road to Kao Yai). Too far for you I think Rick but if you're passing it might be worth stopping by to see if there's anything there you like.

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    Thanks Neverna. I have a family trip to Samui planned in April and will try to stop there on the way back home. In the meantime, I will keep looking around locally.

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    ^ There is a big difference in the orchids bought on the roadside and the ones from a nursery.

    From the roadside are usually native plants brought from the jungle. A lot of time the people selling them have no idea what they are or what the flowers will look like. (And will tell you anything to get you to buy!) You might get a dud or a treasure. At any rate, whatever you get will be hardy but blooming only once a year.

    Nursery plants are usually hybrids which bloom several times a year if watered regularly. They are the ones with the showier flowers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickschoppers View Post
    Thanks for that Fawn. How much do you typically pay on average? I will find a reliable source here in Thailand eventually, but in the meantime, I am just purchasing individual plants.
    Between 250 pesos to 3,000 pesos. The Denrobiums are usually 250-500. The Vandas especially, the Vanda Sanderiana cost 500-3000. The White Phalaenopsis are priceless. Can't be sold or travelled outside Palawan.

    The good thing about orchids is that their blooms usually lasts 2-4 weeks. They're so worth the hassle.

    Hope you find a reliable orchid supplier. Enjoy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by birding View Post
    Have a look on the 'Thai flowers' topic G F, some orchids there for you.
    Will do for sure Birding.

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    I love orchids. They last quite a long time and not much care needed.

    I went to visit an orchid farm in Chiang Mai. Never realized how many types of orchids there were.

    Nice pics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    ^ There is a big difference in the orchids bought on the roadside and the ones from a nursery.

    From the roadside are usually native plants brought from the jungle. A lot of time the people selling them have no idea what they are or what the flowers will look like. (And will tell you anything to get you to buy!) You might get a dud or a treasure. At any rate, whatever you get will be hardy but blooming only once a year.

    Nursery plants are usually hybrids which bloom several times a year if watered regularly. They are the ones with the showier flowers.
    Good info. It probably explains why my orchids have rarely bloomed, although poor plant care could also be a factor.

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    I killed plenty of orchids in the past, mainly from not giving them enough light. Gotta find the balance between full sun and shade. They need a lot of water, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    I killed plenty of orchids in the past, mainly from not giving them enough light. Gotta find the balance between full sun and shade. They need a lot of water, too.
    That's a good comment.
    Do you have any good sources in C Mai/Doi Sakhet areas please?

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    Khantian Market behind Tesco-Lotus on the Super Highway. As you probably know already, it’s kind of hard to find your way around there. So here goes...

    If you are on the road coming straight out the back gate of Tesco-Lotus parking lot, go all the way to where it’s obvious you are leaving the flower market area, and turn left. That puts you at a fork. Go right into the smaller soi. That will put you in the middle of the orchid sellers.

    Any of those vendors have nice plants, but the big shop on the left side has an owner who speaks English very well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    I killed plenty of orchids in the past, mainly from not giving them enough light. Gotta find the balance between full sun and shade. They need a lot of water, too.
    I put them in a spot where they get a minimum of 6 hrs of sun as orchids are sun worshippers. Its okay to water them a lot if mounted on driftwoods. If not, I don't water much to prevent root rot.

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    Looking at your photos, Graceless Fawn, it seems you never have a dull moment in your garden! Lucky you for the climate to make it happen .

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    Quote Originally Posted by GracelessFawn View Post
    I put them in a spot where they get a minimum of 6 hrs of sun as orchids are sun worshippers. Its okay to water them a lot if mounted on driftwoods. If not, I don't water much to prevent root rot.
    Mine are all over the yard but seem to thrive when attached to d coconut tree.

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