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Thursday, May 19, 2005

I'm so glad that there's morality in the White House

If the Democrats won, who knows who would be invited to the White House?

Bill is very jealous right now

Friday, May 13, 2005

I can do Friday orchid blogging too. This is a lovely paph from Hausermann that I bought last year. This picture was taken a few months ago when it bloomed again. Posted by Hello

Sunday, May 01, 2005

Sunday Orchid Blogging

On Saturday I went down to Villa Park to Orchids by Hausermann

They had a seminar on growing orchids in the home. I knew a lot of it, I've been growing orchids for over 20 years on and off. I've tried a lot of things and really come around to just putting everything in plastic pots with bark and watering them once a week or so depending on the pot size. Big ones are ok for a week, small pots need some water in the middle of the week. I use solid clay for those that look topheavy. I hate when they fall over.

Most of my orchids spent last year in those ceramic pots with holes in the side. They are a real pain, water and bark comes out the side and they're so heavy it's hard to tell they're dry.

I spent Saturday afternoon repotting everything. It's a good time to repot, all my orchids are putting out new roots. So everything except a few still in bloom are in plastic or solid clay pots.

I'll post happy orchid pictures tomorrow. Right now the laundry calls.