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Old May 1, 2006, 5:30 AM   #1
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Orchids are usually cultivated in immense nurseries via a cloning technique. This ensures that each propagated orchidhas exactly the same characteristics as its original parent.

The beginning plants are molecular in size almost and they are gently coaxed into survival in Erlenmeyer flasks until they approach fingernail size. Gradually these are planted in larger and larger pots until they bloom into the plants and flowers that get oohs and aahhs.


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Old May 1, 2006, 12:47 PM   #2
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Ooooh....one of my favourite plants!! In my experience growing orchids, they seem like slow growers...unless I don't have the right conditions but I have managed to get them to bloom! Woohoo! :-)It must take awhile before these orchid farms are ready to ship for market! I find your image and info about orchids very informative...thanks a bunch for posting it!!

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Old May 2, 2006, 2:14 AM   #3
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Thanks stitchbabe.

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Old May 2, 2006, 5:09 PM   #4
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Nice shot, selvin. I like the DOF you chose. It would be interesting to see this same picture but taken with a wide-angle lens!
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