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Old February 21st, 2007, 11:07 PM
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This is my vanilla orchid I got it as a cutting it's appox 7 years ago this is the first bloom. The blooms open in the morning and close at night never to open again if they are hand Pollinated they can produce vanilla beans this is my first time trying this wish me luck.

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I'll take a vanilla ice cream cone when the beans are processed.
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Very nice! Aahh, Mehawk, I think you are confused .
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Old February 22nd, 2007, 01:19 PM
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Hey Mehawk if I can get the flowers pollinated by hand before the flowers close then cure the flower correctly to make vanilla beans then I will be sure to buy an ice cream maker blend the vanilla beans with cream and eggs to make you a vanilla bean ice cream. I'm just excited to get that orchid to bloom it only took 7 years
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I grow orchids too.
Mostly the Phalaenopsis and Encylia varity.
They are easy to grow. I have them in my kitchen window.
Right now there are 2 blooming with 6 flowers each.
I love them. So beautiful.
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I grow orchids too.
Mostly the Phalaenopsis and Encylia varity.
They are easy to grow. I have them in my kitchen window.
Right now there are 2 blooming with 6 flowers each.
I love them. So beautiful.
Carole 8)
I also grow Phalaenopsis I have a pale green and purple one in bloom. I grow cattlleyas, cymbidium, and dendrobiums. The only orchids I can grow outside is the cymbidiums however the last frost caused a lot of damage. My dad, grandmother, and uncle grow cymbidiums they grow the Maderia lsland type which have smaller cream colored blooms. I think it gives them a connection to the place they were born.
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Wow, that is fascinating. I'm not very good at growing anything. I think it is because I keep my house at 80 - I just freeze otherwise. I also sometimes forget to water.

It is a beautiful orchid. Thank you for sharing it with us.
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Wow, that is fascinating. I'm not very good at growing anything. I think it is because I keep my house at 80 - I just freeze otherwise. I also sometimes forget to water.

It is a beautiful orchid. Thank you for sharing it with us.
Hey VTJen Orchids like 80 dergee weather and only like to be watered and fed once a week. sometimes I forget and it's once every two weeks. But that is not recommended. I keep most my orchids in the bathroom they like the humidity from the shower.
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This is probably a silly question but does it smell like vanilla? My mom loves growing flowers and I know she has never had one of these, Carla
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Hello, is this what chit chat is like, its brilliant and so relaxing. Wish I had found it earlier. 8)

And no a vanilla plant does not smell like vanilla
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Hello, is this what chit chat is like, its brilliant and so relaxing. Wish I had found it earlier. 8)

And no a vanilla plant does not smell like vanilla
I agree the flower don't have your much of a scent at all. Do you have one davidbgood it so have you ever gotten vanilla beans from it? and how?
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