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Old 03-17-2013, 06:04 AM
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Signs of addiction?

So was out browsing the garden centre yesterday came across a Burragear Nelly Isler which was reduced to 5. Don't particulary go for complex hybrids ordinarily and even less oncidium etc hybrids. But hey, 5 and it looked large and healthy. Unfortunately the mrs wasnt there to put me off buying it... Just have to find space now!
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Ooh, one of my favorites! This one blooms multiple times a year, is fragrant, and so pretty. I don't think it is a sign of addiction, just good taste.
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Your mere presence here is a strong indicator of addiction.

Time to work on your stock phrases:

"No dear. That's not a new plant. You just don't remember it."

or one of my favorites:

"It's just been out in the greenhouse." - which is true, even if it is a new addition.
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There will always be room for one more
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Your mere presence here is a strong indicator of addiction.

Time to work on your stock phrases:

"No dear. That's not a new plant. You just don't remember it."

or one of my favorites:

"It's just been out in the greenhouse." - which is true, even if it is a new addition.
My best one was "it's grown since last time you noticed it darling!!!
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My line is " oh it was a gift". and i also use " oh no no no i just divided one plant into two".
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I won it at the OS meeting! (He's always asleep when I come home )
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I won it at the OS meeting! (He's always asleep when I come home )
thats a good one.
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My mrs is also an orchid grower, i have to hide them in the deepest, darkest corner of the greenhouse or she will spot something is different...
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Ah, that is bad...unless you say you bought it for her! And you were just trying to get it to bloom to surprise her!
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My mrs is also an orchid grower, i have to hide them in the deepest, darkest corner of the greenhouse or she will spot something is different...
Surely that's a bit difficult when it comes to buying a high light specimen? Mind you, the other quotes could be used in place of hiding the plant and all are very suitable!!!!!

Plus, if she is an orchid grower too then she is probably on to you and your scam is rumbled already or she is doing it too!!!!
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Surely that's a bit difficult when it comes to buying a high light specimen? Mind you, the other quotes could be used in place of hiding the plant and all are very suitable!!!!!

Plus, if she is an orchid grower too then she is probably on to you and your scam is rumbled already or she is doing it too!!!!
Yeah, it doesnt allways work but it's easier to buy then get permission later,
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Well, I got to use my excuse tonight!!! Will (my long suffering partner) came home from sea and I showed him my new flower spike (shown on another thread but I'm very excited about it!!!) and he thought it was a new orchid. I had to chuckle as my "it's grown since the last time you saw it" really was true!!!!
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Seedlings and miniatures are much easier to sneak into the collection. When I do get larger orchids, I just claim I am repotting a seedling. It is always important to hide the box in which they shipped. My kids are the ones that give me the dark looks and comment. Spouse is supportive.
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