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It seems like forever since my last blog post! I have my new computer, but still have a few wrinkles to fix. I'm currently trying to decide what to use for a photo editing program. I"m trying out Picassa, but I'm not sure I like it very much. If you have any suggestions, please leave a comment!

Today I went to the 35'th Annual Genesee Region Orchid Show and Sale. After 3 years of saying "I'm going to buy an Orchid this year" I finally bought one! 
I had at some point decided that my first orchid was going to be a Phalaenopsis (fayl-eh-NOP-siss). This is not a Phalaenopsis; it is a Dendrobium (den-DROH-bee-um). I picked it partly because of its color - I really wanted white - and also because it's more upright than 'Phal'. It's called 'Love Memory 'Fizz''.

I also picked up this book and culture sheets. The sheets cover the basics of each variety of orchid. The book is titled 'Your First Orchid' and is published by the American Orchid Society. The chapters are:
  1. Where to Grow
  2. Watering and Fertilizing
  3. What Kind Is It
  4. Repotting Orchids
  5. What's Wrong With It?
  6. Diseases and Insects
  7. So You Want More

I've only read bits and pieces, but it looks like it will be a very informative book. If anyone wants to recommend any other books, leave a comment, and I'll be sure to look for them at the library.
PS - I did take pictures at the show, and will try to post them soon!

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