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I acquired this orchid prior to moving into my current home which is why I know it was at least 6 years ago that I bought it.  It has been a decent grower and the original plant has turned into 3 mountings in different areas in my garden.  Despite the plant growing fine, it never has flowered in those years.  About a week ago I noticed two unopened blossoms so I started checking on it daily.  Yesterday morning the first flower finally opened.  It didn't disappoint last night either with the fragrance noticeable from even just one open flower.  Thus far this orchid has required the most patience to get a bloom of any that I have grown.  I have a few others which I have had for a couple of years less that still haven't bloomed yet, so it may only hold the record temporarily.  Obviously I'm hoping it retains its record for my garden, as I want the others to bloom!




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