First off, Happy New Year!
Secondly, in 2010 I will aim to do the following with regard to plants:
Water better. This includes keeping a closer eye on all plants and learning more about the cultural needs, using proper soil (I’m pretty ok at that), and fertilizer for each plant in my collection.
Keep better records. I have begun a spreadsheet where I will list the plants I have and include pictures, flowering time, last re-potting and so on.
Limit or cut out the purchase of NOID plants (that sort of beige Phal with the orange is a much less useful name than Dtps. Sogo Tris ‘MP0890’), orchids especially. Preferably (with regards to orchids at least) I will try to limit my purchases to awarded varieties (Onc. Sharry Baby ‘Sweet Fragrance’ AM/AOS) and species (Ludisia discolor) though in the event that there’s a super awesome variety that hasn’t been awarded I won’t really say no.
Improve pest control. I will not bring home a plant known to have any scale &/or mealybugs. Period. I have too much to lose if I do bring home any bad pests. Also, quarantine all new plants for a reasonable period.
NOID Cymbidium, which I also apparently don’t know what it needs in terms of water and resting etc or it would be in spike right now.
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