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    Paphiopedium - Lady Slipper (Orchid)

    I fell in love with this beauty last year, but opted not to purchase it because of the price.

    This one is in a smaller pot, so was reasonably priced.

    It reminds me of Hippeastrum Papilio...

    Paphiopedium Raisin Pie 'Hsinying' X Sib (Paph. Supersuk Eureka')

    Whew! That is a mouth full!

    Anyway, here it is.....
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    Side view...

    The Lady Slipper thing!
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    The foliage is even pretty...
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    Wowee-Zowee ! I hear they have some symbiotic soil microorganisms and that's one of the reasons they are so hard to remove from point of origin and make grow.
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    Beaautiful. I love lady slippers. I have had our native pink ones before and they do have to have a certain organism in the soil to survive. I can't spell it. I Have noticed that the potting soil I buy in bales has it in them. It is supposed to help other plants as well.
    I found it. It is a mycorrhizal fungi. It sems to be in rotting organics such as in the woods. You can actually buy it.
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    Oh. i have something called Myk that is used when planting trees shrubs etc. Sounds like the stuff.
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    That is it. When Marty worked in landscaping at the golf course he used this on the trees. Where did you get it?
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    At the nursery(Johnson's Garden Center). It's called : Myke Tree & Shrub Transplanter 0.2-0.2-1. It's $12.98 for 15 oz. If you can't find it, I can buy it for you and send it. Let me know. It's no problem.

    Rate is from 1/2 cup to 2 cups for 'container' diameters of 6-7 in to 12-15 inches. It doesn't work on rhododendron or blueberries.
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    Seems like 'Myke' has been busy. I was at Tree Top Nursery today and saw Myke for Transplanting Perennials & Annuals AND for vegetables !
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    Cathy, I'll look around at some of our nurseries and see if I can find some. I'd like to have it to put in my raised beds. Or I can probably find it online. Thanks for offering to send me some. I think it helps the plants take up nutrients better if I recall what I have read about it. ProMox is the potting soil I get at the wholesaler that has it in it.
    tennessee sue

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