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Doret4321
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« on: August 27, 2010, 13:55:39 »

Hi Guys and Girls,

My name is Doret and I live in Mariental Namibia.  I am a total plant addict but for this addiction I live in a totally wrong country.

Dennis invited me to join and must admit now I am totally hooked.  I am totally clueless when it comes to bromeliads.  BUT what I have is one clue and that is that I instantly fell in love with this plants and now my plant wishlist are only getting longer and my troubles are getting more.

I am just a leave collector when it comes to that.  I am terrible at keeping names on the plants and most of the time I keep a list and learn them by heart.  Hope this doesn't make me a bad collector.  Details just isn't that import to me.  I guess in most people's books that makes me a terrible collector but hey I don't like too much information.   Cry  Each time I manage to get something new I promise myself now I am going to keep the names on.  But permanent markers are just not what they used to be.  Tongue

None of the plants that I collect are available in Namibia so it really is quite a mission to expand my collections but when you are able to import something it makes all the trouble worthwhile.

Hope to learn a lot on this forum.  The photo's I have seen so far has left me in awe.

YOu have really beautituful plants

Kindest
Doret


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« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2010, 15:15:44 »

Hi Doret!!!

Nice to see you have joined!

The best way to mark your plants is a pencil, it doesnt fade in the sun like a marker would.

It took me a very long time to get the names and pick up identifiying features of these great plants so dont stress it.
You will get there!

In the meantime enjoy the pics!

Cheers

Dennis
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« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2010, 15:29:07 »

Hi Doret

Nice to see you here Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2010, 14:54:36 »

hey Doret
sorry to here you find it hard to import plants into your country any way another idea would be to take pictures and write the name under the picture or just use photo hosting site like PhotoBucket my album is http://s258.photobucket.com/home/da_philman/allalbums i just add the names under the plant than you never loose the name, besides not listing the name doesn't necessary make you a bad collector. my plants are the best looking ones as I don't exactly look after them properly.

Phil
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« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2010, 10:49:04 »

Welcome Doret,

It doesn't matter what you do with your bromeliads as long as you enjoy them.

The way some of them multiply you may soon be supplying the Namibian markets Smiley

Rick
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