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And if you're watching us on Facebook live, you can also post your questions and comments, right there on our page during the broadcast. Now, here's Brian main, John Bagnasco and tiger Palo FOX on the garden America radio in media network. It is our number two. We have fixed a little video situation Facebook live tiger, Johnny on the spot with that. Hopefully things will continue. It is our number two and six minutes after the hour. Bob Reed Miller sitting in for John NASCAR today. John back next week talking, pal FOX. I'm Brian main, this was a great hour for questions comments, no matter what anything you're thinking about in the industry gardening. Horticulture. Give us a call. Eight five five four two four nine to five. You can also reach us right here, Facebook live in Valencia question immediately things looking good. Welcome. You made it through the first hour. Bob, I always make it through the first one second one. Oh, I see. This is this is the hour and we decided after the show today for those listening and watching that our podcast will be all about orchids. We've got Bob, Bob. You started off in orchids. Right. Well, it was a kind of a hobby thing, I was growing staghorn ferns for years and selling them out of the backyard and whatever. Somebody. I mean that's to me. That's is that really mainstream. Staghorn ferns. It was back in the seventies. Yeah. Started and it was. You know, the kid from New Jersey in never seen one before. And then saw one in found out, how easy was to grow them here, especially in southern California. And before I knew it, I had hundreds of them, and so started selling them. But then I got involved, the orchids through a friend of mine and wind up working part time for salon orcas in Swansea beach, and did that for about two years, and I would just go there on weekends and sometimes I get paid in orcas. Okay. So help me with my situation. I love orchids. I've come to really appreciate them in the past couple of two or three years. And like roses orchids are up there. Yeah. But the problem is, they're not always in bloom. So for a great deal of the year, I'm going to have three or four green leaves, but I. I want something that's can you buy a couple of two or three and have them staggered in terms of when they're going to bloom. Absolutely. Is this going to ruin our podcast? We all listen. What we're kind of getting into aren't we? Yes. A five to say, well, that was a good tease. Yeah. I'm glad you said that don't go any further. So we're going to be talking about orchids gonna talk about cycling ferns. Well, you know what? Why not staggering ferns? We're talking about this is what attached to like a wall or something top of a door. They're still one of my, my love. So I just love him. And I don't have any place to even grow them. Now, there's still some over at my mom's house and couple of nephews have some but yet, they're so simple to take care of in the typically grow on trees up in the jungles. And so that's why you always see the mountain fight. Yes. Very good. He's learning after all these mean it just needs a host, just need somebody to hang onto. I noticed a couple of weeks ago tiger and I did alive Facebook broadcast from Mission Hills nursery, and I saw some staghorn ferns. Yeah, I did. Right. I mean. Rounded by sewer. And, and they make good basket subjects to, if you plant to help at a basket case, that's, that's why I knew about him. But you put two or three or four around around basket, and they'll completely become this giant round ball of ferns. And because, you know, what's funny, one of the biggest myths, and I used to I used to sell them every year twice a year at the Carlsbad fair down downtown, which is like I said the little business. Yeah. Okay. So this is like, the, the largest street fair in the country. Now, I think it has been for quite a few years. But I would get asked a thousand times if not once is it true, you feed them bananas. And my no more did that come from. I know in the sixties people were smoking bananas. Yeah. Banana peels. You know, I it's just one of those things that just got skewed I think urban legend. Yeah. The back shield FRANZ collect any detritus. It comes down out of the trees. Okay. So monkey poop old leaves, you know what that's the nutrients that's your fertilizer source, so innocence, anything that falls behind those FRANZ and composts becomes a food source. Well, somebody out in the yard with their Seguin ferns, and they're eating a banana and they go. Well, this is going to go in the compost, anyway. And they pitch it in bind the fronts and true in time it will break down become some kind of a food source, but I was always getting I heard, they'd be potassium is true, feed them bananas, and it's like no, they don't need bananas. They need nitrogen. There are fern, right. Okay. They don't look like a fern, but they are. And so it was constant battle to get people to stop throwing, I would tell them you can throw T bone steak back. There. L. Do just as well. But, you know, funny gonna take a long time, and it's gonna smell. Goan meal. Several several years ago, I really got into carnivorous plants. So John brought me pitcher plant, not, not a what's the. Venus Flytrap is the most common. So I got these pitcher plants. So, you know, you feed a little bugs and this, and that I don't know one day I found a huge insect or whatever. And I felt it and the next day or so thing died. And John said, what you did was a quivalent of giving somebody an entire Turkey enforcing get down there and thirty minutes. Basically, I, I'm thinking, oh, this is going to be good. Yeah. Nice big juicy insects. And it was anything. But for pound tomato were something. Yeah. To this day, those kind of plants fascinate me. Yeah, it was carnivorous plants. They're really interesting. And you know what's really interesting about them to is, especially like the sun do. And the and the Venus fly traps, they bloom very easily. Yeah. And they're really not hard to take care of people usually kill them with wait. We much I my hands raised right here because that's what I was doing. Yeah. Usually just a sunny window and let him sit in some water. They're good to go. So what are they going to be eating though, if they're not if you're not feeding him from the roots, also the substrate, whatever they're in? So they don't really need. No. It's an alternate food source. Okay. Yeah. And but they really nice balloons. Come up with a great flour on them. And some of them the pitcher plants have a really bizarre looking flower. Kind of a flat thing with holes. Now, would you say this is something else that, that's a trend that comes and goes, that's always, always? Always have kids, always there. Yeah. And I guess it would be great gate for kids. Absolutely right. They love them. And like you say they just kill them and then kill him. Yeah. In Carlsbad now at the local theatre they're doing. Same order. Little house, a horrible harse. Okay. Okay. Little shop of horrors. Yeah. Audrey too young play there. It sounds like it's really good. So might be worth going to see interesting. But that's one of those things that always keeps that going, you know, anybody here's better season than the kids want one. I gotta have one, you know, I had one when I was a kid and I did the same thing you did basically and kill it. L bind by stuffing the traps full of stuff. You know, I I don't know what it was. It was a huge fly. It was something, they couldn't get it down. Just big horse fly something. I thought this is going to be great this plants. Get a love. It is big emerald fig fruit Beatles. You know what I still don't like those? I know they're harmless. But you see that big green thing flying around, and you can hear it coming the size of the site of a hunting, birding. I love them. They're like a drunk pilot. Yeah. They don't know where they're going, and they're banging into status. Perfect. Yeah. Just kind of just watching them. And see what they're gonna hit next. The same things we call June bugs. They people regional thing, okay? Jersey or something completely different than what you guys call June bugs. Let me ask you lost target. What are you afraid of in the garden, the garden? You know what this'll be a good question? What bothers you or what is it makes you feel uncomfortable? Or is there any kind of a pest insect that, that you just like really put you over the I don't want to be near it? I don't like when a grasshopper grabs you. I've never been grandpa a grasshopper. It has like it has like Burs. They got little hooks and. Hook hooks on you. Hate that. And you can't get them off shake your hand. You do it, and they'll just stay on there. That's weird. I mean again, it's nothing that I'm like deathly afraid. I'm not gonna run out screaming but I just don't like that feeling the hook on you. Yeah. They're going to bite you. You know, I'm more scared of a bureau, wasp in that I've allergic, I'm not afraid of bees, as long as I know the European bees. Yeah. Because we have a lot of what they checked your passports say, how's that happening? We have a lot of ground cover. What is it? Red apple and his bees everywhere. I walk right there is it working? They're doing their thing. I'm not there. But but I think I don't know what I don't like I don't like bugs that are huge that can fly because when, when they can fly their get an advantage. Unless they're like a drunken pike. And if I can see the facial expression on an insect, that's way too this way, too big, and it can fly out of their mind, snakes, well, I don't mind snakes at all, like, don't always pay mind to surprise you gonna take a break and come back, sixty minutes after the hour, crystal clear video and Facebook.