Orchids forum: Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, USA

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Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)

Morning Glories Adeniums Region: Delaware Salvias Composter Container Gardener
Garden Photography Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: United States of America
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Gerris2
Aug 9, 2010 8:42 AM CST
I am most fortunate to live within 30 minutes driving time of fabulous Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. I hope some day I have more leisure time to visit this great place, but now it seems we go only when relatives come to visit us. So when we do make the trip, one of my favorite places to visit is their Orchid Room. It is best to visit during the daytime so you can use natural light to take photographs, but night time is good because of their lighting makes the colors jump from the flowers.

Please enjoy the photographs I recently took on July 31, 2010. If only we could capture the intoxicating fragrance of these awesome flowers.

Best regards,

Joseph

Cattleya loddigesii ==>Thumb of 2010-08-09/Gerris2/d317cf
Cattleya g. Mrs. Mahler Mem Fred Tompkins ==>Thumb of 2010-08-09/Gerris2/880000
Miltonia ==>Thumb of 2010-08-09/Gerris2/7b61ab
Miltonia g. Andy Easton Mount Cuba ==>Thumb of 2010-08-09/Gerris2/94c1cc
Miltonia g. Lycaena cv. Stamperland ==>Thumb of 2010-08-09/Gerris2/97ce42
Miltonia Rouge cv California Plum - 2 photos ==>Thumb of 2010-08-09/Gerris2/a8ea6f
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Miltonia unnamed hybrid - 3 photos ==>Thumb of 2010-08-09/Gerris2/8aa4ec
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Orchid Habenaria rhodocheila South China and Indochina ==>Thumb of 2010-08-09/Gerris2/8f35c9
Orchid Hybrid x Laeliocattleya g. John Tomaske Hihimanu - 2 photos ==>Thumb of 2010-08-09/Gerris2/bb1dc5
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Orchid Hybrid x Laeliocattleya g. unnamed ==>Thumb of 2010-08-09/Gerris2/d24fae
Orchid Hybrid x Potinara g. Hoku Gem Freckles - 2 photos ==>Thumb of 2010-08-09/Gerris2/0f98d6
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Orchid Laelia crispa Brazil ==>Thumb of 2010-08-09/Gerris2/2ff580
Orchid x Degarmoara g. Winter Wonderland White Fairy ==>Thumb of 2010-08-09/Gerris2/6d605c
Orchid x Doritaenopsis g. unnamed hybrid ==>Thumb of 2010-08-09/Gerris2/fa20a9
Orchid x Laeliocattleya cv Harold Carlson - 3 photos ==>Thumb of 2010-08-09/Gerris2/64a8ba
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Orchid x Laeliocattleya cv Longriver Compton Ching Hua ==>Thumb of 2010-08-09/Gerris2/08fdf0
Orchid x Laeliocattleya cv Louis Merkel ==>Thumb of 2010-08-09/Gerris2/26b862


I will have to continue in a reply to this thread.
Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)

Morning Glories Adeniums Region: Delaware Salvias Composter Container Gardener
Garden Photography Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: United States of America
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Gerris2
Aug 9, 2010 8:45 AM CST
Orchid x Laeliocattleya g. De Loris Ziegfield cv Snowbird - 3 photos ==>Thumb of 2010-08-09/Gerris2/3ec993
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Orchid x Laeliocattleya g. Love Knot ==>Thumb of 2010-08-09/Gerris2/435988

and last but not least, Orchid x Laeliocattleya g. Mini Purple Irene
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Aug 9, 2010 1:39 PM CST

Moderator

Joseph, how nice of you to post all of these. The Orchid room at Longwood is beautiful!
Thanks so much for sharing!
Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)

Morning Glories Adeniums Region: Delaware Salvias Composter Container Gardener
Garden Photography Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: United States of America
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Gerris2
Aug 9, 2010 6:19 PM CST
Ursula,

You are most welcome. Photographs I can take but I lack the knowledge to make even a Phalaenopsis happy, so that is why I am here to change that.

Joseph
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
Charter ATP Member Spiders! Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: Pennsylvania Greenhouse Cactus and Succulents
Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Ponds Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Region: New Jersey
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Ursula
Aug 9, 2010 6:28 PM CST

Moderator

Joseph, I have the same problem, Phals shudder in my presence. Cattleyas are a lot easier!
Name: Kathy
Western MA

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Region: Northeast US Orchids Irises
Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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boojum
Aug 10, 2010 8:24 PM CST
Same here! These are such beautiful photos. Thanks so much for sharing them with us. I especially love the unnamed Laeliocattleya!!
Name: Kathy
Western MA

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Region: Northeast US Orchids Irises
Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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boojum
Aug 11, 2010 2:31 PM CST
Just keep coming back for more!! Be sure to put the named ones in the database, Joseph!! Don't worry about the names, I will fix them up!
Name: lindsey
wesley chapel, fl
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sugarcane
Aug 12, 2010 1:25 PM CST
Really nice Joseph, what great pictures!
lindsey
Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)

Morning Glories Adeniums Region: Delaware Salvias Composter Container Gardener
Garden Photography Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: United States of America
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Gerris2
Aug 12, 2010 2:42 PM CST
Thank you, Ursula, Kathy and Lindsey! Orchids are like Water Lilies, their
flowers shout TAKE MY PICTURE!!!! to nature photographers LOL.

I will get busy adding them to the database. I will transcribe the information that was on their ID tag.

I have a few other visits of photographs I will have to assess if they are worthy for prime time.
Name: lindsey
wesley chapel, fl
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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sugarcane
Aug 12, 2010 4:24 PM CST
Joseph, if they are not worthy of prime time you can still add them...just wait until after 10pm. Whistling
lindsey
Name: Kathy
Western MA

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Region: Northeast US Orchids Irises
Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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boojum
Aug 12, 2010 7:36 PM CST
Hilarious!
Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)

Morning Glories Adeniums Region: Delaware Salvias Composter Container Gardener
Garden Photography Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: United States of America
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Gerris2
Aug 13, 2010 5:04 AM CST
Too funny Lindsey, you are a riot. Hilarious!

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