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Name: Sheryl
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sheryl
Mar 16, 2011 8:43 PM CST
Kathy invited me to post a few pics here of my recent trip to the Botanical Gardens in Berlin. Although March is probably not the best time to visit the grounds, their glass houses were very nice. Unfortunately there wasn't a huge amount of blooms in the orchid house, but I'll show what I did get.

If you see any mistakes in naming, I apologize - none of the signage was in English and a few (very few) were not there at all.

Dendrobium fimbriatum - #1

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#2

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Name: Sheryl
Hot, hot, hot, Feenix, AZ (Zone 9b)
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sheryl
Mar 16, 2011 8:45 PM CST
Coelgyne cristata:

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Name: Sheryl
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sheryl
Mar 16, 2011 8:46 PM CST
Dendrofilium filiforme:

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Name: Sheryl
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sheryl
Mar 16, 2011 8:48 PM CST
These were only labled as Paphiopedilum Spp. - #1

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Name: Sheryl
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sheryl
Mar 16, 2011 8:50 PM CST
I think this is the same plant -? #2

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Name: Sheryl
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sheryl
Mar 16, 2011 8:52 PM CST
#3 - I think my overall favorite -

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Name: Sheryl
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sheryl
Mar 16, 2011 8:53 PM CST
Pholidota ventricosa:

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Name: Sheryl
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sheryl
Mar 16, 2011 8:54 PM CST
Cattleya hybride 'Celler Ruhm':

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Name: Sheryl
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sheryl
Mar 16, 2011 8:56 PM CST
X Angulocaste 'Olympus Everest':

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Name: Sheryl
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sheryl
Mar 16, 2011 8:57 PM CST
Zygopelatum hybrid:

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Name: Kathy
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boojum
Mar 16, 2011 9:46 PM CST
Great pics, Sheryl!! Thanks so much for posting them. They have a good variety.
I especially like the Angulocaste 'Olympus Everest.'
I'd say the second paph is a different one.
Thanks again!
Name: lindsey
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sugarcane
Mar 17, 2011 1:44 PM CST
Nice Sheryl..great shots!
lindsey
Name: Carol
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ctcarol
Mar 17, 2011 6:48 PM CST
Thank you for sharing, Sheryl !
Name: Sheryl
Hot, hot, hot, Feenix, AZ (Zone 9b)
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sheryl
Mar 17, 2011 7:50 PM CST
Gladly, I'm happy that you all enjoyed them.

There were, of course, tons more - they just weren't in bloom.
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Name: Kathy
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boojum
Mar 17, 2011 7:58 PM CST
Just like here! Hilarious!
Name: Ursula
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Ursula
Mar 19, 2011 4:19 PM CST

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Sheryl, thanks for posting!! Nice pictures.
How did you like Berlin otherwise?
Name: Sheryl
Hot, hot, hot, Feenix, AZ (Zone 9b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Southwest Gardening Keeps Horses Dog Lover Cat Lover Permaculture
Butterflies Birds Cottage Gardener Herbs I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises
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sheryl
Mar 19, 2011 4:46 PM CST
Admittedly, I had been spoiled by another trip to Germany. Berlin sustained so much damaged during the bombing in WWll that 90% of their buildings have been built since the 1950's, making it lot less charming (although probably much more efficient) than the medieval little towns that you still find all over Europe. Much of Berlin's history centers on WWll and the Cold War - The Berlin Wall, Check-point Charley, the bunkers, etc. which is interesting, but there wasn't a whole lot new for me. I do regret not going to the Jewish Museum there - I've heard it's great and takes a very through look at the past 2000 years, not just the WWll/ Holocaust period. Last trip we saw the Holocaust museum in Nuremberg - it really made an impression on me.

I'm sure Berlin is a much prettier city once the grass and trees green up. I think one of the greater draws is for the 20-30 something crowd - the night life is supposed to be terrific. When you snoozing by 10:30, though... Whistling

Here's a couple of shots of the Berlin Wall that still stands - it is now covered by artwork done in the 90's. Sorry the pics are so poor, they're through bus windows.
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