Orchids forum: Rubin in Orchids

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Name: Albert David Abdool
Broward County, Florida

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May 9, 2011 1:05 PM CST
A trip to the Redlands, in South Florida, results in an impromptu visit to "Ruben's In Orchids". After a failed attempt to grow from the flask to adult, I had to stop by. Arriving, I found the sprinklers cranked, it was about 1 P.M., where I met Claudia and Ruben. Two very very approachable and the nicest people you'll ever have the pleasure of knowing. I had a million questions, so I asked for a tour.
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Now, the secret, revealed..Claudia explains the technique. Notice the quality of light, see the amount of shadow's..

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Now I'm ready to get my buying shoes on. These folks got the handle on Enc.'s and Onc.'s...
With these next foto's, you're gonna have to do an orchid "Eye Spy".. too many to list.






Name: Albert David Abdool
Broward County, Florida

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May 9, 2011 1:05 PM CST
The "Floof Scale" factor was on the increase..

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The fragrance engulfed me.... I became light headed.


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Name: Albert David Abdool
Broward County, Florida

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May 9, 2011 1:05 PM CST
I gave in and two ducklings followed me home. A smaller version of this monster here with the 4' spike..
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And....
An Onc. Mendenhall "Hildos" FCC/AOS, Spiking :)

Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
Sunset zone 22
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ctcarol
May 9, 2011 1:05 PM CST
Wow! What fun! Thumbs up
Name: Ken
Fredericton, N.B. Canada
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Ironwood
May 9, 2011 1:05 PM CST
Looks like a fantastic place to visit and bring home some fresh loot.
Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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hawkarica
May 9, 2011 1:05 PM CST
I agree with Ken. I'd love to take that tour.

Jim
Name: Kathy
Western MA

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boojum
May 9, 2011 1:05 PM CST
Albert I am going to make this its own thread in Shows and Greenhouse visits!
Name: Kathy
Western MA

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boojum
May 9, 2011 1:08 PM CST
Ah, here it is in its own glory. I buy from Rubin on ebay quite often. I love his Florida and Caribbean orchids best. It's great to see Claudia and the whole operation!
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
May 9, 2011 3:38 PM CST

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Holy smokes, what FUN. A kid in a candy-shop! Looks like a great place to visit.
Is the long spiker a Schomburgkia? And the 'Hildos' would be a beauty!
Name: Jo
Western Massachusetts
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belaschick
May 11, 2011 6:26 PM CST
Smiling Looks like a wonderful tour!
Name: Albert David Abdool
Broward County, Florida

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May 12, 2011 3:18 PM CST
The new "Hildos"
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The new Schomburgkia. If it's like the larger one in the pic.. The blooms will be pink...
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Though I'd pop this one in to show I have more pic's from Ruben's.
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
May 12, 2011 4:33 PM CST

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Ah, 'Hildos' is mounted like that. Great, it won't have to be re-potted.
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
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boojum
May 12, 2011 6:34 PM CST
That is a neat set up!

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