Orchids forum: A Visit to VT and up the road

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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 22, 2011 8:20 PM CST
So I left my Coelogyne ochracea at the Amherst OS meeting. I wrote to Marc Gray hoping he packed up and had it and sure enough he did. I desperately missed it's scent so I arranged to go up today to pick it up. Marc has a greenhouse in Williamsville at his dad's, a little way up from Patti's (bbrookrd) VT home. Here he was doing a major repotting. He showed me around the land and all the wildflowers. And his rainbow trout and primulas. Plus his interesting orchid collection. His father is in a few pics.
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This last one, Maxillaria cucullata, was in need of repotting so I got a big chunk as a gift! Perfect timing! I did in a Max. at home today.
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 22, 2011 8:29 PM CST
After I left Marc's with Maxillaria and my Coelogyne in hand, I dropped by the Newfane Greenhouse and bought a tiny flowered cypripedium.
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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
May 22, 2011 9:41 PM CST
I was crazy to ID it so after I planted it in the shade garden, I walked over to my neighbor's house, Peter, who grows Cyps from seeds and has a mail order business. http://www.hillsidenursery.biz/
He showed me his huge collection of species and hybrid Cyps., some of which he sells.
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We decided it was a sport of Cyp parviflorum.
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
May 22, 2011 9:47 PM CST
Peter also had some species peonies.
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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
May 23, 2011 6:26 AM CST

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Looks like you had a ball yesterday! Mark Gray's place is a charmer. The third plant looks like a Blue Bead Lily? ( Clintonia borealis)
The Cymbidium is a sweetie! Smiling You didn't have a chance.
One could get palpitations looking at the gorgeous Cyps, oh my! I want them ALL. Pretty peonies too.

Kathy, what a very nice thread! Lovey dubby Thumbs up
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
May 23, 2011 11:50 AM CST
Don't I have interesting plant people near me???
I assume you meant cyp on your second line and you are right, I didn't have a chance!!
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
May 23, 2011 4:27 PM CST

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Yes, Cyp! I mistyped!
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
May 23, 2011 6:46 PM CST
Join the crowd!!! Hilarious!
Name: Jo
Western Massachusetts
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belaschick
May 24, 2011 5:04 PM CST
Newline Greenhouse? Orchids? Is it open to the public? Nice photos, Kathy... And Happy Birthday!
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
May 24, 2011 5:37 PM CST
Happy Birthday?

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