Orchids forum: Orchid Blooms for July, 2012

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Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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hawkarica
Jun 30, 2012 10:24 PM CST
Ursula is on a short vacation and asked me to start the new thread. We came from The thread "Our Orchid blooms in June 2012" in Orchids forum. Please join us in posting your July blooms here.

I'll start off by posting this NOID Dendrobium that just opened today.
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Carol's Florida Gerberara 'Snow Ballet' is blooming its little heart out.
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Here is an update on Ctna Maui Maid X Mcp Brysiana.
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Jim
Name: lindsey
wesley chapel, fl
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sugarcane
Jul 1, 2012 11:41 AM CST
I just got back from Nantucket Island off the coast of Mass. and I can't believe all the spectacular blooms
going on..especially from you guys in Florida..hope you made it through the monsoon! I set up a Rube Goldberg
watering arrangement for my plants while I was gone and was happy to see that all the plants survived with
just minor sunburn on some of the plants used to less. These 3 opened while I was gone...
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lindsey
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Jul 1, 2012 4:33 PM CST

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Looking great, Jim and Lindsey! And Jim, thanks for starting the new thread!
We spent the Saturday at a long dance recital - the twins did well and it was fun. Spending the rest of the weekend on the boat at the Jersey shore - we couldn't have asked for better weather. We just came back.
More later!
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Jul 1, 2012 8:23 PM CST

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In the meanwhile -
C. Brabantiae 'El Toro' is blooming on a small plant
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And - one of Klaus's picks at the Deep Cut Orchid Show in Febr. is showing a couple of buds and an interesting open bloom. This is Pescatorea ( Bollea) coelestis.
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Name: lindsey
wesley chapel, fl
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sugarcane
Jul 2, 2012 1:10 PM CST
ohhhhhhh Ursula....I LOVE your 'El Toro' Lovey dubby beautiful!!!
lindsey
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Jul 3, 2012 6:53 PM CST

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Thanks Lindsey! Smiling

In the meanwhile - my Epicattleya El Hatillo 'Pinta' is starting to bloom.
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Pot Burana Beauty 'Burana' opened a nice, sweet smelling cluster,
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....while there is a fly-party in the other part of the cage - another spike on my Bulbo echinolabium starts up.
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Dendrobium smilliae blooms and buds again
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And Anguloa virginalis flowers a bit later than normal for me this year. It dropped the old leaves fairly late last Winter into Spring.
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Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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hawkarica
Jul 4, 2012 8:47 AM CST
Love the Bulbo and I can't believe your smiliae is blooming again. My alba shows no signs of spiking. I also like the Anguola. I don't have one and it looks interesting.

Reference back to our conversations concerning the unattractiveness of orchid plants while not in bloom. My Sarcoglottis sceptrodes doesn't fit the mold.
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My Psychopsis butterfly, alba form, has just opened a new flower.
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Last but not least, happy Independence Day everyone!

Jim
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Jul 4, 2012 9:06 AM CST

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Jim, the Anguloa might like your OC. Just make sure it receives less water in Winter, so it drops the leaves /adheres to the seasons.
Regarding the Dendobium smilliae - perhaps it makes a difference that I started out with a large/mature plant already. I am happy I bought it!
And - the Sarcoglottis sceptrodes looks great. Mine wants to drop a few older leaves, but I see new, curly rosettes starting up again. Good plants to have.
Those Psychopsis are amazing in the re-blooming department. I slowly wish I would see some new growth on mine....

Oh yes and Happy Fireworks Day to you ALL!
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Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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dyzzypyxxy
Jul 4, 2012 10:41 AM CST
Ursula, that 'Pinta' is just lovely and a magnificent plant - is it mounted on bark or something? The Burana is a real beauty, but I'm with Jim, the color and shape on Anguloa is just stunning.

Jim, I love the painted foliage on the Sarcoglottis, too! I'm now finding room for one of those, and an Anguloa, maybe after I find my Neofinetia.

I'm most likely growing these little Paphs just for their pretty foliage, too. A flower from any of them would just be a bonus.
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On the other hand, my Howeara Lava Burst 'Puanani' is a real performer with blooms multiplying on branched spikes, and more coming. Sorry for the repeat pics on this one, but I'm just excited that it's blooming so generously.
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Elaine

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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Jul 4, 2012 11:22 AM CST

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It is always a pleasure to see an Orchid doing so well! Smiling
Pretty Paphs!

Elaine, I bought the 'Pinta' some years ago planted into a treefern ring and it simply has overgrown it on all sides.
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Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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hawkarica
Jul 5, 2012 2:13 PM CST
I have a new spike on Epi Mabel Kanda 'Miyao' X Cordigerum 'Paradise'.
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More blooms on Blc. Chia Lin 'New City' X Pot. Susan Fender 'Cinnamon Stick', AM/AOS (aka. Pot. Linda Mathisen). Serious floof going on here.
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Name: bree
North coast NSW Australia
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bree
Jul 5, 2012 3:10 PM CST
Lovey dubby love that red one Jim!
Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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hawkarica
Jul 5, 2012 4:00 PM CST
Thanks, Bree. You like the red, how about hot pink? Vanda Natchaya Beauty 'Pink' is fully open.

Jim
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Jul 5, 2012 5:29 PM CST

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Jim, you are killing me with your beauties! Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
We had a very special day today, Jake has now a little sister, Emma - born a bit before 4 am last night. We are very happy and a little tired now. Klaus and I just opened a bottle of Champagne to toast her arrival. Smiling
Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
Charter ATP Member Hibiscus Birds Bromeliad Greenhouse Master Gardener: Florida
Garden Photography Region: United States of America Roses Tropicals Region: Florida Orchids
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hawkarica
Jul 5, 2012 5:45 PM CST
Congratulations!!! I shall pour a toast as well. Great news!

Jim
Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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dyzzypyxxy
Jul 5, 2012 6:41 PM CST
Yay, lucky grandmother! Hurray! My first grandchild is due in November . . but I am already buying clothes for her. Hope the budget will support two shopping habits, baby clothes and orchids!

The color on your Potinara is just lucious, Jim.

Update on my noid Brassavola - new spike opening, a chance to compare the initial soft color to the mature flowers.
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Elaine

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Name: bree
North coast NSW Australia
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bree
Jul 5, 2012 10:33 PM CST
Yes also love the vanda Jim! Do the flowers always open so close together on it?
Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
Charter ATP Member Hibiscus Birds Bromeliad Greenhouse Master Gardener: Florida
Garden Photography Region: United States of America Roses Tropicals Region: Florida Orchids
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hawkarica
Jul 6, 2012 4:17 AM CST
Yes, Bree. The flowers are fairly large so it looks crowded. This is pretty typical for Vandas.

Jim
Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
The one constant in life is change
Cat Lover Master Gardener: Florida Tropicals Multi-Region Gardener Vegetable Grower Region: Florida
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dyzzypyxxy
Jul 6, 2012 8:54 AM CST
Jim, I went back and looked at the pic of your Potinara, the whole plant. I have one that has that twisty leaf thing going, too.

Any idea why they do that? I was worried, but they are green and firm, and yours seems very happy.
Love those Epi's. Mine seem to just keep pumping out flowers, and where the squirrels had some fun, pieces that fell down to the ground are all rooting, too.
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Elaine

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Name: tarev
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tarev
Jul 6, 2012 11:46 AM CST
My Den smilliae is also starting to bloom again this year Green Grin!
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on another angle:
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whole plant:
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And the new cane is growing nicely too:
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