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Name: Ursula
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Ursula
Apr 30, 2013 7:56 PM CST

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it is time for another monthly thread - we came from here
The thread "Our Orchid blooms in April 2013" in Orchids forum


Starting with my Cattleya intermedia orlata 'Sendai' BM/JOGA opening a nice spike
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Please keep those pictures of your blooming beauties coming and chat away! Smiling
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Name: Susan B
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lakesidecallas
May 1, 2013 6:19 AM CST
I love your 'Debbie', so full of blooms!

I went to a plant sale at an orchid greenhouse at Ball State University, although I got there 15 minutes before it ended, I got a couple of noid Cybidiums (1 pink, 1 maroon) for $6 each. I was disappointed in the "orchid greenhouse", although it had some other nice plants. Come to think of it, maybe there was another greenhouse I missed?? Dang, that would be dumb! Why didn't I ask? Glare
Name: Ursula
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Ursula
May 1, 2013 6:42 AM CST

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Thanks Susan. Smiling
'Debbie' is one of those happy repeat bloomers I look forwards to year after year.

Two nice Cymbidiums - surely a nice score.
Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
May 1, 2013 8:37 AM CST
Next time you go, I'm sure you will see a whole different display, Susan. Nice thing about display greenhouses is that they have the option and resources to change out the plants as they come into bloom so what is shown is different each time you go. I've been trying to find time to go over to Selby the last couple of weeks. Maybe Jim will have some lovely pictures to show us.

You can score great bargains at the end of a plant sale like that - $6 for cymbidiums is terrific. But of course there would have been a lot more to choose from - more trouble to get into Green Grin! - if you got there earlier.
Elaine

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Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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hawkarica
May 1, 2013 9:06 AM CST
Sorry I have been away for a few days. My cousin and his wife are still here but are taking a morning walk. Cattleya intermedia is a beauty and certainly worthy of kicking off the month. Thanks, Ursula.
I'll start out with Enc. fowliei, a small plant mounted on a piece of cypress. Experts have told me that this plant needs humid wet conditions but it seems perfectly happy on its mount.
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Since we ar in Encyclia season down here, I'll continue with Encyclia cordigera, var. rosea. Too bad I can't send along the wonderful fragrance as well.
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Blc. Frank Fordyce 'Waiakea Uka' is still blooming nicely.
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Dendrobium loddigesii is a small plant but it is full of flowers.
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For those who like red, Epi. Pacific Sizzle 'Flameout X Epi. Pacific Pepper 'Mulligans' is a winner. It is a nice tall read stem Epi.
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Finally, Dendrobium crumenatus, sometimes called the "Pigon Orchid".
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Name: Jim Hawk
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hawkarica
May 1, 2013 9:15 AM CST
Elaine, we cross posted. Selby was its same beautiful self but my camera ran out of juice and I didn't get a single picturre. The weather was outstanding and we enjoyed walking and looking. I noticed the large number of cycads this time and saw one in distress but couldn't fine anyone knowledgeable enough to talk to.

Jim
Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
May 1, 2013 10:41 AM CST
What a shame, Jim. Both that you didn't get pictures, and that there was a plant in distress.

I would have dashed over to say hello, but was at school with the kiddies yesterday morning, and by the time we finish with 4 classes, exhausted and dehydrated, as it's a veggie garden in the full, blazing sun! Oh, and elementary school kids . . . with lots of questions. Sticking tongue out

We miss you when you don't post for a few days, but you always have new wonders to show us when you come back. Love that Encyclia, looks like Japanese art! Mine are just on the verge, here.
Elaine

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Name: lindsey
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sugarcane
May 1, 2013 12:33 PM CST
Oh, Ursula...your Cattleya intermedia orlata 'Sendai' BM/JOGA....is WONDERFUL!!! Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
and Jim....the colors on your Blc. Frank Fordyce 'Waiakea Uka' are right up my Caribbean sunset alley!
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Name: Jim Hawk
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hawkarica
May 1, 2013 1:22 PM CST
I'm unfortunately not one of the folks that know what is going on in your life, Lindsey, but this dispersing of your beautiful plants makes me think I might not be hearing much from you any more. That would be sad news indeed. Does this mean the greenhouse addition is off?

Elaine, I went to take the first picture and my camera was dead. I just lugged it around all day.

Jim
Name: Ursula
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Ursula
May 1, 2013 4:04 PM CST

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Thanks. Smiling
Jim, nice selection to start of the month! I am looking at your Dendrobium loddigesii, is it a good size clump?
I have a mounted plant, which seems to start AGAIN new growth without blooming. Grrr. I placed it on the deck a couple of days ago to scare it a bit....

Regarding Lindsey's Orchid sale, I agree. Lindsey, I do hope you don't sell everything and don't disappear on us. Being on Facebook helps to stay in touch, but we like you here on the forum too!! Group hug
Name: tarev
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tarev
May 1, 2013 9:12 PM CST
My noid den is finally back with a bloom after a 2-year rest Smiling Smiling
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Name: Ted
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Ted5310
May 1, 2013 9:39 PM CST
Very nice color, Ursula. Really like that Dendrobium loddigesii, Jim. How large is the flower.

Here is Enc. Gay Rabbit, crazy curls on this one, Epy. Serena O'Neill 'Hawaii', Epicyclia Mabel Kanda X Enc. Cashen's Brown Sugar
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Maxillaria Picta, right now I have this plant near a window in our family room. When we come home from the shop, the entire house is infused with its aroma, Sedirea japonica Nagoran, a little whiter than the pic
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Name: Ursula
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Ursula
May 2, 2013 6:37 AM CST

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Tarev, that is a very nice color on your noid Den. Thumbs up

Ted, I like your Enc. selection very much! Neat blooms on the Gay Rabbit!
I am going to take your picture of the Max picta and show it to mine!! "Heh, that's what you are supposed to do!!"
Name: Ted
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Ted5310
May 2, 2013 7:38 AM CST
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Name: lindsey
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sugarcane
May 2, 2013 9:31 AM CST
Jim, Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing yes, the greenhouse addition is off ...for the moment!
I am still looking at my wish list and will keep it handy in case this adventure at sea doesn't work out.
The greenhouse was just about at capacity, and most of the plants will never come back to me, but
many are at my sisters house in Miami and she SWEARS that she will return them to me. Rolling on the floor laughing
My cruising plans (at the moment) will take me from St. Martin FWI down island and arriving in Trinidad
in July. Leaving Trinidad in October for Guyana, Surinam and Northern Brazil. There are plans to explore
deep into the rain forest and I hope to get some amazing photos of plants and wildlife, which I will post
most likely on Facebook as internet access allows.
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Name: Ursula
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Ursula
May 2, 2013 9:36 AM CST

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I will happily follow your travels, Lindsey! We have been in Guyana and Brazil and although this was a few years ago, it still should be paradise! You have a lot to look forwards to! Thumbs up
Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
May 2, 2013 10:32 AM CST
Wow, that sounds like quite an adventure, Lindsay! Be careful in Brazil, there are river pirates. My "outlaws" - DH's brother and his wife - have cruised all over the world, and said the only place they ran into any trouble was in Brazil. They aborted plans to go up the river on the advice of a fellow cruiser with terrible stories.

Ted, love the Gay Rabbit, it really does have a cute little purple bunny face, along with the curly petals. By contrast the Sedirea is just elegant.
Elaine

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Name: Jim Hawk
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hawkarica
May 2, 2013 6:16 PM CST
Lindsey, I think I can speak for our group when I say we all wish you the best in your travels and most importantly, in your happiness. However, we have been together on this thread for several years and think of each other as family. It is just that we don't want to lose contact with you. After all, friends are like wine; it is the old ones that give you the most pleasure.

Ursula, my Dendrobium loddigesii is rather small. I have it in a 4 inch hanging plastic basket where it hangs out on all sides but is not drooping down yet. It may have a dozen flowers on it.

A group of us were visiting another Master Gardener's garden today when a 50 foot hickory tree began making cracking noises. We all turned to look at it just in time to see it crash to the ground. Thankfully. it didn't hurt anyone or do damage to the house but it was indeed an impressive experience.

Out in the OC I found a couple of new bloomers. First is Max. tenuifolia. It is a small plant with just the one flower.
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Also, old reliable Encyclia Green Hornet is blooming:
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Jim
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Ted5310
May 2, 2013 9:03 PM CST
I have seen many photos of Max. tenuifolia. The differences in color are amazing. They all smell like coconut pie, but look at Jim's great shot of a bloom and then look at my avatar, or this pic from last year
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Dendrobium sulcatum
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Name: Ursula
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Ursula
May 3, 2013 7:30 AM CST

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Thanks Jim.
Encyclia Green Hornet seems to behave similar to Enc. cochleata, pretty much always in bloom? It's a great plant to have!

I agree regarding the Max tenuifolia, mine is fairly dark too.
Lots of nice bloom on the Den sulcatum. Thumbs up

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