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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Jan 31, 2014 8:49 PM CST

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It's time for a new thread!!! ( almost…. Smiling ) Let's continue here and have a good time! I certainly enjoyed our January thread! Thumbs up
We came from here:
The thread "Our Orchid Blooms in January 2014 Happy New Year!" in Orchids forum

My Dendrochilum glumaceum is opening this week and the scent is simply wonderful, if you like Anise as much as I do. Lovey dubby
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Barkeria melanocaulon blooms for months, truly.
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My noid Cattleya "perhaps labiata x" has always been blooming in Fall, these blooms now are a bonus. Also scented.
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And there are a couple more fragrant blooms on this Lc Irene Finney x Slc Circle of Life
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Lycaste Phoebe always blooms on bare pseudobulbs.The blooms have a light herbal scent.
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Prra Motes Leprechaun 'Haiku Mint' blooms several times a year. Scented!
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And Slc Patricia Taaffe 'Neptune' in bloom again. This one needs as much sun/bright light as possible, or the growth will be floppy. It is growing mounted on driftwood.
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Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Jan 31, 2014 9:43 PM CST
Ohh, you saved a lovely little show for the new thread, Ursula. The Den. is really pretty but I just love the peachy shades on the little Lycaste.
Elaine

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Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
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ctcarol
Jan 31, 2014 9:54 PM CST
Great start! Love your NOID Catt!
Out of curiosity, does anyone grow Ctsms? SVO uses them for a lot of their crosses, but I've never seen one posted anywhere else.
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Feb 1, 2014 7:42 AM CST

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Thanks!
Elaine, I was about to pop all of these pictures into a Jan 30. post, then I realized I would have practically nothing to start the next thread! Smiling
The little Lycaste is a cutie, isn't it. To me those blooms always look like they stick their noses into a breeze.

Carol, I like Catasetums a lot, but I don't have any.
Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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hawkarica
Feb 1, 2014 1:15 PM CST
Carol, reference your Ctsm question, here are a couple I posted last year. They normally bloom in May for me.

Ctsm Crown Fox Voodoo
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Ctsm tenebrosa 'Ed Wise' X Ctsm Dragon Teeth AM/AOS
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Ursula, nice start to the month. I love the colors on the Lycaste.

Jim

Name: Carol
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ctcarol
Feb 1, 2014 4:17 PM CST
Thanks Jim! I really like those! I guess I need to do some research.
Name: María Cecilia Merlo
La Plata, ARGENTINA
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ceci
Feb 1, 2014 4:39 PM CST
My cattleya guttata X cattleya bicolor is blooming. I've had this plant for many years. It is growing in a wooden basket.
I usually had the basket hanging from a tree but one day I decided to hang it from one of the garden walls. A few time later I discovered that the orchid had spread its roots over the wall and they were so strongly stuck to it that I can't move the plant from that place,
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Feb 1, 2014 5:04 PM CST

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Ceci, this is drool-worthy!!! Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Just gorgeous!!

Nice Catasetums, Jim!!
Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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hawkarica
Feb 1, 2014 5:09 PM CST
Elaine and I have settled on the 12th which is a Wednesday of next week. Does that help?? MJ???

The jackets are now neatly hung in the closet, windows are open and it is beginning to look and feel more like Florida. I hope that was the end of that silliness for this year.

Out in the OC, I found Blc. Hawalian Leopard 'Mai Ling' with new flowers.
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The big NOID Catt has a new spike with three new blooms open.
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There are a troop of dancing ladies enjoying the sunshine.
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L. purpurata werkhauserie 'Monte' X C. gaskelliana is still looking pretty.
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Time to fire up the grill. Steak and wine are on the menu tonight.

Jim



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Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Feb 1, 2014 5:43 PM CST
Wow, Ceci that plant really told you where it liked to live, didn't it.

Lovely show, Jim. The purple on that Laelia is fabulous. I've had no luck with any Laelias so far *Blush* Blinking I am on my third try with a little L. purpurata 'Rio' that is turning yellow on me for no good reason. Is there a trick? Throw them up on a tree limb and forget them?

Couple more little "maybe Yellow Birds" in bloom on the big cork raft. Since I divided that plant into several clumps, I seem to always have a couple of flowers in bloom.
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Elaine

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Name: Jim Hawk
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hawkarica
Feb 1, 2014 6:08 PM CST
Beautiful Catt cross, Ceci. Thanks for posting.

Jim
Name: Ursula
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Ursula
Feb 1, 2014 6:45 PM CST

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Jim, beautiful post!! Thumbs up Lovey dubby Love them all and Steak and Wine sounds great!!

And Elaine, everybody should have a "maybe Yellow Birds"!! Having always something in bloom is great!
Name: María Cecilia Merlo
La Plata, ARGENTINA
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ceci
Feb 1, 2014 6:55 PM CST
Thank you all !! You have beautiful orchids!.
Jim, you have quite a collection ! I love your L. purpurata!! Lovey dubby
Name: Jim Hawk
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hawkarica
Feb 1, 2014 7:20 PM CST
Thanks, Ceci. By the way, I lived in Latin America for 8 years, traveled extensively, speak Spanish and am married to a Peruvian lady for 30 years now.

Jim
Name: María Cecilia Merlo
La Plata, ARGENTINA
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ceci
Feb 1, 2014 7:46 PM CST
That's nice, Jim ! Have you ever been to Argentina?
I usually go to the United States because one of my sons lives in Chicago.
Name: Ted
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Ted5310
Feb 1, 2014 9:33 PM CST
Nice beginning of the month show, Ursula. Like the 'Haiku Mint'
Ceci, that catt is amazing, love it
Good show, Jim
I never tire of "maybe Yellow Birds" Elaine.
Some from the garden today

Lc. Tristar Bouquet 'Florabunda'
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Last bloom on the Encyclia radiata
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NOID Cym.
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Another NOID Cym.
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Den. Sea Marian starting to bloom
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Feb 2, 2014 11:13 AM CST

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Just beautiful, Ted!! Lovey dubby
Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
Feb 2, 2014 11:30 AM CST
Moved from "January" post.

Thanks MJ. I will keep an eye out for them, though our Lowe's doesn't have much in the way of orchids, and what they do have, they manage to kill a bunch of them. Thumbs down

Mellie, the Gramm. is spectacular to say the least. Mine are all var. Kiilani, but are still small plants (tiny, compared to your picture Sticking tongue out ). Because the Kiilani is a compact plant, it will never get anywhere near that large.

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Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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hawkarica
Feb 2, 2014 1:18 PM CST
Yes, Ceci, I've been to Argentina 3 times: twice to Buenos Aires for work and once on vacation to see the great falls of Iguazu..

Back to sunglasses, T-shirts and air conditioning here in Florida. Enjoy the big game everyone!

Jim
Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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dyzzypyxxy
Feb 2, 2014 2:25 PM CST
My 'big game' for today was the Venice Orchid Show. Will start a new thread to post pictures, and I bought a couple of treasures that I've been wanting for a long time.

Still, I will tolerate sitting down to watch a little football later, if only for the delicious treats and snacks . .. . Oh, my waistline! Have to walk twice as far tomorrow.
Elaine

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