Orchids forum: Venice Orchid Show, Feb. 2nd

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Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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dyzzypyxxy
Feb 2, 2014 2:50 PM CST
A friend and I ventured down to Venice for their annual show today and had a lovely time. I was marveling at the number of peachy cultivars that seem to be appearing. It seems the hybridizers have been working towards more of this color maybe? Sorry for the cell phone picture quality, the light was highly variable, and people kept jostling me. I tried to get some name tags, but it was equally difficult.

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In the middle of this blurry shot (to the left of the white Phal) is a magnificent spike of Recha. Frances Fox about 3ft tall. I'd no idea it got so big. See "I just bought" for a better picture . .. Big Grin
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This lovely white Den was an enormous plant up on the top of a pillar, so I couldn't get close enough to read the tag.The flower scapes were each at least 3ft. long.
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The dark red one below is a Chocolate Drop x C Warpaint. Next one is L. Santa Barbara Sunset 'Showtime' very aptly named!
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Elaine

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Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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hawkarica
Feb 2, 2014 3:55 PM CST
That must have been a great show. Thanks for the pictures.

Jim
Name: Roberta
Cherokee Village, Ark (Zone 7a)
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901Bertwood
Feb 2, 2014 3:55 PM CST
Truly beautiful Elaine, Feb is going to be the start of 6 more weeks of winter and we really have had a hard winter so far. This brightens my day!
Anyone answer a question for me on the C Walkeriana crosses? Where does the inforesence come from when Walkeriana is crossed, from the basal area of newest PB or from the apex/leaf base? I don't grow warm growing catts like violacea, ect because I have killed so many in the last 30 years, and have also stayed away from plants that prefer mounting since I can't be home always to water. But since I got my first Vanda and am home now I thought I would try mounting types again.
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Feb 2, 2014 4:41 PM CST

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Elaine, thanks so much for posting! Looks like it was a beautiful show! Thumbs up
Name: Kathy
Western MA

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boojum
Feb 3, 2014 8:41 AM CST
My C. walkerinter (intermedia x walkeriana) bloomed from the apex/leaf base.
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Feb 3, 2014 8:47 AM CST

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Ah yes. Love Knot and Mini Purple and probably a couple others also always bloomed from the leaf base.
Name: Ted
Brea, CA (Zone 10b)
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Ted5310
Feb 4, 2014 8:44 AM CST
Nice show, Elaine. Thanx

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