Orchids forum: maxillaria tenuifolia and phal. belina pics

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joygirl
Feb 16, 2014 9:36 AM CST
Several orchid pics to help w/winter.
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Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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hawkarica
Feb 16, 2014 1:26 PM CST
Very pretty pics, Joygirl. Your plants look happy. Feel free to post your orchid photos in our monthly thread.

Jim
Name: Ursula
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Ursula
Feb 17, 2014 7:29 AM CST

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Joygirl, are they your Orchids? I was wondering where you are located to see the Max tenuifolia blooming now. Very nice!
And yes, please - don't be shy to post into our running threads to make sure people see your lovely pictures.
Name: Kathy
Western MA

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boojum
Feb 17, 2014 2:52 PM CST
There were some Max. teniufolias in bloom at the NHOS show.
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Feb 19, 2014 8:30 AM CST

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Joygirl, it seems you live in Minnesota? Wish you wouldn't post and then disappear….. Smiling
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joygirl
Feb 21, 2014 8:24 AM CST
The orchids are mine, and the pic is from last March. Hopefully they'll be blooming this March too.
Name: Ursula
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Ursula
Feb 21, 2014 8:32 AM CST

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Even better!! They look wonderful and now you are making me very curious what other Orchids you grow?
(I have seen your gorgeous Epiphyllum blooms….)
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joygirl
Feb 21, 2014 8:57 AM CST
Thank you Ursula. The Epiphyllum was a complete surprise as I had no idea of what to expect for a bloom and was very happy
when the blooming erupted last summer. I have a little collection of orchids: paphs., phals., a couple phrags. (which are really hard for me
to grow). I also have several mounted orchids which I keep in the kitchen window as they need to be watered more frequently.
What orchids do you grow?
Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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hawkarica
Feb 21, 2014 10:28 AM CST
Now there is a question for you, Ursula. I'm here waiting patiently while tapping my foot. I'm glad she didn't ask me!! Rolling on the floor laughing

Jim
Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Feb 21, 2014 10:38 AM CST
Mm, hmm. Joygirl, Ursula and Jim are both collectors of many years with hundreds of different varieties, hence the Rolling on the floor laughing
Elaine

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Name: Ursula
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Ursula
Feb 21, 2014 10:55 AM CST

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Ohhh, thanks for the help, guys! Smiling Glad you are taking the edge off for me! I wouldn't even know where to begin.

Joygirl, I would think by now I must say: tntm ( too numerous to mention)
I got hooked on Orchids around 1991 and I have been happily growing ( and killing) Orchids ever since! ( Killing is not only part of the learning curve, but they also simply die sometimes…. I think Big Grin )
Just take some time and peruse the threads on this forum and especially the monthly threads, to get to know us and our charge.
We hope to see you there chiming in and having fun. Obviously you have a lot of stuff to contribute. Welcome!

Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
Feb 21, 2014 4:10 PM CST
I am equally glad she did not ask me. I have no idea exactly how many orchids I have but know it is over 400. Not varieties mind you, just plants.

P. S. I have long lamented not building my second greenhouse twice the length. Grumbling
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Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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dyzzypyxxy
Feb 21, 2014 5:46 PM CST
Yeah . . . but you know you'd just expand your collection to fill the space available, Ken.

Don't we all? Angel
Elaine

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Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
Feb 21, 2014 9:38 PM CST
You are probably right. It's good I saved my money. *Blush*
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Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
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AnnaZ
Feb 23, 2014 9:24 PM CST
I bought one at WM a couple of days ago............it only had 2 blooms left on it and it was priced at $8.75. Meh..............I can probably get it to bloom again. I've gotten 2 that i bought off the death rack at Lowe's to bloom again.
Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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dyzzypyxxy
Feb 24, 2014 9:56 AM CST
Hey Anna, that's a good price for one with a couple of blooms left! I've had good luck reblooming the death rack Phals from Lowe's too, but only if I get them in the fall, feed and coddle them through winter, and they put bloom spikes out again in spring. All my Phals had a hard time last summer, it was so hot and wet here. I only have one with a spike now, where last year all of them were getting set to bloom.
Elaine

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Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
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AnnaZ
Feb 24, 2014 12:11 PM CST
One of my death rack phals is almost done blooming.............it had 5 small "buds" on the stem. One day, about 6 weeks ago, I happened to see 2 more bloom spikes coming off the one that had the buds left. I've never seen THAT before, tho my sister told me not to cut the spent spike off. And it is shooting another bloom spike from the bottom of the plant.........6-8 inches long or so right now. I think I paid $3.00 for it last summer.
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
Feb 24, 2014 1:36 PM CST
That happens all the time, which is why I tell people to never cut the old stem off unless it is totally brown, dry, and brittle, and then to only cut down to the green/purple stem color. You not only can get additional stems but also keikis can form on these old stems.
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