Orchids forum: Look at this!!! Gorgeous!

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Name: Betsy
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piksihk
Dec 4, 2014 11:05 AM CST
What vibrant colors!
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Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Dec 4, 2014 12:33 PM CST
Wow, you're so right, amazing colors there. Flower spikes off about 9 big Vandas in that bouquet. I wonder how long they last as cut flowers?

The red ones are little roses, though. Must admit I like to be able to see the individual flowers, and this trend for bouquets to have just the flowers crammed together like that is not as appealing to me, especially for lovely flowers like roses.
Elaine

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hawkarica
Dec 4, 2014 12:41 PM CST
The green one looks like a Dendrobium. Very pretty.

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terrafirma
Dec 4, 2014 1:04 PM CST
Now that is an eye popper! Very nice!
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drdawg
Dec 5, 2014 10:08 AM CST
Beautiful, Betsy. Lovey dubby
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Name: Ursula
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Ursula
Dec 5, 2014 3:04 PM CST

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striking!! Lovey dubby
Name: Betsy
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piksihk
Dec 6, 2014 12:53 PM CST
They were absolutely eye-catching! This was taken at the Encore in Vegas - the hotel was decorated with all types of orchids throughout the casino/hotel. This was my first time in Vegas (my DH had a business meeting and wives were invited) and was thrilled to see so many gorgeous flower displays. I took lots of photos! The conservatory at the Ballagio was decked out with a huge autumn display of pumpkins and fall colors.

Elaine, I was wondering the same thing - how long they last before they need to be replaced.

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Ursula
Dec 6, 2014 12:59 PM CST

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You know, a couple of months ago one of my blue Vandas was opening a big spike and unfortunately I didn't realize it got so heavy, that it snapped. At this point all buds were open.
I simply plopped the whole spike into a vase and was actually able to enjoy the blooms for several weeks.
The Cymbidiums should last some time too.
Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Dec 6, 2014 1:10 PM CST
Ah ha, those green ones are Cymbidiums, aren't they! Funny how different they look when they aren't 'in context' with their familiar foliage.
Elaine

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