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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Dec 31, 2015 11:01 PM CST

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We came from here
The thread "Our Orchid blooms in December 2015" in Orchids forum

We had a wonderful year sharing pictures and stories of our Orchids here with friends and lots of newcomers, who then rapidly turned into friends. Smiling There were many excellent discussions and lots of shared information.
And now we raise our glasses to a toast:
Happy New Year!🍾🎉
Let me start with my Brassavola Little Stars, it wasn't easy to wait until almost all buds were open. But, when I saw the many spikes this year, I knew it was going to put on a nice Show, so, I waited on this one.
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Cattleya percivaliana 'Summit' opened three spikes, right on schedule, it always blooms around Christmas.
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My noid Cattleya is almost done opening, but the first blooms are starting to droop.
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I waited for days to get some sunshine to get a nice picture of Laelia autumnalis v. atrorubens. I missed the five minutes of sun today. Tomorrow seems to be the beginning of a whole row of sunny days. Here is the spike anyway!
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And this Dendrobium kingianum stayed outside until frost this year again and has lots of buds. I keep it right at the greenhouse entrance, the scent is great when you walk in.
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Ok. That's it! Smiling
Please all join in and post away!
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Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Dec 31, 2015 11:14 PM CST
So timely with the new thread, Ursula. You have neighbors with fireworks going off, too? Rolling my eyes. Happy New Year!

Magnificent show for the new year, that Little Stars is magnificent. I'm hoping I'll be able to keep mine going this time, as I keep losing them to black rot before they really get nice. I also have a Den. kingianum that is out in the garden having a winter break, if the cool weather makes it down here this time! Saturday . . . we'll see!
Elaine

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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Dec 31, 2015 11:22 PM CST

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Happy New Year, Elaine! Smiling Yes, someone in our street actually had some real fireworks going off, very pretty!!
You Little Stars will be fine! I had to clean up a few "white dots" on a couple of leaves on mine....
Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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dyzzypyxxy
Dec 31, 2015 11:31 PM CST
Happily I seem to have a handle on the insects for now, but every day I'm cutting a leaf or two with big, black spots. I now have an arsenal of fungicides and am going to try a regular spray program for this year, to see if I really can control most of those fungal woes.

Tomorrow seems like a timely day to start, don't you think? January 1st. Wow, another year!
Elaine

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Name: Alice
Saint Helena Island, SC (Zone 9a)
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ardesia
Jan 1, 2016 6:20 AM CST
Happy New Year everyone.

I wonder why it seems like time goes by so quickly as you get older. I know, busy as I stay, it is nothing compared to when I was younger and yet the months just fly by now.

Ursula, love, love, love Little Stars, I have such a crush on that plant and I have no more room in this house for orchids. Sad
Minds are like parachutes; they work better when they are open.
Name: lindsey
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sugarcane
Jan 1, 2016 7:42 AM CST
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what???? no room for orchids? Time to get rid of that huge couch or dining room set!
Great start to the New Year , Ursula....your Little Stars is a blue ribbon specimen ..just gorgeous!
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Name: Ursula
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Ursula
Jan 1, 2016 8:19 AM CST

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There is always room "somewhere" ? Smiling
I was just thinking how long I have that plant. I realize it was more than 20 years ago at a visit to Waldor's greenhouses in South Jersey.
Name: Gigi
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GigiPlumeria
Jan 1, 2016 8:22 AM CST
Happy New Year everyone! As always Ursula's beauties are always great start of this monthly thread. Group hug


My no ID Catt now in full bloom (the lip color changed to more yellow orange now) and as you can see on the lower photo, there are new buds coming out from the sheath. Hoping for a longer warmer weather. Group hug

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And my no ID den that blooms non-stop.

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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Jan 1, 2016 8:29 AM CST

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Such a beautiful Cattleya, Gigi!
Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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dyzzypyxxy
Jan 1, 2016 8:32 AM CST
Yep, I get the feeling that my glass dining room table will be hosting a bunch of orchids by Sunday. We are scheduled to get cold, and rain!! That will be a drastic departure. The orchid spa in our bathroom will be filled up tomorrow, too.
Elaine

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Name: Gigi
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GigiPlumeria
Jan 1, 2016 9:00 AM CST
Thank You! Ursula. Oh no! I hope the buds on my Catts will not fall off, hey are on the Oak tree so they stay outside rain or shine.
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Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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dyzzypyxxy
Jan 1, 2016 9:16 AM CST
It probably won't get too cold for a Catt, Gigi. The oak tree will also protect your plant somewhat, too.
Elaine

"Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." –Winston Churchill
Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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dyzzypyxxy
Jan 1, 2016 1:31 PM CST
While out spraying I discovered another new bloom - Lc. Renate is going to town again! Two flowers open on the first spike, and a second spike coming along, too.
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Elaine

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Name: lindsey
wesley chapel, fl
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sugarcane
Jan 1, 2016 1:36 PM CST
pretty colors on that one, Elaine!
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Name: Melissa
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shadytrake
Jan 1, 2016 1:37 PM CST
I am sitting here trying to load OrchidWiz. Jim, did yours take long?

It has been working for over 10 minutes so far.
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Jan 1, 2016 1:37 PM CST

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Oh yes, on Lc Renate Lovey dubby
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Name: Jim Hawk
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hawkarica
Jan 1, 2016 5:16 PM CST
It looks like we are off and running, thanks, Ursula. l'm quite fond of the perciviliana and your little stars is really doing well.

Melissa, congratulations on getting OrchidWiz. Once you get the hang of it, you will love it. I just loaded version 12.0 and it took forever so don't fret. It will cost you $100 every year to get the new version and the quarterly updates. Such a nice gift!

Gigi, wonderful color on your Dendrobium.

Elaine, cute Renate. To tell the truth, I'm ready for seasonal weather. We were all sitting around in a neighbor's lanai last night in shorts and t-shirts with fans running. It just didn't seem right.

Happy new year everyone.

Jim
Name: Gigi
Florida (Zone 9a)
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GigiPlumeria
Jan 2, 2016 10:22 AM CST
dyzzypyxxy said:It probably won't get too cold for a Catt, Gigi. The oak tree will also protect your plant somewhat, too.


I hope so too. But my oak is 10 years old but we kept it short and small, just slightly bigger than a beach umbrella. The builders planted it so close to the house that we don't want it to grow too big.
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Name: lindsey
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sugarcane
Jan 2, 2016 3:35 PM CST
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The temperature is forecast to be 45 tonight and 46 tomorrow...
so I have another colorful kitchen! In the process of moving everyone
in I also found spikes on a couple more plants..Pot. Lisa Taylor Gallis and Pot. Psycho Bride
lindsey
Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
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ctcarol
Jan 2, 2016 4:21 PM CST
Wow! You've got a lot of pretty blooms there!

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