Orchids forum: Blooming today

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Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
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AnnaZ
Jan 14, 2016 11:13 AM CST
Instead of putting these on the thread of Mexican orchids, I thought to just start a new one and show what mine look like blooming, mounted on the cork (some), and what kinds I have.

The piece of cork is big; that is a gallon jug under it.


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Name: Ibis
Florida, Orlando-ish (Zone 9b)
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IbisFla
Jan 14, 2016 11:26 AM CST
Those are beautiful Phals, Anna! And thank you for posting that picture of the cork - I was having trouble picturing what one would look like *Blush*
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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Orchids Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Ferns Region: United States of America Hummingbirder
Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
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drdawg
Jan 14, 2016 12:19 PM CST
That's funny, Anna. You mount your plants on the smooth side and I mount all of mine on the rough side. Not only do I do it because I think the rough side has a more interesting surface to view but also that allows me (or a customer) to put the cork on a flat surface rather than hanging. There is normally a curvature, particularly with a large slab of cork, and putting the smooth surface down gives a more stable surface for counter, shelf, or table presentation.

Just a few of what I have mounted are shown and also, this is what a large slab of cork looks like.

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Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
Charter ATP Member Greenhouse Cat Lover Raises cows Region: Wisconsin
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AnnaZ
Jan 14, 2016 12:42 PM CST
Ken, a couple are mounted on the smooth side because I had my head up my posterior and forgot I had done my first ones on the "bark" side. Several months had elapsed between the first and second "projects" and I did not go back and look. Why should I? I KNEW what I was doing. Green Grin!
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
Jan 14, 2016 1:13 PM CST
Lovely blooms and mounting Anna Lovey dubby
Name: lindsey
wesley chapel, fl
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sugarcane
Jan 14, 2016 1:22 PM CST
Looks great!
lindsey
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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Orchids Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Ferns Region: United States of America Hummingbirder
Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
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drdawg
Jan 14, 2016 1:28 PM CST
It really doesn't matter a whit which side the plants are mounted on. They just love to grow on cork. Believe me, I have plenty of those moments too. The older I get, the more these "lapses" occur. Sighing!
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Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
Charter ATP Member Greenhouse Cat Lover Raises cows Region: Wisconsin
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AnnaZ
Jan 14, 2016 3:46 PM CST
As Oprah is fond of saying "now i know better."
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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Orchids Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Ferns Region: United States of America Hummingbirder
Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
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drdawg
Jan 14, 2016 5:14 PM CST
But will you remember that you "know"? Whistling
drdawg (Ken Ramsey) - Tropical Plants & More
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If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would have put them on my knees.
Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
Charter ATP Member Greenhouse Cat Lover Raises cows Region: Wisconsin
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AnnaZ
Jan 14, 2016 7:41 PM CST
Yes. I will not make that mistake again, unless I really want them to be in a "boat-y" piece of cork.
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
[url=www.tropicalplantsandmore.com]
Orchids Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Ferns Region: United States of America Hummingbirder
Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
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drdawg
Jan 14, 2016 9:12 PM CST
Thumbs up
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