Orchids forum: September 2011 Orchids

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Name: Kathy
Western MA

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Region: Northeast US Orchids Irises
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boojum
Sep 1, 2011 3:40 AM CST
Show us your September bloomers! Hilarious!
We came from The thread "What's in Bloom? August 2011" in Orchids forum
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Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
Charter ATP Member Hibiscus Birds Bromeliad Greenhouse Master Gardener: Florida
Garden Photography Region: United States of America Roses Tropicals Region: Florida Orchids
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hawkarica
Sep 1, 2011 12:43 PM CST
L. purpurata werkhauserie 'Monte' X C. gaskelliana coerulea is a good old standby that blooms regularly. Anything with L. purpurata in it gets my attention.

Jim

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Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
Charter ATP Member Hibiscus Birds Bromeliad Greenhouse Master Gardener: Florida
Garden Photography Region: United States of America Roses Tropicals Region: Florida Orchids
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hawkarica
Sep 1, 2011 12:46 PM CST
This is the Tolumnia that I mounted on one of those lizzard logs from Pet Smart.

Jim

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Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
Charter ATP Member Hibiscus Birds Bromeliad Greenhouse Master Gardener: Florida
Garden Photography Region: United States of America Roses Tropicals Region: Florida Orchids
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hawkarica
Sep 1, 2011 12:50 PM CST
Here is the crazy Dendrobium that used to bloom red, spent a night on the bottom of my swimming pool and now blooms white. Go figure.

Jim

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Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
Charter ATP Member Hibiscus Birds Bromeliad Greenhouse Master Gardener: Florida
Garden Photography Region: United States of America Roses Tropicals Region: Florida Orchids
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hawkarica
Sep 1, 2011 12:51 PM CST
My Grammatophylum scriptum bloomed right on schedule in June. Some of the flowers hung on for a long time and then developed what look like seed pods. I've never had this happen before. Anyone?

Jim


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Name: Melissa E. Keyes
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
Zone 11+
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coconut
Sep 1, 2011 2:37 PM CST
Yup, seed pods. Should they be removed to conserve the plant's vigor? Sure can't grow orchids from seed, unless you have a laboratory!
Name: Kathy
Western MA

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Region: Northeast US Orchids Irises
Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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boojum
Sep 1, 2011 4:36 PM CST
Yah!! I left my Enc alata pod on all winter and it didn't bloom for the effort!
Love the L. purpurata, the Tolumnia looks like dancing girls and that is very weird about the white Dendrobium!
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Sep 1, 2011 4:44 PM CST

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re the Dendrobium - it got bleached.... Whistling just kidding....
I love the L. purpurata x, it is gorgeous! Cute Tolumnia too.

I have quite a few seed pods on my Encyclias, I will cut them off too one of these days.
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Sep 2, 2011 5:24 AM CST

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Here is my "Hurricane Orchid" - Ceraia pseudoequitans ( bought as Den batanense).
It usually starts budding after a torrential downpour and flowers beautifully a few days later: Irene passed and two days later the plant was just loaded with white, sparkling buds.
I didn't have the time to take it inside for a proper session, but I hope you get the idea.
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And Zootrophion atropurpureum is throwing a few cute little Lizard heads my way.
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Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
Charter ATP Member Hibiscus Birds Bromeliad Greenhouse Master Gardener: Florida
Garden Photography Region: United States of America Roses Tropicals Region: Florida Orchids
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hawkarica
Sep 2, 2011 9:32 AM CST
Love the Zoot. It looks like it is sticking its tongue out at you. Hilarious!

Jim
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
Charter ATP Member Spiders! Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: Pennsylvania Greenhouse Cactus and Succulents
Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Ponds Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Region: New Jersey
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Ursula
Sep 2, 2011 1:52 PM CST

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They are amusing, aren't they? Zootrophion that is. Smiling
Name: Kathy
Western MA

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Region: Northeast US Orchids Irises
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boojum
Sep 2, 2011 4:54 PM CST
I got a yellow Zootrophion but it never got going and died.
Love your "hurricane orchid!" Love the close up and the lighting.
Name: Kathy
Western MA

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Region: Northeast US Orchids Irises
Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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boojum
Sep 2, 2011 5:03 PM CST
Latest here:
http://garden.org/thread/view_post/142823/
Name: Plants and Plumerias
American South (Zone 7b)
I'm on a down hill slide to middle
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kevin51
Sep 3, 2011 5:49 AM CST
I was just noticing all the lovely orchids so many of you have posted. I don't think I've seem a more lovely and healthy collection as these. You all seem to be such wonderful pros unlike me who does is strictly as a hobby. Not a competition.
I could be all effusive about such loveliness but I think that would be over the top, so I'll refrain.
My, what pleasure and self-satisfaction all of you must get from such devotion and if I may say, a little self-aggrandizement. But, whatever makes one happy.
Too, I'll refrain from posting my pics of the orchids for fear of seeming uninterested in others.
Do keep up the good work while some of us work on our etiquette skills. Afterall, you know how we Southerners are: often times we aren't like the rest of the country: we usually just say what's on our mind and that's it.
Lee

Plants and Plumerias and others.
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
Charter ATP Member Spiders! Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: Pennsylvania Greenhouse Cactus and Succulents
Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Ponds Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Region: New Jersey
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Ursula
Sep 3, 2011 7:22 AM CST

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Cute Platystele reflexa, Kathy!
Name: Kathy
Western MA

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Region: Northeast US Orchids Irises
Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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boojum
Sep 3, 2011 7:58 AM CST
Thanks Ursula. I have 3 of these tiny guys (now including your umbellata!!!) and I get as excited about their blooms as the big blooms even though I need a magnifying glass and macro lens to see them. :lol:
I started on minis when I "ran out of room" but couldn't stop collecting orchids. I've never regretted it. They give me great pleasure.
Name: bree
North coast NSW Australia
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Region: Australia Bromeliad Plant and/or Seed Trader Ponds Orchids
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bree
Sep 3, 2011 11:37 PM CST
Lee please do post your orchid photos, we love seeing everyones. I only have orchids as a hobby and don't compete with them. I bearly have time for my greenhouse with work and other duties.
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
Charter ATP Member Spiders! Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: Pennsylvania Greenhouse Cactus and Succulents
Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Ponds Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Region: New Jersey
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Ursula
Sep 4, 2011 7:32 AM CST

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Bree, regarding Orchids - we are all hobbyists on this forum, just too happy sharing our blooms and sometimes failures too.
We all had/still have regular jobs and do not make a living growing and selling Orchids. It is strictly a FUN thing.

Ursula
Name: Kathy
Western MA

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Region: Northeast US Orchids Irises
Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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boojum
Sep 4, 2011 8:53 AM CST
I know what you mean Bree. We all have a lot on our plates. My heavy duty job just started up again and I am in the process of organizing some construction and renting out a house. I love my hour or so with my orchids before I jump into life for the day and my quick check ins as a moderator here! Soon I will be cutting down a few acres of gardens. So I'm having trouble finding time to photo! But I admit I have trouble sitting still! Today I will try. I am excited to go to lunch with one of our own. Jo! Hurray!
Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
Charter ATP Member Hibiscus Birds Bromeliad Greenhouse Master Gardener: Florida
Garden Photography Region: United States of America Roses Tropicals Region: Florida Orchids
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hawkarica
Sep 4, 2011 1:14 PM CST
My C. chocolate drop 'Volcano Queen' is open today. It looks like something took a bite. Great fragrance.

Jim

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