Orchids forum: Tampa Bay Orchid Society Show and Sale, March 2016

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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
Mar 6, 2016 2:34 PM CST
I took several pictures at this event and wanted to share them with my friends here. I hope you enjoy them.

As you enter the room, you see several general displays that were put together by various clubs and vendors. The third one here is our club and won best display award.
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This is one of mine that was in the display:
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These are some individual orchids that caught my attention:
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And another one of mine and this one has a blue ribbon!
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Back to the outstanding individuals:
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And I spot another one of mine:
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Back to the show:
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Here is my Epi:
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Back to the show:
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Look, here is my Siamese Doll!
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Back to the show:
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I took this picture because it is mounted in a queen palm seed pod cover:
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And still more:
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That is all of the pics I took. One note is that Den. Black Cat was much darker than the picture shows. It was almost black. I guess my light meter was over compensating. I hope you enjoyed the show.

Jim
Name: Ivy T
Manhattan, New York (Zone 6b)
Cat Lover Houseplants
ivyplantsnyc
Mar 6, 2016 3:06 PM CST
What a feast for the eyes. Beautiful plants and photos.
Pause for Paws.
Name: Daisy
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
Not all who wander are lost
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DaisyI
Mar 6, 2016 4:08 PM CST
Wow!
Name: Roberta
Cherokee Village, Ark (Zone 7a)
Region: Tennessee Orchids Irises
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901Bertwood
Mar 6, 2016 4:08 PM CST
One plant among all stood out and I will search for it right now! Your Epi stamfordianum! Thx for the show.
Bert
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
Mar 6, 2016 4:12 PM CST

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Jim, I enjoyed your pictures very much! Wonderful Show and how nice that you picked up some award ribbons. Well deserved!!
The Queen Palm seed cover mount caught my eye, I like that!

Thanks for sharing! Smiling
Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
The one constant in life is change
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dyzzypyxxy
Mar 6, 2016 5:07 PM CST
Just fabulous, as all the shows are eye candy overload. I'm in love with that 'Lemon Twist' with the deep purple lip. What's an Rmy. ??

I mounted an orchid in a palm boot a while ago. It struggled and suffered for about 3 years and finally died last fall. Never did attach very well, but I think if I had tried it horizontal instead of vertical it might have worked better.
Elaine

"Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." –Winston Churchill
Name: lindsey
wesley chapel, fl
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sugarcane
Mar 6, 2016 5:14 PM CST
Great Job, Jim! I tip my hat to you. ..awesome !
lindsey
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
Mar 6, 2016 6:08 PM CST
Elaine: Rhynchomyrmeleya [Rmy.]

I'm just back from the show where I helped break down our display and picked up my orchids. I entered 8 and came away with 6 ribbons. Not bad for an old guy from Indiana. Here they are:
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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
Mar 6, 2016 6:12 PM CST

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I would be pleased as punch! Thumbs up
Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
The one constant in life is change
Cat Lover Master Gardener: Florida Tropicals Multi-Region Gardener Vegetable Grower Region: Florida
Herbs Orchids Birds Garden Ideas: Level 2 Garden Sages Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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dyzzypyxxy
Mar 6, 2016 7:14 PM CST
Fantastic haul on the ribbons, Jim and thanks for the name. ( Rolling my eyes. I had to ask, huh. )
Elaine

"Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." –Winston Churchill
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
Mar 6, 2016 7:31 PM CST
Elaine, here is some info from OrchidWiz on the Lemon Twist you like:

Rhynchomyrmeleya Lemon Twist (Rhyncholaeliocattleya Toshie Aoki x Myrmecophila thomsoniana) (If this doesn't look like a SchomboCattleya I don't know what does). And a Pic:
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Jim
Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
The one constant in life is change
Cat Lover Master Gardener: Florida Tropicals Multi-Region Gardener Vegetable Grower Region: Florida
Herbs Orchids Birds Garden Ideas: Level 2 Garden Sages Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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dyzzypyxxy
Mar 6, 2016 7:36 PM CST
Wow, thanks Jim. It sure does look like a Schom/Catt (couldn't resist). I like the colors in your picture above better, but I imagine it's just different cameras and possibly the age of the flower. They named it 'Lemon Twist' for a reason, I think the pale yellow plus the dark lip is gorgeous.

Do you recall offhand where it came from, or who was showing it? I haven't found a grower with it for sale, but I just started looking an hour ago. (my kids need a new 'wish list' from me for Mother's Day)
Elaine

"Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." –Winston Churchill
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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
Mar 6, 2016 7:40 PM CST
The Schomburgkia gives the petals and sepals the twist element. If you find one, let me know. Perhaps Rafael?

Jim
Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
Sunset zone 22
Charter ATP Member Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Orchids Region: California Plant Identifier
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ctcarol
Mar 6, 2016 9:20 PM CST
Jim, I really liked that one too. How big a plant/spike was it? The main reason I haven't tried Schoms. is the size. I realize that could be much larger as it ages than it was at the show. I've seen those Rmy.s at the last couple of shows here, and been tempted, but just don't have the room for those tall spikes.
Name: Daisy
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
Not all who wander are lost
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DaisyI
Mar 6, 2016 10:21 PM CST
I just found it at Meke Aloha Orchids

http://www.mekealohaorchids.com/Laelia%20Mcp%20Hybrids.html

Their version does look lemon twisty.

Daisy
Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
The one constant in life is change
Cat Lover Master Gardener: Florida Tropicals Multi-Region Gardener Vegetable Grower Region: Florida
Herbs Orchids Birds Garden Ideas: Level 2 Garden Sages Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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dyzzypyxxy
Mar 7, 2016 10:42 AM CST
Hmmm, thanks Daisy. Wouldn't you know that grower, Paul Storm, lives about 6 blocks away from me here. He grows some amazing stuff but his prices are outrageous. Guess I should call him and see if I can visit his greenhouse. Been meaning to do that for a long time.

Also, the colors of the flower in his picture aren't nearly as pretty as the pale yellow/purple one Jim showed above. So, it has me wondering if I'd pay $45 for a plant (yes, that's an outrageous amount for me) and when it eventually bloomed, would it be the colors I like or the colors in his picture? Shrug!
Elaine

"Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." –Winston Churchill
Name: Patty
Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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SarasotaPatty
Mar 7, 2016 11:30 AM CST
I'm with you Elaine! That Lemon Twist that Jim photo'd is GORGEOUS...it really stood out to me too...but NOT in the other photo from Jim, or the one on the website.

I also liked the alba anosmum (I have to find one of those!), and the Zygo Blue Bird, and the brassia rex cross. Who grows all of these Paph's here in Florida??? I ADORE the Paph Shin-Yi Williams...I would love to give that one a a try!

BEAUTIFUL show Jim, you got some great pictures! Thanks for sharing! Congrats on the ribbons, too! I LOVE yours that has the yellow ribbon on it!
Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
The one constant in life is change
Cat Lover Master Gardener: Florida Tropicals Multi-Region Gardener Vegetable Grower Region: Florida
Herbs Orchids Birds Garden Ideas: Level 2 Garden Sages Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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dyzzypyxxy
Mar 7, 2016 12:01 PM CST
Patty, I think you really need a temp and humidity controlled greenhouse to grow Paphs here in Florida, sadly. They grow them at Selby, and I've seen them at Krull-Smith and Chapman's Orchids in Apopka too.

I know both Jim and I have tried and failed - Jim warned me, but I got two as gifts, what can you do? They are sadly sliding down the slippery slope outside my patio door right now. If the weather would stay like this for a few more months . . they might have a chance but this is Florida and I refuse to try to grow them indoors in the summer. I have a big garden, no need for plants in the house. (unless absolutely necessary, like for cold nights Green Grin! )
Elaine

"Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." –Winston Churchill
Name: Patty
Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
Orchids Garden Art Bookworm Garden Photography Birds Cat Lover
Butterflies Bromeliad Region: Florida Garden Ideas: Level 2
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SarasotaPatty
Mar 7, 2016 12:08 PM CST
Ahhhhhh...hadn't even given greenhouses a thought! That must be how they do it!

I've thought about giving one a try inside in the a/c just to see if it can be done, just hadn't gotten around to finding and buying one I like. Way back when I was starting on this orchid addiction, and had no clue what I was doing, I bought one....looking back on it, I kept it alive for a good while before it died (only indoors though).

My friend Marisa (who got me started on all this, and the one I go to the Orchid Society meetings with) has just recently bought one to see if she could keep it alive indoors, which of course is what prompted me to attempt this as well, cause I'm a copy-cat! Hilarious!

I actually LIKE to have a few plants in the house, even with my big yard & garden...so maybe one of these days I'll find one I like and splurge....

You won't even let yours live in the house if it means they might stay alive? (Isn't that kind of the definition of "absolutely necessary"??) Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Daisy
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
Not all who wander are lost
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DaisyI
Mar 7, 2016 12:59 PM CST
Meke Aloha Orchids does have this disclaimer, making me think twice about buying a plant out of bloom:

"****please note that all hybrids are varied within the same cross and may bloom differently than the photos in the "PHOTO GALLERY" "

Making me think that he is growing his orchids from first generation crosses so doesn't actually know what they will look like.

I have a first generation cross done by a guy here in Reno. A friend has one of them too. We are waiting to see if our plants bloom the same or near the same. Or even if they are pretty. It could be that radish/cabbage cross thing. Rolling on the floor laughing

Daisy

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