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Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
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sandnsea2
Dec 2, 2011 5:44 AM CST
We came from
The thread "Our November blooms in 2011" in Orchids forum

New month

Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Dec 2, 2011 7:11 AM CST

Moderator

Thanks for starting a new thread with such a very pretty picture!! Lovey dubby
Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums Tip Photographer
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sandnsea2
Dec 2, 2011 7:14 AM CST
We have no Moderator right now.

Come on guys...need you to encourage Ursula!

I think she should be our fearless leader and Moderator here on the Orchid forum!!

We NEED her!!! Lovey dubby
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Dec 2, 2011 10:01 AM CST

Moderator

I hope everybody is ok with that, if not please yell!!
I am now officially our moderator and I understand that I will have some big shoes to fill, as Kathy always did a great job.
Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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hawkarica
Dec 2, 2011 3:37 PM CST
Good, I certainly vote yes for Ursula.

Here is my Little Stars plant. It outdid itself this year.

Jim
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Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums Tip Photographer
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sandnsea2
Dec 2, 2011 4:04 PM CST
Shining bright, Jim! Playing with new iPhone like a kid with new toy....
Name: Kathy
Western MA

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boojum
Dec 2, 2011 4:24 PM CST
Thanks Ursula. Let me know if I can help.
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Dec 2, 2011 4:34 PM CST

Moderator

Thanks!!
Kathy, I will yell if I need help!! For sure!
Jim, your B. Little Stars looks great! Yours is way ahead of mine.

Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Dec 2, 2011 7:23 PM CST

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I took some pictures today, I have some repeat bloomers here.
The first one is a true mini, the cute blooms are in the mm size range - Platystele stenostachya, this one never quit blooming all Summer long.
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Another teensy little thing, but this one is still a tiny plant.
Pleurothallis lanceola
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Sigmatostalix unguiculata is also a mini and the silly blooms are always a delight.
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and then there is the Lc not Irene Finney with more blooms (and another spike popping through the sheath.)
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Blc George King 'Serendipity' opened a second spike
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I haven't posted my Angraecum distichum for a while, what would I do without the Rajasthani fellow.... Smiling It was loaded with little blooms this morning.
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Ceratostylis philippinensis 'Parkside' CCM/AOS is a happy camper this month. And the little blooms are fragrant.
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and Mediocalcar decoratum is showing a few 'candy-corns'
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Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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hawkarica
Dec 2, 2011 8:02 PM CST
Ursula, great show with a wonderful variety. If I had to pick a favorite, it would be the Ceratostylis.

Here is Potinara Eye Candy 'Sweet Sensation'.

Jim

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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Dec 2, 2011 8:35 PM CST

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Thanks Jim. The Ceratostylis is not too fussy at all!

Cute Potinara!! Nice contrast.
Name: bree
North coast NSW Australia
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bree
Dec 2, 2011 9:16 PM CST

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C. purp
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Dec 2, 2011 9:20 PM CST

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Bree, you mean Laelia purpurata?
Name: bree
North coast NSW Australia
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bree
Dec 2, 2011 10:34 PM CST
Yeah but I thought it changed to Cattleya
Name: Kathy
Western MA

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boojum
Dec 3, 2011 5:51 AM CST
It did!
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
Charter ATP Member Spiders! Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: Pennsylvania Greenhouse Cactus and Succulents
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Ursula
Dec 3, 2011 7:18 AM CST

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Yikes!! What is the world coming too!!!!
But, nice blooms, Bree!!
Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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hawkarica
Dec 3, 2011 8:43 AM CST
With reference to the parade of name changes, I agree with Ursula...YIKES!

Jim
Name: lindsey
wesley chapel, fl
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sugarcane
Dec 3, 2011 3:38 PM CST
How is it that a plant that has been a Laelia it's whole life now
is suddenly called Cattleya? Did the experts discover some new
exciting development in the flower anatomy? Or was this mis- named
all along? Confused

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Mtssa. Kauai's Choice 'Tropical Fragance' AM/AOS
I think this is the most difficult to photograph flower I've ever been confronted with.
I would love to hear how you take pictures of such a dark bloom. I have no light
other than natural sunlight.
lindsey
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Dec 3, 2011 5:05 PM CST

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If the experts had indeed changed the name for a really good reason, one certainly should honor the new name I think. But, who knows why this one is now a Cattleya. Many of these name changes seem to be willy-nilly.
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Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums Tip Photographer
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sandnsea2
Dec 3, 2011 5:47 PM CST
I know they changed the names of some Iris , they said because they have new Genetic testing that identifies related genera.
Much like DNA paternity testing.

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