Orchids forum: Happy New Year Orchids 2011!!

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Name: Kathy
Western MA

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boojum
Jan 1, 2011 9:05 AM CST
Gosh! So much has happened this past year. It's hard to believe that last Feb I was writing to Trish because I had started this cubit and was posting all alone. I told her I was discouraged but I'd think of it as a blog!! Well, look at us now! We are over a hundred orchid-obsessed and checking in has become a routine activity and often more than once a day. We are a sharing and caring group and I thank you all so much for joining my "blog" and making our cubit a great place to make friends. As I said last night, I love my orchid friends!! Lovey dubby Have a wonderful new year full of orchid blooms, happiness, and good health for all of you and your families!

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We came from 2010. http://cubits.org/orchids/thread/view/45789/
Name: Kathy
Western MA

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boojum
Jan 1, 2011 9:06 AM CST
Paph henryanum today.
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Name: Kathy
Western MA

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boojum
Jan 1, 2011 9:10 AM CST
Cym Valentine's Love 'Spring Scent' is opening and opening.
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Name: Kathy
Western MA

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boojum
Jan 1, 2011 9:15 AM CST
Paph Nike's Sunny Delight.
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Name: lindsey
wesley chapel, fl
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sugarcane
Jan 1, 2011 9:17 AM CST
It has been a full (and rich with blooms) year..thank you Kathy for patiently waiting for us to show up!
Your 'blog' is my best friend!
lindsey
Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
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sandnsea2
Jan 1, 2011 10:00 AM CST
Nice picture, Jim!! Thanks and Happy 2011 to all !!!
Pretty Paphs and Cym, Kathy.
Yes, this has been a very fun year with all of you and I say "cheers" to another Group hug
Name: Kathy
Western MA

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boojum
Jan 1, 2011 10:22 AM CST
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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hawkarica
Jan 1, 2011 3:09 PM CST
Kathy, thanks for the new year thread. Your hard work has brought joy and beauty into all of our homes. You seem to be doing quite well with the paphs.

I'm laying claim to the first big floof of the year. Blc Annie Belle opened all three blooms this morning. I've had her for several years and she blooms right on schedule. No fragrance so far.

Jim
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Name: Kathy
Western MA

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boojum
Jan 1, 2011 3:38 PM CST
Thanks for you nice comments, Jim. means a lot to me...
Great pics of your floofy! I especially love the next to the last one and the whole plant. Look at those determined roots!! I'm thinking of starting a new winter photo contest so hold on to those!
Name: lindsey
wesley chapel, fl
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sugarcane
Jan 1, 2011 4:38 PM CST
Beautiful , Jim!
I tip my hat to you.
lindsey
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Jan 1, 2011 5:17 PM CST

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What a beautiful new thread!! Great job on the Cym Valentine's Love! Thumbs up
And I am certainly happy to have such a very nice forum and wonderful friends! Thank you! Hurray!

Jim, Blc Annie Belle is gorgeous, I love floofy Catts like this one!

Name: Todd Boland
St. John's, Newfoundland, Cana
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Todd_Boland
Jan 1, 2011 8:06 PM CST
Beautiful orchids to start the new year!

A few of my current bloomers...Adaglossum Summit 'Frenchtown'

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Beallara Marfitch 'Howards's Dream'

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Brassovola nodosa .....but no fragrance! :(

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Burrageara Living Fire

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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Jan 1, 2011 9:18 PM CST

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Todd, very nice! Except, no scent on the Brassavola nodosa? Not even a smidgeon at sundown?

Angraecum sesquipedale is working on 4 spikes. There is a keiki on the other side with 2 buds! Thumbs up and 3 spikes on the mother plant. Smiling It's a slow process!
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Ceratostylis rubra is happy this week
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Darwinara Charm 'Blue Star' x Vanda amesiana produced another spike. The blooms look just like Dar Charm 'Blue Star' to me. But I don't mind.
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Schomburgkia superbiens - 3 out of 4 spikes are now open. The bloom count could be higher, perhaps next year....
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Slc Hazel Boyd 'Debbie' is blooming this week. The curly leaves are typical for Hazel Boyd. The bloom color is slightly darker than my picture shows.
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And Dendrochilum stenophyllum - I got it as a freebie from the generous James Rose/Cal Orchids last January !
The plant is much prettier as my picture shows, I think.
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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
Jan 1, 2011 10:49 PM CST
Oh, such beautiful orchids are blooming at Todd's and Ursula's!!! January is already a super orchid month!
Love Beallara Marfitch 'Howards's Dream' and Burrageara Living Fire! Lovey dubby The Angraecum sesquipedale is amazing!! Lovey dubby Lovey dubby And love the Dendrochilum stenophyllum!! Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby I like the spaced blooms. Can't wait for superbiens to open here!!

rbtkew
Jan 2, 2011 2:09 AM CST
Thats a fine Angreacum sesquipedale you have there; as you say it's a slow process but well worth the wait.
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Jan 2, 2011 8:15 AM CST

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Thank you Richard and Kathy!
The full name of this Ang. is Angraecum sesquipedale 'Mount Zion' FCC/AOS x 'Star of Malagasy', it is one of my oldest plants.

On a different note - mapping out his Inferno, Dante should have added a 4. ring to his 7. Circle of Hell, the Circle of Violence:
"Against one's Mealy Bugs."
look at the right picture of the Darwinara Charm x Glare Angry
FAT Mealies (this one in beautiful sharp focus no less,) can turn any mild mannered soul into a murderer...this one isn't smiling any longer!



Name: lindsey
wesley chapel, fl
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sugarcane
Jan 2, 2011 9:22 AM CST
What's that old saying...?
'Hell hath no fury....' but Schomburgkia superbiens is sure pretty!
and Todd, it's wonderful having you (and your glorious photography) back! Hurray!
lindsey
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
Jan 2, 2011 9:49 AM CST
All I can say is DOWN WITH MEALIES! Grumbling (and scale). Thumbs down Thumbs down
I hate when my pics show bugs! Although they would make very good ID pics on a orchid pests thread! I have a block about orchid problems. I wince on those chapters in my books and dash through superstitiously.

rbtkew
Jan 3, 2011 1:14 AM CST
You can imagine the problems we have with mealy in a tropical nursery. It's a never ending battle that you can only keep on top of but never win.
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
Jan 3, 2011 7:02 AM CST
Same here with scale too! I once had a visitor all excited to see the orchids tell me that she wanted an orchid "always in bloom with no bugs". I told her to buy another type of plant!! Rolling on the floor laughing

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