Orchids forum: February Orchids 2, 2011

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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
Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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boojum
Feb 15, 2011 5:59 PM CST
Time to start the second half of the month! What fabulous blooms so far. We came from here. http://cubits.org/orchids/thread/view/49945/

Bc. Punakea (C. Lulu x Bc. Maikai) is open. Three more buds to go. Good sized bloom for a Binosa.
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Laelia anceps v. alba 'Sterling Dickenson' is opening today.
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Blc. Solar Flare 'Paradise' has such a great form. Ctna Why Not x Lc. Gold Digger just glows. Tiny catt flowers with a punch on Slc. Mem. Alvin Begeman 'Poem.'
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Maxillaria hedwigiae today. Kinda ducky. Group shot.
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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
Feb 15, 2011 6:15 PM CST
I like them all, but especially Bc 'Punakea'.. Thumbs up
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
Feb 15, 2011 6:20 PM CST

Moderator

I agree on both counts! Nice start of the new thread!
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
Feb 15, 2011 7:41 PM CST
Thanks Ursula. I was waiting for Bc. Punakea to open!!
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
Feb 16, 2011 1:50 PM CST
Great start to the new thread, Kathy. All are nice but my favorites are Laelia anceps v. alba 'Sterling Dickenson' and Blc. Solar Flare 'Paradise' .

Jim
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
Feb 16, 2011 3:38 PM CST
Funny I thought you'd like Bc. Punakea because of the binosa look.
Name: lindsey
wesley chapel, fl
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sugarcane
Feb 16, 2011 3:43 PM CST
I'm loving Ctna Why Not x Lc. Gold Digger..such a yummy color! But Blc. Solar Flare 'Paradise' is a VERY close second!
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
Feb 16, 2011 5:02 PM CST
I do like the Bc. Punakea, it just that I'm waiting for a picture when it opens a little more.

Jim
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
Feb 16, 2011 6:59 PM CST
Not sure if it will. Here it is today.
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Fun with the Laelia anceps.
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Dendrochilum wenzelii and the weird phal.
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Den kingianum and the Stelis superbiens.
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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
Feb 16, 2011 7:38 PM CST

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Nice!!
The Dendrochilum wenzelii is looking splendid!
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
Feb 16, 2011 7:45 PM CST
Thanks, Ursula!! And lots more spikes on the other side.
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
Feb 17, 2011 5:03 PM CST
Today. First for Jim.
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Paph. henryanum is still going strong. And Paph Henrietta Fujiwara
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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
Feb 17, 2011 6:08 PM CST

Moderator

I am not Jim, but I like it too! Smiling
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
Feb 17, 2011 6:32 PM CST
Pretty, Kathy!
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
Feb 17, 2011 6:38 PM CST
That's what I was waiting for. Just beautiful, Kathy.

Jim
Name: bree
North coast NSW Australia
Charter ATP Member Dog Lover Herbs I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Seed Starter Vegetable Grower
Region: Australia Bromeliad Plant and/or Seed Trader Ponds Orchids
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bree
Feb 17, 2011 7:16 PM CST
Don't you love how Paph flowers seem to last forever...
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
Feb 17, 2011 7:17 PM CST
yup!!
Name: bree
North coast NSW Australia
Charter ATP Member Dog Lover Herbs I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Seed Starter Vegetable Grower
Region: Australia Bromeliad Plant and/or Seed Trader Ponds Orchids
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bree
Feb 17, 2011 8:47 PM CST
Thumb of 2011-02-18/bree/c16c44a new flower had opened in my greenhouse without me knowing..look how the 2 flowers opened back 2 back..owww
Thumb of 2011-02-18/bree/d1c1cftag says blc. Keowee 'galaxy' x blc. George king 'serendipity', i can see the george king but not keowee...what do you's think?
Smells soooooo nice.
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
Feb 17, 2011 10:17 PM CST
Bree, I can't comment on the parentage, but it is a beautiful, "feminine" flower, and I can smell it from here. Lovey dubby
Name: bree
North coast NSW Australia
Charter ATP Member Dog Lover Herbs I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Seed Starter Vegetable Grower
Region: Australia Bromeliad Plant and/or Seed Trader Ponds Orchids
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bree
Feb 18, 2011 1:26 AM CST
it is isnt it. Very pretty. i love the green inside it.

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