Orchids forum: What's in Bloom? May 2011, Part 1

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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
May 1, 2011 7:47 PM CST

Moderator

time for a new thread - we came from here
http://cubits.org/orchids/thread/view/54527/

I was walking past my Polystachya paniculata and it just looked so interesting from the top down, I had to take some more pictures.
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I have been taking "progress-pictures" of my Leptotes bicolor, trying to catch as many blooms open at the same time as possible. There are more buds in the works, but now the oldest blooms are declining. This year I had moved the plant in full bud to a more protected location. It seems to work, the blooms are much longer lived.
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Bulbophyllum levanae 'Waterfield' opened a second spike
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Trichopilia Suave Margins shows off another set of blooms
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Dendrobium hercoglossum is a real charmer I think. I love the delicate pink blossoms which just keep coming.
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Name: Kathy
Western MA

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boojum
May 1, 2011 8:01 PM CST
Thanks for the new thread. Can you stick in a link to the previous thread for continuity?

I love those artsy shots of Polystachya paniculata-truly an amazing orchid! Bravo on your successful Leptotes. It look terrific!! Thumbs up An elegant bulbo; love the pic of the whole plant and its wave-like form. And that third photo of Trichopilia Suave Margins looks like a watercolor. Lovey dubby

How do you grow Den. hercoglossum? Does it need a winter cool rest? I am really doing badly with the cane types lately.
Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
Sunset zone 22
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ctcarol
May 1, 2011 8:06 PM CST
Oh ursula, I hope my Trichopilia will some day look that good!
Looked at the den today, but had to make choices. Thumbs down
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
May 1, 2011 8:12 PM CST

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No problem and the link is in place! Smiling
and thanks.
Kathy, the Den hercoglossum was a Christmas present, so I don't have it that long. I watered it along daily with my stuff and - since it really wanted to grow pendant I placed it into the basket and into full sun near the door.
Looking at this
http://www.orchidspecies.com/denhercoglossum.htm
it seems to need less water and fertilizer in Winter, but mine was actively growing right away, so I watered.

I just posted some interesting ( I think) stuff into the miniature section
http://cubits.org/orchids/thread/view/52530/#new_post
Check out the mounted Angraecum on an Oyster shell!
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
May 1, 2011 8:13 PM CST

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Carol, it surely will! Smiling
Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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hawkarica
May 1, 2011 8:16 PM CST
All lovely, Ursula. I love the Bulbo but you probably figured that. I looks like you are growing the Trichopilia Suave Margins in a tree fern pot. I've used a few of them with great success so glad to see I'm not alone. That flower is to die for by the way.

Jim
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
May 1, 2011 8:28 PM CST

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Thanks Jim! Yes, I have a few Orchids in Tree fern pots. The Suave Margins frilly blooms remind me of a very pretty girly dress.
Name: Kathy
Western MA

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boojum
May 1, 2011 8:30 PM CST
My salmon epi from NYBG.
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Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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hawkarica
May 1, 2011 8:46 PM CST
Wonderful bloom and great photo, Kathy.

Jim
Name: Kathy
Western MA

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boojum
May 1, 2011 8:50 PM CST
Thanks Jim!
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
May 1, 2011 8:57 PM CST

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I love the color on this Epi. Nice camera angle!
Name: Kathy
Western MA

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boojum
May 1, 2011 9:10 PM CST
I tip my hat to you.
Ontario, Canada (Zone 6a)
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Steven
May 1, 2011 10:14 PM CST
Lovey dubby the Den. hercoglossum, the way it hangs is just fabulous!
Name: Ken
Fredericton, N.B. Canada
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Ironwood
May 1, 2011 10:47 PM CST
Ursula, great display on Leptotes bicolor and Trichopilia Suave Margins is a show off, deservedly so.

The color of your Epi is very comfortable on the eye 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
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boojum
May 2, 2011 7:35 PM CST
Thanks Ken!
Finally a first bloom on Brassavola cucullata! Worth the wait!
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Others.
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Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
Sunset zone 22
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ctcarol
May 2, 2011 7:52 PM CST
What is the lavender one in the second row under "others"? Definately different!
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
May 2, 2011 7:55 PM CST
Catt. Easter Bunny yet again.
Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
Sunset zone 22
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ctcarol
May 2, 2011 8:23 PM CST
Wow! It's changed a lot! I don't remember the form being so unusual. Perhaps the photo angles... perhaps senility? Hilarious!
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
May 2, 2011 8:31 PM CST

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different light! It is nice!
Name: Ken
Fredericton, N.B. Canada
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Ironwood
May 2, 2011 9:37 PM CST
Very nice Kathy, I think some of your orchids are blushing.

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