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Dec 2, 2010 7:46 AM CST
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
Thought it was about time I start a new thread! We came from http://cubits.org/orchids/thre...
Today, I am doing the happy dance. I just got two great plants in bloom from ebay and the Habenaria medusae (not in bloom) should be here today.
I adore these 2:
Darwinara Fuchs Cream Puff x Ascocentrum miniatum. One of my favorite shades of peach!
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And crushed flowers on Encyclia vitellina from shipping. It's a nice small plant (I wasn't aware of the size) which pleases me. Very delicate!!
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It was a great package to receive and open!
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Dec 2, 2010 8:20 AM CST
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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Beautiful! Cream puff is so yummy! Hilarious!
There are two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle
- Albert Einstein.
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Dec 2, 2010 8:31 AM CST
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
Thanks Janice!! I was so thrilled because the seller said the flowers were brighter than her pic and I loved the pic. I took a chance that it wasn't a bright orange (I'm sure I would have dealt!) but it turned out to be the exact same color as her pic. She also had the wrong name on ebay for the vitellina (means the color of egg yolk) but I recognized what it was immediately since I almost bought one from Paramount this summer but the shipping and Cites cert were so expensive that I only got 4 plants from Canada. I've been looking for it ever since. The tag on the plant was correct.
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Dec 2, 2010 5:24 PM CST
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
Orchids Plumerias Cactus and Succulents Region: New Jersey Region: Pennsylvania Native Plants and Wildflowers
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Good ones!! The Darwinara x is really speaking to me, very pretty!
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Dec 2, 2010 9:12 PM CST
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
Thanks, Ursula. I thought I was done buying anything till I saw it! Hilarious! The Habenaria arrived today very cold. I'll be watching it....
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Dec 12, 2010 11:48 AM CST
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
I just bought Dendrochilum javierii on ebay!!!!! In spike!
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Dec 12, 2010 1:02 PM CST
Moderator
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
Orchids Plumerias Cactus and Succulents Region: New Jersey Region: Pennsylvania Native Plants and Wildflowers
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Heh, good choice! Thumbs up

I am very happy, my little plants from Carter and Holmes arrived yesterday, with a heating pad attached no less and also otherwise very well wrapped.
I got Nakamotoara Newberry Apricot ( Vf Virgil x Asctm curvifolium)
and two small plants of Vandirea Newberry Jasmine ( V. amesiana x Sedirea japonica). Lee had mentioned the Vandirea and when I looked at the Carter and Holmes website that time, I couldn't resist. I was hoping these two would have arrived before Thanksgiving.....
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Dec 12, 2010 4:45 PM CST
Name: lindsey
wesley chapel, fl
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Orchids Photo Contest Winner 2021
I was wondering about ordering plants when it's so cold..the heating pad actually worked? Kathy, where did your plant arrive
from?
lindsey
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Dec 12, 2010 5:15 PM CST
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Yes, the heating pad works. I have gotten Orchids in the middle of Winter with a heating pack, no problem. Andy has done it and surely others as well.
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Dec 12, 2010 8:36 PM CST
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
Me, too. I worry on my end where it can be so cold if I'm not home because the packs run out at 72 hours. But I've done it often. Sometimes CA sellers can forget to put in a heat pack even when I asked because they forget how cold other places can be. That last order was from NJ.
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Dec 13, 2010 2:56 PM CST
Name: lindsey
wesley chapel, fl
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Orchids Photo Contest Winner 2021
good to know that the packs last that long..I thought they were like the hand warmer packets
that last a few hours.
lindsey
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Dec 15, 2010 6:37 PM CST
Moderator
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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We were yesterday the happy recipients of a wonderful present from a generous friend, FedEx dropped off a nice box of Orchids!!
He went shopping at Oak Hill Gardens and had a hand picked selection shipped to us. Smiling Smiling The Orchids were very well packed and shipped in a styrofoam box inside the carton with a heat pack included.
Here is the list:
Cirrh. sikkimense
Holcoglossums quasipinifolium, wangii and subuliforme
Den. peguanum, a tiniest plant with 3 spikes
Cleisostoma arietinum, in spike!
Angraecum didieri
Aerangis mystacidii x decaryana
Aspasia lunata
Den hercoglossum

I love it!!

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Dec 15, 2010 7:47 PM CST
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
Wow now that's a friend. He's the best!! Can't wait to see the three Holcoglossums especially!

I got my Dendrochilum javierii today. Frozen! Only had a 60 hour heat pack and it was a high of 22 today. I've complained. I've always gotten a 72 hour pack and never even thought there would be any problem. I'm watching the spike droop and droop. GRRR! Grumbling
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Dec 15, 2010 8:00 PM CST
Moderator
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
Orchids Plumerias Cactus and Succulents Region: New Jersey Region: Pennsylvania Native Plants and Wildflowers
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Yes, he is!! Smiling

And yes, I would let the vendor know! Not a good thing!
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Dec 15, 2010 9:37 PM CST
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
Bookworm Charter ATP Member Region: California Hummingbirder Orchids Plant Identifier
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Wow! A generous friend, indeed!
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Dec 16, 2010 6:04 AM CST
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
Daylilies Roses Orchids Miniature Gardening Lilies Irises
Beautiful plants and the BEST friend, Ursula! I just love him myself!! LOL.
Kathy, sorry about the heat pack. I do not like those things myself and think they don't work very well, or haven't for me.
There are two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle
- Albert Einstein.
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Dec 22, 2010 7:24 PM CST
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
My Encyclia citrina came today looking good. This orchid was the star of this article: http://cubits.org/orchids/arti...
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Here's another new one. Dendrobium lichenastrum. A mini.
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Dec 22, 2010 7:32 PM CST
Moderator
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
Orchids Plumerias Cactus and Succulents Region: New Jersey Region: Pennsylvania Native Plants and Wildflowers
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Nice plants.
Kathy, if you flower your Encyclia citrina before me I owe you an Orchid, your pick!!!
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Dec 22, 2010 8:01 PM CST
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
Haha! How long have you had yours? We'll see if I kill it. This isn't exactly Mexico.....
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Dec 22, 2010 8:27 PM CST
Moderator
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
Orchids Plumerias Cactus and Succulents Region: New Jersey Region: Pennsylvania Native Plants and Wildflowers
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I have one plant bought I think in 2004 or 2005. It is a good size plant by now, doesn't say peep. Now sometimes one does pick up a dud, so I bought another plant from Andy in the Spring. This one turned out to be a lot smaller than my older plant, so I probably have to wait another few years for that one to bloom.
I don't think it gets enough of a cool rest in my care, so that may be the problem?

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