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Mar 3, 2010 10:20 AM CST
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Name: Kathy
Western MA

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We can post some of favorite shots of orchids here. Obviously my avatar's one of my favs. Paph sukhakulii.

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Mar 3, 2010 4:31 PM CST
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Name: Ursula
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But, but - they are ALL my favorites..... decisions decisions.....
How about one a day, if we are around to post?

Looks like Lc Irene Finney, but blooms in Fall.

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Mar 3, 2010 5:38 PM CST
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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
Sounds like a plan! Oh we should name them, too. I will go back and edit.
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Mar 4, 2010 5:51 AM CST
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Name: Kathy
Western MA

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Mine for today. Phal. Fortune Saltzman 'Maple Bridge.'

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Mar 4, 2010 7:18 AM CST
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Name: Ursula
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Cattleya skinneri alba 'Debbie' FCC/AOS in April 2009

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Mar 4, 2010 1:20 PM CST
Name: Cinda
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Disclaimer: these are not my orchids Smiling
These are from the greenhouse at the Lily Gardens in Indy.

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Mar 4, 2010 1:23 PM CST
Name: Cinda
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I try to get there a couple times a year . There is always something in bloom.
I was a bit too early for these beauties.

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Mar 4, 2010 1:24 PM CST
Name: Cinda
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I wonder if the above photo is one of these?
Interesting color.

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Mar 4, 2010 3:36 PM CST
Name: Laurel
Georgia
Pretty pics. Kathy, Paph. sukhakulii was my first and only one I could grow until recently.

The Catt is super, Ursula. Don't know how you move all those giants back and forth each year.

Cinda, your mystery orchid appears to be an Anguloa. They remind me of tulips. Ursula, don't you have Anguloas?
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Mar 4, 2010 4:14 PM CST
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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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Do you grow them Laurel?
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Mar 4, 2010 4:52 PM CST
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Name: Ursula
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Yes, I do grow Anguloa virginalis.
And no, the gorgeous greenish Catt which looks like Blc Port of Paradise, is not related to the very pretty Anguloa.

And I will have to cut that metal basket of the C skinneri this year and split the plant. I am running out of room, it is HUGE!! Only thanks to regular workouts with my Wii fit plus was I able to lift it.
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Mar 4, 2010 5:04 PM CST
Name: Laurel
Georgia
No, never grown them Kathy, but they are beautiful. The ones at the botanical garden are quite large. Do you have any? The goal here is to collect small orchids 'cept I keep landing ones that are small now and will be HUGE later. It's a pitfall of going off to a nursery and seeing a little "cutie" but not knowing the species. Dendrobium violaceoflavens which grows canes 6-7' is an example of that. Whistling Maybe minis can be mounted to it. Hilarious!
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Mar 4, 2010 5:35 PM CST
Name: lindsey
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Ursula,
Maybe Wii will come out with an orchid game for us...
instead of reaching for a basketball and shooting it , we could reach for
an orchid and lift it? When we do that activity enough times we could be
rewarded with a new and exotic orchid for our 'collection'!
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Mar 4, 2010 6:08 PM CST
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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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Great idea. That would actually make me want to exercise!!!
Laurel don't grow them. I have about 4 big leaved varieties and they take up lots of room. So I steer away from more.
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Mar 4, 2010 6:24 PM CST
Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
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Ursula , Lc Irene Finney is magnificent! Can you tell me how tall it gets? I just got one thru the mail that is rather large. It is called Lc. Nippon 'Livinza' x Shelly Compton "Touch of Class'
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Mar 4, 2010 7:39 PM CST
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Janice,
I am happy to say, I have the true Lc Irene Finney ('Chicago' and Springs 'Best' ) and I will post them in the Spring hopefully in bloom. The one which I posted above, looks a lot like Lc IF but was never for certain identified as such, it flowers in the wrong season to be truly Lc IF. But the pseudobulbs and leaves are similarly sized and the flowers look very close.
Here is the whole plant in bloom, each pbulbs with leaf measures ca. 20 inches, dimensions of the plant are approx. 3 and 1/2 feet to almost 4 feet across.
The plant is in a metal basket.

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Mar 5, 2010 7:13 AM CST
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Name: Ursula
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Holcoglossum kimballianum flowering in August 2007.
I have 2 plants of this hanging in the coolest spot of the greenhouse and doing very well this Winter.
Here is to some blooms this year!

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Mar 6, 2010 8:39 AM CST
Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
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Ursula, that Lc Irene Finney is HUGE!!! One of the prettiest yet. And scented, too? Great...You know, the Orchid sellers sites don't list the dimensions of the plant and they really should, don't you think? The leaves on my Ms Finney are lighter green than my other catts. Is that ok?
Don't know if I am prepared for a 4 foot wide Orchid just yet. LOL. ;-)
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One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle
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Mar 6, 2010 9:50 AM CST
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Name: Ursula
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The leaves will be lighter in color if the plant has been grown very bright.

Last Fall's Cattleya Chocolate Drop 'Kodama'




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Mar 6, 2010 12:42 PM 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, Ursula! What's Kodama growing in?
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One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle
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