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Apr 1, 2019 7:00 AM CST
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Name: Ursula
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The thread "Our Orchid blooms in March 2019 🍀" in Orchids forum

It is April 1. and that is not a joke! Smiling Time for a new thread!
I am starting with my Dendrobium Angel Moon 'Love Letter', which has been blooming for some weeks now. I love the large, showy blooms
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Many years ago I tried my hand on deflasking. I managed to grow 2 plants out of the ca 25 babies in that flask to maturity and those do bloom every Spring. Unfortunately I snapped off one of them, but the other is blooming now.
This is Paph Lynne Cassidy.
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And this is another yearly bloomer, Enanthleya Bob Gasko
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along with Trichoglottis rosea
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and the Epidendrum Miura Valley is still at it on that same spike.
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Please all join in and have fun! Smiling
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Apr 1, 2019 7:18 AM CST
Name: Big Bill
Livonia Michigan (Zone 6a)
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Boy I just love that Trichoglottis! Such an interesting growth habit, almost like a flowering rope.
Paphiopedilum Lynne Cassidy is very pretty. I love these green, white and rose slippers. Just look at all of those spots on those petals!
Great way to start the new month.
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Apr 1, 2019 12:09 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
Thanks for the nice start to the month , Ursula. As usual , you have an amazing show with so many different genera in bloom . I love those Dens ( that look like Cattleya flowers) and their fuzzy lips!
It's gray and gloomy here today, which is perfect for taking flower pictures ...here's
Bc. North Miami 'Florida Suncoast' with a mess of flowers . This is the first time to get more than 2 at a time.


and a sweet gift from an orchid club friend , Den. Nestor.



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and one that opened a couple of days ago.. Phaius Dan Rosenberg 'Tropical Ice'. I planted 3 plants together and this is the first time to bloom.


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Apr 1, 2019 12:29 PM CST
Name: Big Bill
Livonia Michigan (Zone 6a)
If you need to relax, grow plants!!
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Gee Lindsey, that Phaius Dan Rosenburg is SPECTACULAR!!!
I think that it is just so cool! 😎
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Apr 1, 2019 2:55 PM CST
Name: Patty
Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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Lindsey, will miss you at the show! How much light & water does you Florida Suncoast get? I have one also but it doesn't have a spike on it...Mine gets bright light with about 2-3 hours of direct sun in the afternoon, and I water it every 2 or 3 days if it doesn't rain...

Good job on Nestor! Mine are all on the porch getting ready to open, just aren't quite there yet.

That phaius is so YOU with those punch colors! Beautiful!
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Apr 1, 2019 3:04 PM CST
Name: Alice
St. Johns, FL (Zone 9a)
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I love those rum punchy colors on Dan also. I was recently told Phaius seem to take some time to establish then go crazy. Yours will be nuts next year. Hilarious!

I am still trying to get to Sarasota next weekend but it is looking slimmer and slimmer. It is probably the weather, I have a lot of arthritis in my spine, but my neck is bothering me a lot again. Getting old is the pits. Grumbling
Minds are like parachutes; they work better when they are open.
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Apr 1, 2019 3:17 PM CST
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Lindsey, your blooms are gorgeous!! Lovey dubby One is prettier than the other!!
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Apr 1, 2019 3:27 PM CST
Name: Patty
Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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Sad Alice!
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Apr 2, 2019 6:46 AM CST
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Alice, I really hope you feel better!

Here is the first of two spikes open on my new C. /Lc Irene Finney 'Ingrid'! I can't take credit for the blooms, I bought it in bud last week. I am so happy I did, I love these old Cattleyas.
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Apr 2, 2019 7:38 AM CST
Name: Alice
St. Johns, FL (Zone 9a)
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Thank you, I am working on it.
That 'Ingrid' flower is wonderful, so full of floof and it reminds me of a 1940's evening gown.
Minds are like parachutes; they work better when they are open.
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Apr 2, 2019 12:56 PM CST
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
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'Ingrid' is gorgeous, Ursula!
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Apr 2, 2019 5:30 PM CST
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Name: Ursula
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I thought so! Smiling
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Apr 2, 2019 5:57 PM CST
Name: Big Bill
Livonia Michigan (Zone 6a)
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I think that Irene Finney is one of the all time best Spring blooming big pink Cattleyas around! Now that is saying a lot, I know.
It is also one of, if not the best, big pink ever in my mind. It is right there with C. Horace, Pamela Hetherington and Bonanza from 50 years ago.
It has great color, decent form for its lineage and a wonderful fragrance! Everybody knows that you grow Cattleyas when you show images of that plant. It is not a daffodil! Rolling on the floor laughing
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Apr 3, 2019 5:58 AM CST
Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
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I believe that you people must collectively own every orchid that exists.
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Apr 3, 2019 6:39 AM 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
Patty, I think we grow our North Miami 'Florida Suncoast' the same. Mine took a full two years to do much of anything.
Gina, this group DOES have an amazing inventory and your collection is filling a glaring void. I can't remember which site it was , but there was a member working at Kew and he posted the most amazing and unusual photos of exotic orchids.
Ursula, doesn't your new Irene Finney have the nicest fragrance?
Alice, I hope you feel better quickly!
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Apr 3, 2019 7:44 AM CST
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Name: Ursula
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Yes, Irene Finney smells really lovely!
I am now waiting on my Irene Finney 'Springs Best'.... the sheaths are filling in. Smiling

Gina, regarding collectively owning every Orchid? Speaking for myself, I also killed a whole bunch throughout the years. Hilarious! It was about 1999, after ca 10 years of getting infected by Orchiditis, when a friend and I walked through the Waldor greenhouses. I remember that this time I actually remembered/recognized many Orchids and I blurted out that I recognized this one and that one because I had killed them. My friend was somewhat amused! Smiling
In the meanwhile, I have learned not to pick up cold growing species, no matter how cute. And I stay away from Cymbidiums, most of those I really like need a cool, sunny spot not to abort the spikes. I simply don't have the room.
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Apr 3, 2019 9:01 AM 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've got some new photos today.



Rth. Lily Marie Alamas 'MGR' with a new spike open.

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The almost impossible to photograph Den. platygastrium
And C. Olivia, which started out with 5 buds and only held on to 2. Glare


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Apr 3, 2019 9:59 AM CST
Name: Big Bill
Livonia Michigan (Zone 6a)
If you need to relax, grow plants!!
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Lily Marie Alamas huh?
Got to write that one down. That is beautiful.

Well for something so hard to photograph it is beautifully presented! Dendrobium platygastrium? That is a spectacular flower.
Bill, quick, run to the store! I need more paper.
Orchid lecturer, teacher and judge. Retired Wildlife Biologist. Supervisor of a nature preserve up until I retired.
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Apr 3, 2019 10:24 AM CST
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Name: Ursula
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Beautiful Catts! And you did a great job with the Den platygastrium! Thumbs up
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Apr 3, 2019 12:59 PM CST
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Name: Ursula
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Have you ever seen a slipper bloom with wings?
I remember those little "wings" the first time it bloomed. I almost missed them this time since I didn't move it when I took pictures a couple of days ago.
There are 2 plants in that little basket, unfortunately I snapped the other bud off by mistake, reaching over it. It is possible that that plant had bloomed in-between, that's why I never saw those wings again, until now.

Paph Lynne Cassidy
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I have no idea what a judge would say, but I do find them kind of charming? Smiling

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