Orchids forum: Our Orchid blooms in June 2012

Page 1 of 9 • 1 2 3 4 5 ... 9
Views: 11129, Replies: 173 » Jump to the end
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
Image
Ursula
Jun 1, 2012 5:50 AM CST

Moderator

We came from here
The thread "Our Orchid blooms in May 2012" in Orchids forum

It's Laelia purpurata time!
Thumb of 2012-06-01/Ursula/255bc6

Cattleya luteola is blooming on schedule
Thumb of 2012-06-01/Ursula/2e32bf

and both my Coelogyne Burfordiense plants are opening good spikes. If you live in my area and like this plant, I am happy to part with one of them. It is a beautiful leafy plant year around and does not need a premium sunny spot to do well.
Thumb of 2012-06-01/Ursula/f3b5fe Thumb of 2012-06-01/Ursula/1e658f Thumb of 2012-06-01/Ursula/3b9b30

Domingoa haematochila throws out a pretty bloom
Thumb of 2012-06-01/Ursula/93bcdf

a first bloom on this cute windowsill Catt - this is Slc Bright Circle
Thumb of 2012-06-01/Ursula/341ad4 Thumb of 2012-06-01/Ursula/d43f89

Encyclia Grand Bahama starts up
Thumb of 2012-06-01/Ursula/e9a0dd

Vanda parviflora is a very small Vanda with cute little blooms
Thumb of 2012-06-01/Ursula/45f5b4 Thumb of 2012-06-01/Ursula/2a2d28 Thumb of 2012-06-01/Ursula/0acdc4

And this Neofinetia falcata Shunkyuden has too many flower parts
Thumb of 2012-06-01/Ursula/c8cb5f Thumb of 2012-06-01/Ursula/09b474 Thumb of 2012-06-01/Ursula/900e3a
[Last edited by Ursula - Jun 1, 2012 6:13 AM (+)]
Give a thumbs up | Quote | Post #265795 (1)
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
Image
hawkarica
Jun 1, 2012 5:42 PM CST
Wonderful start to the new month, Ursula, and yes it is Laelie purpurata time as mine opened today as well. Pictures will follow tomorrow. I love the Encyclia Grand Bahama and the Coelogyne Burfordiense. I agree that your Nelfinetia has too many parts to make a good picture, kind of like my D. spectabile. I always want to put it on the ironing board and straighten it out a bit. Cute little blooms on the Domingoa haematochila and the vanda.

Jim
Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
The one constant in life is change
Cat Lover Master Gardener: Florida Tropicals Multi-Region Gardener Vegetable Grower Region: Florida
Herbs Orchids Birds Garden Ideas: Level 2 Garden Sages Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Image
dyzzypyxxy
Jun 1, 2012 6:42 PM CST
Lovely show, Ursula. Your Enc. Grand Bahama sure looks a lot like Enc. tampensis. Probably the flowers are bigger though?
Thumb of 2012-06-02/dyzzypyxxy/79f6f1
Elaine

"Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." –Winston Churchill
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
Image
Ursula
Jun 1, 2012 8:08 PM CST

Moderator

Thanks.
Elaine, Enc. Grand Bahama is a hybrid of tampensis and plicata. Not sure if it is much larger, I need to see tampensis right next to it.
Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
The one constant in life is change
Cat Lover Master Gardener: Florida Tropicals Multi-Region Gardener Vegetable Grower Region: Florida
Herbs Orchids Birds Garden Ideas: Level 2 Garden Sages Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Image
dyzzypyxxy
Jun 1, 2012 8:35 PM CST
Ah, I thought that might be the case.

My tampensis flowers are just over 1.25in. or 3.4cm. across. Very delicate.

I was thinking that whoever bred Grand Bahama didn't change the color much so they might have been going for a bigger flower instead?

All my 'chids got a nice rinse with rain water today, straight from the sky! It rained nicely, nearly all day long. So wonderful.
Elaine

"Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." –Winston Churchill
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
Image
hawkarica
Jun 2, 2012 12:36 PM CST
As Ursula said, it's Laelia purpurata time:
Thumb of 2012-06-02/hawkarica/c8d465 Thumb of 2012-06-02/hawkarica/7f5dd2

Also blooming is Aerides houlletiana:
Thumb of 2012-06-02/hawkarica/0c82c2 Thumb of 2012-06-02/hawkarica/911b5d Thumb of 2012-06-02/hawkarica/5a034d

Bc Little Star is full of blooms and the first two opened today. The evenings will soon smell delightful in the OC.
Thumb of 2012-06-02/hawkarica/a3467e Thumb of 2012-06-02/hawkarica/bd43b7

Jim
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
Image
hawkarica
Jun 2, 2012 4:42 PM CST
I went out to water and discovered a bloomer I had overlooked. This is Epi. Mabel Kanda 'Miyao' X Epi. Cordigerum 'Paradise'.

Jim
Thumb of 2012-06-02/hawkarica/74d13f Thumb of 2012-06-02/hawkarica/b0723a
Thumb of 2012-06-02/hawkarica/982cd9 Thumb of 2012-06-02/hawkarica/9eeaec
Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
The one constant in life is change
Cat Lover Master Gardener: Florida Tropicals Multi-Region Gardener Vegetable Grower Region: Florida
Herbs Orchids Birds Garden Ideas: Level 2 Garden Sages Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Image
dyzzypyxxy
Jun 2, 2012 5:27 PM CST
Oo, I do love those Brassavolas! They look like the modern art version of orchids.
Elaine

"Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." –Winston Churchill
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
Image
hawkarica
Jun 2, 2012 5:42 PM CST
The Psychopsis alba has produced a second bloom on the spike that was already blooming. I've seen it before but not often.

Jim
Thumb of 2012-06-02/hawkarica/5f2f48 Thumb of 2012-06-02/hawkarica/0746dc
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
Image
ctcarol
Jun 2, 2012 6:15 PM CST
Jeez, Jim, how many do you have that you can "overlook" a bloom? I only have 98 (not counting duplicates), and if I get so much as a spike or sheath, I check it twice a day! Hilarious! Nice show!
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
Image
Ursula
Jun 2, 2012 6:22 PM CST

Moderator

Oh my, what a show!!! I love it!
That is a very nice purpurata too! Pretty color!
And I love the Aerides!! I have a very small plant of this, which is now dangling over the pond as an experiment. Lots of sun with extra humidity.....
But the Mabel Kanda x really grabs my attention here!!! Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Is it fragrant?
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
Image
hawkarica
Jun 2, 2012 6:57 PM CST
Ursula, I noticed the difference in lip color between our two purpuratas so I went back and looked at my pics from years ago. This first picture is from this year, the second is from last year and the third is from 2010. Why has the red lip turned to blue?

Jim

Thumb of 2012-06-03/hawkarica/9a720b Thumb of 2012-06-03/hawkarica/a4ad68 Thumb of 2012-06-03/hawkarica/a8353f
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
Image
hawkarica
Jun 2, 2012 7:08 PM CST
Carol, I have around 225 to 230 orchids. Many are hanging up by the roof of the OC and others are jammed onto shelves so it is not too hard to miss a bloom or two. The Mabel Kanda X is one of those up by the roof and I didn't notice the flower until I was deep watering this afternoon. By the way, I didn't notice a fragrance when I took it down to photograph but I'll check it out better tomorrow. I also need to post the Lc George Baldwin X again as it is covered in those lovely light purple flowers. What an incredible orchid it is.

Jim
Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
The one constant in life is change
Cat Lover Master Gardener: Florida Tropicals Multi-Region Gardener Vegetable Grower Region: Florida
Herbs Orchids Birds Garden Ideas: Level 2 Garden Sages Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Image
dyzzypyxxy
Jun 2, 2012 8:09 PM CST
Jim, you didn't give that Laelia purpurata a swim in the pool, did you? (just kidding)

Maybe the lip color will intensify as the flower matures? Different fertilizer? A bit less light than last year, with the Aluminet on the roof?

Maybe the Laelia is jealous of George Baldwin's beautiful colors?
Elaine

"Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." –Winston Churchill
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
Image
hawkarica
Jun 2, 2012 8:34 PM CST
I think the last idea is the best. Hilarious!

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
Image
bree
Jun 3, 2012 1:35 AM CST
Not sure why yous changed Jim but theres alot of different colours being produced from L.purp. isnt there, heres a few i have....Thumb of 2012-06-03/bree/546646 Thumb of 2012-06-03/bree/1633f4 Thumb of 2012-06-03/bree/8dd748 Thumb of 2012-06-03/bree/2918b8 . I feel my 2nd last pic is the real purp.? as ive always thought L.purp was a white flower with deep purple lip.
[Last edited by bree - Jun 3, 2012 1:37 AM (+)]
Give a thumbs up | Quote | Post #266783 (16)
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
Image
hawkarica
Jun 3, 2012 6:53 AM CST
I think I would pick the last photo as the real purpurata. That would be white with some light purple and a dark purple lip. The real question is why did mine morph into something different this year?

Jim
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
Image
ctcarol
Jun 3, 2012 7:41 AM CST
Jim, are you sure it's not the new camera seeing the color differently?
Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
The one constant in life is change
Cat Lover Master Gardener: Florida Tropicals Multi-Region Gardener Vegetable Grower Region: Florida
Herbs Orchids Birds Garden Ideas: Level 2 Garden Sages Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Image
dyzzypyxxy
Jun 3, 2012 8:29 AM CST
Sure seems like those orchid naming nuts slipped up on Laelia purpurata. I googled it, and the picture gallery had everything from all purple to all white, white and pink, and even a pale yellow with a pink lip, all named Laelia purpurata. Seems very inconsistent, given that the orchid authority is so strict about naming x this and x that.

Point here, maybe it's just an unstable cultivar? They're also calling it Sophronitis. I hate when they do that!

Jim, the picture of L.purpurata in my favorite book has it pale lilac with a reddish purple lip.
Elaine

"Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." –Winston Churchill
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
Image
hawkarica
Jun 3, 2012 1:39 PM CST
Before I comment further on L. purpurata, I would like to devote a post to Lc George Baldwin X C. Trithena. It flowered nicely in November and began flowering again in early May of this year. It currently still has eight fully open blooms and two buds. It is in an eight inch clay pot and seems to be bursting at the seams. It is just one of those special crosses that I would recommend to everyone.

Ursula, can you check to see if this fellow has earned its own name yet?

Jim
Thumb of 2012-06-03/hawkarica/119daa Thumb of 2012-06-03/hawkarica/afaabf Thumb of 2012-06-03/hawkarica/198d52
Thumb of 2012-06-03/hawkarica/abbd33 Thumb of 2012-06-03/hawkarica/5224f8

Page 1 of 9 • 1 2 3 4 5 ... 9

« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Orchids forum
You must first create a username and login before you can reply to this thread.

Today's site banner is by Paul2032 and is called "Chrysanthemum"