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Mar 20, 2011 5:08 PM CST
|This morning Jo and I went to West Hartford, CT to the Nutmeg Orchid Society Show & Sale.|
Here are some of the displays.
Here's Jo looking at every flower up close and personal.
Mar 20, 2011 5:22 PM CST
|Check out these monster cyms!!!|
Cym Pauwelsii 'Kassander.'
Hercules Pink Lady.
Vandofinetia blaupunkt growing hydroponically. Schom undulata 'Renatin' x Lc. Rojo 'Redhead'. Pot anceps Passion 'Hsinying'
Phal Sogo Champion 'FANGtastic'. Phal Mini Mark. Phal. lobbii.
Paph Robinianum. Paph. micranthum. Paph. Malipoense 'Jerry Bass'.
Mar 20, 2011 5:31 PM CST
|But wait there's more.|
(The mannii was actually yellower.)
First one's for Neal!
Mar 20, 2011 5:41 PM CST
|haha I thought this was a mini!!|
Mar 20, 2011 5:41 PM CST
|Oh, lucky you two! What a beautiful show! |
Wonderful pics, thanks for sharing! Looks like you had a good time.
Ahh, and a lot more appeared while I was typing.....
Mar 20, 2011 5:49 PM CST
|I love the Dar Walnut Valley, nice plant too. I think I like the peloric Phal.|
So many great looking Orchids.....
Mar 20, 2011 5:53 PM CST
|We went to a presentation about growing miniatures by Marguerite Webb of J & L Orchids. She recently returned from the Grand Prix Show in Japan.|
Then off to the sales.
Glen Decker from Piping Rock was there.
This seller had just returned from the Taiwan Show with great phals!
And here's Jo with her buying shoes on with Marguerite!
New Windsor, NY (Zone 6b)
Mar 20, 2011 5:54 PM CST
|At first, I thought that was your haul. Looks like a nice show|
Mar 20, 2011 6:04 PM CST
|Yes, the quality of the plants was quite high. It was good for Jo to see them and of course I answered her questions as they came up. She got an earful and eyeful at this show!|
A few more and on to lunch!
Beautiful large coelogne. Wish I had taken a pic of it's name!
Lunch was Peruvian and heavenly at Cora Cora! All three of us really enjoyed it and it became Daniel's official birthday party (tomorrow is his birthday). There were even wonderful Peruvian musicians playing!
Mar 20, 2011 6:16 PM CST
|Bill, sorry to disappoint you but here is my haul!!|
Pot. Fairy Land
Holcoglossum wangii (my first)
Phal. Taida King's Caroline 'Taida Little Zebra' AM/AOS (mini phal)
Mexipedium xerophyticum (help, Ursula!)
Dendrobium moniliforme Himesuiho
and Disa Kewensis 'Exotic Gold' (uniflora x tripetaloides)
Mar 20, 2011 6:17 PM CST
|So now it's Jo's turn!|
Here's a pic of me Daniel just sent at the Peruvian restaurant.
Mar 20, 2011 8:26 PM CST
|Yum, and I would have enjoyed the Peruvian music!|
I love the variegation on the Den moniliforme.
I am growing my Mexipedium xerophyticum almost like a rupiculous Laelia, but I have it in CHC with added crushed Oyster shells. ( the Oysters were delicious) It took me years to get mine to bloom. ( I did start out with half a small growth with roots). It finally bloomed really well last Summer. Yours looks like a nice pot, so you will have it blooming probably this Summer already.
Heh, the Pot Fairy Land looks familiar! Good choice!
The little Phal looks cute too, I think that's the one I picked up as a present. ( I see it twice a week...)
Mar 21, 2011 5:30 AM CST
|I had a wonderful time and learned SOOO much from Kathy (thank you) the growers and the flowers themselves. I will post some photos of the plants I chose. I am so happy with all of them, and hope that I have created an environment in which they can bloom for years to come. |
Aside from the orchids, I had lots of fun with Kathy and Daniel. I am solo this week, so between work, taking care of my orchids and my dogs, and all of the normal household chores, it might take me a couple of days to get a few photos up.
Mar 21, 2011 11:31 AM CST
|No rush, no pressure Jo!! I had a giggle this AM when watering and thinking about what it will be like for you to visit this crazy orchid lady's house!!! |
BTW, Belaschick is pronounced Bayla's chick. Turns out Jo's name, like mine, is about her pooch!
Mar 21, 2011 11:53 AM CST
|I'm still chuckling about buying Fairy Land without remembering about yours Ursula. I live in a very consistent but unconscious state!|
Mar 23, 2011 4:41 PM CST
|OK, here are my new orchids, the ones in bloom anyhow.|
Beallara Patricia McCully 'Pacific Matriarch'
Dtps. Chingruey's Goldstaff "fortune"
Dtps. Lioulin Orange
Mar 23, 2011 5:05 PM CST
|They look great! What does the third phal you bought look like? (I was yakking with Glen when she was with the Phal lady.)|
Mar 23, 2011 5:27 PM CST
|How do you inventory your orchids? What information will I want to keep. So far I have a spreadsheet with type of orchid, date of purchase, dates of bloom, but I am sure that there are other factors that one might want document. I really am enjoying my plants. |
Kathy, Thanks again for all of your wisdom, the ride and a wonderful lunch!
Mar 23, 2011 5:29 PM CST
|The third Phal is not in bloom but it is Phal Tying Shin Cupid "Montclair". Who names these things?|
Mar 23, 2011 5:29 PM CST
|I especially love the Dtps. Chingruey's Goldstaff 'Fortune', pretty pattern.|