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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Aug 1, 2019 6:47 AM CST

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We came from here

The thread "Our Orchid blooms in July 2019 👒" in Orchids forum

We have August 1. and here is the new thread for August!
Let me start with my Cattleya warscewiczii, it opened this week. This one came bare-root from Ecuagenera.
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I took it on to the deck for some pictures, it is now in the living room! Smiling

And there is my old Summer bloomer Cattleya Penny Kuroda 'Spots' with the first of two spike open. I always look forwards to this one blooming here in the midst of Summer. Nicely scented too.
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And looking into another spot in the cage, Jumellea comorensis showed a few blooms.
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Please all join in as always and have a good time! Smiling
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Name: Big Bill
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BigBill
Aug 1, 2019 6:56 AM CST
Oh Ursula, you have gotten us off to another wonderful start for our new month!
I love the warscewiczii!! Yes, say that three times fast and your tongue will be tied up in a knot and you won't be able to eat for hours! Those large floppy flowers with a beautiful lip are fantastic! Love it! Thumbs up
When you grow orchids, it is all about the ROOTS!!!
Name: Ursula
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Ursula
Aug 1, 2019 7:14 AM CST

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You know, it pays to dig through Ecuagenera's bare root plants pile, when they come North to a show! Good stuff! Smiling I love this one!
Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Aug 1, 2019 9:10 AM CST
My favorite thing, at a plant sale is to find a bare-root pile of orchids to dig through! You found a real winner there, Ursula.

I can't believe it's August already. Hurricanes a-comin down here. I am heading out to Utah for another two weeks of grandma duty on Sunday, so will miss the peak bloom of my lovely little Den. biggibbum var compactum. It is slowly opening 5 spikes and will be a real sight to behold by next week. Will have to ask my hubby to take pictures for me. I also have a nice fat spike on C. Chief Sweet Orange getting ready to open and I'll certainly miss that one. Crying The plant is declining sadly, so this may be it's last gasp.
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Name: Alice
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ardesia
Aug 1, 2019 9:32 AM CST
Oh no, not the Chief, Crying . Did you manage to get a piece of it going?
Minds are like parachutes; they work better when they are open.
Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Aug 1, 2019 11:47 AM CST
I haven't made the attempt to divide it yet, Alice. It's a bifoliate Catt and they never take kindly to being divided, even when the plant is obviously in two parts. I'm afraid I'll just kill it outright. But . . who knows, desperation may be the mother of invention and after I get home from this trip, maybe that will be the time to take the bull by the horns, and saw it in half.

I'm thinking that growing these plants in conditions that really are too hot and wet for them for at least half the year may have something to do with why they just last so long, then go downhill. I really can't see anything outwardly wrong with it, and have tried a bunch of different stuff to revive it. But it continues to shrivel up its pb's and dry off it's leaves. New growths have been getting infected with black spot this summer, too, which doesn't help.
Elaine

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Name: Ursula
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Ursula
Aug 1, 2019 12:20 PM CST

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.....and sometimes no matter what you do, the plant declines. Perhaps it just is at the end of its road...Hopefully you can save a piece!
Your Den bigibbum looks great, Elaine! Thumbs up You will surely still see it blooming when you return.
Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Aug 1, 2019 3:22 PM CST
The Great Greenhouse Re-do is almost complete Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! New shade cloth, new water system (not quite done) and misting system, all cleaned out and mostly repotted.

Blooming this week:
Ianclarkara Cheyenne Marie "Pink Ice"

Habenaria medusa

Habenaria rhodocheila x Sib

The new shade cloth really brightens things up - its white, the old one was black - so I don't get that 'lost in the dark steamy jungle' vibe anymore.
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Name: Big Bill
Livonia, Michigan (Zone 6a)
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BigBill
Aug 1, 2019 4:09 PM CST
Gorgeous, gorgeous Habenarias! They are really pretty Daisy!
Ianclarkara huh? That is very nice with lots of flowers.
I just have to go look that one up. You have piqued my interest!!
When you grow orchids, it is all about the ROOTS!!!
Name: Alice
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ardesia
Aug 1, 2019 4:25 PM CST
Lovey dubby Pink Ice Lovey dubby and I like the wire panels you have attached to the wall, what a great idea.
Minds are like parachutes; they work better when they are open.
Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Aug 1, 2019 5:05 PM CST
Thank you BigBill. Ianclarkara was a new one on me too. I think Australis helped me out with that one as the tag just says 'Ink'.

Alice, The wire panels are from a store supply warehouse. Daughter used them in her Craft Booth but then gave up Craft fairs so they were free for the grabbing. So far, they haven't rusted but if they do, I know where I can find more. Smiling

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Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
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ctcarol
Aug 1, 2019 5:47 PM CST
I like those panels too! Much easier to shuffle things around as light changes, I would think. Love those orchids too!
Name: lindsey
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sugarcane
Aug 2, 2019 6:00 AM CST
Wow!
It's just the second, and look at the spectacular blooms y'all have posted Lovey dubby
Ursula, I think your Penny Kuroda 'Spots' has been (and still is) at the top of my wish list, since I got here.
Elaine, have a wonderful time out west...I hope the Chief bounces back, if not I think Palmers has them.
Daisy, your growing space looks phenomenal! The plants are obviously very happy, great growing!
I've got a few new photos this morning...


First time for Catt. Diamond Girl to bloom.



Another first time to bloom plant, Rlc. Chia Lin X Rlc. Goldenzelle.


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Rth. Coral Gold 'Pacific Rainbow ' with 5 buds on a very short spike.
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Name: Alice
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ardesia
Aug 2, 2019 6:08 AM CST
WOW, you have some beauties there Lindsey, I couldn't pick a favorite.
Minds are like parachutes; they work better when they are open.
Name: Big Bill
Livonia, Michigan (Zone 6a)
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BigBill
Aug 2, 2019 6:14 AM CST
Oh boy! I like all three of those.
Coral Gold has a gorgeous lip with splashes of color on the sepals and petals. Very nice contrast.
The Goldenzelle is beautiful with the greenish petals and sepals and deep yellow lip. I'll bet it is very fragrant?
Diamond Girl is one 'Classy Broad'!!

Forgive my French.
You have some winners there Lindsey. Thumbs up
When you grow orchids, it is all about the ROOTS!!!
Name: Ursula
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Ursula
Aug 2, 2019 6:31 AM CST

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I agree, I love all three too! Lovey dubby The Coral Gold is adorable!

Lindsey, I got the Penny Kuroda years ago from Waldor Orchids, after seeing and smelling them at one their exhibits.

Daisy, your greenhouse looks really nice! and bright! Thumbs up Your Habenarias are way ahead of mine, looking pretty!
Name: lindsey
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sugarcane
Aug 2, 2019 7:38 AM CST
Thanks all! I just looked at RHS and see that this Chia Lin X has been registered as Rlc. Suzuki's Matrix. Looking back in my records I see this bloomed last year and it IS fragrant , Bill ! The Diamond Girl came from Anthony Millet, who gave our club a very entertaining ( think stand up comic ) lesson on hybridizing.

Thanks Ursula, I'll take a look at Waldor's website, they always have beautiful plants at the shows here.
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Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Aug 3, 2019 11:18 AM CST
All are wonderful, Lindsay although I'm kind of surprised at the Suzuki's Matrix being a bit plain, given it's spectacular parents. Just love the Diamond Girl, that's my kind of flower. Elegant.

On the good news/bad news front here, the Chief has popped open all the flowers on one stem this morning. They're nice, but smaller than usual and a much darker color than I usually see on this plant. Good news is there is another spike in the works. You can readily see how bad the foliage looks. Crying

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Doing last-minute fungicide treatment and moving things around today to make less plant chores for Marsh while I'm away. Hope things survive.

Elaine

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Name: lindsey
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sugarcane
Aug 3, 2019 11:47 AM CST
Yes, Elaine, I was surprised to see this flower with those parents..it's on the 'rehoming' list now. I wonder if Chief has fusarium?
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Name: Carol
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ctcarol
Aug 3, 2019 5:39 PM CST
Ok, no floof, but I do have a few blooms

Domingoa ( Nageliella)purpurea is hard to get in a photo
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Brassavola cuculatta with two more buds
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Vanda Parchara Dwlight 'Parchera'


Most of the buds blasted on Den. Green Lantern, but I finally got two blooms to open
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Cattlianthe 'Synda Nelson' has another spike in the back
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