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Name: Ursula
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Ursula
Sep 1, 2019 6:59 AM CST

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We came from here

It is September 1., we have a Cat.5 about to destroy the Bahamas and circling north west! Sad
In happier news - September is Spiranthes cernua or cernua v. odorata time in NE Pennsylvania. On our way to our place we stopped on rt 380, where we discovered years ago a whole slope of these Orchids. The spikes were up, but still another week or two away from blooming. But, a rough estimate showed hundreds of plants! The same held true for the place along our pond, lots of spikes but still too early. Then we checked the adjoining neighbor's slope! We were not disappointed, wherever the vegetation was not flattened by heavy farm equipment, there were spikes in all stages of bloom! But - it was like looking for needles in haystacks, truly!! Smiling
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and a group of seven
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A couple of habitat pictures:
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At home - the Vandachostylis Viboon Velvet spikes start showing their age, but they are still pretty.
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The Habenaria rhodocheila does its thing
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and so does the Dendrobium bigibbum v compactum
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We have a very confused Laelia anceps starting to bloom already on short spikes
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Please all join in and post away!
All of you in Dorian's way, please be safe! Group hug


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Livonia, Michigan (Zone 6a)
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BigBill
Sep 1, 2019 7:19 AM CST
Too bad that you do not go to judging. There you would receive truly diserved accolades for your orchids. I think that the Viboon Velvet AND the Habenaria are worthy of a CCM.
I would need to check the records but goodness, they are beautiful!!😋
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Sep 1, 2019 7:36 AM CST

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Bill, I am just happy to participate here. Smiling
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BigBill
Sep 1, 2019 7:54 AM CST
I know! I totally get it.
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
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ctcarol
Sep 1, 2019 8:15 AM CST
Beautiful start to the month, Ursula! Great photos of the haystack, and glad you found the needle! Hilarious! Not too shabby at home either! Smiling
Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Sep 1, 2019 10:32 AM CST
My Hab. rhodocheila is just about done now. The weather has been so very hot with just tiny, brief showers to cool things off, the flowers don't last long, and some of the buds have blasted. After the hurricane goes by it will cool off some, we hope!
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My big new cork raft of B. nodosa 'Big Jim' has now opened the first three of 6 spikes. The cage smelled so great last night! Flowers just a bit larger than B. nodosa here but it really hasn't quite hit it's stride yet.


Elaine

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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Sep 1, 2019 12:47 PM CST

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Looking good, Elaine!! The Habenaria is still a cutie!

This stupid hurricane is even making me a bit nervous up here, I try not to visualize a copy of Sandy..... My greenhouse is ready to move plants in, I scrubbed out the inside and Florian's local guy gave the outside a tune up/ glazing where needed and a good cleaning, and he replaced one of the panels.
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BigBill
Sep 1, 2019 2:39 PM CST
Another humongous storm! Winds at 185!! Holy smoke. Well I guess I am off there because they say that it is a relatively small storm.
Relatively small???? What does it matter if you get run into by a large truck or a small truck? If it is doing 185 when it hits you, you're just as dead!! 💀
Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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hawkarica
Sep 1, 2019 2:43 PM CST
Quite festive, this September site. We are still nervous on the Florida West Coast but thankful we are not on the east coast. A small change in heading could be devastating. I have a Vanda that opened last night so I can add a little to this parade:

Vanda Adisak Happiness:
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Jim
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Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
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ctcarol
Sep 1, 2019 7:43 PM CST
I keep hearing the track has changed, but you're bound to get some serious winds, no matter where the center hits. That lack of knowledge would drive me crazy. I'll take our occasional earthquake...no early warning, over in a matter of minutes.
Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Sep 1, 2019 9:34 PM CST
A friend posted on Facebook "Waiting on a hurricane is like being stalked by a turtle".

We just look at the threat of a major hurricane - even if it turns away - as a rehearsal, so we know what we need to do, and we test the generator, the gas sump pump and check on all our supplies so we feel like we can be ready more easily IF a storm does come our way. Moving all the plants to safe places is my big job, but after Irma I know where the good spots are, and my big clump of bamboo is great for most of the big pots as it's about 2ft from the wall of our shop. I can slide all the big plants in there and they are protected from most of the rain and wind.

If you had a few hours warning before a major earthquake, you'd have a chance to put your breakable stuff on the floor and to get to a safe place, too right?
Elaine

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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Sep 2, 2019 6:39 AM CST

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Wise words!

Jim, such a beautiful Vanda! Lovey dubby Nice and flat with cute tiny ruffles!
Name: lindsey
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sugarcane
Sep 2, 2019 10:48 AM CST
Alice, my fingers are crossed for y'all..and for you as well Ken.
I have friends that live in Abaco. The storm is parked right over them, and doesn't seem in any hurry to move along. They got word out this morning using their SPOT device ,that they were ok, but with the 23' storm surge I heard about, it's got to be terrifying.
Jim that's a drop dead gorgeous bloom on your vanda!
I've got a rerun of my Eplc. Volcano Trick 'Paradise '. It is fully open now.


lindsey
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BBQNBLUES
Sep 2, 2019 10:50 AM CST
hawkarica said:

Vanda Adisak Happiness:
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Jim


Stop Tempting me Jim Drooling I have to keep telling myself "I have ENOUGH Vandas".

Name: Jim Hawk
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hawkarica
Sep 2, 2019 11:00 AM CST
Okay, I'll switch to Cattleyas. Opening yesterday is Rlc. Susan Fender 'Cinnamon Stick', one of my favorites.
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Jim
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Name: Ursula
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Ursula
Sep 2, 2019 11:50 AM CST

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I can't even imagine the conditions in Abaco! Horrible!

Lindsey, what a beautiful, floriferous Orchid!
I love the Susan Fender, Jim!
Name: lindsey
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sugarcane
Sep 2, 2019 4:25 PM CST
A little off topic , but I couldn't resist.

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lindsey
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Sep 2, 2019 4:27 PM CST

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It is fitting!
Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Sep 2, 2019 8:09 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Yep, that way everyone gets a free power-washing, not just the poor Bahamas.
Elaine

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Name: lindsey
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sugarcane
Sep 3, 2019 5:22 AM CST
and it's spread out all the way up to New Years! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
And back to the thread...
Blooming this morning,
Ctt. Carol Bernice




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