Orchids forum: Orchid blooms for August 2012

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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Aug 1, 2012 6:31 AM CST

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It is August and time for a brand new thread! Please post away!
We came from here
The thread "Orchid Blooms for July, 2012" in Orchids forum

Starting off the months with a mix:
Both spikes are now open on my C. Penny Kuroda 'Spots'
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another very fragrant spotty - Blc Waianae Leopard 'Ching Hua' is not fully open yet, it still has a couple more buds to go. There was a dead bee stuck in one of the blooms. Poor thing.
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Phymatidium tillandsioides did not open all the buds this year, many simply dropped in those heavy downpours we had the last couple of weeks. But I still think these little plants in lesser blooms are cute.
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Brassavola David Sander was a tiny plant in 2004 in one of the freebee boxes at Oak Hill. It also bloomed last year around this time, I did see the spent bloom at our return from Iceland/Greenland. So this year I finally get to see it in bloom!
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Ascofinetia Peaches opens a spike
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And Vascostylis Midnight Treasure came as a tiny thing from Ooi Leng Sun in March 2010, it had a teensy spike last Summer and looks much respectable this year. I love the color. The last picture shows the color in late afternoon light after the rain.
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Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Aug 1, 2012 9:43 AM CST
My goodness, what a show Ursula. You've been holding out on us . . or saving up these lovelies for the new thread? btw Where did July go??

Your David Sander is pink! I have one that has yet to bloom, but I thought they were usually white. Does the pink fade out? I love 'Peaches', what a color.
Elaine

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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Aug 1, 2012 1:09 PM CST

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Thanks Elaine. Actually, all of those are blooming now.

Yes, I thought too that David Sander was more white. I wonder if I did get a seedling of the primary x, or something else was "mixed in" there.
Name: lindsey
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sugarcane
Aug 1, 2012 1:54 PM CST
Holy Cow Ursula....I'm seeing spots! What a great bunch of beauties!!!!
lindsey
Name: Carol
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ctcarol
Aug 1, 2012 2:22 PM CST
Sorry Elaine and Lindsey! It's been a rough week. I'm sure it won't be long before someone has a big enough Gerberara to share.
Nice show, Ursula! I hope my 'David Sander' will bloom someday too.
Name: Ursula
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Ursula
Aug 1, 2012 6:49 PM CST

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Thanks Ladies! Smiling
Name: bree
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bree
Aug 2, 2012 2:09 AM CST
Oh love them 1st 2 spotty ones Ursula Lovey dubby And your Vascostylis is a very nice colour.
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Name: Ursula
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Ursula
Aug 2, 2012 8:30 PM CST

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Thanks Bree!
Can you move the Arachnis? I sure would love to see it in bloom. Smiling
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bree
Aug 3, 2012 2:01 AM CST
Yeah i'll have to move it, it is in a pot(well the base is) i just have to unwind the rest of it it from the trees. Smiling
I havent seen it flower.
Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Aug 3, 2012 7:43 AM CST
Or, if it would damage it too much to move it, maybe just prune a few of the citrus tree's branches to give it more light? It sure looks happy in therre!

I got a surprise bloomer - this plant is right beside the patio door that I go in and out of all day long, so of course I never even noticed it had buds.

Lc. Amberglow 'Magnificent' Also my little yellow Spathoglottis keeps pumping out flowers, sitting pretty on the patio table.

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Elaine

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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Aug 3, 2012 8:50 AM CST

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I agree pretty!
Name: Jim Hawk
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hawkarica
Aug 3, 2012 12:22 PM CST
Mountain Jim here from North Carolina. No internet at the cabin so am sending this from a restaurant in town. Saw Laurel and Steve in Maypop last Sunday and gave her a hug for Kathy. All is well and we leave for home tomorrow. Nice posts everyone.

Jim
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Name: bree
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bree
Aug 3, 2012 3:28 PM CST
Good idea..my citrus need pruning actually. Lovey dubby oh love Amberglow Elaine, love to see it again when it opens more.
Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Aug 3, 2012 5:30 PM CST
Amberglow has a second flower just opening, but it is upside-down right now. Going to wait and see if it comes right before I take an other pic.

I cut a 'window' in the foliage on my mango tree for one of my Laelia Anceps a week or two ago. I'd like to grow at least a few of mine in the trees, if I can.
Elaine

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Name: lindsey
wesley chapel, fl
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sugarcane
Aug 3, 2012 6:02 PM CST
funny how buds just appear out of no where !
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Neofinetia falcata, a first time bloomer, just opened today
lindsey
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Aug 3, 2012 6:31 PM CST

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A little gem! Lovey dubby
Name: tarev
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tarev
Aug 3, 2012 6:45 PM CST
This is my August re-bloomer:
Miltassia Shelob Tolkien
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Aug 4, 2012 6:26 AM CST

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I like re-bloomers! Thumbs up
Name: lindsey
wesley chapel, fl
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sugarcane
Aug 4, 2012 5:16 PM CST
I agree
lindsey
Name: lindsey
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sugarcane
Aug 5, 2012 12:04 PM CST
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Bc. Little Marmaid 'Janet' just opened today and a full picture of Carol's lovely gift Gerberara 'Snow Ballet'
lindsey

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