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Dec 1, 2019 7:57 AM CST
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Name: Ursula
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We came from here
The thread "Our Orchid blooms in November 2019" in Orchids forum

Another month is in the books and here we are in December. Let me start off with a group picture.
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Here is the Bc Hippodamia again with most buds open
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This C. loddigesii 'Shorty' x aclandiae 'The Chairman' isn't registered as such, but this 1863 reverse cross is, three times!
Cattleya Brabantiae and
http://apps.rhs.org.uk/horticu...
GOOF ALERT!! This should be x dolosa SEE BELOW

and Jumellea comorensis starts up again. The blooms have a pleasant cinnamon scent. It always was a bit of a wild plant and the older growth needs close supervision, they are very much prone to see scale in those tight leaves. Treating them always resulted in loss of plant material, but since I started to use Neem oil last year, it is finally under control and isn't harmed by an occasionally spray of the stuff.
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Please all join in and post away! Happy growing and chatting!

edited! major goof alert!🤨🧐🙁
This pink Cattleya is loddigesii 'Shorty' x walkeriana 'The Chairman'! - Cattleya x dolosa
http://apps.rhs.org.uk/horticu...
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Dec 1, 2019 8:48 AM CST
Name: Big Bill
Livonia Michigan (Zone 6a)
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I have never seen a Hippodamia anywhere near that size!! Not even close. You obviously have her in a great location!
C. Brabantiae is one of my favorite primary Cattleya hybrids. It has such beautiful color.
And the comorensis is just so pretty!
It must be a fragrant "bomb cyclone" in the greenhouse after dark! My goodness, you have given us another spectacular start to a new month.
Congratulations! I tip my hat to you.
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Dec 1, 2019 8:59 AM CST
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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Wonderful group photo, Ursula. What's the Cat. in the lower right?
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Dec 1, 2019 9:00 AM CST
Name: Big Bill
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My Paphiopedilum concolor is open and no matter how much I tried, I could not capture its true color. Right now it is a rich canary yellow. All of those spots are bright red. There are dozens and dozens off them!
The flower is just over three inches wide. I want to say that about 40-50% of the clones of this species now throw multiple blooms per inflorescence. Usually two, very rarely three. It is too early for me to predict if I will see another bud emerge but I am hopeful.
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Dec 1, 2019 9:25 AM CST
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Name: Ursula
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Thanks! Smiling
Bill, I like this one a lot! Lovey dubby Those little dots are very pretty!!

Ken, it is the Rlc Chia Lin 'New City'! A second spike is in the works. The scent is incredible!
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Dec 1, 2019 9:35 AM CST
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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I thought that was it, Ursula. Mine is blooming now too.

I love that, Paph., Bill. I wish I could grow some of them.
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Dec 1, 2019 11:17 AM CST
Name: lindsey
wesley chapel, fl
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What an outstanding start to the last month of the year.
Ursula you have a very interesting selection blooming now! The hippodamia is incredible and I'm so jealous with your Chia Lin , I keep loosing the buds on mine. Sad
Bill your Paph. Is a beauty Lovey dubby
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Dec 1, 2019 11:53 AM CST
Name: Elaine
Sarasota, Fl
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Wonderful start to the month, Ursula. I do love the group shot.

I have a new baby to show off today! A friend gave me this Paph (no tag that I've found . . ) and although it would not be my choice, I sure am enjoying it. I'll see if I can manage to keep it alive for more than a few months . . I think I'll just be sure to bring it indoors once the weather gets warm again.

Cold weather looming here for tomorrow - down into the 40's tomorrow night! - so it and all the Vandas are staying in the house for now.
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Dec 1, 2019 12:05 PM CST
Name: Big Bill
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Elaine, my first thought on your Paphiopedilum, which has great color, was a Paphiopedilum callosum hybrid. Definitely a vini -color clone.
Then I looked at some googled Raisin Pies. It looks similar to a vini-colored Raisin Pie. I don't think that I have anything better then that at the moment.
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Dec 1, 2019 2:56 PM CST
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Name: Ursula
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Nice Paph, Elaine!! Thumbs up

I have to make a correction!! See above the so called Brabantiae. You know, as I am going about my business today here, I was wondering - didn't I have a Brabantiae some years ago, and didn't that have some spots? Well, I figured, different clones and a reverse cross may have resulted in this nice straight pink! But that thought kept nagging! No, I was wrong, it helps to read the tag!! This is loddigesii x walkeriana, not aclandiae.
Sorry about that! I guess only an offering to the Orchid gods will do! Smiling
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Dec 1, 2019 3:31 PM CST
Name: Mike
Easton, PA (Zone 6b)
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Beautiful Catts @ursula Hurray!
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Dec 1, 2019 3:38 PM CST
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Thanks Mike! Smiling
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Dec 1, 2019 4:51 PM CST
Name: lindsey
wesley chapel, fl
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What a pretty gift Elaine!
I hope you have better luck than I did Whistling
I tried to post this earlier on my phone and it kept getting turned sideways Confused
but here is Wmt. Hamlyn's Glory, the first of 3 nice spikes this time around.

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Dec 1, 2019 5:06 PM CST
Name: Big Bill
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Isn't that a real cutie!!?
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Dec 2, 2019 8:10 AM CST
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Name: Ursula
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It is!
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Dec 2, 2019 1:10 PM CST
Name: lindsey
wesley chapel, fl
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Thanks guys!
It's supposed to go down to 37 here tonight so I've brought in all the sensitive plants as well as those in bud. The annual 'Orchid shuffle' seems to have started especially early this year. I've acquired a bunch of Cattleya species this year and now have to do my homework to find out exactly how much abuse they can take.

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My dining room bakers rack and a few newer blooms in the living room.
The really nice Den. Fire Wings that Jim gave me has put out a couple of new spikes.



And the C. White Spark 'Panda' has opened a second spike.


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Dec 2, 2019 3:19 PM CST
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How much abuse they can take? I always have to remind myself that I was wearing warm polartecs in August around Iguazu/Brazil and certainly needed warm clothes to layer in Ecuador, Colombia, Bolivia and Peru. It does get chilly at times, especially in the mountains.
I think the 'Panda' is gorgeous and I love the Fire Wings.
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Dec 2, 2019 3:29 PM CST
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And here is my Bulbo echinolabium with another bloom, luckily at the other end of the greenhouse!
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And Dendrobium Luz del Dia 'Kiilani' starts up. This plant is with me ca 26 years, my mother bought it for me at her last visit. In the meanwhile this plant turned into a big monster and blooms usually from now right into Spring.
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And Rlc Chia Lin 'New City' opened a second spike.
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Dec 2, 2019 3:44 PM CST
Name: Big Bill
Livonia Michigan (Zone 6a)
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Echinolabium loosely translated means, "lip with big stink!!!"
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Dec 2, 2019 4:11 PM CST
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yup! 🤢

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