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Name: Jim Hawk
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hawkarica
Apr 28, 2020 8:33 AM CST
Reference my question about the eggs or whatever on the orchid leaf. I have been working with a couple of Extension Service agents, remotely of course, and our conclusion is slime mold. You can Google that if you are interested but I think that is what we are looking at. It's harmless but I would wipe it off with a cotton ball and be done with it.

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ardesia
Apr 28, 2020 9:07 AM CST
Interesting! I have never seen slime mold on a leaf like that. Live and learn.
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BigBill
Apr 28, 2020 10:11 AM CST
Slime mold!! YUCK
I rather be an egg then a slime mold any day!
Name: Tara
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terrafirma
Apr 28, 2020 12:41 PM CST
Jim, I'm glad to see an answer to that questionable ick, because I saw something very similar on one of my Catts awhile back. Though before I could investigate it, or remedy it, the yuck just disappeared. Shrug!

I've got a couple of Phals today. These have to be 2 of my most reliable bloomers.
And of course they're NOID.
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Name: Ursula
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Ursula
Apr 28, 2020 3:32 PM CST

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I see Slime Mold every so often on our walks through the woods at our Pennsy place. Never saw it looking like that. Interesting!

Nice Phals, Tara! Thumbs up
Name: Tara
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terrafirma
Apr 28, 2020 4:39 PM CST
I'm thinking/hoping that I had some good predators, kind of like ladybugs that may have taken control!🤞🏻And got whatever it was under control!
Haven't seen it again. Yet!
Name: Alice
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ardesia
Apr 28, 2020 5:12 PM CST
I see it a lot on mulch outside, I usually just flip it over and it dries up.
Minds are like parachutes; they work better when they are open.
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BigBill
Apr 28, 2020 5:17 PM CST
When I was younger, I thought my little brother was some type of slime mold!
It never occurred to me to flip him over and he would dry up. Thinking
Name: Tara
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terrafirma
Apr 28, 2020 5:27 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing
You are too funny!
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Name: Sally
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sallyg
Apr 28, 2020 11:48 PM CST
This is not a 'show off' puck, I hope it is ok, an update. I left 3 Phals at work on March 14 not knowing what was about to happen. The wondeful maintenance man has been watering the work plants and the orchids dont look as bad as I expected. But I suppose the roots will tell the story. One was dripping when I picked it up, one soggy, one sort of dry, not sure how he managed that, they were all next to each other.
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Much happier note was our annual lady slipper hunt
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Name: Ursula
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Ursula
Apr 29, 2020 6:50 AM CST

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Ohh, Cyp acaule are blooming already in your area!! Lovey dubby Around here they are barely up, and in NE Pa they were still totally dormant, when we checked last weekend.
Name: Sally
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sallyg
Apr 29, 2020 1:19 PM CST
Two weeks ago we checked and could only find one little rosette of couple leaves, still very tight and we weren't sure. That rosette is now a clump w three buds. It seems early despite the cool April we're having. We roamed this little patch of woods and came up with about a dozen shoots/clumps, about five w buds or bloom. I SOOOO hope nobody tries to dig them. This is not a very common find here.
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Name: Ursula
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Ursula
Apr 29, 2020 3:24 PM CST

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Hopefully, they are nicely hidden!
Name: Tara
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terrafirma
Apr 29, 2020 5:18 PM CST
I hope so too!
In Maine, when I was a child, my grampa and I went for a walk in the woods, and he pointed out the lady slippers, and told me about how it was illegal, penalty of law, to disturb those beauties!
I could only hope and pray that it is still the case!
Name: Ursula
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Ursula
Apr 29, 2020 5:23 PM CST

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I agree! In our woods the Lady slippers are so well hidden, one really needs to know the layout/companion plants to find them.

And here we have my alba Schomburgkia/Laelia superbiens blooming on a ca 5 foot spike!
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I will try for another picture whenever the sun comes out!

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Name: Ursula
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Ursula
Apr 30, 2020 12:10 PM CST

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My Dendrobium lindleyi 'Larger Smiling ' opened the first of 2 spikes and my
'Smaller Smiling '/thought to be jenkinsii is blooming on its last leg.( after putting on a really nice show this year)
Thought I compare the blooms for the fun of it
Smaller plant/last blooms
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Larger plant with just opened blooms - fairly pale
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Same blooms a couple of days later
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Name: Jim Hawk
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hawkarica
Apr 30, 2020 12:41 PM CST
You gotta love the Schombos!! That's a beauty, Ursula.

Can anyone identify this Catt?
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drdawg
Apr 30, 2020 1:45 PM CST
That's a beauty, Jim. I haven't had one like that.
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Name: Ursula
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Ursula
May 1, 2020 6:46 AM CST

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