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May 1, 2020 6:45 AM CST
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Name: Ursula
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We came from here
The thread "Our Orchid blooms in April 2020" in Orchids forum

Today we have May 1. and with that we start a new thread for the month.
Around here the Guarianthe skinneri albescens v. occulata 'Debbie' is still putting on a show along with Cattleya Irene Finney. 'Springs Best' opened this week and so did all three spikes of 'Ingrid'.

'Springs Best'

here are both Irene Finneys
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and with 'Ingrid' turned around to show the next 2 spikes and 'Springs Best' again in front
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and one more 'Ingrid' pic
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Please all join in and post away! Smiling
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May 1, 2020 10:15 AM CST
Name: Elaine
Sarasota, Fl
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Magnificent, Ursula. What a show of elegant floof on the 'Ingrid' with the delicate picotee edge.
Elaine

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May 1, 2020 3:09 PM CST
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Name: Ursula
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Thanks Elaine! I wish I could include the nice scent!
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May 2, 2020 10:46 AM CST
Name: lindsey
wesley chapel, fl
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Some new photos of old stuff
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The 2 Bc. Glorious May plants blooming side by side.

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The 3rd bud on Myc. SunCoast Pink Passion seems to be a little confused with 9 petals and 2 lips. Blinking


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And this Den. thrysiflorum in full bloom makes me smile. Smiling
lindsey
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May 2, 2020 10:50 AM CST
Name: Alice
St. Johns, FL (Zone 9a)
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Having a Den thrysiflorum like that would make me downright giddy. Lovey dubby
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May 2, 2020 11:36 AM CST
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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Love those, Lindsey.
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May 2, 2020 11:38 AM CST
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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My blooming has slowed, but here's a nice one that opened this week. Large, fragrant flowers.

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May 2, 2020 1:33 PM CST
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Name: Ursula
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Lindsey, they are beautiful! Lovey dubby The SunCoast Pink Passion sure looks interesting!

Ken, that hot pink is to die for! 💕
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May 2, 2020 2:56 PM CST
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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Thank You!
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May 2, 2020 4:35 PM CST
Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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That SunCoast 'Pink Passion' is lovely. If you come across another one, I'm interested.

Jim
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May 2, 2020 4:48 PM CST
Name: Glenn Graham
Memphis (Zone 7b)
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drdawg said:My blooming has slowed, but here's a nice one that opened this week. Large, fragrant flowers.

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Brings back memories of my Mom "trying" to wear this as a corsage to Church... making All the ladies Jealous {eg}
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May 2, 2020 7:04 PM CST
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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Region: Mississippi Master Gardener: Mississippi Hummingbirder Cat Lover Composter Seller of Garden Stuff
Glenn, perhaps I date myself, but these corsage orchids were a must for moms, for wives, and for dates when there was a special occasion. I guess those "special" flowers are a thing of the past. But for me at least, and perhaps that's because I was part of that era, these orchid flowers are still special to me.
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May 2, 2020 7:48 PM CST
Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
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I have these sweet babies....
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looks like a Phal but really a Dend
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May 2, 2020 8:05 PM CST
Name: lindsey
wesley chapel, fl
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Gina, that's an absolutely adorable little pink Vanda?...love it!
Jim, I actually have 3 of the Suncoast Pink Passion, but the 3rd hasn't bloomed yet.
It's hard to tell they are even related the 2 sibs are so different. There's a photo of the 2 of them on page 10 of last months bloom thread.
Ken, your Norman's Bay is a classic corsage flower...what a beauty! Lovey dubby
lindsey
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May 3, 2020 5:00 AM CST
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
Bromeliad Vegetable Grower Region: United States of America Tropicals Plumerias Orchids
Region: Mississippi Master Gardener: Mississippi Hummingbirder Cat Lover Composter Seller of Garden Stuff
Thank You!
drdawg (Dr. Kenneth Ramsey)

The reason it's so hard to lose weight when you get up in age is because your body and your fat have become good friends.
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May 3, 2020 7:24 AM CST
Name: Glenn Graham
Memphis (Zone 7b)
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drdawg said:Glenn, perhaps I date myself, but these corsage orchids were a must for moms, for wives, and for dates when there was a special occasion. I guess those "special" flowers are a thing of the past. But for me at least, and perhaps that's because I was part of that era, these orchid flowers are still special to me.


When I was a child, I would buy (out of my allowance) a Cymbidium Corsage for Mother's Day.. B4 I became interested in growing Orchids. You're right.. that era is sadly over.
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May 3, 2020 7:37 AM CST
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Glenn, that is simply wonderful! Lovey dubby
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May 3, 2020 9:34 AM CST
Name: Alice
St. Johns, FL (Zone 9a)
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Proms too. The problem was if you were wearing an orchid you could not snuggle up to your date or your corsage would get squished. Whistling
Minds are like parachutes; they work better when they are open.
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May 3, 2020 11:11 AM CST
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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Region: Mississippi Master Gardener: Mississippi Hummingbirder Cat Lover Composter Seller of Garden Stuff
Perhaps that's why I love those big flowers. I'm old-school, growing up in those "corsage days". Whistling
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May 3, 2020 12:15 PM CST
Name: Karen
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I grew up in 'corsage days' too. I think I got my first one at an 8th grade dance. It was a wrist corsage.
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