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Jun 1, 2020 7:08 AM CST
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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The thread "Our Orchid Blooms in May 2020" in Orchids forum

Another month went by and here we are in June! Hopefully we are all in good health! Group hug
Let me start up June 1. with a couple of "tiny blooms" -
Nageliella purpurea always starts blooming as soon as it goes outside in May for the Summer. It throws out these tiny blooms at the end of very long and seemingly dead and wiggly flower spikes. I flood this mounted plant daily!
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And there is the Lockhartia lunifera, this one also seems to bloom better during the outside month and I also like the interesting growth when not in bloom.
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This Dendrobium distichum is blooming its heart out right now, but if you blink you missed it! Smiling So tiny!!
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And a few Jackfowlieara Appleblossom blooms are still hanging on
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Please all join in and post away!
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Jun 1, 2020 7:24 AM CST
Name: Big Bill
Livonia Michigan (Zone 6a)
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Just fantastic Ursula! Fantastic!
It has been quite some time since I have seen a Nageliella purpurata, it is really wonderful to see one again. This really takes me back to the 80's when they always seemed to pop up on Society tables and in Orchid Shows.
I can't remember the last time I saw one! It has been a special treat to see yours. Thanks.
Orchid lecturer, teacher and judge. Retired Wildlife Biologist. Supervisor of a nature preserve up until I retired.
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Jun 1, 2020 7:46 AM CST
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Thanks Bill! Smiling
It is sure nice to have a reliable repeat bloomer when you are looking for a pretty bloom to start the month!!
I am waiting for Carol to chime in, she is also growing this one for many years. @CtCarol
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Jun 1, 2020 8:06 AM CST
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Jim, @hawkarica
My Epidendrum parkinsonianum came from Silva Orchids. Perhaps they might respond to a phone call?
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Jun 1, 2020 9:32 AM CST
Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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Thanks, Ursula and nice start to June.

Jim
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Jun 1, 2020 10:57 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
This has now become a twice-a-year bloomer. I love these flowers. Emerald Isle has now completely opened, with flowers on top of one another.

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drdawg (Dr. Kenneth Ramsey)

I don't have gray hair, I have a lot of wisdom-highlights. I must be very wise.
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Jun 1, 2020 11:53 AM CST
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ken, just beautiful! No complaints on two bloomings per year either!! Thumbs up
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Jun 1, 2020 4:04 PM CST
Name: Tara
NE. FL. (Zone 9a)
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A regular bloomer for me, just starting to open...
'Ching Hua'
Hurray!
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Jun 1, 2020 4:30 PM CST
Name: Big Bill
Livonia Michigan (Zone 6a)
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Is that Cattleya Waianae Leopard 'Ching Hua Dancer'?
That is a great hybrid.
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Jun 1, 2020 6:58 PM CST
Name: Glenn Graham
Memphis (Zone 7b)
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terrafirma said:A regular bloomer for me, just starting to open...
'Ching Hua'
Hurray!
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Recently purchased a Rlc. Waianae Leopard 'Ching-Hua' & looking forward to it growing up to be like yours Smiling
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Jun 1, 2020 7:15 PM CST
Name: Tara
NE. FL. (Zone 9a)
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Yes that is it , BigBill... the tag I have does not include 'dancer', but yes, that is what I have.
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It has the 'Ching Hua' spots...
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Jun 1, 2020 7:25 PM CST
Name: Big Bill
Livonia Michigan (Zone 6a)
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Okay. There are a couple of different clones I think. Dancer and spots are just 2. The average pair of eyes could not separate the two.
Beautiful regardless.
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Jun 1, 2020 7:37 PM CST
Name: Tara
NE. FL. (Zone 9a)
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Beautiful regardless...I think so too!, though I'm not familiar with 'dancer'...
*Blush*
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Jun 2, 2020 11:40 AM CST
Name: lindsey
wesley chapel, fl
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Nice start to the new month, Ursula!
Ken, it's always wonderful to see both those flowers! Lovey dubby
Tara, you are ahead of me on the Rlc. Waianae Leopard 'Ching Hau'... mine is still in the sheath.
I can't take credit for this flower...only for not blasting it or knocking it off the spike




This is the plant that Bill Thoms put my name on
Bulb. Lindsey Paris 'Golden Girl'
***as I head out the door looking for the ego reduction clinic ***
Rolling on the floor laughing
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Jun 2, 2020 11:56 AM CST
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Very funny Lindsey!! Heh, well deserved!! Thumbs up
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Jun 2, 2020 1:25 PM CST
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
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Seeing some beautiful blooms from you east coast people to start the month! Unfortunately, I have nothing to compare.
Ursula, Buds blasted on Bifrenaria harrisoniae, Leptote bicolor only had 5 sorry looking blooms, Coilostylis parkensoniana is showing nothing yet (though it usually blooms in June), and ditto for Nageliella...it only has a few viable spikes so far.
Here is what I've got now;
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C.jenmanii 'Cielo Azul'?
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Bc. 'Yellow Bird'
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Jun 2, 2020 1:43 PM CST
Name: Alice
St. Johns, FL (Zone 9a)
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Lindsey, he sure picked a beautiful flower to name for you.

Edited to say it is more than beautiful, it is exquisite!
Minds are like parachutes; they work better when they are open.
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Jun 3, 2020 9:26 AM CST
Name: Diana
Southeast Missouri (Zone 6a)
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I only had to wait 4 years...
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NoID - sorry. The story behind this is that an orchid collector in Baja California died and his collection was sold. My best friend bought one and when it bloomed, said "Ecch! Maybe my friend who likes weird flowers (me) will take it." It was a tagged hybrid with both parents listed, and I lost the tag D'Oh!
I'm keeping it anyway.
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Jun 3, 2020 9:29 AM CST
Name: Tara
NE. FL. (Zone 9a)
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I'd keep it too, Diana! Love it! But then again, I'm a "weird flower" lover too! Hilarious!
To me that is worth a 4 year wait!
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Jun 3, 2020 9:39 AM CST
Name: Big Bill
Livonia Michigan (Zone 6a)
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Nothing weird about a Paphiopedilum rothschildianum hybrid!!! They are gorgeous.
Why bother with Phalaenopsis? Shrug!
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