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Dec 31, 2020 11:01 PM CST
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Name: Ursula
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We came from here
The thread "Our Orchid blooms in December 2020" in Orchids forum

We are so done with 2020! 2020 is so yesterday!! Smiling
And now we are looking at January 2021 and a new thread not only for the month, but the start of a healthy and happy New Year!

Let me start with my old Rlc Green-heart 'Amy', I am happy to see this one opening just in time!
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Guarthroleya Judy Congdon aborted two spikes a couple of months ago, but it decided to bloom from another growth and I see two more spikes in the works. Thumbs up


Vandachostylis Charm 'Blue Star' blooms again
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and I am really amazed how long-lasting the blooms are on this Vandachostylis Viboon Velvet, still hanging on for quite a few weeks now.
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Ok, please all join in and dazzle us with your beauties! Smiling Let's make 2021 a great year!
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Jan 1, 2021 7:42 AM CST
Name: lindsey
wesley chapel, fl
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What a gorgeous start to the New Year, Ursula!
It's wonderful to see your Viboon Velvet and all those spikes still looking so fresh and pretty, and Judy Congdon is just plain gorgeous...love those colors and I bet she's fragrant too!
I've got a bunch of reruns that are still looking good and one new one that has been trying to open for about three weeks now. The cold REALLY does stunt that process.

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Rlc. Waianae Leopard X Ctna. Why Not 'Orange Paradise'


Rth. Eye Candy 'Sweet Sensation' looking even nicer than it did last month.




Bct. Booth Lee still has buds opening. This many spikes and blooms on a first time to bloom plant has just blown me away!

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and C. Life's Melody with another spike of very delicate blooms
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Jan 1, 2021 7:55 AM CST
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Lindsey, how lovely! Lovey dubby I don't have a favorite to comment on, each is gorgeous in its own right!πŸ’•πŸ’•
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Jan 1, 2021 8:58 AM CST
Name: Big Bill
Livonia Michigan (Zone 6a)
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I was so happy to see your Waianae Leopard by Why Not cross. I was able to get one of these from Fred Clarke. I saw it on a "sale list" and thought it sounded intriguing! It is a very nice, round flower with a gorgeous lip.
C. Life's Melody is very pretty. It has very large and full petals. I would like a little broader lip but the color combination is striking!
Every day God gives me is just a true blessing!!!
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Jan 1, 2021 10:11 AM CST
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Name: Ursula
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And today both buds opened on the Rlc Green-heart 'Amy'
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Jan 1, 2021 11:05 AM CST
Name: Glenn Graham
Memphis (Zone 7b)
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My Weakness GREEN ORCHIDS !!


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Jan 1, 2021 11:09 AM CST
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Name: Ursula
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Glenn, you definitely need a Cymbidium King Arthur 'Roundtable'. My picture doesn't do this justice, the green was almost a Granny Smith apple green.
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Here is King Arthur, this is GREEN!!
Orchid (Cymbidium King Arthur)
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Jan 1, 2021 12:06 PM CST
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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Glenn, here's some "greens" that you might find to your liking.

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Rlc. Ports of Paradise 'Emerald Isle' FCC/AOS - different looks, different years

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Jan 1, 2021 12:44 PM CST
Name: Karen
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What a wonderful start to this new year! Thank you all for the gorgeous orchid photos.
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Jan 1, 2021 1:00 PM CST
Name: Johannian
The Black Hills, SD (Zone 5a)
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Ken, Dewey Forest 'Kudos' is amazing!
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Jan 1, 2021 1:09 PM CST
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I do agree! Lovey dubby That is one awesome green gallery!
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Jan 1, 2021 1:27 PM CST
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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'Kudos' is one of my new varieties that I started from compot two years ago, Johannian. This is now an NBS plant so I hope for blooms in 2021.
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Jan 1, 2021 2:12 PM CST
Name: Johannian
The Black Hills, SD (Zone 5a)
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Crossing my fingers for you Ken. Crossing Fingers!
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Jan 1, 2021 3:06 PM CST
Name: Ken Ramsey
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Thanks, @Johannian. I have 19 other varieties that are the same as the 'Kudos', at or near Near Blooming Size. One of them, B. Little Stars 'Yasuji Takasaki' bloomed in November, ahead of the others. It's a challenge to grow them from their infancy, but fun as well.
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Jan 1, 2021 9:44 PM CST
Name: Johannian
The Black Hills, SD (Zone 5a)
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It sure is a pretty plant! Hope you get tons of blooms from it this year.

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Jan 2, 2021 7:26 PM CST
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Somewhere this Summer I picked up this Rhynchostylis gigantea from Dearborn market/ a nursery near my daughter. I had one years ago, which never bloomed. Well, I am trying again! It is now blooming, it /we managed 2!! blooms! Maybe it will do better next year!
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Jan 2, 2021 7:40 PM CST
Name: Elaine
Sarasota, Fl
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Pretty one, love those rich purples, and the white markings are nice.

My silly little NOID has opened it's second flower. Lindsey, didn't you have one that looks something like this?

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Elaine

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Jan 2, 2021 8:12 PM CST
Name: Big Bill
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Ursula, how large are those flowers? They look huge.
It can't really get a handle on just how large that they are. The species in all of its color forms are all about 1 1/4" to 1 1/2" wide. Those look much larger.
Gigantea can flower at a young age. The reds and the spotted clones are a little easier to flower. The alba and peach colored forms are a bit more difficult to bloom. The peachy colored flowers often approach 2" in width.
BUT my first reaction was larger flowers! Could this be a hybrid? Ultimately they bloom with 20-30 flowers per. They often start with 5-8.
One possibility is if the flowers are big, could we be looking at a tetraploid or a really nice line-bred gigantea.
It is gorgeous in any event!! Lovey dubby
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Jan 2, 2021 8:15 PM CST
Name: Johannian
The Black Hills, SD (Zone 5a)
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Elaine, you took a fabulous photo of some beautiful blooms!

Well done. Thumbs up
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Jan 3, 2021 7:15 AM CST
Name: lindsey
wesley chapel, fl
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Elaine , your flower might be Bc. Jairak Kiku , which we would have picked up at
First Orchids in Apopka

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I can't remember if it opens dark and turns lighter or not mine hasn't bloomed in a while.

I'm with Bill on those Rhynchostylis gigantea flowers...they look like a species Phal. at first glance..What do you think of the fragrance Ursula?

Couple new things here..
Rlc. Waianae Leopard X Grt. Why Not


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the thrips only left me a couple of buds on this spike...hopefully the second will have more.




C. Tropical Pointer 'Cheetah'.
a back up of a back up plant...one of my absolute favorites. This was a division from someone in MN and is blooming for the first time for me.

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