Orchids forum: Happy New Year or our Orchid Blooms in January 2013

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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Dec 31, 2012 9:34 PM CST

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We came from here
The thread "Our Orchid blooms in December 2012" in Orchids forum
- and we can surely look forwards to a brand new year of beautiful and interesting Orchids.

Starting with Cattleya Bob Betts 'White Lightning' opening the second of 3 spikes.
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Slc Patricia Taaffe 'Neptune' starts up, the color is quite accurate.
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6 spikes in the works on my Schomburgkia superbiens
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Jumellea comorensis is on a nice flush of blooms
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My Lc Irene Finney x starts up again
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And there is the Ascda Peddlers Velvet Gold
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Name: Carol
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ctcarol
Jan 1, 2013 8:52 AM CST
A beautiful start to the new year, Ursula!
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Jan 1, 2013 9:01 AM CST

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Thank you, Carol!
And I managed to get the new thread up before we opened the Champagne..... Smiling
Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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hawkarica
Jan 1, 2013 10:25 AM CST
Sneaky Ursula has been digintly posting while we wern't looking. Very nice new year thread we have here so thank you, thank you. I am excited about the Jumellea comorensis and must research it to learn more. I really like it. I'm also a big fan of Schomburgkia superbiens but then who isn't? What a beauty!

I think I will start the new year off with Schombodiacrium (Smbdcm) Star of Rio 'Rose' AM/AOS.
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There is a brand new spike on L. anceps V. Vietchiana 'Ft. Caroline' HCC/AOS. I love the form and color.
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Two of my Psychopsis orchids are blooming. The first is Psychopsis Mendenhall alba 'Yellow Butterfly' and the second one is Psychopsis mariposa 'Green Valley'. What you cannot tell by the photos is that mariposa 'Green Valley is at least twice the size of the alba.
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Slc. India Rose Sherwood is blooming on a new spike.
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Laurel's gift of Tetratonia 'Dark Prince' seems happy in the OC and continues to bloom.
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Then there is Blc. Phu Lin X B. cucullata still plugging away. I love the color.
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Vanda Sinlak X Vanda Bitz's Heartthrob is showing off.
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Here is a nice NOID Dendrobium.
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Dendrobium Chan Chao is fully open:
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Here is Wilsonara Red Stars 'Rooster'
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This is Enc. atropene, var. alba 'Jim' X Bepi. Bradly's Judy 'Spots'.
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One of my Spathoglottis plicatas is blooming.
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I was going to post this as a last look at big floofy Blc. Annie Belle but I see it has put up a new spike with two new buds.
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No new thread would be complete without a few dancing ladies. I'm not sure of the name of the yellow one but the other is Onc. Sharry Baby 'Misaki'
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That's it for now. Come join in everyone!

Jim
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Jan 1, 2013 1:27 PM CST

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Jim, I love your selection! Your OC must be a paradise! Lovey dubby Love the Star of Rio and that is a very nice L. anceps! Beautiful!!

Regarding the Jumellea comorensis - in my hands it is a truly easy grower, it grows essentially bare root by now and it likes good filtered light ( doesn't need the super sunny spot) - and since the roots on my plant are not contained, it benefits from a good daily shower. It turns into a nice rambling plant within just a couple of years.
Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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hawkarica
Jan 1, 2013 2:34 PM CST
Thanks, Ursula. I just may give it a try.

Jim
Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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hawkarica
Jan 1, 2013 3:18 PM CST
Rhynchovola David Sander has open a new bloom. I'm posting it here so Kathy can show David Jr. how to behave. Hilarious!
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Epicattleya (Epc.) Lime Sherbert X Bc. Little Stars has two new spikes with this first one just opening.
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Here is a better picture of Lc. White Spark 'Panda'
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Jim
Name: Kathy
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boojum
Jan 1, 2013 3:33 PM CST
Love the Schombodiacrium (Smbdcm) Star of Rio 'Rose' AM/AOS! Lovey dubby
Jr. is watching!!!
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Jan 1, 2013 3:34 PM CST

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Your David Sander is killing me!! Green with envy here.... Smiling
Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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dyzzypyxxy
Jan 1, 2013 7:43 PM CST
Mee tooo, Jim! I have two David Sander plants, one I've had for a year or so, and no sign whatsoever of a spike. Ah, well, if orchids teach you anything is it patience.

All are absolutely breathtaking, folks, thanks for the wonderful new thread here. I have nothing new blooming, but will be going to the local orchid show this weekend, so hope to have new 'chids to show off after that. Making my list, and checking my . .. bank balance!
Elaine

"Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." –Winston Churchill
Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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hawkarica
Jan 3, 2013 4:35 PM CST
Hello out there. Anyone home? It's a foggy, hazy, rainy day outside with temps in the low 70s. I feel like I'm in Seattle.

Jim
Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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dyzzypyxxy
Jan 3, 2013 6:06 PM CST
Hi Jim! I am working on making the garden look pretty for my kids and granddaughter coming to visit next weekend. Lots to do! Most of the beds I've cleared out have tropical perennials that are dormant now, and things I plant there for color in winter won't work through the summer. I'm thinking of sinking pots and mulching over the edges, as a sort of "cheat" so that I can move the shade lovers after the sun comes back to the north side of the house.

We had a lovely day, sun until almost 4pm here, but the drizzle and fog is moving in now. Hey, it's great for the orchids! All mine got a natural misting this morning, which was nice.
Elaine

"Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." –Winston Churchill
Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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hawkarica
Jan 3, 2013 6:16 PM CST
The old buried pot trick is how Disney stays so spiffy. I spent the day taking down all of the Christmas stuff and putting it up in the attic.

Jim
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Jan 3, 2013 6:41 PM CST

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I just came home, played the whole afternoon with my granddaughters.
I picked them up from the bus, since they now go to regular kindergarden/half a day, and spent the afternoon with them until my daughter came home from work. Right now the both of them are happily learning to play Chess when they are done with their homework. And today the girls practiced paper cut-outs - the kind when you do it correctly, you have a whole chain of connected paper dolls, or stars or hearts. It took a couple of tries, then they got the hang of it.
They are FUN, what can I say!
Name: lindsey
wesley chapel, fl
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sugarcane
Jan 3, 2013 7:03 PM CST
I drove Cricket the Dog to the outer banks to stay with a friend while I am out sailing the British Virgin Islands...I will be gone
the whole of January..possibly into February...Lots of plants in bud and spike in the greenhouse, a few that will be first time
bloomers. Hopefully my room mate will take photos for me! I leave tomorrow and I'll see you when I get back!
lindsey
Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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hawkarica
Jan 3, 2013 7:21 PM CST
Now that sounds like fun, Lindsey. Be sure to share some vacation pics with us!

Jim
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Jan 3, 2013 7:28 PM CST

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Have fun, Lindsey! Enjoy your trip! yes, vacation pics sound nice.... Smiling
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Jan 5, 2013 6:51 PM CST

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White Cattleyas anyone?
This one is Cattleya Nancy Off 'Linwood' AM/AOS ( '1010') picked up from Waldor Orchid last February. The blooms are nice and large and have a wonderful fragrance.
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and the same Cattleya - this one is a division of '1010' from Silva Orchid
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Cattleya Bob Betts 'White Lightning' with two spikes open. I like it very much, but I think the 1010 is another step up in form and scent.
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And the Waldor '1010' next to my C percivaliana 'Summit'
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Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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hawkarica
Jan 5, 2013 6:57 PM CST
Both are classics and I can almost smell them from here. There was a big orchid event in Sarasota today and the weather was perfect but I skipped it and stayed home. I'm thinking the OC is about full.

Jim
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Jan 5, 2013 7:12 PM CST

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Pretty, aren't they?
Jim, I think "full" is sort of an indicator of being able to care for each single one properly? At least that's what it is for me.
I am looking at Silva's Open House coming up and there is the Deep Cut Orchid society show coming up in February. But if I want to pick up a new plant I must first split my Coelia bella and give some divisions away.
Also, I have now two large Lc Fire Dance 'Patricia', I really should have room for only one plant. I usually move blooming plants to the front of the greenhouse, and that is becoming a bit difficult.

Now you still have room, Jim! Smiling And I mean that in the nicest way, looking at the room above the water.....
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