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Aug 1, 2021 6:53 AM CST
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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We came from here -
The thread "Our Orchid blooms in July 2021" in Orchids forum

It is August 1. and around here in the North East our Summer is going by way too fast for me! What can I say, I am one of those people who actually loves the heat. Smiling
The Orchids in the cage are adding new growth, we are doing ok. We even have some Summer bloomers.
Let me start with my Rlc Cynthia, now blooming from a different lead. This time the plant managed two blooms!
Just open
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and a day later after watering, - developing more pink
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Jumellea comorensis blooms here and there
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And the Den Luz del Dia 'Kiilani' opens an early spike. This one usually blooms during the indoor season for me.
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Just one more pic of the Rhynchovola David Sander as I am walking past it
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and Vandachostylis Charm 'Blue Star'
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Please all join in and post away!
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Aug 1, 2021 7:15 AM CST
Name: Big Bill
Livonia Michigan (Zone 6a)
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Wow! That is some dramatic color change in Cynthia!! Not to mention it is a great hybrid.
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Aug 1, 2021 7:43 AM CST
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Amazing, isn't it! ?
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Aug 1, 2021 3:57 PM CST
Name: Elaine
Sarasota, Fl
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I love the delicate colors on Cynthia's new lead there. So pretty.
Elaine

"Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." –Winston Churchill
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Aug 1, 2021 6:05 PM CST
Name: lindsey
wesley chapel, fl
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Orchids Photo Contest Winner 2021
I agree It reminds me of Easter...all soft and pastel. Vanda Charm is gorgeous as well.
I don't want to jinx myself..but the nocturnal rodent seems to have moved on, and I'm now getting some buds and blooms.
Here's a new division of Yellow Bird, blooming for the first time.

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and B. Jimmney Cricket


Rlc. Talan Lambert , blooming for the first time and just re homed yesterday...it was a spare of a spare.





and Rth. Raingreen's Carousel

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Aug 1, 2021 6:23 PM CST
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Name: Ursula
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That is good news, Lindsey!
I always love a pretty Spotty, and the Raingreen's Carousel is lovely with its nice contrasting colors! Lovey dubby
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Aug 2, 2021 9:52 PM CST
Name: Gigi
Florida (Zone 9a)
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Lovely blooms everyone! I have one new Vanda bloom!
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And Lindsey Thank You! for the tip, I put some granules in my old stocking and they are now hanging next to this Vanda
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I have buds for next month Whistling

And this one is still hanging on:
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Aug 3, 2021 6:11 AM CST
Name: lindsey
wesley chapel, fl
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gorgeous Gigi! I know Vanda are heavy feeders and the time release sachets seem to do the trick ( especially if you are like me and don't fertilize every week Whistling ). Are your plants from Motes or did you get them in Apopka?
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Aug 3, 2021 6:29 AM CST
Name: Gigi
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They are all from Motes. Most are attached to variegated corn plants. They love it! My Mom has the same set up, so I am becoming my Mom. Hilarious!
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Aug 3, 2021 6:36 AM CST
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Gigi, looking great!! Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
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Aug 3, 2021 7:24 AM CST
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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My Bulbo frostii is at it again, right on schedule! Dutch Slippers!
Pictures include a potential pollinator, I wonder if it was the wrong size to effect pollination and got stuck in the process.
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Aug 3, 2021 7:32 AM CST
Name: Big Bill
Livonia Michigan (Zone 6a)
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When you tap on the image and enlarge it, you see just how beautiful that this flower is! What color! What texture! And look at how the lateral sepals roll over and twist to form the "front part of the shoe". Amazing. Thumbs up
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Aug 3, 2021 7:46 AM CST
Name: Elaine
Sarasota, Fl
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Fabulous pictures, Ursula. Didn't know the slippers were textured like that.

Did you rescue that little wasp? A drama in the orchid cage.

We have drama here this morning, too. Rain at last! A really nice downpour earlier, but still raining lightly out there. It's been brutally hot and sunny for 4 days now so this is a great boon.
Elaine

"Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." –Winston Churchill
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Aug 3, 2021 10:50 AM CST
Name: lindsey
wesley chapel, fl
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Cute fuzzy bedroom slippers you have there Ursula.
We've had 2 days of off again on again monsoon rains which has helped me get all my plants sprayed with neem. I go plant by plant and take my time looking for problems or buds ( found both Blinking )



A new plant from our last club meeting. E. phoenecia 'Best' x phoenecia '#55'


Rlc. Susan Fender 'Cinnamon Stick' blooming after a couple year break.
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Aug 3, 2021 11:19 AM CST
Name: Big Bill
Livonia Michigan (Zone 6a)
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Epidendrum phoenicia has always been a pretty species. Look at that lip color!!
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Aug 3, 2021 1:28 PM CST
Name: Elaine
Sarasota, Fl
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Huh, and here I figured that E. was for Encyclia since the flowers look a lot like my Encyclia alata. Is it fragrant?

Yes, a wonderful, cool rainy day we're having down here too, but not much in the way of monsoon rains. It did rain fairly hard early this morning but has just been off and on light rain the rest of the day. We're expecting the heavy stuff later, I think.

Love the Susan Fender. It's another one I keep buying because it's such a great flower, and I keep killing it. Not sure if I have a living plant of that atm, since I found the tag lying on the floor a couple of months ago, when the screen cage was in need of repair. Big fat old raccoon fell through the top middle panel.

Feeling forgiven today, as my wonderful Lc. Renate is finally blooming again. This division has two spikes and the other big piece has 3 nice healthy ones as well. The small piece I mounted on cork is way behind these other two. Lesson learned.
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Symphony in purple, Den. bigibbum var compactum coming along with lots of spikes, and the two NOID Dens from Apopka deep dusky purple, and beautiful rich burgundy. I had them hanging over the patio table while my family were visiting and they were much admired.
Big Grin

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Elaine

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Aug 3, 2021 2:02 PM CST
Name: Big Bill
Livonia Michigan (Zone 6a)
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Oops, I did not even realize I typed in Epidendrum!! My apologies, Encyclia is correct.
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Aug 3, 2021 3:12 PM CST
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There was one of those Encyclias which smelled like Chocolate..... thought that one might have been the one?

Elaine, the unhappy pollinator to be was more than just resting! And I am happy we get to see more of Renate again, such nice blooms!

Susan Fender is simply gorgeous!!
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Aug 3, 2021 3:44 PM CST
Name: Big Bill
Livonia Michigan (Zone 6a)
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That would be Encyclia cordigera which most sniffers say it reminds them of chocolate and roses.
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Aug 3, 2021 6:11 PM CST
Name: Prabhi Setty
Trinidad West-Indies
Hi Guys
Posting an image of an orchid flower, the plant eventually died, hopefully in heaven.
Plant was a gift to me by , my better half and it was from Carl Green Nursery Canada.
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