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Sep 1, 2021 7:20 AM CST
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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The thread "Our Orchid blooms in August 2021 🌻" in Orchids forum

Today is September 1. as the remnants of hurricane Ida do their thing today around here. At least it is only raining, there is no damaging wind with this event.
Let me start the new thread for the month with an update on my happily blooming Habenaria rhodocheila.


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And the Jumellea comorensis doesn't have a seasonal blooming time in my hands, it just blooms year around here and there on this somewhat unruly plant. The blooms smell nicely of Cinnamon.
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Please all join in and post away and join the discussion!
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Sep 1, 2021 9:54 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
I'm keeping my fingers crossed (which is all any of us can do), that we'll dodge hurricanes. It is still two weeks before the peak of the season arrives. We've got another two months of tropical disturbances to deal with. Crossing Fingers!
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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Sep 1, 2021 1:44 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
Welcome to September! So the 'Dog Days of August are behind us now ? Whistling
It's absolutely POURING here, apparently the tail end of Ida is stuck overhead. I'm so thankful for my polycarbonate roof!


Psychopsis Papillo'Cove's Canary' with a fresh bloom

Ctt. Carol Bernice
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And still looking amazing from a couple of weeks ago
C. Valda x B. Nodosa
lindsey
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Sep 1, 2021 4:10 PM CST
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
Orchids Plumerias Cactus and Succulents Region: New Jersey Region: Pennsylvania Native Plants and Wildflowers
Greenhouse Ponds Keeper of Koi Forum moderator Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Adeniums
Ida is still packing a punch on both ends! It wasn't too bad until 20 minutes ago, right now it pours Cats and Dogs, probably the whole evening. Hopefully the promised strong thunderstorms don't knock out the power.
Loving the show, Lindsey! Lovey dubby
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Sep 2, 2021 4:40 AM CST
Name: Alice
St. Johns, FL (Zone 9a)
Birds Enjoys or suffers hot summers Ponds Organic Gardener Orchids Master Gardener: Florida
Hummingbirder Hibiscus Fruit Growers Region: Florida Dog Lover Container Gardener
Here's hoping you have power, the cage holds and no or limited flooding. Ida is no lady.

Edited to add, OMG.
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/w...
Minds are like parachutes; they work better when they are open.
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Sep 2, 2021 6:49 AM CST
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
Orchids Plumerias Cactus and Succulents Region: New Jersey Region: Pennsylvania Native Plants and Wildflowers
Greenhouse Ponds Keeper of Koi Forum moderator Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Adeniums
We are ok here! It was pretty wild for a few hours here. But we didn't lose power! Only the cellar has some water, which needs to be mopped out, but that is surely minor compared to those living near the local river.
PPL has not informed us that we lost power at our Pennsy place, so that is good. That area got hammered with Ida!!
I probably have to avoid some roads today driving south to my daughter.
I just checked the deck, plants look ok. I had taken some of the Stapeliads inside and a couple more succulents. Now to the cage! It is supposed to be sunny the next few days, so things should dry out.

Just checking - many roads are closed due to flooding! I may have to stay home today!
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Sep 2, 2021 8:02 AM CST
Name: Alice
St. Johns, FL (Zone 9a)
Birds Enjoys or suffers hot summers Ponds Organic Gardener Orchids Master Gardener: Florida
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Glad to hear you are OK, the pictures of the extensive damage are horrifying.
Minds are like parachutes; they work better when they are open.
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Sep 2, 2021 8:51 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
You've had a taste of what the Gulf and Atlantic coasts deal with, year after year, Ursula. I'm glad you have power and nothing major to deal with. Boy, I saw the flooding in the NYC subways. Unbelievable. People near the Louisiana and Mississippi coasts will be without power, water, or sewage function for days and some won't have power for several weeks. Many of our friends are dealing with this right now. It is hard to describe how difficult it is to be in the Deep South without power and water, with feel-like temperatures 100+.
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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Sep 2, 2021 11:08 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
Gosh, I'm seeing more and more of the catastrophic damages that a lot of the upper Atlantic Coast states got, PA, NY, and NJ in particular. I sure hope you remain safe and dry, Ursula.
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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Sep 2, 2021 11:20 AM CST
Name: Alice
St. Johns, FL (Zone 9a)
Birds Enjoys or suffers hot summers Ponds Organic Gardener Orchids Master Gardener: Florida
Hummingbirder Hibiscus Fruit Growers Region: Florida Dog Lover Container Gardener
My NJ niece and her family had to spend time hunkering down in their basement as a devastating tornado blew by last evening. Thankfully their home is fine.
Minds are like parachutes; they work better when they are open.
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Sep 2, 2021 12:24 PM CST
Name: Big Bill
Livonia Michigan (Zone 6a)
GROW ORCHIDS!!!
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Echinacea Critters Allowed Cat Lover Butterflies Birds Region: United States of America
I have another compact Phrag. to share with you all.



This is Phragmipedium Inca Rose. It is a cross of Phragmipedium besseae X Phrag. Pink Panther.


It is a petite plant growing in a 3 3/4" plastic pot. Base color of flower is cream. Dorsal suffused bright pink along outer edge, with a darker Rose pink flare apically. Petals slightly rolled but pleasingly so, dusted bright pink throughout. Pouch brushed darker pink centrally and towards tip. Rim veined darker pink cascading down internally.
Staminode bright yellow with white side tips.
Flower measures 5.2 cm. X 4.6 cm. and sits atop a 9 cm. Tall inflorescence. There is a second large bud forming so this will be a sequential bloomer.
I think it is very attractive.

Now how am I growing it? Well compared to the Paphs. It is closer to the tubes, 6" versus 9". They get a bit more water and fertilized once a month with Jack's 20-20-20. Foliage has become a rich, darker green.
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Once I looked at the images I noticed that the flower is covered in a downy fuzz or pubescense.
Orchid lecturer, teacher and judge. Retired Wildlife Biologist. Supervisor of a nature preserve up until I retired.
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Sep 2, 2021 12:40 PM 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
That's a really nice one, Bill. Boy, have you switched gears in the genera that you are able to grow well.
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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Sep 2, 2021 12:44 PM CST
Name: Big Bill
Livonia Michigan (Zone 6a)
GROW ORCHIDS!!!
Bee Lover Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Orchids Region: Michigan Hostas Growing under artificial light
Echinacea Critters Allowed Cat Lover Butterflies Birds Region: United States of America
That Sultan of Slippers pays attention and learns I guess.
I also found another plant in spike under my windowsill set up. This is a larger hybrid so could be real pretty.
Water and humidity, that is the key I think. Plus they are growing with a maximum temperature of 82.
Orchid lecturer, teacher and judge. Retired Wildlife Biologist. Supervisor of a nature preserve up until I retired.
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Sep 2, 2021 1:28 PM 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
Bill, our LOW two days ago was 81 F. Whistling
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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Sep 2, 2021 1:45 PM CST
Name: Big Bill
Livonia Michigan (Zone 6a)
GROW ORCHIDS!!!
Bee Lover Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Orchids Region: Michigan Hostas Growing under artificial light
Echinacea Critters Allowed Cat Lover Butterflies Birds Region: United States of America
I know, I lived there.
A few Naples Society people grew them outside next to fans in the shade. We had one gal, now that I think about it, grew indoors in the air conditioned home.
Orchid lecturer, teacher and judge. Retired Wildlife Biologist. Supervisor of a nature preserve up until I retired.
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Sep 2, 2021 4:02 PM CST
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
Orchids Plumerias Cactus and Succulents Region: New Jersey Region: Pennsylvania Native Plants and Wildflowers
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Bill, that is a beauty with a beautiful name, Inca Rose!

I think my street was lucky! There were quite a few road closings with damaged cars pulled to the side and damaged basement stuff at the curb. I managed to drive 1 hour South to my daughter, after some tries to find the open entrance to North-South Highway/Garden State Parkway. Traffic was very light!
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Sep 2, 2021 4:32 PM CST
Name: Big Bill
Livonia Michigan (Zone 6a)
GROW ORCHIDS!!!
Bee Lover Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Orchids Region: Michigan Hostas Growing under artificial light
Echinacea Critters Allowed Cat Lover Butterflies Birds Region: United States of America
Thanks Ursula!
Orchid lecturer, teacher and judge. Retired Wildlife Biologist. Supervisor of a nature preserve up until I retired.
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Sep 2, 2021 6:31 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
Gosh that storm sure packed a wallop all the way from the Gulf to up North...glad to hear that it was not worse for you Ursula. I saw that Kathy in western MA had some sump pump problems but nothing they couldn't deal with. We've had off an on torrential rains again here in Tampa today. It felt like Grenada with a nice strong moist breeze and spectacular thunderheads in the sunset sky.
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Sep 2, 2021 7:39 PM CST
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
Orchids Plumerias Cactus and Succulents Region: New Jersey Region: Pennsylvania Native Plants and Wildflowers
Greenhouse Ponds Keeper of Koi Forum moderator Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Adeniums
Looking forwards to some sunny days here! Smiling
One thing I found noteworthy in my corner - the greenhouse! it is this year exactly 20 years old, I moved my plants into it on 9/11/2001, as we got the afternoon off from work.
Now through the years I usually had some minor leaks in the ceiling during heavy thunderstorms. And every few years I had a fellow from Florian greenhouse cleaning the outside and do a "tune-up" . The last time this was done was last Summer. ( or was that in 2019?) This time in this huge 5 hour deluge the greenhouse stayed bone-dry inside! I was truly impressed and happy! This was unexpected!
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Sep 3, 2021 4:59 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
I was impressed with our Florian "greenhouse" as well, Ursula. We've now been gone for 40 mo., so don't know how it's been holding up since our move. We loved that structure.
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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