Happy New Year! 🎉🥂
2021 came and went and here we are starting a new thread for January 2022!
Let me start with my C. percivaliana, blooming right on schedule. The 4 bloom-spike opens a bit crowded, but the other two spikes opened nicely.
Vandachostylis Prapawan lost the growing point last Spring and I was afraid the plant was toast. But happily it managed to grow a new top over the Summer and now blooms again from the new growth.
Barkeria melanocaulon - is impossible to get a decent picture from the unruly plant. I always grew it bare root, and it blooms through the whole indoor season. Some of the spikes branch out and bloom some more, right into April.
And Dendrochilum javieri has a couple of modest spikes
Ok, let me stop here! Let's all have a healthy and happy 2022 and grow some wonderful Orchids!
Name: Big Bill Livonia Michigan (Zone 6a) GROW ORCHIDS!!!
Happy New Year everyone!!!!!
I send my best wishes to everyone for a Bountiful Orchid New Year!!
Ursula, I saw a couple of hundred Cattleya percivalianas in bloom in my 9 years in Florida. Singles, doubles and triple blooms existed, 2 were the norm. But 4?!?!?!?! That's unusual. THAT IS JUST FANTASTIC GROWING for such a beautiful species. It's crowded because you put four buds on a inflorescence!!!
Every body should have those problems.
As a side note: I think I recall seeing maybe two plants, maybe 3, with three blooms! Never once did I see four on a single stem!
I've been on this forum before but I think I should probably introduce myself here..... And ignore the fact I have been here before
I've never been very interested in orchids, but my dad loves them.
He collects "chinese orchids" (A lot of cymbidiums, mostly Ensifolium).
I like tiny orchids and also the Phalaenopsis (I think I spelled it correct on first try for the first time )
Currently, I don't have many orchids but I'll probably get more in the future.
Ursula said:Alex, I can just envision some really pretty Cymbidium pots with smaller Cymbidiums and perhaps lots of variegated leaves too. I would not be surprised if he is also into Japanese Neofinetia falcata.
Oscar was in time out? What did he do, jump up and down on them? Too funny!
Such a lovely show, Lindsey!
Alex, you say "not interesting looking"
I beg to differ, I think these type of Orchids need to be looked at with a different mindset. Just look at a pretty plant in a special container. They are graceful!