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Dec 31, 2021 11:00 PM CST
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Name: Ursula
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The thread "Our Orchid Blooms in December 2021 🎄" in Orchids forum

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.
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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.
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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.
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And Dendrochilum javieri has a couple of modest spikes
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Ok, let me stop here! Let's all have a healthy and happy 2022 and grow some wonderful Orchids!
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Dec 31, 2021 11:45 PM CST
Name: Gigi
Florida (Zone 9a)
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Happy New Year everyone! 🎆 Way to start the New Year with beautiful blooms Ursula!

Lovey dubby D'Oh!
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Jan 1, 2022 5:27 AM CST
Name: Big Bill
Livonia Michigan (Zone 6a)
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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!!! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
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! Thumbs up
Every day God gives me is just a true blessing!!!
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Jan 1, 2022 7:46 AM CST
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Name: Ursula
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Bill, thanks. I had no idea!! So my plant is a bit of an overachiever this year. Smiling The other 2 spikes have 2 blooms each.
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Jan 1, 2022 8:05 AM CST
Name: Big Bill
Livonia Michigan (Zone 6a)
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Just passing on information on what I saw.
It's a credit to your culture!!
Every day God gives me is just a true blessing!!!
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Jan 1, 2022 8:23 PM CST
Fairfax, VA (Zone 7a)
Peepy (Tigerpy!)
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Hello (again)
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 Hilarious!


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 Hurray! )

Currently, I don't have many orchids but I'll probably get more in the future.
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Jan 1, 2022 8:29 PM CST
Name: Big Bill
Livonia Michigan (Zone 6a)
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What in your mind is a "Chinese Orchid?"

Just curious. He only grows orchids native to China?
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Jan 1, 2022 8:39 PM CST
Fairfax, VA (Zone 7a)
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I think it's mainly orchids native to China, and some random hybrids.

Here's a variegated variety of C. Sinense (Plant database entry waiting for approval)



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Jan 1, 2022 10:01 PM CST
Name: Gigi
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You will fit right in Alex! This is the friendliest and most active forum I joined. I don't even have a lot of orchids bloom to share but I feel very welcome here!

I love all the blooms!
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Jan 2, 2022 7:49 AM CST
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Name: Ursula
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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. Smiling
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Jan 2, 2022 8:56 AM CST
Fairfax, VA (Zone 7a)
Peepy (Tigerpy!)
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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. Smiling


Yes , a lot of variegated leaves
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Jan 2, 2022 6:27 PM CST
Name: lindsey
wesley chapel, fl
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Happy New Year to all my orchid friends here Group hug
My new puppy is a handful but I was able to get out and take some photos while he was in a 'Time out' this morning for pestering the older dogs.

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This little windowsill sized plant always makes me smile. Lsa. Dick Pippen 'Pink Heaven'


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Bulb. Lindsey Paris 'Bills Gift' AM/AOS with the first of 3 spikes open

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Wmt. Hamlyn's Glory

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Rhy. gigantea 'Orange'.....alledgedly....they must be VERY variable. Blinking


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Rlc. Chia Lin. this is always difficult for me to bloom , but here it is with one flower.


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C. Pure Soul 'Yutaka Morimoto'
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Jan 2, 2022 6:39 PM CST
Fairfax, VA (Zone 7a)
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Jan 2, 2022 6:54 PM CST
Name: Big Bill
Livonia Michigan (Zone 6a)
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Fabulous, just fabulous Lindsey!!
Those images certainly helped me to fend off the 'Winter Blues'!!!

Sedumzz, it's great to have another Cymbidium grower around! Thumbs up
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Jan 2, 2022 8:01 PM CST
Name: Gigi
Florida (Zone 9a)
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Lindsey your orchids are beautiful! Rlc Chia Linn is my favorite.

Alex Keep the cymbidium coming! I spent a lot of money on those Costco cymbidiums that are full of blooms. Then they die on me. The 2 pots are beautiful Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
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Jan 2, 2022 8:05 PM CST
Moderator
Name: Ursula
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Oscar was in time out? Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing What did he do, jump up and down on them? Rolling on the floor laughing Too funny!

Such a lovely show, Lindsey! Lovey dubby Lovey dubby

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!
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Jan 2, 2022 8:39 PM CST
Fairfax, VA (Zone 7a)
Peepy (Tigerpy!)
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Yes, super graceful, and bouncy...

I'll get more photos of them later....
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Jan 3, 2022 1:27 AM 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
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I think he was chewing on the Elderly Labrador Retrievers tail while she was settling in for her daily post second breakfast nap. Blinking
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Jan 3, 2022 5:38 AM CST
Name: Alice
St. Johns, FL (Zone 9a)
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Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing What a little scamp Oscar is.

Costco has Cymbidiums? Sighing! , I never see the good stuff there.
Minds are like parachutes; they work better when they are open.
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Jan 3, 2022 6:02 AM CST
Name: Big Bill
Livonia Michigan (Zone 6a)
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It's been awhile but I remember seeing them there. Huge plants!!!
I never had that kind of available space. I just remember seeing the standards, the really big Cymbidiums!!!

Strangely I find myself in a place that those plants love, warm sunshine, cool nights and yet no desire to try some. Maybe it is because they won't fit under lights?!?! Rolling on the floor laughing
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