Orchids forum: Not a Lady, but I've got a slipper

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Name: Calin
Weston-super-mare UK (Zone 7b)
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fixpix
Oct 14, 2013 11:01 AM CST
I haven't got any Orchids except a set of 4 Paphiopedilum I got in a couple trades.
I am admiring them from distance, though.
The biggest one just decided to bloom.
I love it!

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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Oct 14, 2013 12:25 PM CST

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Ohhh, how beautiful is that! Lovey dubby
Well done! Heh, I would love that one too.
Name: Calin
Weston-super-mare UK (Zone 7b)
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fixpix
Oct 15, 2013 12:09 AM CST
Thanks!
Really? You would? How come? You've got an Orchid heaven over there...
Is this the only one you haven't got? Smiling
I've got three more, much smaller.... wondering what color they bloom.
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Oct 15, 2013 7:18 AM CST

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And it will be nice to be surprised! Smiling

Why wouldn't I like your pretty Paph? The reason I have so many Orchids is that I started to love them one by one! And now a bit more than 20 years later.....
Name: Calin
Weston-super-mare UK (Zone 7b)
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fixpix
Oct 16, 2013 12:31 AM CST
Now that's ...passion Thumbs up
Name: bree
North coast NSW Australia
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bree
Oct 17, 2013 3:04 PM CST
Calin- i love your paph. Paphiopedilums are my favourite and i have hundreds. I'd give away any orchid for a paph.
Name: Calin
Weston-super-mare UK (Zone 7b)
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fixpix
Oct 17, 2013 11:59 PM CST
Wow Bree,
Hundreds? Lady slippers? or... shoes?
hehehe

Any special ones you'd like to show us in pictures?


Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Oct 18, 2013 12:39 PM CST

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Oh please, please Bree?
Name: Tara
NE, Florida (Zone 9a)
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terrafirma
Oct 18, 2013 1:57 PM CST
That is stunning Calin! The first time I ever saw a Lady slipper, I was walking with my Grandfather through some woods behind his cabin in Maine. I must have been about 6 or 7 years old. It was the prettiest little yellow and pink. That was when I learned that it was against the law in Maine to pick them, they were at that time a protected species. I'm not sure that they still are. I've not seen another one since. Beautiful color!
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Oct 18, 2013 3:20 PM CST

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Tara, you were surely looking at Cypripediums in Maine. And they are gorgeous to come across when you walk through the woods here in the North East!
We always track Cypripedium acaule during May and I think they are just magical to see blooming in their habitat.
Have a look here, we don't have your yellow one though.
http://garden.org/thread/view_post/408949/
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Name: Tara
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terrafirma
Oct 19, 2013 6:15 AM CST
What beautiful pics Ursula! I'm glad to now know that they were/are Cypripediums. It's an image I won't ever forget even some fifty years later. Oh how I miss New England! Lovey dubby
Name: bree
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bree
Oct 20, 2013 3:20 PM CST
dont start me...hehe!
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Name: bree
North coast NSW Australia
Charter ATP Member Dog Lover Herbs I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Seed Starter Vegetable Grower
Region: Australia Bromeliad Plant and/or Seed Trader Ponds Orchids
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bree
Oct 20, 2013 3:25 PM CST
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Name: Tara
NE, Florida (Zone 9a)
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terrafirma
Oct 20, 2013 4:39 PM CST
OMG, bree!!!! Drooling Drooling Drooling
Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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hawkarica
Oct 20, 2013 5:48 PM CST
That's why we call her the Paph Princess. Hilarious!

Jim
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Oct 20, 2013 6:11 PM CST

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I agree
Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
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ctcarol
Oct 20, 2013 6:54 PM CST
Great show, Bree!
Name: bree
North coast NSW Australia
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bree
Oct 21, 2013 1:10 AM CST
*Blush* thanks guys! I just put a pic of my newest in anticipation..not open yet but soon.
Name: Calin
Weston-super-mare UK (Zone 7b)
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fixpix
Oct 21, 2013 1:14 AM CST
So Bree... you're like the Carrie Bradshaw of orchids...
Gorgeous ones!

Name: bree
North coast NSW Australia
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bree
Oct 22, 2013 4:45 AM CST
yeah hehe! i have as many shoes also. ha! Whistling

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