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Name: Ursula
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Nov 1, 2013 7:24 AM CST

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Eating leftover Halloween candies and looking forwards to Christmas baking ( always done here in Nov.) and Thanksgiving - but first on to the Orchids. Come join in and let's share our Orchid blooms, failures and successes

The Cattleya labiata x /noid is now fully open and the scent is lovely
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The Bc Binosa 'Tetraploid' opens a bunch of spikes. Due to the bright light the green appears a bit lighter than it actually is.
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And the Ascda Rachaburi Beauty
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Dendrobium leonis is a small plant and supposed to stay mini or at least small, not like Den. anceps. (which is a four feet plant!!) This single bloom was a surprise!
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And my old Dendrobium Luz del Dia 'Kiilani' is happy under the ceiling against the house wall. ( Dendrobium smilliae next to it is budding)
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mellielong
Nov 1, 2013 10:34 AM CST
Love that Ascda Rachaburi Beauty, Ursula. I need to get myself outside and see if my one orchid in bud has opened yet. Grandma's visiting from WV so maybe I'll take her out to look at them (she enjoys that).
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Name: Ursula
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Ursula
Nov 1, 2013 11:09 AM CST

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Thanks.
Sounds nice, Melanie! Smiling
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bree
Nov 1, 2013 3:02 PM CST
I love Ascda Rachaburi Beauty too. Lovey dubby
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mellielong
Nov 1, 2013 3:39 PM CST
Well, I went out to the orchid house only to find that my camera battery was 100% dead. So you'll have to wait until tomorrow, I suppose. The good news is I found lots more buds! My vanda, Kulwaldee Fragrance #22 has a second spike on it that I didn't see the other day. Then, there was another vanda that has a bud spike (it's Charles Goodwin mixed with something). My cattleya that was in bud opened up and that was why I went out there in the first place. I have another cattleya called 'Hawaiian Wizard' that has a bud on it. It looks like maybe there were two but one dried up. Last time it bloomed it had three but one got eaten by rodents. And finally, my little Neostylis has a tiny spike on it! I'm so excited because I fell in love with that plant and it seems like I've been waiting forever for it to bloom again. So expect more pictures from me over the next month!

I really think this weather change has stimulated the plants into blooming. I understand why they would sulk through the summer - I didn't want to be outside either! When I thought about it, quite a few of my vandas bloomed last winter because every time I had to move them to the garage there was always at least two in bloom.
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Name: Jean
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qwilter
Nov 1, 2013 3:46 PM CST
Love the Bc Binosa 'Tetraploid' . My Vanda keeps looking like she wants to do something but so far, no stalk popping out.
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Ursula
Nov 1, 2013 5:47 PM CST

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Heh - buds are a good thing! Thumbs up Hurray!
It is that time of year when many of our Orchids show us their beautiful blooms, after hopefully putting on nice growth over the Summer, right? Smiling
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hawkarica
Nov 1, 2013 6:58 PM CST
I spent all day at the Extension answering the phones and I'm beat. It was a very busy day. I'll catch up tomorrow.

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dyzzypyxxy
Nov 1, 2013 8:55 PM CST
I snapped this one quickly this morning, as I was madly spraying everyone, before I left the house. Crazy day, and regatta on the weekend so will update Sunday night when the flowers are open all the way.

I think it is Encyclia alata. The plant has at least 30 buds on two big tall spikes. What a great bonus for fall!
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Ursula
Nov 2, 2013 7:10 AM CST

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Looks good - whatever it is! Thumbs up
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mellielong
Nov 2, 2013 3:38 PM CST
Ok, it's been raining off and on all day so no pictures of soggy orchids. Gotta wait until tomorrow!
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boojum
Nov 2, 2013 6:17 PM CST
Elaine,
Looks like an Oncidium or intergeneric (I have Enc. alata and that's not it). You do a lot better with these than I do!
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bree
Nov 2, 2013 8:18 PM CST
Elaine yes your orchid is from the Oncidium Alliance and yes i do think its a intergeneric... between Miltonia, Odontoglossum and Oncidium called a Colmanara maybe Wildcat 'Hidden Gold'.
Heres a pic i found of it...
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dyzzypyxxy
Nov 2, 2013 9:11 PM CST
Hm, that does look right, Bree.

I'll get pictures tomorrow when it's light so we can compare. Just went out there with a flashlight to see what it looks like when open, and sure enough it does have a white lip like your picture above.
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Name: Jean
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qwilter
Nov 3, 2013 6:50 AM CST
I'm thinking my Max tenuifolia needs some attention but I'm not sure how to go about re-potting it. Hard to get a good pic but do the stalks out of the potting mix, need to be separated & put in the mix? Or is it OK the way it is? It looks healthy but top heavy.

When it bloomed there were just a couple flowers.
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Ursula
Nov 3, 2013 7:32 AM CST

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I think Kathy "restarted" hers a few years ago and I remember it looking ready nice and compact again. I restarted mine partially some time ago.
I clipped the individual pbulb - pieces off from the long old growth and placed it next to them. They rooted.
But, do check it out and/or have others chime in here, please.
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Name: Jean
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qwilter
Nov 3, 2013 8:11 AM CST
The last Ace re-potting clinc of the year was, of course, yesterday, and I, of course, forgot about it. Plant looks healthy but it is so top heavy I'm afraid the cat is going to knock it over. With the leaves falling, my sun room is getting much more good light.
Still have a few Dens out in/inder the palm tree. Well protected so I'll leave them be till we start getting COLD nites. Vanda is also out there & I think she is producing a keiki.
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mellielong
Nov 3, 2013 11:20 AM CST
Ok, I promised orchid pictures and here they are! First up is another look at Ascda. Pakchong Smile. All the flowers are open now. It's more purple than blue, unlike the picture. Not sure why my camera can't figure out the difference between purple and blue.

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Next up is Pot. Hisako Akatsuka 'Volcano Queen' x C. Chocolate Drop. This was the most expensive plant I bought at the auction back in July ($34). Back then it was covered in flowers; it's a pretty decent-sized plant. Not sure why it decided to throw another sheath just a few months later, but I'm glad it did!

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In more good news, I saw that one of my dendrobiums has a bloom spike on it. None of my dendrobiums have ever rebloomed (although most aren't that old) so this is pretty exciting. This one is hanging on the back wall of the shade house so it was easy to overlook, but I happened to see it at just the right angle. Also, I checked on the orchids that live behind my bedroom window. These are the ones Dad sunburned while pressure-washing the house. They're also the ones I bought at Byrd's going out of business sale. That's why they don't live in the shade house - I ran out of room because I went crazy at the sale! Well, anyway two of them are going to bloom! One has buds that have just broken the sheath and the other has a swollen sheath where you can see the buds bulging underneath. Now, let's just pray we don't have any crazy, early frosts!
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Nov 3, 2013 12:13 PM CST

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Talk to the Orchid-Gods to avoid frost? Smiling But please no offerings..... Hilarious!
You sure came through here with your promises to post! Oh my!
The color on the Pakchong Smile is similar to my Pakchong Blue, you get a very blue color ranging to blue with a hint of plum color depending on your light source/natural light, back lit, shade.... at least in my hands it does that. It is gorgeous in any light! I think the blooms on yours are nicer shaped than on mine!

Looking at the Pot. Hisako Akatsuka 'Volcano Queen' x C. Chocolate Drop - I had the 'Volcano Queen' many years ago, I liked it, it bloomed and then I lost it for reasons I don't remember. Crossing it with C Chocolate Drop makes it downright awesome, I love it! It just shines in the sun for you there!
Gotta smell great too, right?
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mellielong
Nov 3, 2013 12:15 PM CST
You know, it smelled when it had all those flowers on it earlier in the year, but I didn't smell it today. But it sits in the back row and I didn't get my nose all up in it. Next time I'm out there I need to pick it up and sniff it because I do remember it having a nice fragrance.
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