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Jan 24, 2014 5:03 PM CST
|Yesterday morning I spent some time at Silva Orchids at their annual Open House. There were a lot of gorgeous plants to be had and - we were all very happy to see James Rose again as guest vendor. He made it with all his beautiful plants despite major airline delays due to a good snow-storm this week. |
The Open House is ongoing to Sunday.
Some random pics - first some Silva beauties
and there is Jim and his very nice group of goodies:
Jan 24, 2014 5:06 PM CST
|Eye candy! |
drdawg (Ken Ramsey) - Tropical Plants & More
I don't have gray hair, I have wisdom-highlights. I must be very wise.
Jan 24, 2014 5:32 PM CST
|Thanks, Ursula, this is such a treat.|
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Jan 24, 2014 6:39 PM CST
| it was fun!!|
Jan 24, 2014 8:34 PM CST
|Great stuff. One year I'm going to train down to your house and go with you Ursula. I've always wanted to go to Silva's!|
Jan 24, 2014 9:21 PM CST
|Oh, please do, Kathy! I would like that a lot!!|
Jan 24, 2014 9:42 PM CST
|I sure wish we had a train we could use to commute to orchid shows! |
Your pictures are a real delight, Ursula. So many pretty things, I love the little red/white striped pants on that plant in the 2nd picture. Talk about orchids in every color, shape and size!
"Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." –Winston Churchill
Jan 24, 2014 9:51 PM CST
|Isn't that one cute?|
It is Masdevallia yungasensis! I was really considering it, but I know our warm Sommer will kill it here. So I refrained.
Orchid show train? Heh, I would love that!!
Jan 25, 2014 9:23 AM CST
|It looks like I need to follow Rose to a winter show, I have cancelled orders because shipping cost have doubled the cost of the coel. Do you remember if the gold throat coel in 6 is Jannine Banks? I have been trying to find this plant for years.|
Beautiful photos, clean and organized nursery. When I go to the east coast I never go above the Mason-Dixon Line, in fact when I stop hearing 'yes mame', I feel like I'm in a foreign country! So there are a few places that I would love to combine in a single trip like J&L and Logees in New England, New Vision and Byrds Botanicals in the MidWest and while I am visiting Chadwick's in Virginia I would like to visit Silvas. Spring road trip is long overdue!
Jan 25, 2014 10:08 AM CST
|Sounds like a blast!|
Jan 25, 2014 11:36 AM CST
Bert, regarding the Coelogyne - I don't remember for sure, but I think you are correct. I tried to sharpen the tag a bit and it could be Coelogyne Jannine Banks.
Jan 25, 2014 1:15 PM CST
|I forgot to mention that this particular Coelogyne sat in Silva's cool growing Orchid house together with Masdevallias and such. This one is not Jim Rose's.|
Jan 26, 2014 7:57 PM CST
|Great show. Thanx for sharing|
Jan 26, 2014 9:16 PM CST