Orchids forum: Our Orchid blooms in March 2014

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Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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drdawg
Mar 3, 2014 1:01 PM CST
There's always something that needs doing. That's just the life of a gardener, at least serious ones. I won't complain though. I could be shoveling snow! I just wish we would get done with this God-awful winter weather (much more winter than we are used to here in Mississippi!). My dormant plumeria are really pleading with me to get them out of their closet prison. LOL
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Name: Jim Hawk
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hawkarica
Mar 3, 2014 1:20 PM CST
79 degrees and partly cloudy.

In news from the OC, here is Smbc. Dulatiaca 'Lava Flow' AM/AOS
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This is an Epi but I guess I have lost the tag. Brilliant color on this one.
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Yet another spike on Epc. Rene Marques 'Tyler'
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One of Carol's Florida babies, Gerberara Snow Ballet.
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Another look at my new Zygo. Advance Australia AM/AOS.
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Lc. Eva continues to open flowers. Lots more buds on this one.
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And C. maxima continues to open.
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Jim

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Name: Melanie
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mellielong
Mar 3, 2014 1:25 PM CST
Wow! The colors on your orchids Jim are just...WOW!
Name: Jim Hawk
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hawkarica
Mar 3, 2014 1:35 PM CST
Melanie, where were you this weekend? I missed you at your club's show/sale.

Jim
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Name: Melanie
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mellielong
Mar 3, 2014 4:27 PM CST
Jim, I have removed myself from temptation as I am not allowed to buy any new orchids right now. I just don't have any more room!
Name: Ursula
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Ursula
Mar 3, 2014 4:39 PM CST

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Jim! Lovey dubby Lovey dubby beautiful post! Such gorgeous color on the Smbc. Dulatiaca 'Lava Flow' ! Snow Ballet is always a pretty sight!
I think I need another pretty Zygo.
Name: tarev
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tarev
Mar 3, 2014 5:14 PM CST
Howdy folks! Have returned from vacation, finally shaking off jet lag..
Happy to see again the orchid postings here. Big Grin Sorry to hear about the miserable winter weather midwest to the east coast.

I have nothing to show orchid blooms wise, most of my orchids are barely trying to revive after being neglected for about 3 weeks. I have just one noid Phal with a spike.

But, I do want to share some orchids I saw during my trip:
At the airport in Taipei, they have this waiting lounge with a nice orchid display:
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In an outdoor mall garden in Manila, a hedge of vandaceous orchids:
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Have a nice day and stay warm to those in the dreary cold! Smiling
Name: Jim Hawk
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hawkarica
Mar 3, 2014 6:04 PM CST
Wow, that is a lovely lounge for an airport. Perhaps some airports in America should take notes. I never thought of vandas as being a hedge plant. Isn't it amazing how folks from different parts of the world think differently. Thanks for sharing, Tarev.

Jim
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Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Mar 3, 2014 6:18 PM CST
Beautiful, Tarev. Thanks for sharing.

I just want to say "Ah Ha!!" That's how you make a Vanda look like a normal plant. Put it on a stake and wrap those crazy roots around the stake.

Just my opinion, but with something planted in front to hide the stakes that's a really pretty way to display them. Hmmm, I have lots of bamboo stakes hanging around here, too.
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Name: tarev
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tarev
Mar 3, 2014 6:24 PM CST
Glad you liked the photos Jim and Elaine!
Whenever I came near that mall, I always head near the gardens there..so peaceful and love their landscaping..very inspiring indeed!

Yes, Taipei airport really has an ace to its sleeve with their waiting lounges..really pretty! I have some more photos of their lounges in my blog here in ATP Smiling
Name: Ursula
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Ursula
Mar 3, 2014 9:49 PM CST

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Tarev, very pretty pictures! I love the Vanda hedge, lovely! Beautiful airport!
Thanks for sharing!
Name: Kathy
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boojum
Mar 4, 2014 5:56 AM CST
They grow vandas like that in the Philippines too. I am impressed by the pink tile floor with a white Phal pattern! I will check out your blog!
Name: Ursula
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Ursula
Mar 4, 2014 7:32 PM CST

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I just started a thread focussing on the interesting growth of Orchids rather than blooms
The thread "Orchids exhibiting interesting growth, anything EXCEPT focus on blooms!" in Orchids forum
Hopefully you all might add to this and start a discussion on the subject! Smiling
Have fun!
Name: Ursula
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Ursula
Mar 5, 2014 2:48 PM CST

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I was just now trying to take some pictures of a new bloom on my Potinara Redheart 'Neptune' with my Nikon. The bloom has that deep violet color which I always find so hard to capture. A bunch of pics later, I wasn't happy.
Tried out the IPad camera and the color came out pretty accurate without jumping through hoops. 2 tries, both are fine, at least on my screens.
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Name: Jim Hawk
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hawkarica
Mar 5, 2014 3:32 PM CST
Good job capturing the dark red color and that orchid is stunning.

I'm answering phones at the Extension Service today and at 5PM, I head down to the South Shore Library to give my orchid presentation. This library is closer to Elaine's house than mine. I hope to be home sometime after 9:00.

Jim
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Name: Melanie
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mellielong
Mar 5, 2014 4:58 PM CST
Ooh, Ursula that is gorgeous! I'm a sucker for anything in the red or purple category, especially the darker shades.
Name: Carol
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ctcarol
Mar 5, 2014 5:10 PM CST
Beautiful, Ursula! I know how hard it is to get those deep reds accurate.
Name: Ursula
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Ursula
Mar 5, 2014 5:31 PM CST

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I always like this one, it came from Silva Orchids, I fell in love with this Orchid in the nineties, when the New York Orchid Show in the Spring was still at the World Trade Center. You walked down the steps and there was the Silva display with this one blooming just beautifully.

Jim, you are supposed to take it easy when you are retired?
Name: Carol
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ctcarol
Mar 5, 2014 5:34 PM CST
I managed to get a couple of pics today.
Green/yellow Cym only has two short spikes this year but I did repot last year and they usually sulk for awhile
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And best of all TaDa.... Trichopilia suavis first bloom


Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Mar 5, 2014 5:53 PM CST
Goodness, Jim, take it easy willya? Btw, I'd love to attend one of your orchid talks some time, so let me know next time you're closer to here than home, ok?

Beautiful color on that Pot. Ursula. Although floof has its place, I kind of prefer the plainer blooms as a little more elegant.
Elaine

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