Orchids forum: Our Orchid blooms in March 2014

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Name: Ursula
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Ursula
Mar 5, 2014 6:27 PM CST

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Many people do, Elaine! Smiling

Carol, nice Show, love the Coelogyne and I really could flip for the Trichopilia suavis, what a beauty! Yours is very lightly colored, so delicate! Lovey dubby
Name: Carol
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ctcarol
Mar 5, 2014 7:22 PM CST
Thank you! The Coel. is a very straggly, ugly plant in my environment, but still it blooms. I'm very happy with the Trichopilia suavis. I may have to try some of the other ones.
Name: Ted
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Ted5310
Mar 5, 2014 8:54 PM CST
Lovely Carol. We still need to meet up. Are you going to the Santa Barbara Show?
Name: Carol
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ctcarol
Mar 5, 2014 8:59 PM CST
Probably not. You have my Phone#. Call when you're in the neighborhood.
Name: Kathy
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boojum
Mar 5, 2014 9:51 PM CST
Every year I sulk about the Santa Barbara show Crying
Carol, love that Cym. Of course.
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Ted5310
Mar 5, 2014 9:57 PM CST
Why sulk. It is a little warmer here, and the way things go around here with rain, after our recent storms,we aren't due for any for about 2 years. Hilarious! Show is a week from this Friday. If you go, Lynda and I will pick up Carol and meet you there.
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boojum
Mar 6, 2014 2:53 AM CST
It's a nice dream!
I did go to Redlands last year. Check that off the dream list.
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Name: Jim Hawk
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hawkarica
Mar 8, 2014 4:54 PM CST
I'm still trying to get her to come to Tampa where Elaine, Melanie and I will take her to Apopka.

Slow day here on the orchid thread. Lovely day, cool and crisp, so I spent some time out in the OC. This may be the first bloom on Phal. amboinensis 'white' X Phal. gigantea. I guess it hasn't been named yet. I've had it for years but have no record of ever blooming it.
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Smbc. Dulatiaca 'Lava Flow' AM/AOS is now in full bloom. You may want to wear sunglasses to look at this one.
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A last look at the fully open but fading C. maxima.
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I think these pics capture the purple on Zygo. Advance Australia AMAOS very well.
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Finally, an artsy picture of Den spectabile. I tried to frame the flowers in a window pane that was reflecting across the OC and out the windows into the yard. Oh well, easy to delete. Shrug!


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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Mar 8, 2014 7:57 PM CST

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Back from a birthday party here, the twins are going to be 7 years old this week!
Pretty show here!! Thumbs up
I like the artsy shot of your Dendrobium spectabile, Jim! Don't delete it, it is pretty cool!
I love the Phal! Lovey dubby
Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Mar 8, 2014 8:10 PM CST
Actually, it's really cool Jim! It's incredibly hard to get a decent picture of those flowers.

But to be honest, that Phal is absolutely bee-yew-tee-ful. What an amazing pattern of spots.

You're so right, things are very slow right now. All my bloomers except Green Hornet are fading and I have hardly anything coming along except a tiny Phal and some Epi's that are taking their time.


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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Mar 8, 2014 8:39 PM CST

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I took some pics this morning -
Lc Tropical Pointer 'Cheetah' opens two speckled blooms
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Epc Kyoguchi x L Seagulls Tangerine opens a branched spike, some early blossoms here
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And, I couldn't resist taking some more shots from the Pot. Redheart 'Neptune', this time in nice sunshine.
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A tiny spike on the new Asctm Mona Church
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And did I mention that I love the color on the Lyonara?
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Name: Jim Hawk
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hawkarica
Mar 9, 2014 10:46 AM CST
Looking back, that Trichopilia suavis is outstanding, Carol. I love it and will add it to my want list.

Great show, Ursula. My favorite is Epc Kyoguchi x L Seagulls Tangerine which I will also add to my want list. Epicatts do well for me. I also love the color of Lyonara.

I'm just back from church and am off again to sing at the John Knox Village Assisted Living Home with a group called the Friendship Singers.

I can't believe the twins are 7 years old already. I think we were back on DG when they came into the world.

Jim
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Name: Melanie
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mellielong
Mar 9, 2014 12:41 PM CST
I like the pattern on that Phal. too, Jim. Very different. And Ursula, the color on your Asctm Mona Church is so delicate and beautiful!

Slow orchid time here, too. But everything else is coming into bloom so I guess I shouldn't complain. I'll be overrun with caterpillars before I know it! I've already seen several species that are uncommon this early in the year. Weather in Florida sure can vary from year to year! Oh, and Dad said the oak tree hovering above my shade house is apparently getting pollen on everything below it. I may have to take a hose to the shade house. I'm not sure the orchids would like to be covered in someone else's pollen. Hilarious!
Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
Mar 9, 2014 1:07 PM CST
Hey, you might get a really weird hybrid. Sticking tongue out
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Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Mar 9, 2014 3:13 PM CST
I'm not worrying about it, and mine certainly have pollen all over them. Seems like it would be a natural thing to happen to orchids in most places, Melanie.

Most orchids in the 'wild' survive on nutrients from the stuff that falls from the trees, right? It might be really nutritious - we can only hope! Rolling my eyes.

Forgot to add, those are all my favorite colors, Ursula, especially the little Ascda. It's really tiny, isn't it. Had not realized until I saw the label in the picture for scale.
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Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
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ctcarol
Mar 9, 2014 3:46 PM CST
Hmm. That Epi. Kynoguchi X L. seagulls Tangerine just went on my want list. Very pretty!

I just found a few while watering----
Pot. Cameron's Magnatism Has three spikes open and the division is starting too. Blc. Picotee Passion has opened it' first flower, And Laelia Gouldiana has graced me with a late spike.
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Name: Ursula
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Ursula
Mar 9, 2014 5:30 PM CST

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Carol, very nice blooms! I love the picotee on the Picotee Passion, so pretty! Lovey dubby

The Asctm Mona Church is supposed to be a hybrid of miniatum x ampullaceum. I am saying "supposed to be" since most miniatums are really garayi or whatever, not miniatum. But - I like these type of hybrids very much, this one is so little and blooms already. I picked it up at the recent Deep Cut Orchid Show in the beginning of February together with a few more little ones like that.

Talking about stuff falling from overhead trees into our Orchids - finally last year I was able to convince the adjoining back yard neighbor to cut down a bunch of diseased trees which rained all Summer black-spotted leaves into the Orchid cage. I was so happy when these trees finally came down and I didn't have to pick that stuff daily out of my Orchids.
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
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ctcarol
Mar 9, 2014 6:33 PM CST
Ursula, From what I've found on line, you got the pick of the crop with Epc. Kynoguchi X L. Seagulls Tangerine. Most are a deep orange, and I don't need any more orange. Will you leave it in a pot, or mount it? Actually Picotee Passion is also from SVO. I've had about 50/50 luck with their plants. Some do really well for me, and some just sit there. I think I will swear off seedlings. I want to know what I'm getting.
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Mar 9, 2014 6:35 PM CST

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Some more stuff in bloom here today! I spent some time moving my larger, very heavy Lc Fire Dance 'Patricia' to the front, which involved a whole bunch of Orchid - moving. We should have a nice show again this year.
This one here is now a small division of my large plant which I let Silva Orchids chop apart last Spring. ( a second plant)
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Lc Rojo continues to open
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Laelia mantiqueira is a cute little rupicolous Laelia with sparkling little blooms held on a tall spike
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Phrag schlimii continues to bloom
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One of the spikes of the Dialaelia Mizoguchi 'Princess Kiko' is still blooming, but it is ready to go
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And the Dendrobium nobile is a happy plant right under the ceiling


Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Mar 9, 2014 6:40 PM CST

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Carol, I got my Epc x from Fishing Creek Orchids/ Harrisburg PA some years ago and it is growing in a clay-pot. Hmm, I guess I did get lucky with that one. I like it.
I think Picotee Passion goes on my wish list. I picked up a couple of things from SVO, one of them is their Trichopilia Suave Margin which I really like.

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