Orchids forum: Tampa Bay Orchid Society Show and Sale, 2014

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Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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hawkarica
Mar 1, 2014 8:12 PM CST
I went to the subject orchid event this morning and thought I would run into Melanie but she wasn't there. I had taken my Dendrobium spectabile over there on Friday night for a display and they entered it for judging. I was delighted to see that I had won another blue ribbon. When it rains it pours, just ask Ted and Carol.

Here are some of the plants that caught my eye:
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Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
Sunset zone 22
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ctcarol
Mar 1, 2014 9:30 PM CST
Great pictures, Jim! Most of them just went on my "wish I had room" list. Shrug!
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
Mar 2, 2014 7:56 AM CST
Great pictures and good to see additional pics with labels. I just have to take the time to go to an orchid show soon. My wife says she "needs" a vacation, even if it is only a long weekend.
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Mar 2, 2014 8:03 AM CST

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Beautiful plants, Jim! Thanks for sharing! Thumbs up regarding the ribbon!! I would be on cloud 9 now.
I love the Rawdon Jester! Lovey dubby I had one years ago and killed it, but it is really calling my name for another try!

Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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dyzzypyxxy
Mar 2, 2014 9:54 AM CST
Lovely photos, Jim. So glad to see the show, since we won't make it up there today. My back is killing me after misbehaving yesterday trying to clean the pond out.
Elaine

"Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." –Winston Churchill
Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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hawkarica
Mar 2, 2014 8:43 PM CST
That last orchid picture is of a Cochlezella orchid. Have any of you grown one of those? I really like the flower and I may give it a go.

Jim
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Mar 2, 2014 9:20 PM CST

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Ahh, the synonym is Cochleanthes! Yes, I enjoyed one of those (species, not this hybrid ) for a couple of years, great flowers!! Then it dimped on me. Your conditions are different, I would give it a shot.
Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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dyzzypyxxy
Mar 3, 2014 11:54 AM CST
It's really adorable, looks kind of like a Russian dancer with fancy purple pants on. A gentleman dancer to keep company with all the dancing ladies?
Elaine

"Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." –Winston Churchill
Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
Charter ATP Member Hibiscus Birds Bromeliad Greenhouse Master Gardener: Florida
Garden Photography Region: United States of America Roses Tropicals Region: Florida Orchids
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hawkarica
Mar 3, 2014 1:23 PM CST
I had not noticed it before but you are right, Elaine.

Jim
Name: Calin
Weston-super-mare UK (Zone 7b)
Bulbs Lilies Plant and/or Seed Trader
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fixpix
Mar 4, 2014 1:48 AM CST
Great pics. I was wondering what Czl. was short for.
But then again, I am not too good with Orchid names Smiling
I love that Paph. philippense.
Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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hawkarica
Mar 4, 2014 6:44 AM CST
Did anyone notice those colorful leaves on Blc. Hsinying Catherine?

Jim
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
Mar 4, 2014 7:36 AM CST
I thought those leaves belonged to another tropical plant, not an orchid's leaves.
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Mar 4, 2014 7:37 AM CST

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No way, Jim. Smiling It is a different plant, many times used as filler in exhibits like that, the name escaped me right now. If you look closely at your picture you'll see some of the leaves belonging to the orchid peeking out.
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
Mar 4, 2014 7:43 AM CST
I agree I think the "cover-up" foliage is often used adjacent to the orchid plants to enhance the overall eye-appeal. I should also know what that plant is, since I have seen it numerous times and is often for sell in big-box stores.
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Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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dyzzypyxxy
Mar 4, 2014 8:48 AM CST
So right, Ken and Ursula. See, I'm not the only one who thinks orchids don't have the nicest foliage.

Sometimes there are beautiful flowers on a plant that looks pretty bad, so i don't blame them for that little cheat.
Elaine

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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Mar 4, 2014 9:06 AM CST

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I always think that you can't place orchids that close together in an exhibit to have a good display, so that's where those filler plants come in.
Some vendors might set up displays using showy pots and keeping them separate for a more minimalistic look, just letting the plants shine ( as a straight Paph or Phal or Neofinetia grouping), most of the time the exhibitors seem to strive for the natural look?

I guess we could use a new thread showing interesting looking orchids? Distichous growth, those with patterned leaves etc? What do you think?
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
Mar 4, 2014 9:07 AM CST
Yep, that's why they do it. All for aesthetics. As far as I know, only the Jewell orchids have nice foliage, and many of those are grown mainly for the foliage, not for the flowers.
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Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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hawkarica
Mar 4, 2014 9:46 AM CST
I looked at those leaves while at the show and thought it was a type of cordyline. As I looked closer, I thought the orchid spike was coming from one of its stems. It sure fooled me.

Jim
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
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drdawg
Mar 4, 2014 9:48 AM CST
If it fooled you, I would say that the presentation was extremely well done.
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Mar 4, 2014 10:43 AM CST

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I agree

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