Orchids forum: Our Orchid blooms in April 2014

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Name: Elaine
Sarasota, Fl
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dyzzypyxxy
Apr 23, 2014 1:06 PM CST
Just returned from meeting her and my phone was dead so did not get a pic yet. She was over 9lb. And after 36hr. Of labor they did a c section last night. Nobody got much sleep . so Smiling tomorrow.
Elaine

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Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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hawkarica
Apr 23, 2014 1:42 PM CST
Congratulations grandma!! Now rest up so you can play tomorrow.

Jim
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Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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drdawg
Apr 23, 2014 2:03 PM CST
Congratulations, Elaine. Hurray!
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Apr 23, 2014 2:30 PM CST

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Oh yes congrats!!! That is a big baby! Hurray! Thumbs up
Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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hawkarica
Apr 23, 2014 6:24 PM CST
Well, I won no ribbons in yesterday's meeting/show, mainly because a guy pulling a wagon load of dancing lady Oncidiums took home all of the prizes. That was the biggest clump of orchids I've ever seen and he deserved to win. Let me show you what I entered:

Lycamerlycaste (Lmc.) Hugheuden
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Gastrophaius (Gp.) Micro Burst 'Wild Thing'
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Cym. Cotton Candy 'Winter Princess' And yes, I lifted this thing into the back of my truck by myself.
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Rby. Golden Tang
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Encyclia cordigera, var. rosea
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Rsc. Ruben's Verde
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Maclellanara (Mclna.) Yellow Star
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What I did not take was the huge Dendrobium nobile hybrid because two days before, the flowers started to fade and drop. Sometimes it is all about timing and sometimes it is what the competition brings to the table. Anyway, it is a lot of fun and I encourage others on this thread to give it a try.

Jim

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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Apr 23, 2014 7:14 PM CST

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Nice show, Jim!
I am amazed not even 'Wild Thing' got you a ribbon, it's a beauty!
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Apr 24, 2014 7:16 AM CST

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It is still in the thirties here in the morning! I am so itching to start moving my plants outside. I had the Epiphyllum hybrids out of the garage, just to put them back in yesterday for a couple more days.
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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drdawg
Apr 24, 2014 8:45 AM CST
Ouch.

I am still putting out my orchids. I have 2-3 dozen out and 2 dozen more to go (all blooming size). I have also hung a couple of dozen mounted orchids with about the same to go. Then comes the "teen" (NBS) ones and there are at least 75 of those. Only the "baby" orchids will remain in the "Orchid" greenhouse. I hope to pretty much get all the other tropical plants out of the "Everything Else" greenhouse so that I can spray it down good to kill mold, mildew, algae, snails, or anything else I see (or don't see) that needs killing. That's my (personal)greenhouse, spring-cleaning chore. My wife finds plenty more of those chores. Sticking tongue out
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Apr 24, 2014 9:14 AM CST

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I do similar! Once the greenhouse is empty, it gets scrubbed thoroughly along with the shelves.
Btw I found that a couple of larger boxes of the Wet Swiffer pads does a really good job getting the initial crud of the glass and everything else. Smells good too!
Name: Elaine
Sarasota, Fl
The one constant in life is change
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dyzzypyxxy
Apr 24, 2014 2:45 PM CST
Phew! Every so often in winter I think about a greenhouse. All the scrubbing talk dissuades me.

Jim your show orchids are magnificent. I sure hope my Wild Thing grows up to be as lovely as yours!

I am babysitting the other granddaughter and have a fabulous shot of her helping me replant an Earth Box. Very grubby and happy. Now how to get it off my phone to this tablet. . . Blinking
Elaine

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Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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drdawg
Apr 24, 2014 2:49 PM CST
I don't really scrub anything, Elaine. I just make up a dilution of Outdoor Bleach and spray everything down. Then after 1/2 hr. I'll wash everything off with water. People can say what they want about bleach, but for me, it is almost a miracle cleanser, disinfectant, and killer of bad (greenhouse) stuff.
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Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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hawkarica
Apr 24, 2014 3:11 PM CST
I agree with Ken except I use pool chlorine.

Jim
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Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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drdawg
Apr 24, 2014 3:12 PM CST
You buy so much of that, you probably get it for a whole lot less per lb. than what I have to pay. I just buy it by the 1 1/2 gal jug.
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Apr 24, 2014 6:30 PM CST

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Not too much new stuff in bloom while I am tapping my foot on more buds of the Cattleya skinneri to open
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but in the meanwhile I am enjoying the Microterangis hariotiana now in full gear
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And the Renanthera monachica is still looking fine after some weeks in bloom
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After blooming for months this Winter the Dendrobium Luz del Dia 'Kiilani' throws out another small spike
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Name: bree
North coast NSW Australia
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bree
Apr 26, 2014 8:08 PM CST
My Lc. Mildred Rives x Blc. Burdekin Bells has opened another 3 flowers and these look better as they all have the purple flares on the sides unlike the other flowers, where only one had it.
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Name: Tara
NE. FL. (Zone 9a)
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terrafirma
Apr 26, 2014 8:32 PM CST
Drooling Drooling Drooling Beautiful!!!!
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
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ctcarol
Apr 26, 2014 8:42 PM CST
Looking good, Bree!
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Apr 26, 2014 8:53 PM CST

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Very pretty, Bree! Lovey dubby
Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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hawkarica
Apr 27, 2014 5:58 AM CST
Very nice, Bree and I like the lacy white edge on the lip.

Jim
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Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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drdawg
Apr 27, 2014 8:04 AM CST
Beautiful flower, Bree! Thumbs up
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