Orchids forum: Our Orchid blooms in April 2014

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Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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hawkarica
Apr 27, 2014 9:27 AM CST
The heat and humidity are returning right on time so gardening work is being confined to early mornings and late afternoons. Most of May is hot and dry so the primary gardening tool will be the hose. Out in the OC, Epy. Mabel Kanda x Cyp. cordigerum (I looked and it is not registered) has opened a few flowers on the first of two long spikes.
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The Psychopsis Mendenhall alba 'Yellow Butterfly' has opened a nice flower.
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Out under the oaks, this NOID Epi, (living in dirt) is looking good.
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Then there are the Phaius and Gastrophaius:
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Cym Little Black Sambo continues to bloom.
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And Arundina graminisolia is looking good. The one in the ground is out performing the one in the pot.
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Cym. Valley League is doing well in her new big pot.
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Finally, here is a pic of the big Epi. radicans that hangs from a tree branch and takes care of herself.
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Jim
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Apr 27, 2014 1:00 PM CST

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Everything is pretty and looks wonderful! I do like both Epis! Thumbs up
Name: Carol
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ctcarol
Apr 27, 2014 2:04 PM CST
Me Too! Jim, If you ever get a good kiki on that purple Epi., I'm in the market for one.
Name: mj
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mjsponies
Apr 28, 2014 5:50 AM CST
Ok, it's catch up time again.

We seem to have really had a spring here this year. Cool nights, days are warming up tho. But still haven't turned on the AC...Thank Goodness for large windows on both sides of house where the breezes come from.

Slc Shehrazade Jewel Box

I need to try to get better pics of this, it's really a deeper Rose Red than what is showing up. I just love it.

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Epidendrum Hot Pink - Love these, they pretty much take care of themselves, Have the Orange, Red, Purple, and this Hot pink

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Play time with the camera, Caulocattleya Sybil



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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Apr 28, 2014 6:35 AM CST

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Nice display! Lovey dubby
So far I think I like every Orchid with Caularthron bicornutum as one of the parents, your Sybil is very pretty!
The Slc. Jewel Box 'Scheherazade' has that beautiful red shade which can be tough to capture with our camera at times! Those Epis are always fun!
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Apr 28, 2014 7:34 AM CST

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How about a ridiculously small Orchid bloom?
This is Dendrobium distichum and if you blink, you will miss the ca 2 -3 mm blooms at the very end of the growths.
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It seems the Trichoglottis rosea v. breviracema really wants to grow vertical, so I just placed the small pot into a hanging basket. Roots were growing along the long growth anyway, so why repot… Smiling
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This basket of Cattleya skinneri albescens var occulata 'Debbie' is now just 2 spikes shy of being completely open.
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pretty much done opening - Encyclia bractescens
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Ascocentrum garayi is now blooming on the main-growth, and I will repost this when the keikis on this are open too, (not visible here).
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and Caularthron bicornutum keeps on blooming from several spikes (but it is tough to get them all into the same picture…).

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Name: mj
Central Florida
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mjsponies
Apr 28, 2014 8:21 AM CST
Wow, you can certainly see Sybil's family resemblance in Caularthron bicornutum.

I love the Den.distichum, I have D. anceps and really grow it more for the foliage than the blooms...they are an added bonus.
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Name: Tara
NE. FL. (Zone 9a)
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terrafirma
Apr 28, 2014 8:27 AM CST
Simply gorgeous, as usual, Ursula! But I must say that the Ascocentrum garayi blows me away!!!! Absolutely amazing! Big Grin
Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Apr 28, 2014 8:49 AM CST
I am looking out at frozen white stuff on the ground this morning. Such a treat to see lovely orchids, and at least hear that it is warm elsewhere.

Have baby pics but so far can't get them from phone to tablet.
Elaine

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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Apr 28, 2014 8:54 AM CST

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Thanks so much! Smiling

Mj, I have Den leonis, also with distichous growth, but that one somehow doesn't grow well for me.

Elaine, can you attach it to an email or text message to yourself and send it this way to your tablet? Then posting from your tablet is ok? (It posts easily nowadays from an IPad to ATP)
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
Apr 28, 2014 10:16 AM CST
Enjoying all the bloom photos! All of them so lovely! Lovey dubby

Two of my noids are in bloom:
Noid Phal:
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Zygopetalum opened today:
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Name: mj
Central Florida
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mjsponies
Apr 28, 2014 11:08 AM CST
I've got to get a Zygopetalum someday. Everytime a see a picture of one or see them up at EFG I droll...Need to find them better priced tho than EFG.
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Name: Melanie
Lutz, Florida (Zone 9b)
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mellielong
Apr 28, 2014 11:15 AM CST
That Zygopetalum is pretty cool, isn't it?!
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
Apr 28, 2014 11:19 AM CST
Hope you find one mj, you have better growing conditions than we do here, pretty sure it will thrive well there.

Thanks Melanie! Smiling
Name: Elaine
Sarasota, Fl
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dyzzypyxxy
Apr 28, 2014 11:23 AM CST
Rolling my eyes. Hilarious! I relearn this tablet (not an iPad) each time I travel. But thanks, that's what I did. The email gets forwarded to a second account so still waiting.
Elaine

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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Apr 28, 2014 12:28 PM CST

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I agree on the Zygopetalum!! Lovey dubby They usually smell really nice too?

It will surely work, Elaine! Thumbs up

Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
Apr 28, 2014 1:20 PM CST
Yes they do Lovey dubby
Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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hawkarica
Apr 28, 2014 2:00 PM CST
Wonderful show, Ursula, especially the Ascocentrum garayi.

Tarev, very nice Zygo.

I'm sitting here tapping my foot waiting for baby pics.

Jim
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Name: Roberta
Cherokee Village, Ark (Zone 7a)
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901Bertwood
Apr 28, 2014 2:00 PM CST
Ken, I just watched Tupelo get hit on the Weather Channel. Looks like the trailing storms are heading for you, be careful.
Bert
Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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hawkarica
Apr 28, 2014 2:41 PM CST
By all means, be careful, Ken!

Jim
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