Orchids forum: Our Orchid blooms in April 2014

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Name: Ursula
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Ursula
Apr 6, 2014 5:54 PM CST

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My kovachii hybrid opened a second bud, I like it a lot!
Phragmipedium Peruflora's Spirit
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Name: Jim Hawk
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hawkarica
Apr 6, 2014 6:06 PM CST
Bree, good to hear from you and love the Catt and Vanda show. That last picture of Vanda Chang Siew Fong is excellent.

Elaine, it did not take long for my nobile type Dendrobium to grow into the monster it is today. Make sure it gets lots of light.

Glen, thanks for the view from downunder. Please feel free to join in anytime.

Out in the OC, a group of dancing ladies is performing:
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Also, a flock of pterodactyls is flying around Gongora Smaug (Gon. clavidora X Gon. pterodactyl):
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A huge NOID white Dendrobium is blooming up near the roof.
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And blue ribbon winner Dendrobium spectabile amazingly continues to open new flowers. It seems like it has been blooming for months.
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Cym. Cotton Club 'Winter Princess' is putting on a show out under the oak trees.
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Which leads us to Phaius Land. Here we have the Nun's Cap and Microburst 'Wild Thing'
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Jim

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Name: Jim Hawk
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hawkarica
Apr 6, 2014 6:08 PM CST
How I envy your Phrags, Ursula. Lovey dubby

Jim
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Name: bree
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bree
Apr 6, 2014 7:06 PM CST
i envy your Dendrobium spectabile Jim Hurray!
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Apr 6, 2014 7:07 PM CST

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Beautiful show, Jim! Lovey dubby
The Pterodactyls are awesome! Do they smell like Cloves too?
Cheerful dancing ladies! And the Dendrobium spectabile is just wild!
Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Apr 6, 2014 7:10 PM CST
I agree Me too! That rosy little Phrag looks like a pair of satin lined ballet slippers. Lovely.

Fantastic show too, Jim. Does anyone else imagine Salvador Dali designing an orchid and coming up with Den. Spectabile ? It's magnificent and fascinating but truly . . . bizarre!

I'm going to park all my Cyms out under the oak trees for the summer and leave them to their own devices. Maybe next year they'll bloom like Jim's.
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Name: Ursula
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Ursula
Apr 8, 2014 3:49 PM CST

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some stuff in bloom today -
Potinara Fairyland is opening a bunch of buds
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Odontoglossum wyattianum surprised me with another small spike, good size blooms on this one.
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Encyclia bractescens starts up
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Renanthera monachica progresses nicely
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And happily here is a good repeat bloomer - Cattleya lawrenceana
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Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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hawkarica
Apr 8, 2014 5:58 PM CST
All are nice, Ursula, but my favorite is the Odontoglossum.

I just hit the EFile button and this year's taxes are history. What a relief to get that burden off of my back.

Jim
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Name: Ursula
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Ursula
Apr 8, 2014 6:14 PM CST

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Sounds great! Thumbs up

You know, I got the Odontoglossum last year from Ecuagenera, they had a gorgeous plant in their greenhouse in bloom and I was happy that I was able to get a small plant of that.
Name: Melanie
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mellielong
Apr 8, 2014 7:03 PM CST
I agree, I like the Odontoglossum the best. Neat color combination on it.
Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Apr 8, 2014 7:20 PM CST
Hm, they are all exquisite, but I'd have to go with the Encyclia for such a graceful habit.

My Enc.s are usually putting up buds by now, but only one is showing signs of a spike.
Elaine

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Name: Carol
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ctcarol
Apr 8, 2014 7:35 PM CST
I liked them all too, but the Odont. tops todays show.
Congrats, Jim! I'm still procrastinating on my tax, even though I'll get some back! Maybe manana...
The orchid shack got up to 91 today with humidity at 31%. Not good. Supposed to start cooling tomorrow.
Name: Ursula
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Ursula
Apr 8, 2014 8:25 PM CST

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thanks. Smiling

Elaine, the bractescens is always a few months ahead of Enc tampensis and similar around here too.

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boojum
Apr 9, 2014 5:00 AM CST
My E. cordigera just opened the first buds this week (3spikes). No sign of spikes on bractescens or alata though.
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Name: Ursula
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Ursula
Apr 9, 2014 6:15 AM CST

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So it is not that clear cut then! Thumbs up on the cordigera, Kathy!
Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Apr 9, 2014 12:16 PM CST
New one opening for me today, this is Phaiocalanthe Kryptonite, my birthday gift from my kids last year.

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Name: bree
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bree
Apr 10, 2014 3:19 AM CST
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first time this has flowered, i bought it as a small seedling and just saw it open today. Love it. Labiata.
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Apr 10, 2014 6:58 AM CST

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Bree, that is a very lovely Cattleya! Lovey dubby Lovey dubby just beautiful!

Elaine, I remember when you got it, nice to see it blooming! I lost my Kryptonite 'Ursula' a couple of years ago, but I just had to replace it and I now have a very small plant, surely a few more seasons away from blooming.
Name: Ken Ramsey
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Apr 10, 2014 7:51 AM CST
I love the Labiata, Bree. Well done.
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Name: Jim Hawk
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hawkarica
Apr 10, 2014 2:22 PM CST
Elaine, very nice tankervilleae cross. I wonder where your kids found it?

Bree, always nice to hear from you and that is a stunning Catt. you have there!

Jim
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