Orchids forum: Our Orchid blooms in April 2014

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Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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drdawg
Apr 14, 2014 1:15 PM CST
I try to time my mulch pick-ups after rainy weather. That compacts the mulch and I get more bang-for-the-buck. At least that's my theory. I have a full size, long-wheel-base Silverado, and there is no way I could get another yard in the truck. The top of the mulch pile is as high as my window, at least the center of the pile is.
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Name: bree
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bree
Apr 14, 2014 3:00 PM CST

love the shape of C. Caudebec x Ctn. Peggy SamThumb of 2014-04-14/bree/39afb8
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Name: Carol
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ctcarol
Apr 14, 2014 4:24 PM CST
Pretty, Bree!

I have a couple more open today
Encyclia condylobulbon with a couple more spikes to go
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Leptotes bicolor, Zygo. 'psycho' , and Lc. fire dance X B. nodosa has changed it's colors
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Name: Ursula
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Ursula
Apr 14, 2014 4:27 PM CST

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Ohh, very pretty Bree and Carol! Lovey dubby
Bree, are the different colors on your bloom due to the age of the bloom?

Carol, your Leptotes bicolor is gorgeous, so many blooms and all open at the same time! Thumbs up

Name: Ursula
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Ursula
Apr 14, 2014 7:17 PM CST

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My Cattleya skinneri v. albescens occulata 'Debbie' ( that name gets longer too with the years....) starts opening the first spike of the season.
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And this messy looking Blc Liese Pigors x Drumbeat was a few times close to the compost pile, but it blooms so well and smells so good that I don't have the heart.
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And the Potinara Fairyland opens more buds
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The blooms on this Trichoglottis rosea v breviracema are tiny and numerous. This one is an easy bloomer, right on schedule.
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And this tiny Ascofinetia Cherry Blossom 'Hawaii' was one of the small plants picked up this Winter. Nice to see it blooming.
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Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Apr 14, 2014 7:45 PM CST
Bree, lovely Catt, is that backlighting vs. front lighting on the same flower?

Carol, such beauties there, I just love the orange B. nodosa cross.

Ursula, all beautiful but I am smitten by the little Trichoglottis.
Elaine

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Name: Ursula
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Ursula
Apr 15, 2014 7:35 AM CST

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Thanks Elaine!
The Trichoglottis is a cute warm grower and I slowly have to figure out which way to grow it. Those pieces get very long and so far I have been keeping it horizontally along the wire shelf, but I think it could use a basket and I let it hang down.

Still home?
Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Apr 15, 2014 7:59 AM CST
Yep, these tenterhooks are getting mighty uncomfortable. Told the daughter she is using up her maternity leave without having a baby to play with, and she said "well, I am taking care of her, you know".

Rolling my eyes. Hilarious!
Elaine

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Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
Apr 15, 2014 8:10 AM CST
I have never seen or heard the term "tenterhooks". Never knew what a "tenter" was either. I just had to look it up. I have become more educated! Sticking tongue out
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Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Apr 15, 2014 11:20 AM CST
My mother was a veritable font of those funny old English terms. They still pop out of my mouth at times, and I think "Thanks Mum!" My kids also say "I remember Nana saying that".

So they are a constant reminder of her, which is kind of neat. I should probably write them down and save them somewhere.
Elaine

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Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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drdawg
Apr 15, 2014 11:25 AM CST
Yes, I would write them down as you remember them. Many terms, spoken by our deceased family, are now lost.
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Name: Ursula
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Ursula
Apr 15, 2014 12:00 PM CST

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Well, my case is slightly different. I remember a few times my daughter talking on the phone to her friends talking about me/copying my accent and accented phrasing. I didn't know if I should laugh or cry, but in the long run it was funny.
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Name: bree
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bree
Apr 15, 2014 3:18 PM CST
my photos were taken at the same time, just different positions on the flower to try to capture the colour as the 1st pic didnt.
Name: Ursula
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Ursula
Apr 15, 2014 4:29 PM CST

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Thanks, Bree! That is quite a difference. Thumbs up
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Gleni
Apr 15, 2014 4:37 PM CST
tenterhooks, I haven't heard it used for ages.
The problem is that when you are young your life it is ruined by your parents. When you are older it is ruined by your children.
Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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hawkarica
Apr 15, 2014 5:07 PM CST
Another rainy day in the middle of the dry season. It started at 10:40 this morning and is still raining off and on. Nothing really heavy.

My mother and grandmother both had tenterhooks in their vocabulary so I have a long history with it.

Very pretty Catt, Bree but I agree those two pictures sure show it differently.

Carol, another pretty show. The Leptotes bicolor is outstanding.

Ursula, you just keep pumping out the beautiful flowers. It's always a pleasure to see your posts.

As for me, two new blooms out in the OC. The first is Rlc. Rubens Verde 'HEB' (Rlc. Green-heart X Rlc. Lester McDonald). Grandfather digbyana would be proud as the flowers are quite similar. This is a first time bloomer for me as I picked it up and the orchid auction earlier this year. The flower is huge, one of the largest Catt type flowers I have ever seen and the fragrance is nice as well.
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The second is Encyclia cordigera, var. rosea, with four nice spikes and lots of buds. This is the first flower to open.
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Name: Roberta
Cherokee Village, Ark (Zone 7a)
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901Bertwood
Apr 15, 2014 6:54 PM CST
Jim, could you show the encyclia entire plant? Helps to see size at blooming to compare mine. Thx

Bert
Name: Ursula
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Ursula
Apr 15, 2014 7:08 PM CST

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Thank you, Jim! Smiling
I like both, the 'HEB' is a beauty, the lip is great! And I think I need to get an Enc cordigera. Smells nice?
Name: Ursula
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Ursula
Apr 16, 2014 6:20 AM CST

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We actually have a dusting of snow on the ground this morning, snow on the car. Grumbling I hate to see what the Magnolias look like, they were starting to bloom after a couple of nice warm days here.
Name: Jim Hawk
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hawkarica
Apr 16, 2014 7:44 AM CST
Here you go, Bert. This is the Encyclia cordigera as it looks this morning.
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Just for fun, I wanted to show pictures of digbiana and Rlc Ruben's Verde side by side. Remember, digbyana is the grandfather.
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Jim
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