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Apr 23, 2011 8:17 AM CST
Name: Kathy
Western MA

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Region: Northeast US Orchids Irises
Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Time for a new thread. We came from here. http://cubits.org/orchids/thre...
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Apr 23, 2011 11:59 AM CST
Name: Jean
Hot Springs Vlg, AR, DeLand, F
Daylilies Region: Florida Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Master Level
Two years ago I got 17 cuttings of epis. I am hoping that I see a bud forming on my MIAMI RED, but could be wrong. (That would be me out in the sunroom inspecting my plants with a magnifying glass!) We are leaving at the end of the week and won't be back for a couple of weeks so perhaps I will have a surprise when we return. If my epi oxys perform like they did last year, we will be in for a few nights of blooms and that heavenly fragrance.

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The amaryllis opened up to help us celebrate Easter.
Any day you wake up on the sunny side of the grass is a good day.

"The moving hand writes and having writ moves on. Neither all thy piety nor all thy wit can lure it back to cancel half a line nor all thy tears wash out a word of it." The Rubiyat by Omar Khayyam
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Apr 23, 2011 2:14 PM CST
Name: Kathy
Western MA

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Region: Northeast US Orchids Irises
Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Oh, Jean, I remember those oxys!! They were amazing. I do the same thing with imagining buds till they become reality.
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Apr 24, 2011 6:48 AM CST
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
Orchids Plumerias Cactus and Succulents Region: New Jersey Region: Pennsylvania Native Plants and Wildflowers
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Surely they will bud and we will get treated to nice pictures! Smiling
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Apr 24, 2011 2:00 PM CST
Name: Kathy
Western MA

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Region: Northeast US Orchids Irises
Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Today.
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Apr 24, 2011 5:52 PM CST
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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So sad on the Epi Sad
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Apr 24, 2011 5:52 PM CST
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
Bookworm Charter ATP Member Region: California Hummingbirder Orchids Plant Identifier
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Ahhh, so sad. I've got a bunch of those now. My son asked why bother if they only last a few days? I told him that they are soooo worth the wait.

The snails and slugs have decimated my Amaryllis this year! My neighbor has a whole row of them that are untouched, but my 36" pot is a mess.! Thumbs down
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Apr 24, 2011 8:01 PM CST
Name: Kathy
Western MA

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Region: Northeast US Orchids Irises
Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Grumbling
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Apr 26, 2011 6:49 PM CST
Ontario, Canada (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Canadian Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Tropicals Plant and/or Seed Trader
Garden Ideas: Level 1 Seed Starter Roses Orchids Container Gardener Enjoys or suffers cold winters
I picked up this lovely NOID AV at Rona for $1.50 Hurray!
Moved this post over from #3, realized I posted on the old thread *Blush*

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Apr 26, 2011 7:28 PM CST
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
Bookworm Charter ATP Member Region: California Hummingbirder Orchids Plant Identifier
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Pretty one, Steven!
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Apr 26, 2011 8:43 PM CST
Name: Kathy
Western MA

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Region: Northeast US Orchids Irises
Enjoys or suffers cold winters
That is a great one. I am always attracted to AV but then I remember how many plants I am caring for and I just admire them.
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Apr 26, 2011 9:53 PM CST
Ontario, Canada (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Canadian Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Tropicals Plant and/or Seed Trader
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I did a plant count, not counting seedlings for the garden, and I've got about 75 plants down here total but there is still quite a bit of room on the light stand and just made more room in the window, moved the cacti over to the sliding door since it gets stronger light.

Took a look at the Epi today from outside Sticking tongue out and it looks like its going to pop open any day now Thumbs up
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Apr 27, 2011 3:53 AM CST
Name: Kathy
Western MA

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Region: Northeast US Orchids Irises
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Oh goody!
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Apr 27, 2011 8:15 PM CST
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Picture soon, nice... Smiling

My Epiphyllum phyllanthus var phyllanthus is budding and producing a bloom here and there in the evening. If I miss the blooms, I will see the developing seed pods, which are bright red and showy when ripe.
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The Pachypodium baronii var windsorii is waking up! It is a small plant and a very slow grower.
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Apr 27, 2011 8:35 PM CST
Name: Kathy
Western MA

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Region: Northeast US Orchids Irises
Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Love them both!!!! Great color on the Pachypodium baronii var windsorii.

Two more flowers opened today on the red epi. And Samba slowly opens.
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Apr 28, 2011 7:16 AM CST
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Thanks Kathy!
I am always partial to the reds. I would be happy to grow a whole gallery of Ackermannii!
I moved my Epis yesterday out of the garage, but not onto the deck yet. I see lots of buds, Smiling
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Apr 28, 2011 10:21 AM CST
Name: Kathy
Western MA

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Region: Northeast US Orchids Irises
Enjoys or suffers cold winters
I still haven't "figured out" my epis. I get very few bloomers.
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Apr 28, 2011 10:34 AM CST
Moderator
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
Orchids Plumerias Cactus and Succulents Region: New Jersey Region: Pennsylvania Native Plants and Wildflowers
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Most of the hybrids do bloom better after some dormancy. Some people store them for a couple of months through the Winter in the cellar.
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Apr 28, 2011 10:52 AM CST
Name: Kathy
Western MA

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Region: Northeast US Orchids Irises
Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Should they be in dark? Mine are in northern light in winter and I rarely water.
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Apr 28, 2011 11:07 AM CST
Moderator
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
Orchids Plumerias Cactus and Succulents Region: New Jersey Region: Pennsylvania Native Plants and Wildflowers
Greenhouse Ponds Keeper of Koi Forum moderator Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Adeniums
Mine receive a little light through the small garage door windows. I don't think they need to be totally dark, just cool and so they need less water too.

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