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Apr 23, 2011 8:17 AM CST
|Time for a new thread. We came from here. http://cubits.org/orchids/thre...|
Apr 23, 2011 11:59 AM CST
|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.|
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
Apr 23, 2011 2:14 PM CST
|Oh, Jean, I remember those oxys!! They were amazing. I do the same thing with imagining buds till they become reality.|
Apr 24, 2011 6:48 AM CST
|Surely they will bud and we will get treated to nice pictures!|
Apr 24, 2011 2:00 PM CST
Apr 24, 2011 5:52 PM CST
|So sad on the Epi|
Apr 24, 2011 5:52 PM CST
|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.!
Apr 26, 2011 6:49 PM CST
|I picked up this lovely NOID AV at Rona for $1.50 |
Moved this post over from #3, realized I posted on the old thread
Apr 26, 2011 7:28 PM CST
|Pretty one, Steven!|
Apr 26, 2011 8:43 PM CST
|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.|
Apr 26, 2011 9:53 PM CST
|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 and it looks like its going to pop open any day now
Apr 27, 2011 3:53 AM CST
Apr 27, 2011 8:15 PM CST
|Picture soon, nice... |
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.
The Pachypodium baronii var windsorii is waking up! It is a small plant and a very slow grower.
Apr 27, 2011 8:35 PM CST
|Love them both!!!! Great color on the Pachypodium baronii var windsorii.|
Two more flowers opened today on the red epi. And Samba slowly opens.
Apr 28, 2011 7:16 AM CST
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,
Apr 28, 2011 10:21 AM CST
|I still haven't "figured out" my epis. I get very few bloomers.|
Apr 28, 2011 10:34 AM CST
|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.|
Apr 28, 2011 10:52 AM CST
|Should they be in dark? Mine are in northern light in winter and I rarely water.|
Apr 28, 2011 11:07 AM CST
|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.|