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Jan 1, 2015 7:48 PM CST
Name: Melissa
Memphis, TN (Zone 8a)
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Do we want to start a new Anticipation thread for 2015?
We came from here
The thread "Anticipation 5" in Orchids forum

I have so many anticipations that I am learning patience! Here are the new ones.

C. aurantiaca x L. briegeri (not registered that I can find)
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Eny. Highland Canary - I imported this from Canada several years ago. I hope the bloom is better than the last.
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Clowesia Rebecca Northen - 4 spikes!!
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Kefersteinia mystacina - again!
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Phal Luedde-violacea (violacea 'Magnificent' x lueddemanniana 'Woodlawn') - I grew from flask (de-flasked 4/2013)
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Rby Copper Queen - again!
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Rlc Denis Roessiger - I thought I had lost the bud as the sheath had rotted. I peeled it away and put the fan on hoping to save it. Woot!
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V. testacea x garayi (not registered yet) - first bloom seedling from Martin Motes! So exciting as this is my very FIRST Vanda bloom.
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Vandopsis parishii var mariottiana - so exciting as we almost lost this last winter when the heater was stolen
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Here is the bloom from 4 years ago.
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Jan 1, 2015 8:11 PM CST
Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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Wow, this is going to be a fun winter! Thumbs up

Jim
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Jan 2, 2015 12:49 PM CST
Name: Tara
NE. FL. (Zone 9a)
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I too, have several anticipations going on. And patience has never been one of my strong suits! Whistling But, I'm learning! Hilarious! Seems like you have to when you're growing these guys! Rolling my eyes. Three NOID Phals...
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And my newest addition, Blc. Ports of Paradise 'Emerald Isle' Big Grin

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I agree, Jim, it's going to be a fun Winter
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Jan 2, 2015 12:52 PM CST
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Name: Ursula
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Looking great!! Thumbs up
And I am happy Melissa started a new thread!!
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Jan 2, 2015 2:39 PM CST
Name: Elaine
Sarasota, Fl
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Woo hoo, that's a nice fat bud, Tara. Lots going on at Melissa's greenhouse, too. Can't wait.

Speaking of 'can't wait', phew am I ever suffering Angreacum angst here! The second small spike has aborted, but these three buds look like they could pop any day. But then I've thought that for at least 3 weeks!
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I have spikes with buds on Den Andree Millar, Pot. Elaine Taylor 'Krull Smith' and a surprise on Lc. Renate that I just re-potted a couple of days ago.
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Elaine

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Jan 2, 2015 3:59 PM CST
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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Tara, here's what you'll see, except your single will be larger! Yahoo. Hurray! These opened up while I was in Miami.

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I don't have gray hair, I have a lot of wisdom-highlights. I must be very wise.
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Jan 3, 2015 8:58 PM CST
Name: Melissa
Memphis, TN (Zone 8a)
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OMG, I don't want to jinx it but when I inspected the orchids today I found SEVEN spikes on the Den Gillieston Gold 'Natalie' that were hiding! There is an orchid show last weekend in January so crossing my fingers that the blooms will be ready!! Thumbs up

I also found buds on three of my Den moniliforme orchids! Den moniliforme 'Benibotan', Den moniliforme 'Yumedono', and Den moniliforme.

I also counted four spikes on my Phal Matt Rad!

Tomorrow I am going to pull out my large Den Princess x Gold Star and count the buds. I estimate there are almost 100! So exciting!! Hurray! Hurray!
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Jan 3, 2015 9:13 PM CST
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Melissa, you are doing awesome! It sounds like your new greenhouse is just the ticket, with your good care of course!
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Jan 4, 2015 5:46 PM CST
Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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Terrific, Melissa. Good growing! Thumbs up

Jim
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Jan 4, 2015 8:54 PM CST
Name: Melissa
Memphis, TN (Zone 8a)
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More buds found today! Den Lawesii! Woot!!
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Jan 7, 2015 10:53 AM CST
Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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A couple of things that may be worthy of posting. Look at this coming on Den. speciosum.
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Then there is Schomburgkia undulata sending up two spikes this year. A few years ago it sent up one spike to seven feet. Last year it had four spikes at about four feet each. So, who knows what heights these two will achieve but it will be fun to watch. (Yes, I know, but I just cannot bring myself to call it a Laelia).
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Jan 7, 2015 6:29 PM CST
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nice cluster on the Den. speciosum !! Thumbs up
Jim, I just love to watch Schomburgkia spikes too!! You are right, this will be fun to watch!! Great looking plant!
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Jan 10, 2015 5:35 PM CST
Name: Elaine
Sarasota, Fl
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I am so happy to show a nice big spike on one of my Cymbidiums! It's not even one of the so called 'heat tolerant' ones I have, either. Just an everyday one from Costco! It will be a month or more before it opens any flowers, I'm sure.
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Still suffering the angst of the Angreacum. The buds are big and have long tails now, but no sign of popping. Sticking tongue out
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Jan 10, 2015 5:48 PM CST
Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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My Cyms are spiking too. It's that time of year. I have them all in full sun now.

Jim
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Jan 10, 2015 5:57 PM CST
Name: Elaine
Sarasota, Fl
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That's where mine are too, Jim. Pretty sure that's what made the difference. Also a lady at the orchid show told me they need heavy feeding and some shade through the summer, which I haven't been doing. They've had some timed-release fert, but by no means a 'heavy' hand. This year, they'll get all the goodies!
Elaine

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Jan 10, 2015 6:07 PM CST
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Looking forwards to see your beautiful Cyms in bloom! Lovey dubby
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Jan 15, 2015 1:12 PM CST
Name: Elaine
Sarasota, Fl
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Aarrgghh! Maybe by the weekend?

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Jan 15, 2015 1:16 PM CST
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I think so!! Thumbs up
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Jan 15, 2015 2:39 PM CST
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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This Phal Baldans Kaleidoscope last bloomed from Oct 2012 to April 2013, after that it has rested, made several new roots and leaves, repotted last August 2014, and continued to grow foliage.

Finally seeing a potential spike forming! Yippeee! Still a very long wait for this one...but it is alway exciting to watch out for!


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Jan 15, 2015 2:50 PM CST
Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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That looks like a very healthy plant, Tarev. I think you can except good flowers from her.

Jim
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