Orchids forum: Our Orchid blooms in February 2015

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Name: Melissa
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shadytrake
Feb 6, 2015 12:35 AM CST
Finally opened almost all the way. Dendrobium Gillieston Gold 'Natalie'. It was pulled for AOS judging at the show, but they passed on it. I'm going to need to have a LOT more flowers. It has great potential though. So exciting.

Plus another Den moniliforme bloom (different plant, no clonal name). I think I am getting the hang of the moniliforme.

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Name: Ursula
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Ursula
Feb 6, 2015 7:48 AM CST

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Loving 'Natalie', Melissa! Lovey dubby It looks already wonderful in my book! Smiling

Elfie, that is a good size Ludisia discolor! The blooms will be a bonus as the plant is already nice to look at! Smiling

Elaine, thanks for the baby report! Glad to hear everybody is fine. Thumbs up
Name: Jim Hawk
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hawkarica
Feb 6, 2015 10:14 AM CST
Bert, sorry it took me a while to answer your question reference C. Reginae (C. forbesii x C. purpurata). This hybrid is dated 1897 and the OrchidWiz picture shows similar form but lighter color. It also lists C. reginae, a species of the same name dated 2008 and both form and color (much lighter) differ from Glen's photo. I think Glen's flower is the best of all of the photos I have seen. If this is a natural hybrid, shouldn't there be an X between the Genus name and the species? Kind of strange isn't it?

Jim
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Name: Roberta
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901Bertwood
Feb 6, 2015 10:23 AM CST
Thank you Jim, my thoughts exactly. A natural hybrid, therefore many variations possible. Gleni has the best!
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Name: Melissa
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shadytrake
Feb 6, 2015 10:36 AM CST
Here are some photos from our exhibit at the St. Louis show. This was our first time setting up and presenting the MOS exhibit as new show committee members. (our former SC moved to Portland, OR so we are newbies again)

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Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
Feb 6, 2015 11:14 AM CST
Man, look at all the wonderful plants/flowers and all the ribbons. Nicely done! Hurray!
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Name: Jim Hawk
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hawkarica
Feb 6, 2015 1:21 PM CST
Great job, Melissa! Your display looks wonderful and the judges must have thought so too.

Jim
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Name: Melissa
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shadytrake
Feb 6, 2015 3:51 PM CST
Thanks, y'all! Lovey dubby We had a lot of fun. That's me in the middle.

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Name: Ursula
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Ursula
Feb 6, 2015 4:12 PM CST

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How nice to meet you, Melissa! Smiling
The exhibits look wonderful, beautiful plants. Lovey dubby and tons of ribbons!! I would be very proud!!
Name: Jim Hawk
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hawkarica
Feb 6, 2015 4:36 PM CST
Yes, nice to meet you Melissa and bravo for a job well done.

Jim
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Name: Ursula
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Ursula
Feb 6, 2015 5:02 PM CST

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I had bought some years ago a Pholidota imbricata from Ooi Leng Sun Orchids. It was a small plant and realized last Fall that I had two dangling inflorescences on that plant. I was watching them just hanging there without any change for months!!
A couple of weeks ago I noticed the tips drying up, and I figured those spikes would abort. But, lucky me, they are opening, just not all the way to the bottom.
( Testing the limits of the IPad camera with those close ups....)
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And there is my little Lycaste Phoebe with a few blooms. I think I need to repot some of my plants to get better growth in Summer/ more blooms now. But I take it. Smiling
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You might remember that I had picked up a Dendrobium linawianum in bud at the North Jersey Orchid Show last month. I take credit for not blasting the buds! Whistling
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and one more look at the Dendrobium moniliforme Yamatomishiki
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Name: Jim Hawk
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hawkarica
Feb 6, 2015 5:18 PM CST
What fun, the old rattlesnake orchid. I have one out in the OC somewhere but I haven't noticed it blooming for a couple of years. I love the Lycaste. I have a couple of them but no blooms so far. Nice flowers on the Dens, Ursula. Good growing.

Jim
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Name: Ursula
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Ursula
Feb 6, 2015 5:22 PM CST

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Ah, I thought it was you, Jim, who posted that one a while back! Thumbs up
Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Feb 6, 2015 5:29 PM CST
Hmm, wonder if the common name 'rattlesnake' orchid came from those bottom buds not opening? It sure does look like a snake tail, but the flowers are sweet. Nice photos!
Elaine

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Name: Ursula
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Ursula
Feb 7, 2015 8:06 AM CST

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Elaine, I don't think so. Looking at pictures, I would think they are supposed to open all the way to the tip. Perhaps it is just the look of the inflorescence, from a distance a bit snake - like?
Name: tarev
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tarev
Feb 7, 2015 1:57 PM CST
Here it is Jim, Wilsonara Hilda Plumtree Purple Wings..back once more!
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Name: Jim Hawk
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hawkarica
Feb 7, 2015 3:56 PM CST
Tarev, your Wilsonara Hilda Plumtree is just beautiful. Great color and form. I just looked up all of the awards for this orchid but I couldn't find 'Plum Tree'. I wonder if it is new?

Jim
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Name: tarev
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tarev
Feb 7, 2015 4:10 PM CST
hmm don't really now..i do remember the tag has hcc/aoc at the end of its name. Shrug!
Name: Roberta
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901Bertwood
Feb 7, 2015 4:26 PM CST
Cherish the originals! I just found out that Tom Larkin of Whipporill Orchids died in 2013. I have a lovely Phal he bread for Red that he said HP Norton had given him the parents and I was trying to find the label, so I called around because my number for him was for the company and not him. I guess I'm still just gonna sit here and make a label. A bit out of sorts, what do I write.
Another great one closer to home past recently also, Jo Levy! Well maybe closer to 2 years ago. I have bulb level.( can't seems to spell now). I don't mean to be glumly, a nap may help.
Bert
Name: Ursula
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Ursula
Feb 7, 2015 4:30 PM CST

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The RHS shows Oncidium Hilda Plumtree, formerly Wilsonara Hilda Plumtree
http://apps.rhs.org.uk/horticu...
So it would be Onc. Hilda Plumtree 'Purple Wings' HCC/AOS
nice one, Tarev!

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