Orchids forum: Our Orchid blooms in February 2015

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Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
Feb 10, 2015 2:44 PM CST
I love them all, Jim. Perhaps I should grow more Den. Both of those (compared to my 4' tall one) appear to be some sort of compact growers.

Is the Bsn. Maikai the 'Mayumi'? I traded some orchids for several divisions of the 'Mayumi' and it appears those divisions are going to really be fast growers.
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hawkarica
Feb 10, 2015 3:22 PM CST
I have a couple of other versions of Bsn. Maikai (Louise and Spotted Star) but this one has no cultivar name.

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Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
Feb 10, 2015 3:39 PM CST
Are yours really fast growers, Jim, or is it just my imagination?
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ctcarol
Feb 10, 2015 3:57 PM CST
I can't speak for Jim, but my Maikai 'Mayumi' grows like a weed.
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drdawg
Feb 10, 2015 4:02 PM CST
Thumbs up Thanks, Carol.
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mjsponies
Feb 10, 2015 4:38 PM CST
Jim, the B. nodosa crosses with freckles are always a favorite of mine. And I like that Den. Green Elf x Den. Andreé Millar.

Started moving a few things around to prep for a freeze, and dragging out the extra blankie's for the things that have to stay out.

I was hoping we'd skip by but I guess no such luck...
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Ursula
Feb 10, 2015 5:27 PM CST

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I love the "latest from the OC"! Jim, you have a beautiful show going on there!! Lovey dubby It looks like a need a Maikai!
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dyzzypyxxy
Feb 10, 2015 5:44 PM CST
I'll say, what a wonderful show, Jim. I think your Den. Green Elf x Den. Andreé Millar sure looks a lot like its "mother".

Here's my Den. Andree Millar still blooming and unfazed by the cold nights it suffered last week.

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hawkarica
Feb 10, 2015 8:10 PM CST
I agree with Carol. Bsn. Maikai is a vigorous grower and frequent bloomer.

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Ursula
Feb 11, 2015 9:14 AM CST

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Blc Dan O'Neil 'Jubilee' HCC/AOS, is opening now. I got this one some years ago from Waldor Orchids and I like its growth habit too, as the plant clump stays fairly tight.
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and with sunshine on some blooms
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Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
Feb 11, 2015 9:23 AM CST
Is it still a Blc. plant? I love its bright orange color. Thumbs up
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dyzzypyxxy
Feb 11, 2015 9:45 AM CST
Now, that one sure will brighten up your gloomy winter days! Wow, what a great color. I like the slight rosy edging on the lip and petals.

A surprise bloomer for me today, a tiny valentine, I guess. This is Howeara Lava Burst 'Puanani' and I lost all but this one piece last summer to black rot. It seems to be happy on its cork mount. I always have problems getting a good picture of this one as the flowers stay cupped, and don't open wide. This flower also has another fat bud right in front of the cup . .. anyway:

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Ursula
Feb 11, 2015 9:49 AM CST

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Ken, it is now called a Rhyncattleanthe. Sigh.... I am always happy to see the old names still on Waldor's plants at shows. ..... Smiling
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Ursula
Feb 11, 2015 9:57 AM CST

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Elaine, great that you were able to save it!
Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
Feb 11, 2015 9:57 AM CST
I have found, at least with the large commercial growers I buy from, that the vast majority of growers/sellers simply won't change their labels. Time, expense, and well, some effort is involved to change hundreds or even thousands of labels. I custom-make all my own labels, and it is difficult even for me to do so, and I'm only laminating a couple of dozen labels at a time.
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ctcarol
Feb 11, 2015 1:47 PM CST
That dark edge on Dan O'neil 'jubilee' really makes it stand out! Lovey dubby
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hawkarica
Feb 11, 2015 4:07 PM CST
Beautiful color on your Dan O'Neil, Ursula.

Jim
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shadytrake
Feb 11, 2015 5:06 PM CST
Jim,

That is a lovely Den speciosum! Does yours fade to cream/yellow or does it remain white? I love the white!!
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mjsponies
Feb 12, 2015 2:42 PM CST
I not usually a fan of Orange blooms but the rosey edge on Dan O'Neil 'Jubilee' seems to soften it. Very pretty !
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Ursula
Feb 12, 2015 6:08 PM CST

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thanks Smiling
Some mixed stuff today - I took the IPad in the greenhouse, but I should use the camera on the tiny blooms as the teensiest on the Oberonia toppingii are beyond the IPad camera. The small plant did fine last Summer as it added 7 new fans.
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Dendrobium anceps is starting up as mentioned Smiling
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And regarding the distichous growth, on the other end of the spectrum size-wise, Angraecum distichum shows some blooms
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Lc Loveknot v. coerulea starts up again
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The spike on the Laelia mixta is a bit crooked, it being heliotrope didn't help.
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And if you look at the second to last picture, you see a piece of Dendrobium distichum, sort of smaller version of Den anceps.

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