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Jun 1, 2015 6:44 AM CST
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Name: Ursula
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The thread "Our Orchid blooms in May 2015" in Orchids forum

Another month went by with lots of Orchid blooms and wonderful discussions, and now it is again time for a new thread.
Please all join in and have fun.
I am starting with my C. Janice Evans 'Sweet Sixteen' which opened over the weekend.
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Nageliella purpurea -
this one produces the tiniest blooms on long dangling spikes which survive the seasons. The look dead for sure in Winter, but comes Spring, new buds appear on those dry ends and the plant waves long happy spikes in the slightest breeze.
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my Coelogyne Burfordiense starts up
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And so does Darwinara Walnut Valley
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Jun 1, 2015 9:09 AM CST
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
Bromeliad Vegetable Grower Region: United States of America Tropicals Plumerias Orchids
Region: Mississippi Master Gardener: Mississippi Hummingbirder Cat Lover Composter Seller of Garden Stuff
I hope you are feeling better mj. I don't have time to be sick. Whistling
drdawg (Dr. Kenneth Ramsey)

I don't have gray hair, I have a lot of wisdom-highlights. I must be very wise.
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Jun 1, 2015 10:27 AM CST
Name: Elaine
Sarasota, Fl
The one constant in life is change
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Oh, such lovelies to start the new month, Ursula. I always enjoy that Coelogyne, and Janice Evans is a beauty.

Mj, so sorry you've been sick - feel better soon! We look forward to your pictures.

Melissa, thanks for the info on sulphur. I'll be careful using it around my Dens but I'm going to give it a try and suffer a few deformed blooms for the sake of keeping my plants alive and well. Growing outside in Florida . . . what can I say, it's risky! Every bug and fungus likes to live here for the same reason we do.
Elaine

"Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." –Winston Churchill
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Jun 1, 2015 1:56 PM CST
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Yes, Mj, hope you feel better soon!
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Jun 1, 2015 3:19 PM CST
Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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Group hug Sending healthy thoughts to MJ.

Ursula, Thanks for the nice start to our June blooms. Beautiful form and color on your 'Sweet Sixteen'! I'm quite fond of that Coelogyne too.

The storm clouds are building in the east again. We just may be in for another 7:00 PM toad drownder.

Jim
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Jun 1, 2015 3:26 PM CST
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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A Toad drownder? I love it. Rolling on the floor laughing
We certainly made up for the lack of rain the last month. More rain expected tonight and temps might moderate by Wednesday. Hopefully, since it was way too chilly today, we never made it up to 60 F today.
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Jun 1, 2015 4:15 PM CST
Name: Elaine
Sarasota, Fl
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You can thank me for that cold, rainy day Ursula. I brought that weather back east with me from the cold, rainy deserts of Utah . . . it was bizarre, and now it's sunny and beautiful there. Well, thankfully since I planted out a bunch of stuff that needs warm weather.

Going to have to see if we're in for rain this evening, too. I wanted to spray my new 'stuff' after it cooled off but no use if it will just be washed off.

Woe is me: Crying
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Elaine

"Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." –Winston Churchill
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Jun 1, 2015 4:39 PM CST
Moderator
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Woe is right, Elaine. we all hate to see that. That new sheath in there doesn't look too hot. Perhaps more sunshine is needed?
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Jun 1, 2015 6:31 PM CST
Name: Elaine
Sarasota, Fl
The one constant in life is change
Amaryllis Tropicals Multi-Region Gardener Orchids Master Gardener: Florida Irises
Herbs Region: Florida Vegetable Grower Daylilies Birds Cat Lover
Hm, you may be right! I'll have to watch that shelf unit to see how much sun it's actually getting. At this time of year the sun has moved to behind an oak branch in the morning, full sun in the middle of the day and shaded by the bamboo clump in the afternoons.
Elaine

"Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." –Winston Churchill
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Jun 3, 2015 9:32 AM CST
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Opening in the cage despite chilly rains and temps again down to 50 degr F for a couple of days, are Vandas Ratchabury Beauty and Pakchong Blue. Happily it is a bit warmer today and we have the sun breaking through, much better.
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Jun 3, 2015 9:39 AM CST
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
Bromeliad Vegetable Grower Region: United States of America Tropicals Plumerias Orchids
Region: Mississippi Master Gardener: Mississippi Hummingbirder Cat Lover Composter Seller of Garden Stuff
We have been cool here too and finally dry. It was very nice early AM, around 58F. The lows are supposed to stay around low 60's and highs in the low to mid-80's the rest of the week. Just about perfect weather.
drdawg (Dr. Kenneth Ramsey)

I don't have gray hair, I have a lot of wisdom-highlights. I must be very wise.
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Jun 3, 2015 9:41 AM CST
Name: Elaine
Sarasota, Fl
The one constant in life is change
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Oo, those two are lovely, and they make a really nice pair too.

I have a little mini catt with a flower today, one of my bonus plants from C&H last fall:
Lc. Carl Bornshine 'Mendenhall' X Lc. Leona Hewlett 'Summit'

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Elaine

"Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." –Winston Churchill
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Jun 3, 2015 10:53 AM CST
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
Bromeliad Vegetable Grower Region: United States of America Tropicals Plumerias Orchids
Region: Mississippi Master Gardener: Mississippi Hummingbirder Cat Lover Composter Seller of Garden Stuff
Pretty little Cat., Elaine.
drdawg (Dr. Kenneth Ramsey)

I don't have gray hair, I have a lot of wisdom-highlights. I must be very wise.
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Jun 3, 2015 11:28 AM CST
Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
Birds Master Gardener: Florida Hibiscus Greenhouse Charter ATP Member Garden Photography
Bromeliad Region: Florida Orchids Roses Tropicals Region: United States of America
A couple of new flowers out in the OC. First is Brassia [Brs.] Orange Delight (Brs. andreettae x Brs. Mary Traub Levin)


I just love the color on this Brassocatanthe [Bct.] Roman Holiday (Ctt. Chocolate Drop x B. nodosa). Nice waxy flowers.
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It was overcast and rainy yesterday so I took advantage of it and finished cleaning the OC windows. It looks nice now for the church choir members who will arrive tomorrow at 6:00 PM.

Jim
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Jun 3, 2015 12:45 PM CST
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
Bromeliad Vegetable Grower Region: United States of America Tropicals Plumerias Orchids
Region: Mississippi Master Gardener: Mississippi Hummingbirder Cat Lover Composter Seller of Garden Stuff
I love both of those flowers, Jim. I assume the Bct. will have long-lasting blooms.

Jim, I need a favor. I am trying to pin down what my NOID purple Vanda is and I have three possibilities. Would you be so kind as to look up their pictures in your OrchidWiz? I tried a Google Image search, but I can't depend on all the pictures there being accurate.

RF Orchids is sure I have a V. tessellate hybrid and they think it is one of Louis Hatos' hybrids. The three possible fits are:

1. V. Sandra Gail Hatos
2. V. Mem. Louis Hatos
3. V. Mem. Lyle Swanson

There is absolutely no rush for these pictures. I have had the plant for well over 5 years and perhaps 10 years without know what it is. Sighing!

Thanks, Jim.


Added by mod: Ken had posted pictures and explanations here, hope this helps.
http://garden.org/thread/view_...
Ursula
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Jun 3, 2015 2:43 PM CST
Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
Birds Master Gardener: Florida Hibiscus Greenhouse Charter ATP Member Garden Photography
Bromeliad Region: Florida Orchids Roses Tropicals Region: United States of America
1. V. Sandra Gail Hatos
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2. V. Mem. Louis Hatos
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3. V. Mem. Lyle Swanson
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All we are working with is Genra and Species, so when I look these up on OrchidWiz, I get pictures of different varieties. So, I have given you two varieties of each of the three you have asked about. I picked the ones that looked somewhat like yours. I went back and looked at the picture you posted and I didn't have an "aha" moment anywhere in my search. I don't know if this will help or not.

Jim
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Jun 3, 2015 3:06 PM CST
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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My Maxillaria tenuifolia is having a hard time pushing out its blooms properly..this is the best it can do this time:

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Jun 3, 2015 4:22 PM CST
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
Bromeliad Vegetable Grower Region: United States of America Tropicals Plumerias Orchids
Region: Mississippi Master Gardener: Mississippi Hummingbirder Cat Lover Composter Seller of Garden Stuff
I don't see one that is like mine either. Thanks for taking a look and posting. I'm just going to label is V. tessellata hybrid and quit at that. I guess that's an OK name and will be better than "NOID". I am sure she will be glad to finally have a name. Whistling
drdawg (Dr. Kenneth Ramsey)

I don't have gray hair, I have a lot of wisdom-highlights. I must be very wise.
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Jun 3, 2015 4:56 PM CST
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Elaine, very pretty Mini Catt. Regarding its size, it sure doesn't follow its Mom, that one is a really good size plant.

Jim, I love the markings on your Brassia x and I have never seen a hybrid with Chocolate Drop I didn't like, nice one! Lovey dubby
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Jun 3, 2015 6:31 PM CST
Name: Elaine
Sarasota, Fl
The one constant in life is change
Amaryllis Tropicals Multi-Region Gardener Orchids Master Gardener: Florida Irises
Herbs Region: Florida Vegetable Grower Daylilies Birds Cat Lover
Yes that little plant is barely 6in. high. Shrug!

Tarev, don't you just wish you could help those little flowers out a bit. They're so pretty and smell so great.

Jim, I just love the Roman Holiday, both shape and color are gorgeous.

Watching our home team play their first Stanley Cup game, Lightning scored first blood! Hurray! (sorry, I'm Canadian. Hockey is our game, and the Stanley Cup is the super bowl to me.)
Elaine

"Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." –Winston Churchill

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