Orchids forum: Our Orchid blooms in June 2015

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Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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hawkarica
Jun 8, 2015 4:48 AM CST
Beautiful color on that one, Ken. I like it. Thumbs up

Jim
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Jun 8, 2015 6:48 AM CST

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Me too, Ken, it is very pretty! Lovey dubby

Jim, I just bought one of those flexible retracting hoses for outside. So far so good. I have been careful not to let pressure built up, now I really will watch out for that, thanks.
Name: Ursula
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Ursula
Jun 8, 2015 7:27 AM CST

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The cage is getting a faith-based watering right now! Smiling
These pics are from yesterday, I was waiting to get better light, but...
Coelogyne Burfordiense puts out more spikes and starts growing
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and Dendrobium farmeri managed to to produce another modest, out of turn spike.
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Name: Elaine
Sarasota, Fl
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dyzzypyxxy
Jun 8, 2015 7:32 AM CST
Now, I'm going to need to cook some eggs for breakfast . . . lovely Ursula.
Elaine

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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Jun 8, 2015 8:16 AM CST

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Sunny side for sure! Smiling
Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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hawkarica
Jun 8, 2015 11:08 AM CST
Lovely Coelogyne Burfordiense, Ursula. My Den. farmeri has been pouting for three years now but I finally see some new growth. I'm hoping it comes back as I love the blooms.

Treat that hose as delicately as you want and I'm still betting on a blowout. It usually happens right next to where you are standing and fills your shoes full of water. I have the black one with the brass fixtures which is suppose to be stronger than the others. Rubbish, it has the same problem. I'm glad I bought mine at Home Depot as they replace them as fast as they blow without question. Just for fun, go to Amazon.com and read the customer reviews. I can't remember any product receiving a poorer customer rating. It is a great idea but poorly engineered.

Jim
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Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
Jun 8, 2015 11:23 AM CST
I have those retractable hoses too..really not the best quality, have already used 3 of them in the past couple of years, but I just get a new one. I still find it easier to handle than a very heavy hose.
Name: Elaine
Sarasota, Fl
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dyzzypyxxy
Jun 8, 2015 3:10 PM CST
Such a shame on the hoses. I have no choice - the engineer of the house got mad years ago and bought industrial 200psi rubber hoses. They don't last forever, as the Florida sun degrades the rubber after about 10 years, but they sure don't blow out! Heavy as heck though.
Elaine

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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Jun 8, 2015 6:51 PM CST

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Well, now I hope mine lasts at least the Summer!!
Name: mj
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mjsponies
Jun 9, 2015 4:24 AM CST
We use the heavy duty hoses too. Have to as they serve not only the garden but horse watering troughs, washing car's, greenhouses etc.
We they do go we cut them off about 6-8 ft from the end to use on the troughs that are out in the pastures, as we have faucets with a trough near by.
But dragging them around the garden is a PIA !
God gave us wings. He just called them horses
Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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hawkarica
Jun 9, 2015 9:13 AM CST
Formally a Schombocattleya, this Myc. Luster (C. forbesii x Mcp. thomsoniana) opened last night. It has two spikes with three buds apiece. It's one of my favorites.
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Jim
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Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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drdawg
Jun 9, 2015 9:30 AM CST
I just love the flower color and form, Jim. Perhaps one day, I will see one of my Myc. bloom.
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Name: Elaine
Sarasota, Fl
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dyzzypyxxy
Jun 9, 2015 9:34 AM CST
Oh Jim, I just love that one. The color is wonderful and just the little floof at the end of the lip is really elegant.

So, next time we see Raphael selling those bare-root divisions, I'm going for a (former) Schom.
Elaine

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Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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hawkarica
Jun 9, 2015 10:05 AM CST
Speaking of Rafael, when is the big sale at Tropiflora that I'm coming down for?

Jim
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Name: Kathy
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boojum
Jun 9, 2015 10:15 AM CST
Wonderful Jim! I love schom hybrids. How big is it?
Name: Elaine
Sarasota, Fl
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dyzzypyxxy
Jun 9, 2015 12:00 PM CST
Their big summer sale is June 26th and 27th, Friday and Saturday 8am to 5pm. The site says there will be no frills, no food, no music and no outside vendors. I wonder if that includes the Plantio folks. They'd surely qualify as "inside" vendors wouldn't they? I'll give them a call and see if they'll be there.

It would be better for me to meet you Friday morning if you can make it. Saturday we are supposed to go sailboat racing.

We can still do lunch. Ever been to the Hob Nob? It's a Sarasota institution. Just down the street from Tropiflora.

Elaine

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Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
Charter ATP Member Hibiscus Birds Bromeliad Greenhouse Master Gardener: Florida
Garden Photography Region: United States of America Roses Tropicals Region: Florida Orchids
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hawkarica
Jun 9, 2015 12:36 PM CST
Friday morning sounds like a plan. I wonder if Kate can join us? I'm anxious to hear if Rafael will be there.

Jim
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Name: Elaine
Sarasota, Fl
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dyzzypyxxy
Jun 9, 2015 1:05 PM CST
I called the Plantio number but it went to voice mail, so I sent them an e-mail. I've usually heard back quite promptly when I've sent them questions.

Kate @karmatree any chance you want to meet up with Jim and I on the 26th at Tropiflora? Big sale, orchid nuts convention . . . lots of fun.

Elaine

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Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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drdawg
Jun 9, 2015 1:17 PM CST
You lucky dawgs! Hurray!
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Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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Garden Photography Region: United States of America Roses Tropicals Region: Florida Orchids
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hawkarica
Jun 9, 2015 1:32 PM CST
Thanks, Kathy. As for size, the plant is in a 6 inch pot and stands about 15 inches tall. The spike goes up to 23 inches high and the flower is 3.5 inches across. Looks I may be rubbing elbows with Rafael in Sarasota in a couple of weeks. Anything you need? Let me rephrase that, anything you want? Hilarious!

Jim
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