Orchids forum: Our Orchid blooms in June 2015

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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Jun 9, 2015 3:19 PM CST

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Jim, such an interesting shape to this bloom. In a fun way one can still see both parents in that one. I like it a lot!
Name: Carol
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ctcarol
Jun 9, 2015 4:17 PM CST
Very pretty, Jim!
Name: Roberta
Cherokee Village, Ark (Zone 7a)
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901Bertwood
Jun 9, 2015 4:43 PM CST
Jim, I liked your Serena O'Neil so much that I've had a little one for about a year and this is her first debut. I'll post when my iPad cooperates
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Name: Jim Hawk
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hawkarica
Jun 9, 2015 6:30 PM CST
I'm looking forward to seeing her, Bert. Here is mine so all know what we're talking about.
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Jun 9, 2015 7:06 PM CST

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This is one neat bloom! Interesting construction!

Roberta, if I can help troubleshooting your IPad, please yell.
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Jun 10, 2015 7:17 AM CST

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Ah, the IPad cooperated! Looks wonderful, Roberta! Lovey dubby
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Jun 10, 2015 7:45 AM CST

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Trying to catch optimal light to take pictures in the cage is a bit of a challenge, but here are some from yesterday's late afternoon.
Vandas Ratchabury Beauty and Pakchong Blue are now joined by the smaller Vanda tessellata, just starting to open.
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And Potinara Hoku Gem 'Sunspots' keeps on blooming in the cage and there are blooms on this Epi secundum type.
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Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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drdawg
Jun 10, 2015 8:34 AM CST
So you have a "cage" outside and also the sunroom?
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Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Jun 10, 2015 8:39 AM CST
Wonderful colors Ursula, what a show.

I have my Copper Queen opening today. I do think it is gradually making more colorful flowers as it matures. I'll have to search back to last year's pictures but I'm pretty sure they were more of a soft peach. Bear in mind that when I first got this plant from Ken, it had almost completely yellow flowers blooming!

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Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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drdawg
Jun 10, 2015 9:41 AM CST
Your color is definitely changing (for the better). It does not look like my "mother" or my division will bloom anytime soon. No sign of a sheath forming. Darn.
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Jun 10, 2015 1:03 PM CST

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Ke, I have posted my cage every so often through the years, here are some pictures in our growing area thread a year ago. Go to the beginning of the thread!
The thread "Our growing area" in Orchids forum

nice Copper Queen, Elaine!
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Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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drdawg
Jun 10, 2015 1:10 PM CST
Wow, Ursula. Hurray! I am sure I saw it back then. Its not necessarily the age, its the mileage! Sighing!
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Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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hawkarica
Jun 10, 2015 2:22 PM CST
Nice color on the Copper Queen, Eileen. I think you are good to go from here on.

That second Vanda is great, Ursula. Very pretty color.

Jim
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Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
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ctcarol
Jun 11, 2015 10:25 AM CST
Not much going on here, but here is what I have for June.
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Got another spike on this little Zygo (AMZ-6 Big Red) not bad for a 3" pot.

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Sobralia mirablis 'pinky' didn't bloom last year, so I moved it to more sun. It's loaded with buds now. First flower would
be 6" each way if the petals didn't curl
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Maxilaria tenuifolia blooming like crazy in full sun, but blooms are down in the leaves

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And as always, Gerberara snow ballet took a month off, but is starting up again. Note the leaf color...she likes lots of sun.
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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drdawg
Jun 11, 2015 10:54 AM CST
Carol, do you actually have your Maxilaria in full sun, particularly sun from 10:00 AM till 4:00 PM? My plants are nearly as large as yours but those flowers are on very short stems indeed.
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Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Jun 11, 2015 11:11 AM CST
I think that's the way the Maxillaria blooms. The buds form on stems about an inch or less coming from the bases of the pseudobulbs. Here's a pic that shows it:

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Mine gets morning sun until about 1pm or so. They do seem to love lots of light.

Elaine

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Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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drdawg
Jun 11, 2015 11:57 AM CST
I may have to try growing mine that way, at least one "experimental" plant. All my orchids get some (light) dappled sunlight and perhaps a couple of early morning or very late afternoon sun. Because I have had plants sunburn, I am just leery of having sun on them from 11:00 till 4:00.
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Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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hawkarica
Jun 11, 2015 12:45 PM CST
Carol, nice Zygo and I do like your little 'pinky'. Wait, that didn't sound right. Hilarious! You grow your Max about the same as I do.

Just opening today is Rlc. Dream Trader x Rlc. Phil Andrews with one big bud still to open.
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And an update on Bct. Roman Holiday:
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Jim
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Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
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ctcarol
Jun 11, 2015 2:47 PM CST
Ken, I was skeptical when Andy told me full sun as his place is right on the coast, but at this time of year full sun doesn't happen much before noon. It spent the winter hanging from a leafless plumeria, and so far remains there. I may have to move it later, if it starts to burn, but the Plumeria will be leafed out by then. Same thing with the Sobralia.
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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drdawg
Jun 11, 2015 3:04 PM CST
Thanks, Carol. I can rig up some wire hangers from one of my oaks that would give a plant(s) full morning sun but dappled shade after noon'ish. I have several varieties of Cattleya alliance plants that call for lots of sun too, but once a few prized Cattleya get ugly sunburn, I run scared.
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