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Jul 1, 2015 7:11 AM CST
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Name: Ursula
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The thread "Our Orchid blooms in June 2015" in Orchids forum

Another month went by with lots of beautiful and interesting Orchid blooms and chat and it is time to start the new thread for July.
Phrag schlimii opened a cute little bloom in the cage.
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And who doesn't like little Dutch Slippers? Bulbo frostii has a couple of spikes and the first one is open.
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Please everyone, join in and post away! Smiling
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Jul 1, 2015 1:23 PM CST
Name: Roberta
Cherokee Village, Ark (Zone 7a)
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Frostii was my first bulbo, so cute, but my schlimii is not even budding.
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Jul 1, 2015 2:09 PM CST
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Roberta, I was truly surprised to see the schlimii budding! This one is a first time repeat bloomer for me.
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Jul 2, 2015 4:19 PM CST
Name: Patty
Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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LOVE the bulbo!
I can't grow phrag's...they don't like Florida...but yours sure is cute...I love the colors!
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Jul 2, 2015 5:38 PM CST
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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thanks, Patty!
Now my Phrag Sorcerer's Fire is blooming nowadays year around. It is right now blooming outside in warm Summer weather, but then this is NJ. Not quite your Florida temps I would think..... Smiling
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Jul 2, 2015 6:04 PM CST
Name: Elaine
Sarasota, Fl
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Actually, you might be hotter than we are some days, Ursula. We often go a whole summer without getting above 92 or so, but the humidity makes it "feel like" 104 and of course we don't cool off at night like you do up there. Our low here last night was 81. Phew, air you can wear!

That sure is a sweet little Phrag and I love the Dutch Slippers.
Elaine

"Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." –Winston Churchill
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Jul 2, 2015 7:26 PM CST
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Air you can wear! Now that IS bad!!! Smiling
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Jul 2, 2015 9:12 PM CST
Name: Patty
Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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"Air you can wear"....so acurate! I LOVE it! Ha ha! Rolling on the floor laughing
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Jul 4, 2015 6:59 AM CST
Name: Fred Rump
Naples, Fl
enjoying what nature has to offer
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Currently exploding for the 4th of July is Rth. Guanmiau City 'Black Flower'

Let us not forget what this country used to stand for while celebrating our independence:

“Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me:
I lift my lamp beside the golden door.”
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Jul 4, 2015 7:21 AM CST
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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Thumbs up
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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Jul 4, 2015 9:39 AM CST
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Name: Ursula
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Such a gorgeous bloom, Fred! Thumbs up
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Jul 4, 2015 9:55 AM CST
Name: Elaine
Sarasota, Fl
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It is, love that floofy velvet lip! I have nothing new, but my Miltassia continues to open flowers (after I left it in the blazing sun and cooked the first flower Rolling my eyes. ). It seems to have forgiven me.

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Bc. Star Ruby 'Xanadu' has greenish petals when the flowers first open and they mature to the nice dark red. Something out there is fragrant at night, but I'll have to remember to go out and sniff this one later.
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Elaine

"Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." –Winston Churchill
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Jul 4, 2015 11:44 AM CST
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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I am still waiting on my Star Ruby(s) to bloom. I think this may be the summer. 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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Jul 4, 2015 11:57 AM CST
Name: Elaine
Sarasota, Fl
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All my Brassavola types really like some direct sun to bloom well, Ken. If you have them under/in the oak trees for the summer, maybe shift them to the sunniest spot?
Elaine

"Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." –Winston Churchill
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Jul 4, 2015 12:37 PM CST
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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Region: Mississippi Master Gardener: Mississippi Hummingbirder Cat Lover Composter Seller of Garden Stuff
I will try to do that. I am limited as to where I can put them. I would like to see at least one bloom before I sell out of them. That's an ongoing problem. I purchase my seedlings 25 per variety and my blooming size ones 5-10, and more often than not, they are all sold out before seeing that first bloom. I do try to put one or two back as my "personal plants", but when someone really wants something in my collection, well, it becomes a business decision. Sighing!

I do have a few that are starting to show inflorescence, and at least two of them will be the first blooms I have seen. Those two are the Blc. Exotic's Perfection 'Blushed' and a plant I grew from flask (three years ago), C. Chocolate Drop 'Kodama' AM/AOS. I put that one 'Kodama' with a "Do Not Sell" label and have stuck to my guns. I have an Encyclia alata var. flavus that has been in bloom for over two months, and it is on the wane, with only three flowers still looking fresh. My Slc. Fire Magic 'Nora' has been in bloom for over a month, and those flowers are on the wane as well. Both of my Copper Queens are in bloom but only have a single flower each.
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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Jul 4, 2015 5:59 PM CST
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Name: Ursula
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Sounds very promising, Ken!!

Elaine, I love the Star Ruby!! Lovey dubby

We were at our place in Pennsy and from there to a fun Birthday party and now at home I am going to look at the pictures I took. Lots of Mushroom pics this time!!
I just looked into the the cage, there is a lot of fun stuff in bud, have to take a closer look tomorrow.
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Jul 5, 2015 4:54 PM CST
Name: Gigi Adenium
Florida (Zone 9a)
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I don't have a. Lot of orchid blooms but I thought I'd post something so I can at least see your updates and enjoy the blooms. I got 3 orchids from clearance racks of Lowe's yesterday 2 minis and one Oncidium (I think). They are not as cheap as Patty's mini clearance purchase. My mini was $4 and Oncidium was $7, one of the mini has a bloom.

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This is my white Dendrobium

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Jul 5, 2015 7:53 PM CST
Name: Elaine
Sarasota, Fl
The one constant in life is change
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That's a sweet little mini you got Gigi, and the white Den is elegant.

I'm hoping for another flush of little white blooms from my "thunderstorm orchid" since we **FINALLY** Hurray! have a good storm and some nice steady rain happening tonight.

It also shut down the stupid kid up the street who sets off fireworks - last night until 2am. Another Hurray! Hurray! nodding
Elaine

"Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." –Winston Churchill
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Jul 5, 2015 8:14 PM CST
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Oh, I agree, that is a nice looking Dendrobium. Around here one might find something like that perhaps at Trader Joe's, I would faint seeing that at our Lowe's.

Fireworks at 2 in the morning? I would have entertained murderous thoughts..... Whistling
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Jul 5, 2015 8:36 PM CST
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
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When you live in my neighborhood, you get used to that. I've been hearing the illegal fireworks , at all hours, for two weeks. As long as it isn't too close, I'm learning to sleep through it...unless it shakes the house.

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