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Name: Ursula
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Ursula
Oct 1, 2015 7:19 AM CST

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The thread "Our Orchid blooms in September 2015" in Orchids forum

We had a most gorgeous warm and sunny Summer here in the North East and today is the first chilly, gloomy day in a long time. My Orchids came well through their outdoor vacation and, except for the Den. kingianums and a few Cymbidiums and just a couple of odds and ends, all are now back inside in the greenhouse. I see a lot of spikes and buds ready to pop, but not in time to start this thread. But, my Dendrobium Luz del Dia 'Kiilani' is opening a bunch of spikes and looks very nice, I think. Smiling
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And the Tropical Pointer 'Chetaah' still blooms next to Hoku Gem 'Sunspots'. This one opens a few spikes right now.
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Please all join in and have fun showing and chatting Orchids!
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Name: Patty
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SarasotaPatty
Oct 1, 2015 8:20 AM CST
Ursula those two spotted orchids next to each other are just gorgeous! Colors are amazing! I love 'freckles'! Hurray!
Name: Ursula
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Ursula
Oct 1, 2015 8:43 AM CST

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And the good part of those "Specklemeisters" is that the blooms last a long time, especially the ones on the Hoku Gem. Smiling
Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
Oct 1, 2015 4:48 PM CST
That Ctt. Caribbean Skiis now has three buds! Hurray!
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Name: Melissa
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shadytrake
Oct 1, 2015 5:02 PM CST
Just because I want to look at it again Drooling . C. Dinard
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Ascocentrum curvifolium looking mighty red. It is redder in real life.



Name: Ursula
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Ursula
Oct 1, 2015 5:36 PM CST

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Ooh Melissa, thank you thank you!!!
I am really glad you posted the Dinard again!! Smiling Smiling they are both lovely!

@901Bertwood Smiling
Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Oct 1, 2015 5:37 PM CST
They're lovely, Melissa. You can post the Dinard every day if you want. I won't get tired of seeing it. The Vanda is great, too.

How bout a shot of the whole plant? I'd love to see how big it is.
Elaine

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Name: Melissa
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shadytrake
Oct 2, 2015 6:15 AM CST
dyzzypyxxy said:They're lovely, Melissa. You can post the Dinard every day if you want. I won't get tired of seeing it. The Vanda is great, too.

How bout a shot of the whole plant? I'd love to see how big it is.


The poor Ascocentrum is very sad looking because it belongs to the MBG and is in recovery. I'd be embarrassed to show it. However, it is not a mini like most people think. The flowers are small, but the plant grows like a regular Vanda. Even stressed, this one is a little over a foot tall and a foot wide. If the weather is nice today like predicted, I will snap a photo of the plant.

Edit to add: I didn't know the Asctm are now Vandas too. Another tag update.
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Oct 2, 2015 6:55 AM CST
Whistling
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Name: lindsey
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sugarcane
Oct 2, 2015 2:40 PM CST
Hoku Gem..is on my list! Lovey dubby
Melissa...BOTH of your photos are gorgeous! I used to have an Ascocentrum..but it was too young to bloom, I'll have to check my log and see where it went to!
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Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Oct 2, 2015 5:03 PM CST
Back from a strenuous shopping trip to buy orchids and other goodies today. Jim, Patty and I had a great time. Then as I was potting up my new divisions, a lovely perfume reached my nose. I have new bloomers in the cage today:
A nice full-size bloom on Brassavola nodosa 'Big Jim' and a new spike opening on B.Star Ruby 'Xanadu'
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Round three of blooms on my big NOID Cattleya. Mites got to the first spike a bit but this one looks good:
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Got a nice, fragrant NOid Onc. at Trader Joe's yesterday for half price, since the pot was broken. It's now nicely tucked into a new one of my brown clay pots - perfect fit! NOid purple Den putting on a new spike today, too.
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Elaine

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Name: Ursula
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Ursula
Oct 2, 2015 7:55 PM CST

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Elaine, so nice to have such pretty blooms! I especially love the color on the 'Xanadu' !
Trader Joe's sells some good plants, don't they? Smiling

Lindsey, yes, I can always recommend the Hoku Gem, it is one of those Orchids blooming year around.
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Name: lindsey
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sugarcane
Oct 3, 2015 12:00 PM CST
Elaine...love, love , LOVE the colors on your big NOID Cat ( reminds me of a Caribbean rum punch!). Sorry I missed the party yesterday..I just got my Visa card bill and almost had an aneurism !
Miracles of miracles just happened...I got an Email from the folks at Costa...the ones that grow the never labeled plants that we see at Lowe's..

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The first one is called Phalnibe



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The second one we know as wildcat.

I couldn't find anything online with that name...and the second one seems plausible . I cut and pasted from their note..so thats their words...
lindsey
Name: Gigi
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GigiPlumeria
Oct 3, 2015 6:19 PM CST
Lovely blooms, I don't have as lovely orchids as everyone has (I'm more plumeria than orchids) but am enjoying everyone's gorgeous blooms and wishing I have the smell-a-vision too.

My no ID white den is putting quite a show though so worth showing here.

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Name: Carol
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ctcarol
Oct 3, 2015 6:37 PM CST
Nice show indeed!
Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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dyzzypyxxy
Oct 3, 2015 6:59 PM CST
Each one has its own beauty, Gigi. They are quite unique so none is better than another. That white one is just lovely.
Elaine

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Name: Ursula
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Ursula
Oct 3, 2015 7:52 PM CST

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Very pretty for sure, Gigi!
Name: Gigi
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GigiPlumeria
Oct 3, 2015 8:29 PM CST
Thank You! all! I think Dens are my favorite nowadays. They multiply fast and they thrive in my orchid growing conditions.
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shadytrake
Oct 4, 2015 1:49 PM CST
I love Dendrobiums! Most of mine bloom in the spring though. I'm enjoying the Vanda show right now.
Name: Gigi
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GigiPlumeria
Oct 4, 2015 3:09 PM CST
I love Vandas too. The only thing I'm worried about is having to take care of them summertime. I can't mist them everyday.
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