Orchids forum: Our Orchid blooms in April 2016

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Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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drdawg
Apr 3, 2016 7:57 AM CST
Why didn't someone tell me this five years ago?! Crying
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I don't have gray hair, I have wisdom-highlights. I must be very wise.
Name: Jacques Maurissen
Midland, MI (Zone 6a)
JMaurissen
Apr 3, 2016 9:26 AM CST
Ken, Thanks so much for the answers to my questions. As you know I am a newbie to this site and I have no idea about what I am doing. Please, pardon my ignorance. I gave you a thumbs up: for me it means that I thank you for taking the time to give me a detailed answer. As far as the acorns, I am somewhat clueless, but I gave you one because you posted pictures, and it was very helpful to me. As far as the stars are concerned, I’d loved to give it a star so I can easily find your reply as a reference, but here too, I am clueless. Ursula, any help you can give me? Thanks.
Jacques
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
Plumerias Orchids Cactus and Succulents Region: New Jersey Region: Pennsylvania Native Plants and Wildflowers
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Ursula
Apr 3, 2016 9:39 AM CST

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Jacques, do you see the star next to the acorn and thumbs up at the bottom right of each post? If you click on that star, it will change color. Then go to your info/profile page, it will tell you the number of starred pages you have and it will list them, if you click on them. Then, to make it easier on yourself, at the right side, next to the delete symbol, click on that and add whatever makes it easier for you to find that page again.
I would recommend this practice for all if you come across something that you really wish to be able to recall down the road. All of the new Phalaenopsis growers - there are many threads here on our forum dealing exactly with "how tos" on that particular Orchid, with lots of contributions from our tireless and helpful Orchid forum members here, see Elaine, Jim, Ken and so many, many others.
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Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
Tropical Plants & More
Orchids Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Ferns Region: United States of America Hummingbirder
Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
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drdawg
Apr 3, 2016 9:39 AM CST
Thank you for the acorn gift, Jacques. The star Ursula referred to is in the lower right hand corner of the body of the post, next to the "acorn" and "thumbs-up" icons.

Believe me, Jacques, no question is dumb. I have probably asked some sort of question a hundred times over the last five years on ATP. That's the way we all learn. If you have a question about something, believe me, others will have that same question on their mind. Answers (hopefully correct) help many folks. Hurray!
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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Apr 3, 2016 9:42 AM CST
Yes! I now know what the star is. Hurray!
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost

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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
Plumerias Orchids Cactus and Succulents Region: New Jersey Region: Pennsylvania Native Plants and Wildflowers
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Ursula
Apr 3, 2016 9:42 AM CST

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Oh and we forgot to mention, Acorns are the currency of ATP!
Name: Elaine
Sarasota, Fl
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dyzzypyxxy
Apr 3, 2016 11:31 AM CST
Cool! I didn't know what the star was for either - that will come in very handy! Thanks, Ursula.
Elaine

"Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." –Winston Churchill
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
Tropical Plants & More
Orchids Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Ferns Region: United States of America Hummingbirder
Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
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drdawg
Apr 3, 2016 12:27 PM CST
See what a simply explanation (of something we all have seen every time we post or read a post) can lead to helping so many people. Thumbs up
drdawg (Ken Ramsey) - Tropical Plants & More
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I don't have gray hair, I have wisdom-highlights. I must be very wise.
Name: Ivy T
Manhattan, New York (Zone 6b)
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ivyplantsnyc
Apr 3, 2016 12:31 PM CST
Wow, I just found out what the star is for. Good to know.
Thanks.
Pause for Paws.
Name: lindsey
wesley chapel, fl
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Orchids
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sugarcane
Apr 3, 2016 12:49 PM CST
Yes...and the acorn and the thumbs up...when did all that start?...
Thanks for pointing it out and explaining it to us!
lindsey
Name: Gigi
Florida (Zone 9a)
Plumerias Sempervivums Roses Cactus and Succulents Garden Ideas: Level 1
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GigiPlumeria
Apr 3, 2016 5:39 PM CST
Beautiful blooms everyone! I've finally a new one to share...

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Also, my Catts bloomed again and I noticed something interesting, the one that Ursula guessed as "George King Serendipity" may really be it, it's fragrance is strong and it has the flat dorsal with smooth edges..

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The "kids" Pot Edith.... Have less fragrance and not very flat dorsal and has ruffled edges. He colors are similar:

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©by Gigi Plumeria "Gardening is my favorite past time. I grow whatever plant that catches my attention." Plumeria Photos http://www.flickr.com/groups/c... plant photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/g...
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
Tropical Plants & More
Orchids Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Ferns Region: United States of America Hummingbirder
Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
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drdawg
Apr 3, 2016 7:54 PM CST
All are nice ones, Gigi.
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Name: Alice
St. Johns, FL (Zone 9a)
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ardesia
Apr 4, 2016 4:33 AM CST
Love that new one Gigi and love the flat face on George; makes him look sort of sophisticated.
Minds are like parachutes; they work better when they are open.
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
Plumerias Orchids Cactus and Succulents Region: New Jersey Region: Pennsylvania Native Plants and Wildflowers
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Ursula
Apr 4, 2016 6:34 AM CST

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Very beautiful blooms, Gigi! Lovey dubby
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
Not all who wander are lost
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DaisyI
Apr 4, 2016 10:00 AM CST
George is beautiful! Lovey dubby
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost

President: Orchid Society of Northern Nevada
Webmaster: osnnv.org
Name: Gigi
Florida (Zone 9a)
Plumerias Sempervivums Roses Cactus and Succulents Garden Ideas: Level 1
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GigiPlumeria
Apr 4, 2016 10:24 AM CST
Thank you all, hoping for more blooms this year. I found out that my orchids love being attached to my plumerias and oak trees so I attached three Oncidiums on my oak tree and 4 phals that are in their last breath on my plumerias.
©by Gigi Plumeria "Gardening is my favorite past time. I grow whatever plant that catches my attention." Plumeria Photos http://www.flickr.com/groups/c... plant photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/g...
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
Plumerias Orchids Cactus and Succulents Region: New Jersey Region: Pennsylvania Native Plants and Wildflowers
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Ursula
Apr 4, 2016 11:21 AM CST

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I sure wish that would be possible here!!
It is a downright miserable day here today, temps are around 40 F, it is raining and it is supposed to drop to 24 F the next two nights. I went out during a break in the rain and installed some Tarps, I would hate to lose tender growths to a hard frost, especially on my Bletillas. They came up early this year and some of those plants close to the house wall are budding.
At least stuff in the greenhouse is more cheery! My Epi secundum v. album has a bunch of blooming spikes. I took some pictures over the weekend:
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Enanthleya Bob Gasko keeps on opening
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And my tiny plant of Leptotes bicolor tries to look cute
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Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
Tropical Plants & More
Orchids Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Ferns Region: United States of America Hummingbirder
Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
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drdawg
Apr 4, 2016 11:44 AM CST
Ursula, it sure looks like I'm going to have to install shade cloth. Even though it is only the first week in April, the sun is really getting intense in the OPP. Some of my orchids appear to be asking for some shade. Whistling Now I need to do some research and see if I can find some sort of auto-system using Aluminet.
drdawg (Ken Ramsey) - Tropical Plants & More
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I don't have gray hair, I have wisdom-highlights. I must be very wise.
Name: lindsey
wesley chapel, fl
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Orchids
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sugarcane
Apr 4, 2016 12:15 PM CST
Glad you survived the wind and rain/snow event Ursula..I was just reading about all the folks that lost power when trees came down! That Bob Gasko is right up my ally...love that vivid HOT color!

I guess I was lucky in NC , Ken. I put my aluminet up around December and took it down around March..but I had a few trees that leafed out and provided some dappled light after March. I was afraid I would have to add some sort of shade cloth to my out door benches..but the plants seem to have adjusted to the light that I'm getting now...and as in NC , I'm getting a break from trees that are just now leafing out.

Gigi...both of those are knock outs! Wowzer!
lindsey
Name: lindsey
wesley chapel, fl
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Orchids
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sugarcane
Apr 4, 2016 12:17 PM CST

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Sorry for the fuzzy photo... Is this pale green bug a thrip?

lindsey

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