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May 1, 2017 7:06 AM CST
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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It is May 1. and with that we need a new thread for the month!
We came from here
The thread "Our Orchid blooms in April 2017" in Orchids forum

Let me start with my Vandachostylis Viboon Velvet, flowering now in the greenhouse, but waiting for warmer nights to be placed outside for the Summer.

This tiny Asctm or Vanda garayi was giving up its soul, but before it had a chance to grace the compost pile it managed to produce two small keikis.

and Brassidium Shooting Star 'Mustard' does its yearly thing with 2 spikes this year.


Please all join in and chat away! Smiling
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May 1, 2017 7:22 AM CST
Name: Chris Pollock
Copperas Cove, Tx (Zone 8a)
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Nice Ursula, that reminds me I've still got the one Phal keiki that I need to remove some day. It seems to have slowed down root production but I think that's because there are other ones being produced on the same. I'll have to post a photo or two to see what feedback I can get as far as removal.
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May 1, 2017 7:44 AM CST
Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
Charter ATP Member Greenhouse Cat Lover Raises cows Region: Wisconsin
Oh, Ursula, I am just overcome with envy with the vanda in photo 3. *sigh*........... Green Grin!
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May 1, 2017 8:36 AM CST
Name: Alice
St. Johns, FL (Zone 9a)
Birds Enjoys or suffers hot summers Ponds Organic Gardener Orchids Master Gardener: Florida
Hummingbirder Hibiscus Fruit Growers Region: Florida Dog Lover Container Gardener
I agree The roots are so fat and healthy on that plant. I can;t get any roots to grow on my one vanda - but I see where it is getting another leaf. Sighing!
Minds are like parachutes; they work better when they are open.
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May 1, 2017 9:03 AM CST
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Those roots get flooded daily with rain water and the plant hangs year around in full sun, a must for my location. Smiling
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May 1, 2017 9:11 AM CST
Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
Charter ATP Member Greenhouse Cat Lover Raises cows Region: Wisconsin
I will make sure mine is in full sun this summer.
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May 1, 2017 10:08 AM CST
Name: lindsey
wesley chapel, fl
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Orchids Photo Contest Winner 2021
What a nice assortment to start the month off with! I love all the buds n blooms on your Vanda...it's clearly very happy!
lindsey
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May 4, 2017 7:41 AM CST
Name: Alice
St. Johns, FL (Zone 9a)
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I'm so excited Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! and I just can't stand it! Isn't this the most charming flower? This is the beauty Jim gifted me with and I love it. D@mn critters got one of the spikes but I managed to save the other one. I've been bringing it in and out of the house depending on the weather. In when it is too hot and out when it is nice. When I saw black spots on the buds I panicked and thought it might be mildew but it turns out the spots are supposed to be there, they just show through the petals. D'Oh! Never noticed that.




Edited to add the name: Oncdm Tiger Crow "Golden Girl'
Minds are like parachutes; they work better when they are open.
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May 4, 2017 8:05 AM CST
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Very pretty! Lovey dubby
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May 4, 2017 8:10 AM CST
Name: Elaine
Sarasota, Fl
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Wow, Jim gave you such a sweet treasure, Alice.

Let's hope we all get some rain from this next system coming through, and then the critters won't be so desperate for food and water as to eat the orchid buds.

I have hardly any buds left on my little Enc. tampensis out on the oak tree this year. There were quite a few a week or two ago, and they're disappearing. I can't protect that one, as it's firmly attached to the oak branch now.
Elaine

"Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." –Winston Churchill
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May 4, 2017 10:53 AM CST
Name: Alice
St. Johns, FL (Zone 9a)
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I went back and edited the post to add the name.

One of my neighbors came by with an orchid, sans pot, she had found in the street while walking her dog. Looks like one of the bag babies. Frustration......
Minds are like parachutes; they work better when they are open.
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May 4, 2017 12:02 PM CST
Name: lindsey
wesley chapel, fl
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Orchids Photo Contest Winner 2021
That's IS a cutie, Alice!
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May 5, 2017 8:23 AM CST
Name: lindsey
wesley chapel, fl
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Orchids Photo Contest Winner 2021
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Still blooming her head off! This is flower #9 and I see bud #10 right behind
Phrag. Hanne Popow
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May 5, 2017 8:46 AM CST
Name: Elaine
Sarasota, Fl
The one constant in life is change
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Herbs Region: Florida Vegetable Grower Daylilies Birds Cat Lover
Wow, that's such a beauty. You sure got some bang for the buck on that one!
Elaine

"Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." –Winston Churchill
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May 5, 2017 9:14 AM CST
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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I love it! Lovey dubby
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May 5, 2017 11:53 AM CST
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
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That is sooo pretty! Lovey dubby
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May 5, 2017 12:19 PM CST
Name: Alice
St. Johns, FL (Zone 9a)
Birds Enjoys or suffers hot summers Ponds Organic Gardener Orchids Master Gardener: Florida
Hummingbirder Hibiscus Fruit Growers Region: Florida Dog Lover Container Gardener
I'm smitten. Lovey dubby
Minds are like parachutes; they work better when they are open.
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May 5, 2017 1:46 PM CST
Name: lindsey
wesley chapel, fl
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Orchids Photo Contest Winner 2021
This photo really reminds me of spring with the soft greens and pinks.
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May 5, 2017 4:06 PM CST
Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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Nice growing, Lindsey.

Jim
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May 5, 2017 6:33 PM CST
Name: Ted DeWitt
Brea, CA (Zone 10b)
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Love that flower Lindsey
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