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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
May 1, 2017 7:06 AM CST

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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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Name: Chris Pollock
Copperas Cove, Tx (Zone 8a)
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chris1948
May 1, 2017 7:22 AM CST
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.
Chris
Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
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AnnaZ
May 1, 2017 7:44 AM CST
Oh, Ursula, I am just overcome with envy with the vanda in photo 3. *sigh*........... Green Grin!
Name: Alice
Saint Helena Island, SC (Zone 9a)
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ardesia
May 1, 2017 8:36 AM CST
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!
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
May 1, 2017 9:03 AM CST

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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
Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
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AnnaZ
May 1, 2017 9:11 AM CST
I will make sure mine is in full sun this summer.
Name: lindsey
wesley chapel, fl
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sugarcane
May 1, 2017 10:08 AM CST
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!
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Name: Alice
Saint Helena Island, SC (Zone 9a)
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ardesia
May 4, 2017 7:41 AM CST
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'

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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
May 4, 2017 8:05 AM CST

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Very pretty! Lovey dubby
Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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dyzzypyxxy
May 4, 2017 8:10 AM CST
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
Name: Alice
Saint Helena Island, SC (Zone 9a)
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ardesia
May 4, 2017 10:53 AM CST
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......
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Name: lindsey
wesley chapel, fl
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sugarcane
May 4, 2017 12:02 PM CST
That's IS a cutie, Alice!
lindsey
Name: lindsey
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sugarcane
May 5, 2017 8:23 AM CST

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Still blooming her head off! This is flower #9 and I see bud #10 right behind
Phrag. Hanne Popow
lindsey
Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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dyzzypyxxy
May 5, 2017 8:46 AM CST
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
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
May 5, 2017 9:14 AM CST

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I love it! Lovey dubby
Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
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ctcarol
May 5, 2017 11:53 AM CST
That is sooo pretty! Lovey dubby
Name: Alice
Saint Helena Island, SC (Zone 9a)
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ardesia
May 5, 2017 12:19 PM CST
I'm smitten. Lovey dubby
Minds are like parachutes; they work better when they are open.
Name: lindsey
wesley chapel, fl
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sugarcane
May 5, 2017 1:46 PM CST
This photo really reminds me of spring with the soft greens and pinks.
lindsey
Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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hawkarica
May 5, 2017 4:06 PM CST
Nice growing, Lindsey.

Jim
Nine requisites for contented living: Health enough to make work a pleasure. Wealth enough to support your needs. Strength enough to battle and overcome your difficulties. Grace enough to confess and forsake your sins. Patience enough to toil until some good is accomplished. Charity enough to see some good in your neighbor. Love enough to move you to be useful and helpful to others. Faith enough to make real the things of God. Hope enough to remove all anxious fears."
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Name: Ted
Brea, CA (Zone 10b)
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Ted5310
May 5, 2017 6:33 PM CST
Love that flower Lindsey

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