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Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
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sandnsea2
Dec 2, 2011 5:44 AM CST
We came from
The thread "Our November blooms in 2011" in Orchids forum

New month

There are two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle
- Albert Einstein.
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Dec 2, 2011 7:11 AM CST

Moderator

Thanks for starting a new thread with such a very pretty picture!! Lovey dubby
Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums Tip Photographer
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sandnsea2
Dec 2, 2011 7:14 AM CST
We have no Moderator right now.

Come on guys...need you to encourage Ursula!

I think she should be our fearless leader and Moderator here on the Orchid forum!!

We NEED her!!! Lovey dubby
There are two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle
- Albert Einstein.
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Dec 2, 2011 10:01 AM CST

Moderator

I hope everybody is ok with that, if not please yell!!
I am now officially our moderator and I understand that I will have some big shoes to fill, as Kathy always did a great job.
Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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hawkarica
Dec 2, 2011 3:37 PM CST
Good, I certainly vote yes for Ursula.

Here is my Little Stars plant. It outdid itself this year.

Jim
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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."
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums Tip Photographer
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sandnsea2
Dec 2, 2011 4:04 PM CST
Shining bright, Jim! Playing with new iPhone like a kid with new toy....
There are two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle
- Albert Einstein.
Name: Kathy
Western MA

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boojum
Dec 2, 2011 4:24 PM CST
Thanks Ursula. Let me know if I can help.
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Dec 2, 2011 4:34 PM CST

Moderator

Thanks!!
Kathy, I will yell if I need help!! For sure!
Jim, your B. Little Stars looks great! Yours is way ahead of mine.

Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Dec 2, 2011 7:23 PM CST

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I took some pictures today, I have some repeat bloomers here.
The first one is a true mini, the cute blooms are in the mm size range - Platystele stenostachya, this one never quit blooming all Summer long.
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Another teensy little thing, but this one is still a tiny plant.
Pleurothallis lanceola
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Sigmatostalix unguiculata is also a mini and the silly blooms are always a delight.
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and then there is the Lc not Irene Finney with more blooms (and another spike popping through the sheath.)
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Blc George King 'Serendipity' opened a second spike
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I haven't posted my Angraecum distichum for a while, what would I do without the Rajasthani fellow.... Smiling It was loaded with little blooms this morning.
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Ceratostylis philippinensis 'Parkside' CCM/AOS is a happy camper this month. And the little blooms are fragrant.
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and Mediocalcar decoratum is showing a few 'candy-corns'
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Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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hawkarica
Dec 2, 2011 8:02 PM CST
Ursula, great show with a wonderful variety. If I had to pick a favorite, it would be the Ceratostylis.

Here is Potinara Eye Candy 'Sweet Sensation'.

Jim

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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."
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Dec 2, 2011 8:35 PM CST

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Thanks Jim. The Ceratostylis is not too fussy at all!

Cute Potinara!! Nice contrast.
Name: bree
North coast NSW Australia
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bree
Dec 2, 2011 9:16 PM CST

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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Dec 2, 2011 9:20 PM CST

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Bree, you mean Laelia purpurata?
Name: bree
North coast NSW Australia
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bree
Dec 2, 2011 10:34 PM CST
Yeah but I thought it changed to Cattleya
Name: Kathy
Western MA

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boojum
Dec 3, 2011 5:51 AM CST
It did!
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Dec 3, 2011 7:18 AM CST

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Yikes!! What is the world coming too!!!!
But, nice blooms, Bree!!
Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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hawkarica
Dec 3, 2011 8:43 AM CST
With reference to the parade of name changes, I agree with Ursula...YIKES!

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."
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Name: lindsey
wesley chapel, fl
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sugarcane
Dec 3, 2011 3:38 PM CST
How is it that a plant that has been a Laelia it's whole life now
is suddenly called Cattleya? Did the experts discover some new
exciting development in the flower anatomy? Or was this mis- named
all along? Confused

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Mtssa. Kauai's Choice 'Tropical Fragance' AM/AOS
I think this is the most difficult to photograph flower I've ever been confronted with.
I would love to hear how you take pictures of such a dark bloom. I have no light
other than natural sunlight.
lindsey
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
Charter ATP Member Spiders! Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: Pennsylvania Greenhouse Cactus and Succulents
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Ursula
Dec 3, 2011 5:05 PM CST

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If the experts had indeed changed the name for a really good reason, one certainly should honor the new name I think. But, who knows why this one is now a Cattleya. Many of these name changes seem to be willy-nilly.
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Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums Tip Photographer
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sandnsea2
Dec 3, 2011 5:47 PM CST
I know they changed the names of some Iris , they said because they have new Genetic testing that identifies related genera.
Much like DNA paternity testing.
There are two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle
- Albert Einstein.

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