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Name: Ursula
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Ursula
Jul 1, 2017 7:14 AM CST

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We came from here
The thread "Our Orchid blooms in June 2017" in Orchids forum

June went by with a flash and we are looking at July 1. and with that we need a new thread.
Early this week I was scratching my head looking for some fresh blooms to start the new thread. But, happily right on target we have blooms to report:
Dendrobium bensoniae opened some blooms, this one blooms on last year's bare canes. There is a very strong scent of Vanilla, really nice!!
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The noid Miltoniopsis is still opening spikes
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The Rlc Rugeley's Mill 'Mendenhall' also has a nice scent, I took this one into the house to enjoy!
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Encyclia tampensis has a couple of spikes, this one is also scented.
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Epidendrum parkinsonianum surprised me with some blooms. And yes, this one is also scented, at sundown.
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And then there is Vandachostylis Walnut Valley, this one was tucked behind a large Cattleya, surprise!
This one, formerly Darwinara
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and Bulbophyllum echinolabium starts up again

Now about this cute little Gongora galeata. I have been tracking this one for weeks, it took its sweet time to open. Last week I realized that @ctcarol and I bought the identical plant. I got mine from Pipingrock. We have good taste in Orchids, Carol!! Smiling
It is a cutie and is scented too.
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And the last one is this Stanhopea nigroviolacea! I noticed yesterday a fist size, partially open bloom stuck in the coconut fiber. I managed to loosen it, but not without damage. The scent is awesome. Just now it was already folding, they don't last longer than 2 or 3 days.
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That's it for today! Please all join in and share your blooms and thoughts!
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Name: Ted
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Ted5310
Jul 1, 2017 9:07 AM CST
I tip my hat to you. Thanx Ursula, you always start out the month with such great blooms
Name: lindsey
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sugarcane
Jul 1, 2017 9:07 AM CST
A fabulous start to the month Ursula!
I especially love your Rlc Rugeley's Mill 'Mendenhall' ..great color on that and fragrant too..Win...Win!
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Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
Jul 1, 2017 10:25 AM CST
Wow, Ursula, you have a lot of orchids in bloom.

In college basketball and football, we have games here at MSU that are called "White-Out". The home fans wear white shirts, T's, or jerseys. This is what I call my "Orchid White-Out". These are my C. White Reception 'NN' plants.

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Name: Ursula
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Ursula
Jul 1, 2017 10:46 AM CST

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Thanks guys! Smiling
Ken, that is just plain gorgeous! Lovey dubby
Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
Jul 1, 2017 11:07 AM CST
This is the Lc. Loog Tone 'SD' and is a first time bloomer. These begin to open really yellow and freckle-free. After a few hr. they begin to darken and freckles formed. I look forward to seeing these continue to darken and continue to freckle over the next several days. By the way, Loog Tone is Thai for "Hardy Child" and "Strong Child". I like to research names when they are so strange to me.

The final photo was sourced from the Hawaiian grower.

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drdawg
Jul 1, 2017 11:13 AM CST
And the last I have to offer is what I am calling my "Leopard Edition". There are four varieties here. In the front, with 24" stems are the Onc. Wildcat 'Carmela' and the Brsdm. Yellow Star 'Stellar'. In the back, and a bit hard to see, are the Lc. Loog Tone 'SD' and Rlc. Waianae Leopard 'Ching-Hua'. I have zeroed in on those two in back.

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Name: Carol
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ctcarol
Jul 1, 2017 2:10 PM CST
Great start! I agree that we share good taste, Ursula...I also have Epi. parkinsoniaum, but mine has not bloomed yet. Smiling
Name: Bill
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BigBill
Jul 1, 2017 3:39 PM CST
Wow Ursula!!!
I love them all. But that Dendrobium is very neat! Thanks for sharing.
Every time I see Epidendrum parkinsonianum I am reminded of one I judged as a student in White Plains. It was a plant of Dr. Lawrence Schweitzer from Connecticut. He had it mounted on cork and displayed on an easel. Over two dozen flowers beautifully displayed like a "living painting". Spectacular.
I am envious of any body who can bloom one. I sent more that a few to orchid heaven. I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Ursula
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Ursula
Jul 1, 2017 7:58 PM CST

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Bill, that sounds awesome! Thumbs up
I have to say, I had a good size Epi parkinsonianum for many years, it grew and flowered nicely. A couple of years ago it just quit on me, it seems its time was up. I have to look it up, I think I bought this one two years ago and this is its first flowering in my hands.

Ken, your plants are looking great! Very nice display for sure!
Name: Jim Hawk
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hawkarica
Jul 1, 2017 8:26 PM CST
Ken, the Loog Tone is now a Ctt.. I have never seen one with that coloration. Are you sure it is labeled correctly?

Jim
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Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
Jul 1, 2017 8:28 PM CST
Are you referring to the grower's photo or to mine, Jim? I have changed the Lc. to a Ctt. Thanks.
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Name: Ted
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Ted5310
Jul 2, 2017 10:41 AM CST
Some recent blooms
Dendrobium Jiaho Delight (Den. Hsinying Frostymaree ' Orange' SMTOGA x Den. tobaense var. giganteum) There are two buds behind this flower in addition to the one below
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Epicyclia Mabel Kanda X Enc. Cashen's Brown sugar
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Epidendrum quitensium (elongatum)(I think)
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And after a long wait Phragmipedium Twilight Rising Rocket x Phragmipedium dalessandroi
Turns out it improved once I put it in a dish with pebbles and water for more humidity


Nagelliella Purpurea


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Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
Jul 2, 2017 11:03 AM CST
Those are all cuties, Ted. Thumbs up
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Name: Carol
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ctcarol
Jul 2, 2017 11:32 AM CST
Looking good, Ted! Are you growing that Phrag. outside or in the house?.
Name: lindsey
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sugarcane
Jul 2, 2017 12:12 PM CST
oh Ted....the color on your Phrag..is just gorgeous ...love it Lovey dubby !
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Name: Ted
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Ted5310
Jul 2, 2017 12:29 PM CST
Carol,
Most of the year, inside by a west window where I keep some plants all year. And in or out it is on a base with water for humidity. I need to get some real humidity trays. Would make life a lot easier.
and Lindsey it is a touch redder on the edges than it looks on my screen, but it is a neat color. Also sequential. There is a bud behind the flower.
Name: Bill
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Jul 2, 2017 1:10 PM CST


This is my Den. Lori's Star. It is another Nigro-hirsute Dendrobium similar to Frosty Dawn or Dawn Maree.
Flowers are a good four inches, long lasting and slightly fragrant. The nitro-hirsute Dendrobiums like cooler nights and days then south Florida typically has but with my fans on all summer, I have managed to grow a few.
Hopefully my computer illiteracy still allows you all to see this bloom.
"Our children are the messages we send to a time that we will never see."
Name: Bill
Livonia, Michigan (Zone 6b)
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BigBill
Jul 2, 2017 1:13 PM CST
Oh cool. A computer dumb dumb manages to post a picture. I wish I was sixty years younger so I would learn about computers in school.
Hope you all enjoy.
Nice Phrag. Ted! I really need to try them again. Thank You!
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Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
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ctcarol
Jul 2, 2017 3:34 PM CST
I'm thinking about trying a phrag. My attempts at Paphs. resulted in slow death.

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