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!!
The noid Miltoniopsis is still opening spikes
The Rlc Rugeley's Mill 'Mendenhall' also has a nice scent, I took this one into the house to enjoy!
Encyclia tampensis has a couple of spikes, this one is also scented.
Epidendrum parkinsonianum surprised me with some blooms. And yes, this one is also scented, at sundown.
And then there is Vandachostylis Walnut Valley, this one was tucked behind a large Cattleya, surprise!
This one, formerly Darwinara
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!!
It is a cutie and is scented too.
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.
That's it for today! Please all join in and share your blooms and thoughts!