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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Aug 1, 2017 6:49 AM CST

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

This Summer is sliding by way too fast! We are looking already at August 1. and so we need a new thread for the month.
The Oncidopsis Yellow Parade (edited to add, this is not the correct name, see posts on it below, it is surely Miltonia Sunset) starts to open the first of 5 spikes.

Dendrobium bigibbum var. compactum starts up. This is a bit of a wild looking plant, I will surely get a better picture back in the greenhouse.

And Cattleya Penny Kuroda 'Spots' is now blooming on two spikes.
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That's it for today! Please all join in and have a good time!! Smiling
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Aug 1, 2017 6:51 AM CST

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Hmmm, Dave changed the way the pics appear! 🤔
Name: lindsey
wesley chapel, fl
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sugarcane
Aug 1, 2017 7:07 AM CST
That Dave! Confused
Ursula , your Oncidopsis Yellow Parade ..is just beautiful ! I don't remember seeing that one before and now I must have one!... Penny Kuroda is STILL on my list after how many years?...massive pompoms of flowers held way up high, it's fragrant , isnt it?
lindsey
Name: Patty
Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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SarasotaPatty
Aug 1, 2017 7:28 AM CST
Yellow Parade is spectacular! Hurray!
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Aug 1, 2017 7:31 AM CST

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Lindsay, Dave did something positive, the pics are now the same size/ orientation as they come from your device! I asked!
I would bet things are loading faster too.
The thread "Our Orchid blooms in August 2017" in Orchids forum

I bought the Yellow Parade last Summer, repotted it this Spring, seems to be a happy camper.
And yes, the Penny Kuroda is fragrant!
Name: Bill
Cape Coral FL (Zone 10a)
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BigBill
Aug 1, 2017 7:44 AM CST
I do not know if I have ever seen Yellow Parade, that is very pretty, kind of like a banana/strawberry smoothie! Yummy.
August 1st, warm weather is half over down here. 1.75 inches of rain from Emily.
"Our children are messages we send to a time we won't see."
Name: lindsey
wesley chapel, fl
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sugarcane
Aug 1, 2017 9:56 AM CST
I took a few photos this morning while I was spraying the Neem oil

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isn't nature amazing? Lacewing eggs in such a nice pattern


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Rlc. Varut Jade X C. Mari's Song ...I'm not totally in love with how these petals curve back.


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Grt. Renate 'S & W' with 2 nice spikes and this is the second blooming this year.


B. nodosa 'Mas Mejor' X nodosa 'Remar'


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Bc. Star Ruby 'Xanadu' with a couple more flowers open
lindsey
Name: Alice
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ardesia
Aug 1, 2017 9:59 AM CST
I Lovey dubby Yellow Parade too.
Minds are like parachutes; they work better when they are open.
Name: Bill
Cape Coral FL (Zone 10a)
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BigBill
Aug 1, 2017 11:04 AM CST
That Renate is gorgeous, a real stunner!! I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
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ctcarol
Aug 1, 2017 11:31 AM CST
Add me to the "love yellow parade " list! Lovey dubby
Name: lindsey
wesley chapel, fl
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sugarcane
Aug 1, 2017 1:15 PM CST
as I was updating my records this morning I stopped at Rlc. Varut Jade X C. Mari's Song.
Pam Waters from Orchids in Bloom (Apopka, Fl) gave me this plant after I helped her break down her tent last October ( she had just been in a car wreck and was short staffed) . It was in bloom then.

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and here it is today..the flowers seem much smaller than they were last year

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with the bright yellow on the lip..this must be one of those that change colors as it ages.
.. and perhaps the form will flatten out a bit too.?
lindsey
Name: Bill
Cape Coral FL (Zone 10a)
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BigBill
Aug 1, 2017 2:05 PM CST
When it comes to peloric Cattleyas, they can only be so flat. I think it comes from the usage of Cattleya intermedia v. Acquinii. This is a peloric form of the species which gave rise to such hybrids as LC. Mari's Sing and Lc. Prism Pallette.
I think it is due to extra tissue causing the three lip or peloric trait. This extra tissue I believe makes the petal not only to look like another lip but it fails to let the petals develop a real flatness.
They often have spectacular color but the form leaves something to be desired. It is a trade off, color for form. Lindsey, just enjoy their beauty and accept the form is what I am trying to say.
Variation from year to year is all cultural. Average temperature, heat stress, average night time temperatures, amount of light, water uptake can all effect the shape to some degree.
I still think that peloric Cattleyas are spectacular flowers and not amongst the easiest plants to grow and bloom either. GREAT JOB for blooming yours regularly!!! Hurray!
"Our children are messages we send to a time we won't see."
Name: lindsey
wesley chapel, fl
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sugarcane
Aug 1, 2017 2:19 PM CST
Thanks Bill,
Your explanation makes total sense..I guess I didn't realize that these flowers with the splash markings were peloric..but now I see it! D'Oh! As I look at the decreasing empty spots on my bench I am now taking a hard look at who makes the team..this one ( while it IS pretty) also has flowers that face up and does not look at me..2 strikes...it might be time to trade this one to another team!
lindsey
Name: Bill
Cape Coral FL (Zone 10a)
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BigBill
Aug 1, 2017 2:26 PM CST
She doesn't have to "start" on your team, how about just putting her on the bench?
Rolling on the floor laughing
"Our children are messages we send to a time we won't see."
Name: lindsey
wesley chapel, fl
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sugarcane
Aug 1, 2017 5:34 PM CST
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with a 'wish list' a mile long ( thanks to Ursula) where exactly
should I put this one?
lindsey
Name: Bill
Cape Coral FL (Zone 10a)
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BigBill
Aug 1, 2017 5:38 PM CST
I yield.
"Our children are messages we send to a time we won't see."
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Aug 1, 2017 5:46 PM CST

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Just coming back from spending the day with the younger grandchildren. Much enjoyed!! Now I am sitting on the deck with a glass of Burgundy.

Lindsey, I have never seen Lacewings eggs. That is just beautiful!!
I like the Rlc. Varut Jade X C. Mari's Song, it is colorful and kinda pretty in its own right, I think.
My fault? Ohh, I love it!!!! Smiling
Name: lindsey
wesley chapel, fl
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sugarcane
Aug 1, 2017 6:56 PM CST
Yes... you and Penny K!
Oh.... and ANYTHING with Richard Mueller in it Rolling on the floor laughing
lindsey
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Aug 1, 2017 7:48 PM CST

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Alrighty! Smiling
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Aug 1, 2017 8:48 PM CST
A dilemma... Sighing!

Ursula has a beautiful pink and yellow orchid that she is calling Oncidopsis Yellow Parade. I Googled that name and come up with this:
https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-1CF...

I have a plant that looks pretty Identical to Ursula's plant that I have identified as Miltonia Sunset. I Googled that name and come up with this:
http://www.orchids.uk.com/imag...

Help please. Its not nice to confuse me on my first day back. Smiling
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