Orchids forum: Happy New Year- our Orchid blooms in January 2012

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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Dec 31, 2011 11:12 PM CST

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It is a new year and we need a new thread! We came from here
The thread "Orchids in December 2011" in Orchids forum

Coelogyne Golden Bug is at it again
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The first of my Bulbophyllum medusae opened a pretty Mophead this week
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Name: Kathy
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boojum
Jan 1, 2012 12:50 AM CST
Happy New Year! Looks like fireworks at your house, Ursula!
Name: Gloria Levely
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glevely
Jan 1, 2012 5:39 AM CST
HAPPY NEW YEARS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! check back in after work
Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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hawkarica
Jan 1, 2012 7:10 AM CST
Bulbophyllum medusae, one of my favorites! Mine gives me fits and I spend a lot of time trying to keep it alive. I see yours is mounted so I may try that.

Jim
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Jan 1, 2012 5:09 PM CST

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Jim, I bought this one as a tiny little baby from Oak Hill, it took some years before I saw blooms.
In the meanwhile I came across a huge plant at a show for 20 bucks! I bought it on the spot! It flowered nicely the first year, it bloomed in spectacular fashion the second year and simply expired right after that. As the mop-heads started to fade, each leaf turned black and dropped. There was no way I was able to stop it. I wonder if the plant bloomed itself to death?
The little plant posted here, blooms now steady as it comes, no great show, just nice and easy. I picked up another small plant last March from a Malaysian vendor at the SEPOS and that one has 2 buds ready to unfold. It is also mounted. I think it works for me since I water plenty. Btw they get filtered light, but after blooming I will move them to a slightly brighter location to avoid problems like with that big plant.
And some more stuff today:
Blc Hawaiian Green Valley x Rhyncholaelia digbyana 'Laura' opened the customary single bloom/ growth, courtesy of the digbyana parent. Looks like a second growth might bloom in late Winter.
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Dendrobium linguiforme var nugentii is blooming now
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Dendrobium rigidum, another sun-loving miniature
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edited to correct Dendrobium rigidum id
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Name: Jim Hawk
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hawkarica
Jan 1, 2012 5:17 PM CST
All are beautiful, Ursula, but the Digbyana X is fabulous. Hurray!

Jim
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Jan 1, 2012 5:21 PM CST

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Thanks Jim! It is an amazing bloom, isn't it?!
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sugarcane
Jan 1, 2012 7:00 PM CST
Ursula your Dendrobium linguiforme var nugentii , is very pretty..is this a small plant? I love how the
flowers are held so high above the plant and look windswept...nice one!
lindsey
Name: lindsey
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sugarcane
Jan 1, 2012 7:05 PM CST
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this is a very special (to me) noid Den. It is the
first one I have gotten to bloom! I am sooo excited..
If only the Cyms . would jump on the band wagon so
I could go shopping!
lindsey
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Jan 1, 2012 7:07 PM CST

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Lindsey, it is definitely a miniature Orchid and it is an easy grower and bloomer.
And - cute Dendrobium, nice yellow!!
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Name: Ursula
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Ursula
Jan 2, 2012 6:14 PM CST

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My Angraecum sesquipedale is starting to open 3 beautiful spikes, here is preview of things to come -
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Stenorrhynchos speciosum is looking festive - even the spikes are pretty
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Ascocentrum pumilum continues to open the tiniest of blooms -
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Laelia mixta starts blooming on a wiggly + 2 foot spike
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Name: tarev
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tarev
Jan 3, 2012 6:38 PM CST
This orchid is not mine, I just took its photo from my aunt's garden this New Year. It has a lovely scent Big Grin And she has no name for it either..


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Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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hawkarica
Jan 3, 2012 7:55 PM CST
I've never seen anything quite that color, Tarev. Very nice.

Jim
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Jan 3, 2012 8:59 PM CST

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Pretty!
Bree probably knows it! Smiling
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Jan 3, 2012 9:21 PM CST

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Jim, how are you doing ? Your area has frost tonight? You must be happy not to have to carry the Orchids inside this year?
Name: Jim Hawk
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hawkarica
Jan 4, 2012 9:26 AM CST
Here is the latest from frigid Florida. Just before I left for the gym this morning at 6:30 AM, I checked the lanai where all of the orchids reside and it was 54. 5 degrees. The new greenhouse works! Then I went out in the yard and put my hand in the fountain only to find pure water, no ice. Tonight will be cold again but not as bad as last night. The weather folks were talking about lots of freezing temps all over the area but my yard escaped the worst of it. Living on a lake helps.

Jim

Name: Janice
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sandnsea2
Jan 4, 2012 10:27 AM CST
Ursula, the Laelia mixta looks so beautiful against the sky! Lovey dubby

Tarev, lovely orchid!

Hurray! Jim, great to hear about the new greenhouse temps!! Hurray!

We are having a rather chilly 42 degrees today and 25 overnight, but crazy weather .....this weekend to be in the 60's!!!
Name: Kathy
Western MA

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boojum
Jan 4, 2012 12:21 PM CST
COLD here today! Stenorrhynchos speciosum is very festive. Laelia mixta is super but I've never met a laelia I didn't love. Lovey dubby
My Ascocentrum pumilum is sleeping. Wonderful Zygo, tarev! Glad you are safe Jim!
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Jan 4, 2012 12:27 PM CST

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Janice, thanks! I will post it when it is fully open. Last year I moved the plant in that stage to take a picture and broke the really tall spike. Watched the rest of the buds opening in a vase. Thumbs down This year it has two spikes in the works, the second one is a bit smaller.
Jim, I am glad you are doing alright, they were talking hard freeze for you last night.

I don't think I am taking Jake to the playground today, brrrrrrrrrr.
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Jan 4, 2012 12:29 PM CST

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Thanks Kathy. Do you get Orchids? The December magazine has a nice article on the Rupiculous Laelias. I know...... Cattleyas..... Rolling my eyes.

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