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Sep 1, 2017 7:19 AM CST
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Name: Ursula
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The thread "Our Orchid blooms in August 2017" in Orchids forum

Where did the Summer go? The last couple of weeks in August felt already more like September around here with nights dipping into the fifties F.
My Miltonia Sunset is still opening spikes, this one is really a good bloomer to have around! I took it inside in afternoon sun.
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This Gongora lost the tag in the cage, I will have to keep an eye out for it, but I am pretty sure it is the Gongora cassidea xanthina bought a few years ago from Ecuagenera. Nicely scented!
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The miniature Pleurothallis brighamii throws out tiny 'flies'

Vandachostylis Viboon Velvet has two spikes
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There is the C. Sacramento Rose

And this very wiggly noid Tolumnia is pretty busy blooming from old stems
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And lastly the Phrag Sorcerer's Fire shooting out new spikes, and the other day Lindsey asked about my Phrag Jason Fischer, I promised to take a picture. This is my 2N plant. ( I have also a 4N plant, which is small, never adds much growth, but hangs on and blooms every couple of years.)
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Ok, that's it for today! Please all join in and have a good time!! Smiling
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Sep 1, 2017 7:38 AM CST
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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I spent the last hour uprighting orchids (and other plants) and picking up limbs and Spanish moss. The winds really picked up yesterday afternoon and evening, with gusts over 30 mph and more rain. It is now partly cloudy, a little breezy still, but not too bad. It is so humid though. Harvey is finally gone. Hurray!
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Sep 1, 2017 8:25 AM CST
Name: Big Bill
Livonia Michigan (Zone 6a)
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Viboon Velvet is always a stunner. And as for Phrags, I adore every one of them but good old Jason Fischer, WOW. Just how many sweet Orchids do you have Ursula? It seems like you are pulling out treasures from everywhere. Hurray!
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Sep 1, 2017 8:37 AM CST
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Bill, I lost count some years ago!! But, I haven't really increased the total count since maybe five years ago. Sort of, kind of..... Smiling

Ken, glad you came through Harvey essentially unscathed. We are supposed to get the tail ends on Saturday.
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Sep 1, 2017 9:01 AM CST
Name: Elaine
Sarasota, Fl
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What a lovely start to the month, Ursula. I really do love the Gongoras with those cute little bird-like blooms. We hardly seem to see them at our shows down here.

My Den. crumenatum aka Thunderstorm Orchid is once again in bloom, in response to the storms we had last weekend. It's such a good little bloomer, but always sad that the flowers don't last more than a day or two. They are fragrant, too. It smells like springtime when I stick my head up there to snap pictures. Talk about wiggly - these long thin stems are loaded with clusters of small flowers, and I have the fan going full blast all day to dry things out.
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Sep 1, 2017 9:06 AM CST
Name: lindsey
wesley chapel, fl
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Oh Ursula,
So many great things blooming in your magical cage!
The colors on the Miltonia Sunset..are right up my rum punch alley, the always adorable tiny Tolumnia and those Phrags....OH MY!
Bill, does ANYONE know how many orchids they have? Rolling on the floor laughing When I get asked that question I'll answer with "how many shoes do YOU have?" or in my brothers case "how many fishing rods do YOU have?"
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Rlc. Glenn Maidment 'Aranbeem' with all 4 floofy flowers open. They look semi peloric to me , probably because of all the thrip products I've been throwing at the plant and the buds. There's another spike coming along but with only 2 buds on it.


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My view while enjoying the second cup of tea this morning.
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Sep 1, 2017 9:47 AM CST
Name: Big Bill
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I never know how many orchids I have because my "free spending twin" keeps bringing them in behind my back!! Rolling on the floor laughing

Seriously though, close to 600 I guess. We often joked about ' not handling your plants with any cuts or wounds on your fingers'. It was a way for the "Orchiditis" germ to gain entry to your system.
Major symptom:uncontrolable desire to buy orchids.
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Sep 1, 2017 10:01 AM CST
Name: Elaine
Sarasota, Fl
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If I ever am moved to count mine, it usually comes out right around 100, and only because I don't have any more room in my cage. If I find some that will survive the ravages of the jungle that is my yard, there will very likely be many more.

Lindsey, the color combination on your 'Aranbeem' is just delicious. It must rival Chia Lin for floofy lip, too. What an amazing view you have.
Elaine

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Sep 1, 2017 10:07 AM CST
Name: lindsey
wesley chapel, fl
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a late comer to the digital display.. Zglm. Rhein Clown X ( Zgt. Midnight Blue X Z. Jumping Jack) blooming for the second time this year. I bought it in bloom in April with 5 flowers and only 2 this time..I suspect growing it on the windowsill over the summer is a factor..so it will stay outside now and see what happens to the next growth!
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Sep 1, 2017 11:17 AM CST
Name: Prabhi Setty
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Image of unregistered hybrid of BLC Korat Sunset "Red Ruby" X 24256. It is a hybrid from Venezuela.
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Sep 1, 2017 11:45 AM CST
Name: Elaine
Sarasota, Fl
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That's such a pretty one, Prabhi. Love the spotted lip.
Elaine

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Sep 1, 2017 12:51 PM CST
Name: lindsey
wesley chapel, fl
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Gorgeous Prabhi!
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Sep 1, 2017 12:56 PM CST
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Name: Ursula
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Elaine, your Den. crumenatum is a winner! Always such a nice performer!

Lindsey, I love your view! Very pretty Rlc. Glenn Maidment 'Aranbeem'! Lovey dubby

"Free spending twin"? Don't you smile when you hear people after an Orchid show mentioning that they were good, that didn't buy anything. I would worry that my twin might need a check up.... Unfortunately my twin loves other plant groups too....But, at least I have learned through the years which Orchids might do well for me and which ones are annuals in my hands. ....I stay away from Masdevallias for sure, no matter how adorable!

Prabhi, thanks for reposting! ...looking for Koran Sunset? Could be perhaps Kona Sunset?
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Sep 1, 2017 1:04 PM CST
Name: Big Bill
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I was unable to find this hybrid, possibly a simple label mistake?
There is a hybrid called Korat Sunset which is C. Waianae Sunset X Rlc. Lucky Strike. The "t" was changed to an "n" inadvertently? But there are awards for this as a large standard Purple Cattleya.
There is a registered hybrid called Rth. Kotan's Sunset which is C. Hazel Boyd X Rlc. Pastel Queen which is a smaller art shade flower. Either could be a parent perhaps but there is not a Blc. Koran's Sunset registered.
As for your second parent, I would check with the vendor if you can. A hybrid can't be properly registered with the RHS as a number, in this case 24256.
It is a shame not to have a proper name for this attractive little plant. Hazel Boyd by Pastel Queen seems more likely but further digging is warranted.
I wish all vendors would care about the names of plants that they sell.
It could also be Koltan's Sunset and the number 24256 is NOT a parent but simply a vendors catalog number? D'Oh!
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Sep 1, 2017 1:20 PM CST
Name: Big Bill
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I am doomed! D'Oh!
Fred Clarke is speaking this Wednesday in Venice on yellow spotted Cattleyas. I already told my "evil twin" he is staying home because he doesn't buy enough Orchids! Rolling on the floor laughing
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Sep 1, 2017 1:52 PM CST
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How can anyone resist yellow spotties!!! Polish those buying shoes!!
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Sep 1, 2017 5:24 PM CST
Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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Yes, Bill, spray those buying shoes with fire retardant.

Ursula, lovely start to the new month, especially the Gongora.

Prabhi, lovely bloom, whatever its name.

I went to church this morning to accept delivery of 12 trees and began to plant them when I received a call from the Extension Office. It seemed the local ABC affiliate wanted to do a story on turf grass and I am the turf grass guy. I am also the orchid guy, the palm guy, the cycad guy, the tropical fruit guy and so on. Anyway, they wanted to send a reporter and camera man to my house to interview me and get tips on lawn care for this time of year. The problem was they wanted to come today at one-thirty in the afternoon and I was knee deep in a hole at church, sweating like a pig. That gave me three hours of prep time minus the twenty minute drive home. Well, I made it happen. They were here for over an hour and it will air on our local ABC news next Tuesday morning at 6:00 and again at 9:00. Yes, I managed to fit a shower in.

Jim
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Sep 1, 2017 5:40 PM CST
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Ohh, I wish we could see this here! Jim, you certainly have a truly great reputation for being super knowledgeable, word gets around!! I think it is wonderful!! And yes, they sure keep you hopping! Smiling
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Sep 1, 2017 5:47 PM CST
Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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They will post it on their website and I'll send you the link.

Jim
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Sep 1, 2017 5:55 PM CST
Name: Big Bill
Livonia Michigan (Zone 6a)
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A STAR is born! Thumbs up
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