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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Nov 1, 2017 7:05 AM CST

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

We had a busy month of October with lots of nice Orchids and good discussions and here we are looking at Nov. 1.
I am starting with Caulocattleya Paul Vondersaar

Cattleya Sacramento Rose, nicely scented

This little Lockhartia lunifera had started to bloom while still outside and keeps it going inside
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Dendrobium bigibbum var compactum keeps going
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and so does the Ceratostylis retisquama
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Please all join in and happy growing!
Name: Bill
Cape Coral FL (Zone 10a)
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BigBill
Nov 1, 2017 7:42 AM CST
Oh my, what a way to start a month Ursula! Just gorgeous plants, each and every one.
I have a Sacramento Rose that hasn't bloomed as of yet in six months. Yours encourages me to keep on trying. Some of these mini Catts can be so fussy for one reason or another. Once again I I tip my hat to you.
"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
Nov 1, 2017 8:08 AM CST

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Thanks Bill!
I mounted the Sacramento Rose a few years ago and keep it (inside now) right under the glass ceiling. I have not figured out why every so often I see some dieback in the middle of the clump in my mini Catts after looking perfectly happy and growing for a couple of years.
Name: Bill
Cape Coral FL (Zone 10a)
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BigBill
Nov 1, 2017 8:25 AM CST
Well I think that they have a tendency to grow outward like from the center of a bulls-eye. After 4-6 years, perhaps 7 those central bulbs just die off due to senility.
Mine is on cork and I just looked at it, a sheath but so far:budless. D'Oh!
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Nov 1, 2017 8:31 AM CST

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Makes sense!
Regarding the budless part, threatening with a bowl of salad dressing is known to help.... Smiling
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Name: Alice
Saint Helena Island, SC (Zone 9a)
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ardesia
Nov 1, 2017 10:08 AM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing
Minds are like parachutes; they work better when they are open.
Name: lindsey
wesley chapel, fl
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sugarcane
Nov 1, 2017 10:23 AM CST
Ursula's threatening advice is solid advice...I used a salad fork per her instructions and my Maikai almost immediately burst into bud.
lindsey
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Name: Bill
Cape Coral FL (Zone 10a)
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BigBill
Nov 1, 2017 1:29 PM CST
The ball is finally rolling downhill as my house is on the open market!
For those who want to see it, Zillow has it: 1702 SW 10th Place Cape Coral FL.
Meanwhile I don't have much in bloom right now but I will follow the forums during what promises to be hectic.
"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
Nov 1, 2017 4:54 PM CST

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Bill, keeping fingers crossed!
Name: lindsey
wesley chapel, fl
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sugarcane
Nov 2, 2017 1:00 PM CST
Another fabulous start to the month ,Ursula! Your Lockhartia lunifera is just adorable ...reminds me of two yellow birds in flight.
First time for this one to bloom Bc. Mari's Glory 'H & R'


and my bamboo orchid has some buds, but I don't know if I'll get a better photo,
the thrips seem to like this one...a lot!



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lindsey
Name: Alice
Saint Helena Island, SC (Zone 9a)
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ardesia
Nov 2, 2017 2:15 PM CST
Very pretty, thrips and all.

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Minds are like parachutes; they work better when they are open.
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Nov 2, 2017 2:26 PM CST

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I agree! And nice Mari's Glory too!
Name: lindsey
wesley chapel, fl
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sugarcane
Nov 3, 2017 9:19 AM CST
It's a busy morning on the bench today...
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C. White Reception 'NN#16' with the first of 3 buds open. This was one of my duplicate plants that didn't sell at our club meeting ( it was in bud ). I noticed something interesting yesterday as it was trying to open. See the slits in the petals? They were woven together. I helped them get separated but wonder if they would have done that on their own?

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C. Chocolate Drop 'Kodama' with the first of it's fragrant blooms opening. Ursula, I can only imagine how wonderful your green house smells! Lovey dubby



And the very tall Ett.. Volcano Trick 'Paradise ' blooming for the second time this year.
lindsey
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Nov 3, 2017 11:32 AM CST

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Ohh, very nice! Yes, the Chocolate Drop does have a very pretty scent! Lovey dubby
I love the Volcano Trick!!
Name: Bill
Cape Coral FL (Zone 10a)
Region: United States of America Birds Cat Lover Orchids Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Butterflies
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BigBill
Nov 3, 2017 3:08 PM CST
It is hard to say if the White Reception would have opened by itself. But those "slits" I think might be caused actually by too much tissue. I say too much because if you look where the slits are, the dorsal petal surface seems to actually fold over onto itself at the point of the slit.
Will this or has this ever happened before? The answer is probably a "firm maybe". It may happen again or maybe it will happen just once.
I would imagine if it were a genetic based abnormality it would happen again and again.
Something due to an unusual occurrence, as in the plant grew so well that extra tissue was created, would be far less predictable or not regularly seen in this particular clone. It would be very random.
However it seems to be a delightfully HUGE flower! I think it is very pretty. Thumbs up
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Name: Ursula
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Ursula
Nov 4, 2017 7:59 AM CST

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I added the very nice article written by Steven A. Frowine "Let's have fun growing Orchids" as a sticky to our Orchid forum. This one is geared towards beginners, but this is the first one of 10 articles, so I am looking forwards to reading them.
Name: lindsey
wesley chapel, fl
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sugarcane
Nov 4, 2017 9:41 AM CST
Interesting, Bill.. I'll take a photo of the other 2 buds on White Reception just before they open to see.
I FINALLY got a chance to fertilize and Epsom salts today ( WAY overdue!) and found a couple more photo opportunities.

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First time to bloom Rl. digbyana


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Originally with 2 side by side spikes, 2 buds each... clumsy me knocked off a spike and a bud blasted on the other . Blc. Kuwale Gem
Thanks for pinning that series at the top of our forum, Ursula.. I'm sure it will be helpful to lots of folks.. and perhaps encourage them to take the leap ( or at least not be afraid of jumping in! )
lindsey
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Name: Alice
Saint Helena Island, SC (Zone 9a)
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ardesia
Nov 4, 2017 9:47 AM CST
Oh my, nice whiskers and floof.
Minds are like parachutes; they work better when they are open.
Name: Bill
Cape Coral FL (Zone 10a)
Region: United States of America Birds Cat Lover Orchids Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Butterflies
Adeniums Region: Florida Region: Gulf Coast
BigBill
Nov 4, 2017 9:49 AM CST
Very pretty flower with those magenta flares. Very nice. Lip ain't to shabby either. I tip my hat to you.
Aren't those digbyanas a treat? Such a fragrant and frilly green flower. They have such good size to them as well. I have a clone that has the buds stretching at the insides of the sheaths! Should be about 10 days before they open.
"Our children are messages we send to a time we won't see."
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
Charter ATP Member Fruit Growers Adeniums Spiders! Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: Pennsylvania
Greenhouse Keeper of Koi Cactus and Succulents Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Ponds
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Ursula
Nov 4, 2017 10:20 AM CST

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Oh my! The digbyana is gorgeous! And will you look at that ruffled lip on your Kuwale Gem! Lovey dubby

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