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Mar 1, 2018 8:04 AM CST
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Name: Ursula
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The thread "Our Orchid Blooms in February 2018" in Orchids forum

It is almost Spring time around here! Surely our Spring-blooming Orchids say so! Smiling
This Guarianthe aurantiaca 'Spot1' x 'Spot2' is one of the Spring bloomers and it starts on schedule!

Lycaste Phoebe was "on its way out" and I managed to rescue a piece, nice to see a couple of blooms. This one is deciduous and always blooms on bare Pbulbs.
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And this tiny repeat bloomer is a cutie, I think. Paph Mystic Isle

I bought the Zygopetalum Advance Australia 'Hof' in spike last month, so I don't get any credit for the pretty, beautifully fragrant blooms.


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Mar 1, 2018 8:17 AM CST
Name: Big Bill
Livonia Michigan (Zone 6a)
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Paphiopedilum Mystic Isle huh? Very pretty.
We can give you credit for posting such beautiful images of a Zygo, just not credit for blooming it. But hey, by this time next year under your care it will be big enough and floriferous enough to post it's own images! Rolling on the floor laughing

Good job.
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Mar 1, 2018 9:23 AM CST
Name: Alice
St. Johns, FL (Zone 9a)
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I Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby that Zygo.
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Mar 1, 2018 9:26 AM CST
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Name: Ursula
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You know, I bought that one mainly for the scent, and I am not disappointed! Yum!
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Mar 1, 2018 2:14 PM CST
Name: lindsey
wesley chapel, fl
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Very nice start to the month Ursula! I wish I could smell the Zygo....to my nose they have no scent..at any time of the day. I bought one in bloom last year and must not be doing something right. the leaves look good just no flowers. I think this was one that I kept inside during the hot summer. Your Mystic Isle is just as cute as can be..and I love that background for it, really pretty. Lovey dubby
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Mar 1, 2018 4:43 PM CST
Name: Alice
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My one noid Zygo bloomed three times in one year then croaked. The grower told me it liked a lot of water. Shrug!
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Mar 1, 2018 4:49 PM CST
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Name: Ursula
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Alice, that is good to know!

Lindsey, that green background is part of my living room wall, along with Grandma Moses type painting over two walls which I did some years ago....
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Mar 1, 2018 5:31 PM CST
Name: Patty
Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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Ursula, the purple on the zygo is gorgeous! You get SOME credit...they didn't blast on ya! I love the Mystic Isle...looks like an itty bitty green bow tie in it's throat! Hilarious!

This one just keeps going, Yellow Song 'Canary':
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The Ludisia Discolor gave me 3 spikes in spite of the cat sleeping on it so often!
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The blooms on this one surprised me, didn't even see 'em coming! The color made me think of Lindsey!
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And Stan got a new, 12 inch basket! Hope he likes it!
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Mar 1, 2018 6:49 PM CST
Name: lindsey
wesley chapel, fl
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Very nice , Patty! Anything with Fuch's Orange Nuggett in it has got to be good!...and there's nothing better in the 'almost instant gratification ' department ...than repotting a plant...Stan looks very happy in his new digs.
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Mar 1, 2018 7:18 PM CST
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Gorgeous stuff! I love the Orange Nuggett x in its pretty hanger!
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Mar 1, 2018 8:04 PM CST
Name: Elaine
Sarasota, Fl
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I dropped in on Patty this morning, and got to see all those beauties in person. Honestly, I want to grow a Yellow Song 'Canary' so much but I've tried twice with it, and both died on me almost immediately. Shrug!

Her Stanhopea is a force of Nature unto itself, for sure. Magnificent in that new basket.
Elaine

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Mar 2, 2018 6:11 AM CST
Name: Alice
St. Johns, FL (Zone 9a)
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Talk about gilding the lily, Patty's basket for 'Orange Nugget' is a perfect color echo.

Her Stanhopea does look like a force of nature, it is most authoritative and it screams watch me folks.
Minds are like parachutes; they work better when they are open.
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Mar 2, 2018 8:15 AM CST
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Name: Ursula
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Regarding the Stanhopea, which looks really nice and healthy, if I may -
Placing the Stan into a fresh wooden basket means you really need to watch where those spikes might emerge. More than once did I have to perform surgery on the wooden basket to allow the spikes to emerge, especially when the wood is still fairly hard. Eventually, some years later I wound up with a bare clump of a plant, hanging by a chain placed around it. Personally, for that reason I would always prefer open metal baskets of sorts for any Orchid with downwards spikes.
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Mar 2, 2018 1:18 PM CST
Name: Ted DeWitt
Brea, CA (Zone 10b)
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Interesting. I have a Stan and a Dracula that spike downward and can't seem to get a spike. Both in wooden baskets. I will try a no bottom basket.
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Mar 2, 2018 3:36 PM CST
Name: lindsey
wesley chapel, fl
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This was a gift from a fellow club member Phal. Sogo David
I bought a few of her plants as she needed to downsize. This was a freebie!
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Mar 2, 2018 5:07 PM CST
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Name: Ursula
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Very nice, Lindsey!!
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Mar 2, 2018 5:09 PM CST
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Name: Ursula
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Ted, yes, they may have spiked. Smiling
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Mar 2, 2018 6:42 PM CST
Name: Alice
St. Johns, FL (Zone 9a)
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Love the delicate colors on that Phal Lindsey.

Ursula, glad to hear all is well now. The pictures on the news of the MA coast are terrifying.
Minds are like parachutes; they work better when they are open.
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Mar 2, 2018 7:27 PM CST
Name: Ted DeWitt
Brea, CA (Zone 10b)
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Great looking Phal, Lindsey. Love that circular look to the spots, keep showing these beautiful Phals., I may just have to get one. And see how long I take to kill it Whistling
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Mar 2, 2018 7:40 PM CST
Name: lindsey
wesley chapel, fl
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You can HAVE it Ted...tree mail me your address. I don't want or need any houseplants. They die a quick death outside here with all the fungus etc in our humid tropical / arctic climate.

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