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Apr 9, 2018 2:46 PM CST
Name: Big Bill
Livonia Michigan (Zone 6a)
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I did not think that these subsequent posts belonged anywhere in out recent threads, so I am starting a new one: Orchids Up North!
What do you guys think?
I will be posting on primarily 2 things, The Orchid Judging from the Great Lakes Judging Center. My letters of transfer have been accepted and posted in Florida and Michigan. I will report on what comes before Orchid Judges in Michigan. From what I have seen in my research they award a lot of species, Paphiopedilums, Phalaenopsis and Phragmipediums. A good deal of this material may be plants that many of us do not grow but I would like to introduce all of you to these plants.
The second main area of posts would be things from both the Ann Arbor Orchid Society and Michigan Orchid Society. Both are a half hour from me, one east, one west.
A third area of posts will be on orchid shows, what's for sale and what some exhibits look like from the "far north!" But those could be posted in our show/shopping thread that already exists.
But in summary it might turn out to be a very interesting and informative thread. I have an Ann Arbor Orchid Society meeting this Sunday at 2pm. Stay tuned.
Every day God gives me is just a true blessing!!!
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Apr 9, 2018 2:53 PM CST
Name: Big Bill
Livonia Michigan (Zone 6a)
GROW ORCHIDS!!!
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I left the title blank because some one might have a better name. If not maybe Ursula could insert "Orchids Up North" if we get some consensus.
Every day God gives me is just a true blessing!!!
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Apr 9, 2018 3:36 PM CST
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
Bookworm Charter ATP Member Region: California Hummingbirder Orchids Plant Identifier
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Couldn't hurt , and might lure in a few more members.
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Apr 9, 2018 3:43 PM CST
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
Orchids Plumerias Cactus and Succulents Region: New Jersey Region: Pennsylvania Native Plants and Wildflowers
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Sounds fine with me!
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Apr 9, 2018 3:49 PM CST
Name: Alice
St. Johns, FL (Zone 9a)
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I agree
Minds are like parachutes; they work better when they are open.
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Apr 9, 2018 3:58 PM CST
Name: Big Bill
Livonia Michigan (Zone 6a)
GROW ORCHIDS!!!
Bee Lover Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Orchids Region: Michigan Hostas Growing under artificial light
Echinacea Critters Allowed Cat Lover Butterflies Birds Region: United States of America
Thanks everyone. I'll post Sunday.
Every day God gives me is just a true blessing!!!
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Apr 10, 2018 1:43 AM CST
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Name: Joshua
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Zone 10b)
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Sounds good, Bill! I don't grow those genera you mentioned, but I look forward to reading your reports and learning more about them.
Plant Authorities: Catalogue of Life (Species) --- International Cultivar Registration Authorities (Cultivars) --- RHS Orchid Register --- RHS Lilium Register
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The current profile image is that of Iris 'Volcanic Glow'.
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Apr 10, 2018 2:29 AM CST
Name: Big Bill
Livonia Michigan (Zone 6a)
GROW ORCHIDS!!!
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Thanks Australis. I don't grow them either. Years ago I dabbled in them but didn't do to well. I guess you might say that we will all learn something together. When you see Phrag. Jason Fisher or Phrag Fritz Schomburg, you would like to try wouldn't you?!
Every day God gives me is just a true blessing!!!
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Apr 10, 2018 7:16 AM CST
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
Orchids Plumerias Cactus and Succulents Region: New Jersey Region: Pennsylvania Native Plants and Wildflowers
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In the meanwhile - this picture popped up just now in my Facebook feed. Now what made me think of you? Smiling
Thumb of 2018-04-10/Ursula/4806c7

Joke aside, it will be wonderful!
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Apr 13, 2018 3:21 AM CST
Name: Big Bill
Livonia Michigan (Zone 6a)
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Well I must say that driving 1340 miles over 2 days was the easy part. But know that I am here, I can get the ball moving.
All my plants made the trip beautifully and are in the sun room at my son's house. I see several spikes coming so I can anticipate those blooming.
My car arrives either Sunday or Monday.
Every day God gives me is just a true blessing!!!
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Apr 13, 2018 6:38 AM CST
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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All good news, Bill! Thumbs up
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Apr 15, 2018 7:10 AM CST
Name: Big Bill
Livonia Michigan (Zone 6a)
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Echinacea Critters Allowed Cat Lover Butterflies Birds Region: United States of America
Ice ice ice ice ice ice ice.
Everything is coated with a generous1/8 of the stuff. Very pretty!
My car carrier guy is stuck as roads where he is are closed and nothing is moving!
I am getting it tomorrow I hope.
Every day God gives me is just a true blessing!!!
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Apr 15, 2018 7:14 AM CST
Name: Alice
St. Johns, FL (Zone 9a)
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Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr Rolling my eyes.
Minds are like parachutes; they work better when they are open.
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Apr 15, 2018 11:38 AM CST
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
Orchids Plumerias Cactus and Succulents Region: New Jersey Region: Pennsylvania Native Plants and Wildflowers
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Oh boy! Smiling
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Apr 15, 2018 12:16 PM CST
Name: Big Bill
Livonia Michigan (Zone 6a)
GROW ORCHIDS!!!
Bee Lover Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Orchids Region: Michigan Hostas Growing under artificial light
Echinacea Critters Allowed Cat Lover Butterflies Birds Region: United States of America
Ice is gone. Still raining though.
Every day God gives me is just a true blessing!!!
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Apr 15, 2018 12:41 PM CST
Name: Alice
St. Johns, FL (Zone 9a)
Birds Enjoys or suffers hot summers Ponds Organic Gardener Orchids Master Gardener: Florida
Hummingbirder Hibiscus Fruit Growers Region: Florida Dog Lover Container Gardener
Hope you had saved some warm clothes from your Long Island years for these chilly days. Smiling
Minds are like parachutes; they work better when they are open.
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Apr 15, 2018 12:54 PM CST
Name: Big Bill
Livonia Michigan (Zone 6a)
GROW ORCHIDS!!!
Bee Lover Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Orchids Region: Michigan Hostas Growing under artificial light
Echinacea Critters Allowed Cat Lover Butterflies Birds Region: United States of America
Winter has to end sometime. Crossing Fingers!
Every day God gives me is just a true blessing!!!
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Apr 15, 2018 1:11 PM CST
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
Bookworm Charter ATP Member Region: California Hummingbirder Orchids Plant Identifier
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Tell that to the folks in the Dakotas and Min. where they're having blizzard conditions.
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Apr 15, 2018 1:36 PM CST
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
Orchids Plumerias Cactus and Succulents Region: New Jersey Region: Pennsylvania Native Plants and Wildflowers
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It is cold and damp here too, 41 degr F after two glorious days at 80 degrees. But soon.... Smiling We will go from Winter straight into Summer this year.
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Apr 16, 2018 5:28 AM CST
Name: Big Bill
Livonia Michigan (Zone 6a)
GROW ORCHIDS!!!
Bee Lover Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Orchids Region: Michigan Hostas Growing under artificial light
Echinacea Critters Allowed Cat Lover Butterflies Birds Region: United States of America
Here is the latest.
"Cowboy" is dropping off my car this morning around 8:30 so I will be with an old friend!
I will water every plant today with the only confirmed casualty being one spike on a Cattletonia but there is another one coming. All others are just fine.
My son loves his new Phalaenopsis! His are in need of repotting. I'll take care of them ASAP.
Closing here is on for April 23rd.
Every day God gives me is just a true blessing!!!

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