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Name: Bill
Livonia, Michigan (Zone 6a)
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BigBill
Apr 9, 2018 2:46 PM CST
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.
"Our children are the messages we send to a time that we will never see."
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Name: Bill
Livonia, Michigan (Zone 6a)
Orchid Judge
Region: United States of America Echinacea Hostas Region: Michigan Butterflies Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
Orchids Cat Lover Birds Dahlias
BigBill
Apr 9, 2018 2:53 PM CST
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.
"Our children are the messages we send to a time that we will never see."
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
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ctcarol
Apr 9, 2018 3:36 PM CST
Couldn't hurt , and might lure in a few more members.
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Apr 9, 2018 3:43 PM CST

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Sounds fine with me!
Name: Alice
Saint Helena Island, SC (Zone 9a)
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ardesia
Apr 9, 2018 3:49 PM CST
I agree
Minds are like parachutes; they work better when they are open.
Name: Bill
Livonia, Michigan (Zone 6a)
Orchid Judge
Region: United States of America Echinacea Hostas Region: Michigan Butterflies Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
Orchids Cat Lover Birds Dahlias
BigBill
Apr 9, 2018 3:58 PM CST
Thanks everyone. I'll post Sunday.
"Our children are the messages we send to a time that we will never see."
Name: Joshua
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Zone 10b)
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Australis
Apr 10, 2018 1:43 AM CST

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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
My Notes: Orchid Genera HTML PDF Excel --- Lilium Traits HTML PDF --- Lilium Species Crosses HTML PDF Excel --- Lilium Species Diagram
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Name: Bill
Livonia, Michigan (Zone 6a)
Orchid Judge
Region: United States of America Echinacea Hostas Region: Michigan Butterflies Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
Orchids Cat Lover Birds Dahlias
BigBill
Apr 10, 2018 2:29 AM CST
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?!
"Our children are the messages we send to a time that we will never see."
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Apr 10, 2018 7:16 AM CST

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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!

Name: Bill
Livonia, Michigan (Zone 6a)
Orchid Judge
Region: United States of America Echinacea Hostas Region: Michigan Butterflies Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
Orchids Cat Lover Birds Dahlias
BigBill
Apr 13, 2018 3:21 AM CST
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.
"Our children are the messages we send to a time that we will never see."
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Apr 13, 2018 6:38 AM CST

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All good news, Bill! Thumbs up
Name: Bill
Livonia, Michigan (Zone 6a)
Orchid Judge
Region: United States of America Echinacea Hostas Region: Michigan Butterflies Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
Orchids Cat Lover Birds Dahlias
BigBill
Apr 15, 2018 7:10 AM CST
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.
"Our children are the messages we send to a time that we will never see."
Name: Alice
Saint Helena Island, SC (Zone 9a)
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ardesia
Apr 15, 2018 7:14 AM CST
Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr Rolling my eyes.
Minds are like parachutes; they work better when they are open.
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
Orchids Cactus and Succulents Region: New Jersey Region: Pennsylvania Native Plants and Wildflowers Greenhouse
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Ursula
Apr 15, 2018 11:38 AM CST

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Oh boy! Smiling
Name: Bill
Livonia, Michigan (Zone 6a)
Orchid Judge
Region: United States of America Echinacea Hostas Region: Michigan Butterflies Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
Orchids Cat Lover Birds Dahlias
BigBill
Apr 15, 2018 12:16 PM CST
Ice is gone. Still raining though.
"Our children are the messages we send to a time that we will never see."
Name: Alice
Saint Helena Island, SC (Zone 9a)
Charter ATP Member Aquaponics Hibiscus Orchids Fruit Growers Tropicals
Hummingbirder Garden Photography Container Gardener Butterflies Bromeliad Birds
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ardesia
Apr 15, 2018 12:41 PM CST
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.
Name: Bill
Livonia, Michigan (Zone 6a)
Orchid Judge
Region: United States of America Echinacea Hostas Region: Michigan Butterflies Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
Orchids Cat Lover Birds Dahlias
BigBill
Apr 15, 2018 12:54 PM CST
Winter has to end sometime. Crossing Fingers!
"Our children are the messages we send to a time that we will never see."
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
Charter ATP Member Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Orchids Region: California Plant Identifier
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ctcarol
Apr 15, 2018 1:11 PM CST
Tell that to the folks in the Dakotas and Min. where they're having blizzard conditions.
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
Orchids Cactus and Succulents Region: New Jersey Region: Pennsylvania Native Plants and Wildflowers Greenhouse
Ponds Keeper of Koi Forum moderator Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Adeniums Spiders!
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Ursula
Apr 15, 2018 1:36 PM CST

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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.
Name: Bill
Livonia, Michigan (Zone 6a)
Orchid Judge
Region: United States of America Echinacea Hostas Region: Michigan Butterflies Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
Orchids Cat Lover Birds Dahlias
BigBill
Apr 16, 2018 5:28 AM CST
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.
"Our children are the messages we send to a time that we will never see."

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