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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
May 1, 2018 6:58 AM CST

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We came from here
The thread "🐥Our Orchid Blooms in April 2018🐥" in Orchids forum

Today is May 1. and with that we need a new thread! Smiling
Let me start with my second plant of Cattleya skinneri albescens var. occulata 'Debbie' opening a bunch of spikes.
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Domingoa haematochila is a cute miniature, this one just started the new blooming season.
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This Encyclia Borincana x bractescens is a smallish plant, hopefully it will have longer spikes down the road.
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And this little Restrepia landsbergii throws out a couple of cute blooms here and there.
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Please all join in and post away!
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Name: Bill
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BigBill
May 1, 2018 7:41 AM CST
Man, I am going to have to try growing more miniatures Ursula, you inspire me to buy, buy, buy!!!
Thanks for the new thread. I forgot all about May 1st.
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
May 1, 2018 7:57 AM CST

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Bill, I have a bunch of these mini species clustered together and just flood them daily with rain water, many seem to like that. I gave up on Masdevallias and other cool growing Pleurothallids, because I grow in Summer outside and a NJ Summer is just too hot for them.
Name: lindsey
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sugarcane
May 1, 2018 10:04 AM CST
Wow!
What a blizzard of blooms on your skinneri, Ursula! Is that one fragrant?
This just opened for me yesterday. I got it from a club member that was downsizing her collection, and this is its first bloom.
C. Dal's Moon X C. Garrett Collins

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It doesn't look much like the images I've found online, and I'm more than a little concerned about the unsymmetrical dark purple bit on the lip. What do you guys think?
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Name: Bill
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BigBill
May 1, 2018 10:23 AM CST
I understand that uniformity might be nice but the possible unpredictability of the darker purple is kind of cool too! Might be either temperature or light intensity controlled. But the fact that it may change with every blooming is special in my mind.
I like it a lot!! Thumbs up
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Name: lindsey
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sugarcane
May 1, 2018 11:14 AM CST

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This was the image I found on google...do you think it might be mis - tagged, Bill?

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Name: Bill
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BigBill
May 1, 2018 11:33 AM CST
That's is Dal's Moon X Garrett Collins?
I'll look into it when I get back home this evening.
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Name: Jim Hawk
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hawkarica
May 1, 2018 3:13 PM CST
We were off to a fabulous start until I dropped the ball. I've been watching this orchid open for the last few days and went out to take the pictures today. There's no tag. I just can't believe it. If anyone has a clue, please let me know.
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Jim
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Name: Bill
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BigBill
May 1, 2018 3:22 PM CST
Jim I think that your plant might be Cattleya peckhaviensis, a hybrid of Cattleya aclandiae X Cattleya schilleriana.
I have had three or four of them bloom and they look just like yours. All three of mine had the same white side lobes to the lip.


This was one of mine.
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Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
May 1, 2018 4:35 PM CST
Whatever it is, it's a beauty, Jim and your pictures are wonderful.
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Name: Ursula
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Ursula
May 1, 2018 5:42 PM CST

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I love this one!! Super showy!! Lovey dubby
Name: Carol
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ctcarol
May 2, 2018 1:01 PM CST
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Leptotes bicolor still not fully opened but from 80 last week to 60s this week and cloudy, the first blooms will probably be done by the time the rest open.
Name: Ursula
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Ursula
May 2, 2018 1:59 PM CST

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Oh this is nice!! I sure love this one too Carol! Lovey dubby
Name: Ted
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Ted5310
May 2, 2018 2:07 PM CST
Outstanding, Carol. Good growing
Name: lindsey
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sugarcane
May 2, 2018 2:27 PM CST
Beautiful Carol!
I've never seen one with so many blooms Lovey dubby
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Name: Bill
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BigBill
May 2, 2018 2:30 PM CST
Great job Carol, way to go!!!! Hurray!
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Name: Carol
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ctcarol
May 2, 2018 3:03 PM CST
Thanks guys, but I think Ursula's looked better. This yo- yo weather is tough on my orchids.
Name: Bill
Livonia, Michigan (Zone 6a)
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BigBill
May 2, 2018 3:15 PM CST
It may have.
However your plant is absolutely full of flowers! How can one expect to do better than plant = lots of flowers?? Thumbs up
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Name: Jim Hawk
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hawkarica
May 2, 2018 3:39 PM CST
After some research, I think I will take Bill's suggestion and dub my NOID Cattleya C. Peckhaviensis. Thanks Judge Bill!

Jim
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Name: Bill
Livonia, Michigan (Zone 6a)
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BigBill
May 2, 2018 4:23 PM CST
Your are welcome Jim. She is a beauty! Thumbs up
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