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May 1, 2018 6:58 AM CST
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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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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May 1, 2018 7:41 AM CST
Name: Big Bill
Livonia Michigan (Zone 6a)
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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.
Every day God gives me is just a true blessing!!!
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May 1, 2018 7:57 AM CST
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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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.
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May 1, 2018 10:04 AM CST
Name: lindsey
wesley chapel, fl
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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?
lindsey
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May 1, 2018 10:23 AM CST
Name: Big Bill
Livonia Michigan (Zone 6a)
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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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May 1, 2018 11:14 AM CST
Name: lindsey
wesley chapel, fl
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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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May 1, 2018 11:33 AM CST
Name: Big Bill
Livonia Michigan (Zone 6a)
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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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May 1, 2018 3:13 PM CST
Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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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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May 1, 2018 3:22 PM CST
Name: Big Bill
Livonia Michigan (Zone 6a)
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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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May 1, 2018 4:35 PM CST
Name: Elaine
Sarasota, Fl
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Whatever it is, it's a beauty, Jim and your pictures are wonderful.
Elaine

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May 1, 2018 5:42 PM CST
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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I love this one!! Super showy!! Lovey dubby
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May 2, 2018 1:01 PM CST
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
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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.
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May 2, 2018 1:59 PM CST
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Name: Ursula
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Oh this is nice!! I sure love this one too Carol! Lovey dubby
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May 2, 2018 2:07 PM CST
Name: Ted DeWitt
Brea, CA (Zone 10b)
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Outstanding, Carol. Good growing
Showing up is 88% of life
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May 2, 2018 2:27 PM CST
Name: lindsey
wesley chapel, fl
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Beautiful Carol!
I've never seen one with so many blooms Lovey dubby
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May 2, 2018 2:30 PM CST
Name: Big Bill
Livonia Michigan (Zone 6a)
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Great job Carol, way to go!!!! Hurray!
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May 2, 2018 3:03 PM CST
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
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Thanks guys, but I think Ursula's looked better. This yo- yo weather is tough on my orchids.
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May 2, 2018 3:15 PM CST
Name: Big Bill
Livonia Michigan (Zone 6a)
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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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May 2, 2018 3:39 PM CST
Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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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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May 2, 2018 4:23 PM CST
Name: Big Bill
Livonia Michigan (Zone 6a)
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Your are welcome Jim. She is a beauty! Thumbs up
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