Orchids forum: March orchids part 2

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Name: Laurel
Georgia
Maypoplaurel
Mar 19, 2010 4:32 PM CST
I am so taken with that Rojo, Ursula. Obviously I'm not alone. It took blue at the Atlanta show. Yours is equally gorgeous. Hurray! The Asc. is enviable. A poster mentioned Asc. 'Yip Sum Wah' somewhere earlier. This orchid was my intro to Asc. many years ago and I adored it. I'll need to add that to my replacement list. In the meantime, is your Asctm. curvifolium doing anything? Mine's just beginning a nub of a spike.

Why can't you grow Paphs or Vandas Carol?
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
Mar 19, 2010 4:42 PM CST

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Thanks Laurel! About the Asctm curvifolium, so far I haven't noticed a spike yet, but it is still early in the season. Have to take a closer look.

(Btw the golden Ascda x came from Natt 's Orchids.)
Name: Laurel
Georgia
Maypoplaurel
Mar 19, 2010 5:23 PM CST
Ursula, I thought your Asctm curvifolum was ahead of mine with blooms in early April (?). Mine came from Fuchs, in bud last year, and bloomed in late April/May. I suspect mine will be delayed this year as we are further north and west of homestead, FL, but the plant looks great!

Kathy, do we have a list of useful abbrevs. anywhere on the site? Here's one. http://www.notsogreenthumb.org... I'm running into new ones with the nothogenus listings. I now own a Yamadara (Yam.) Queen Adelia rescue and a Dagamoara Skywalker 'Red Star'. I think that one is Dgmr. Who would know those orchids would be having intergeneric tete a tetes while I was away for all those years? *Blush*
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Mar 19, 2010 5:41 PM CST

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Laurel, yes. Last year it bloomed (early?) for me in April. But in 2008 it bloomed in May and in 2007 it bloomed in June. We shall see....
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
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ctcarol
Mar 19, 2010 6:29 PM CST
Laurel, I'm not sure why. I have adopted 1 paph , 1 asctrm, and 1 vanda, that were all in bad shape when I got them. I did get 1 bloom spike on the vanda, but I think that was it's swan song...now it is barely hanging on. Low humidity? Cold winter (no place for it in the house)? Same with the ascotrm. I killed the paph while trying to get rid of the ant's nest in it, but it was in sad shape already. My nursing skills are not as good as yours! Hilarious!
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Mar 20, 2010 6:47 AM CST

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I think you just diagnosed it yourself, Carol: "that were all in bad shape when I got them". I would say, it is not YOUR fault.
Name: Kathy
Western MA

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Region: Northeast US Orchids Irises
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boojum
Mar 20, 2010 7:15 PM CST
Look who is opening a flower.

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Name: Kathy
Western MA

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boojum
Mar 20, 2010 7:17 PM CST
Phrag Noirmont today.

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Name: Kathy
Western MA

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boojum
Mar 20, 2010 7:24 PM CST
Vanda lamellata var boxalii. (Ursula, I remembered to answer you.)

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Name: Kathy
Western MA

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boojum
Mar 20, 2010 7:27 PM CST
Slc. Memoria Alvin Begeman 'Poem'.

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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Mar 20, 2010 8:16 PM CST

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Thanks Kathy! I like this Vanda very much. If I see it at offered at the SEPOS it goes home with me.
Name: Todd Boland
St. John's, Newfoundland, Cana
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Todd_Boland
Mar 21, 2010 8:47 AM CST
Looking good Kathy!
Name: Kathy
Western MA

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boojum
Mar 21, 2010 8:52 AM CST
Ursula, speaking of SEPOS, did you post pics of Longwood somewhere?
I think I need a Vanda tricolor!

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Name: Kathy
Western MA

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Region: Northeast US Orchids Irises
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boojum
Mar 21, 2010 9:07 AM CST
Hi Todd! I've posted about your article on Twitter last night.

New stuff. I've also put a few more links in the sidebar for abbreviations, Jay Pfahl's species encyclopedia, and basic pronunciations. I've posted a new article in orchid News and there's a great gallery of maxillarias in the Identification forum. Ursula, do you think it would be okay to post a link to huiray's neofinetias? Busy, busy.
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Mar 21, 2010 9:39 AM CST

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Kathy, this year's SEPOS starts this Friday and goes into Sunday.
I just posted my links to the 2008 and 2009 shows into "orchid shows we have enjoyed".
Name: Kathy
Western MA

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Region: Northeast US Orchids Irises
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boojum
Mar 21, 2010 9:50 AM CST
Thanks. Going there now!
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Mar 21, 2010 7:29 PM CST

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My Aerangis citrata is now open, whatever buds didn't abort.
The single flowers are really cute.

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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Mar 21, 2010 7:30 PM CST

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from the side

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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Mar 21, 2010 7:31 PM CST

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The shorter spike of the two -

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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Mar 21, 2010 7:36 PM CST

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- and the plant established on Epiweb a couple of years ago. I almost lost the plant ( and another smaller one) as it was potted up.
The longer spike was most promising. Unfortunately most of the buds aborted. Thumbs down Perhaps the plant simply needs to grow a bit more to be able to support more spikes?


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