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Jun 16, 2012 8:04 PM CST
Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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Gotta love the frog pic.

Jim
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Jun 19, 2012 8:34 PM CST
Name: Ken
Fredericton, N.B. Canada
This is my anticipation, I got this plant 3 years ago and it has sulked ever since I got it, never putting on any new growth although I have seen some new root growth but not in the last year. I have tried all sorts of things to stimulate/shock it into new growth, more light, less light, cinnamon, indoors, outdoors and all around the square with no luck. Early this spring I treated it with 'KEIKIGROW' and after a month or two, I see this result. I don't expect it bloom but at least there is progress.

Cattleya Caudebec 'Carmela' HCC/AOS
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Jun 20, 2012 5:02 AM CST
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Nice new growth! That stuff really works!
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Jun 20, 2012 11:27 AM CST
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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Just some more update on my Den smilliae..growing fast now..seems to really relish intense heat and is not bothered by our recent triple digit episodes. One really thirsty orchid that can weather all the heat it can take!
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And another nice surprise, a new cane seems to be growing at the base: Hurray!
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Jun 20, 2012 2:59 PM CST
Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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I have never used Keikigrow; perhaps I should give it a shot.

Jim
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Jun 20, 2012 6:18 PM CST
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Tarev, looking good! Thumbs up
Surprisingly mine is again in bud too. I really like that plant!
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Jun 20, 2012 7:39 PM CST
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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Hurray! Hurray! for both our Dens Ursula!
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Jul 6, 2012 8:58 AM CST
Name: Elaine
Sarasota, Fl
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Three more spikes on Howeara Lava Burst 'Puanani' ready to pop. They are painfully slow and open sequentially, too. I can't seem to capture the color just right either. They look soft and rosy in these pictures but they are very much coral, with yellow markings. The first spike is branching in 4 or 5 places.
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Elaine

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Jul 6, 2012 9:02 AM CST
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Tarev - oh yes!! Smiling

And Elaine - perhaps I need to get me one! Looks good!
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Jul 11, 2012 12:18 AM CST
Name: bree
North coast NSW Australia
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Thumb of 2012-07-11/bree/9b2153 I just found that bottom bud rotted so im now just waiting for the top 2 to open on this Paphiopedilum Villosum, its different from my other villosum and alot nicer flower colour from what ive seen of the photos the seller showed me.
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Jul 11, 2012 12:19 AM CST
Name: bree
North coast NSW Australia
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Thumb of 2012-07-11/bree/6fcb79 this i also bought in bud and its also taken ages. P. Mabelle
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Jul 11, 2012 10:41 AM CST
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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Seeing a flower spike makes a hot hot 100+ day suddenly cool to the eyes Big Grin

Noid Miltoniopsis with a flower spike:

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Jul 11, 2012 4:29 PM CST
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Oh yes!! Thumbs up
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Jul 11, 2012 10:05 PM CST
Name: Elaine
Sarasota, Fl
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Some people call these 'orchid cactus' so I'm going out on a limb here. First flower on my dragon fruit cactus is making me lurk in the dark every night so far this week.

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Elaine

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Jul 12, 2012 6:12 AM CST
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Good for you, that is a nice bud!
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Jul 12, 2012 9:30 AM CST
Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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I'm looking forward to seeing that bud open.

Jim
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Jul 12, 2012 4:01 PM CST
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
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I would guess about another week before it opens.
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Jul 12, 2012 4:20 PM CST
Name: bree
North coast NSW Australia
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elaine i have one of them cactus , i missed the flowers opening every time (saw them in the morning when they were closing). The buds get alot bigger than that, there so big they look like there going to snap off the plant before opening, then when they do open for the one night there dinner plant size. I tried to find a pic of mine for you but cant seem to find it among all my photos. They were white but mine is the pitaya (yellow dragon fruit). Ive had a few flowers but only one friut, there not very nice tasting anyway.
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Jul 12, 2012 4:41 PM CST
Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
Birds Master Gardener: Florida Hibiscus Greenhouse Charter ATP Member Garden Photography
Bromeliad Region: Florida Orchids Roses Tropicals Region: United States of America
I agree, Bree. Not my cup of tea either.

Jim
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Jul 14, 2012 3:09 PM CST
Name: Elaine
Sarasota, Fl
The one constant in life is change
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Making progress, but not there yet. I know, the fruit are not that great sometimes. I have tasted the yellow, white and red-fleshed dragon fruits, and the only one that tasted great to me was the red one. I have no idea which this may be, so if I'm lucky and the hummihgbird moths are around the night it opens, maybe we'll see a fruit. The bud is as long as my hand. 6in. or so.

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Elaine

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