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raisedbedbob
Walkerton, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 17, 2010
6:49 PM

Post #7802339

My brother rescued this plant from a bulldozer's path several years ago in western North Carolina. He planted it on his property in West Virginia where it remained dormant for 3 years - no sign of life at all. He assumed his efforts were fruitless. Three years ago it emerged with three flowers. Now look what he has to show for his efforts!


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Weerobin
Saint Louis, MO
(Zone 6a)

May 18, 2010
3:47 AM

Post #7803201

Wow!!
katie59
Woodinville, WA
(Zone 8b)

May 18, 2010
11:41 AM

Post #7804615

I knew you'd appreciate this, Weerobin.

Raisedbedbob, rest assured that you'll get more comments once people see this . . .
Strever
Hiouchi, CA
(Zone 8b)

May 18, 2010
11:49 PM

Post #7806144

Bob
very nice group of Cypripedium parviflorum
your brother can be very proud of that group
i have several plants i have transplanted that took 3 years to get over the shock
and then they become happy campers :-)

Dick
katie59
Woodinville, WA
(Zone 8b)

May 19, 2010
10:13 AM

Post #7807328

Strever - do you have them growing wild in California?
Strever
Hiouchi, CA
(Zone 8b)

May 20, 2010
7:09 PM

Post #7812196

Katie
we are supposed to have C.parviflorum but i haven't seen them in the wild
only nursery grown ones which i purchased & haven't seen bloom yet :-)
here is a link to Cypripedium in Calif.
http://www.calflora.org/cgi-bin/specieslist.cgi?orderby=taxon&where-genus=Cypripedium
& we do have a cpl other orchids growing here
http://www.flowershots.net/native%20orchids_California.html
i do have the Calypso bulbosa growing wild
http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/273964/
& Goodyera oblongifolia growing here
http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/59592/

Dick

katie59
Woodinville, WA
(Zone 8b)

May 20, 2010
8:12 PM

Post #7812356

Very cool - so they are farther south than I thought. I bought a Goodyera last year and it made it through our crazy winter and spring (early cold dip before things were hardened off and then a spring of huge temp swings and rain that basically rotted a bunch of stuff). But it is sorely missing the sun and just refuses to do anything until then. I didn't realize that it was in the orchid family!

Thanks for the links. You can bet I'll check them out. Here's another great site you all might be interested in: http://cubits.org/orchids/articles/view/381/

katie59
Woodinville, WA
(Zone 8b)

May 20, 2010
8:13 PM

Post #7812360

That C. californicum is outstanding!
Strever
Hiouchi, CA
(Zone 8b)

May 20, 2010
10:09 PM

Post #7812603

Katie
there are more sightings of C.californicum here then else where in the state
http://www.calflora.org/cgi-bin/species_query.cgi?where-calrecnum=2594
there are some growing a cpl blocks away from a friend up river from me
i plan on visiting and taking picts of them in the next cpl a months
i will post them when i do

Dick
katie59
Woodinville, WA
(Zone 8b)

May 20, 2010
10:42 PM

Post #7812631

Thanks, Dick. I'd like that. Had to look you up - hadn't heard of Hiouchi before.
Weerobin
Saint Louis, MO
(Zone 6a)

May 22, 2010
6:45 AM

Post #7816332

Raisedbedbob, you should upload your image to PlantFiles.
They don't have an image of a nice mature blooming plant.

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/86096/

(As you can see, I tried to make a hyperlink, but failed again.
I haven't done it successfully yet EVER!
I think I need to rent a third-grader to help me...)

Edited to say: IT WORKED!!
Now I might try to tackle resetting the clock on the microwave...

This message was edited May 22, 2010 7:50 AM
katie59
Woodinville, WA
(Zone 8b)

May 22, 2010
2:01 PM

Post #7817396

WR, too funny.

You know about CTRL-C and CTRL-X, right? My favorite combos. Select text or url and hit CTRL-C (for copy) or CTRL-X (for cut). Then go to the new browser window or document or email you have open and type in CTRL-V and it will past your selection there. I find it much faster than using the mouse and menus . . .

Good point about posting the picture. This will give everyone something to aspire to!
raisedbedbob
Walkerton, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 23, 2010
3:15 AM

Post #7818923

Uploaded as you suggested, WR.
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