Just letting Yall know if this Forum does not show a tad more enthusiasm. the totalitarian from (admen) will close it down, just like she has done with two of OUR other Great Threads. http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1250371/
(plus the Outdoor BBQ Forum) GOD knows why ???
We can never ever access any of those threads again ?
It's like living back in WWII with Hitler ruling.
I am heading into Winter so I don't have much new stuff to add.
But I will still post some Old Pictures if people are interested ?
orchidman1 wrote:Ginger: As long as Dave's refunds our membership, I really don't care. Dave's membership has moved to new pastures and it is hard to generate renewed enthusiasm in the present forum. We'll see. bob
Good luck with getting a refund Bob. (don't hold your breath)
Admin has gone NUTS with removing old unused threads.
I just wish I could say more, but I fear being barred.
Where is this 'new pastures'? I will give it a good look.
The third picture is my last Queen of this year which bloomed last night--yeah, I missed it. The first two pictures are my greenhouse packed for the winter. I just doubled the size and I'm already running out of space. That's what happens when you grow epies and have the fever===bad. bob
I have had a couple of Epi`s for a few years, but now I have been looking at them on Ebay and found some
fragrant Epi`s... So Needless to say Im getting the fever! There are some beauties out there for sure!
The only two plants I have that are blooming size are Night blooming Epi and Day blooming, the day blooming
did have one bloom on it this fall and I did`nt get a pic.
I have since bought several new cuttings to root.
What is the best fertilizer to use during the growing season?
I have the rooted ones in a cooler room and I know now not to water much during the winter for more
What are some of your favorite epi`s?
OMG!!! I adore the Koala painting. Are you the artist? I would love to have a copy. I've had a passion for these little guys for years! In fact our guest room is amassed with Koalas that I have collected. (Not live ones, of course) Love that!
Anyway…Back to the Epi. I also use Osmocote. I acquired 2 cuttings awhile back. I think it was Bob that told me it could take several years for them to bloom. How old is yours? I'm so anxious to see them 'bust' out in flower! :-)
Yes it is My Painting.
I actually included a similar Picture in the Photo Contest.
If I take a full size Photograph of it. (4.75 mp)
I can E-mail it to you and I will give you permission to make one large print of it for yourself.
I have made prints of some of My Pictures up to a 600 X 850 mm.
My Epi's were cuttings taken from this very large cluster.
I grew the cutting in water and had roots and at least 5 Flowers within 5 weeks.
I can include More Pictures if Yall are interested.
This clump of Epi's started off as three single Epis about 7 years ago. (planted one meter apart)
The clump is now 5 meters long, 3 mtrs wide and 3 mtrs high.
The Farmer who first planted them died a few years later and they went feral.
It is not unusual to see more than 200 Flowers in one night.
And that happens about 3 times each year.
This is the Flower spikes about 5 days before the previous Pictures.
Just a few weeks after first planting this OC in soil it began to Flower.
That Flower turned into a viable fruit. (on the left)
And only a couple of months later it began to Flower again. (on the right)
So now I have my first ever Fruit.
This is a daytime Picture to show just how big the entire plant really is.
All the Flowers were already spent. They only last from 4 to 6 hours.
It's not hard to see why I can collect so many Fruit from this one Plant.
Seeds were placed on a graphed note pad for counting and Photographing.
I then scarified the seeds for about one hour in a glass jar ½ full of water and a teaspoon full of sand.
When 'scarified' properly the seed will begin to grow in 48 hours.
If not it could take in excess of five weeks to germinate.