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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 1, 2012
7:53 AM

Post #9147532

Tis time to begin our June thread. We came from http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1255626/. Please post your June pretties here and join in the fun.

I'll start us off with a classic, Laelia tenebrosa. Note the double lip in the second pic.

Jim

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 1, 2012
8:05 AM

Post #9147554

Bc. Mermaid 'Janice' is blooming for the first time, at least for me. I bought it about a year ago.

Jim

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 1, 2012
8:31 AM

Post #9147584

Keeping it in the Catt alliance, how about Blc. Paradise Jewel 'Flare'.

Jim

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dyzzypyxxy

dyzzypyxxy
Sarasota, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 1, 2012
9:41 AM

Post #9147668

That 'Flare' is a Vegas dancing girl with lots of floof! What a fab color combo - wouldn't think it would work but it does.

We are getting lots of good rain today, too - Thank Goodness! We had a really dry May.
hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 1, 2012
9:54 AM

Post #9147677

Yes, bless the rain. My lake was getting low.

Psychopsis Mendenhall alba 'Yellow Butterfly' has a brand new bloom. Here she is alone and also with her half sister in a family shot.

Jim

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 1, 2012
9:57 AM

Post #9147682

Bc. Maikai 'Louise' is exploding in blooms.

Jim

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 1, 2012
10:01 AM

Post #9147685

Encyclia Green Hornet is nearing full bloom:

Jim

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 1, 2012
10:03 AM

Post #9147688

The Phals seem to be happy.

Jim

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 1, 2012
10:06 AM

Post #9147690

This is Brassolaelia Memoria Bernice Foster.

Jim

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 1, 2012
10:15 AM

Post #9147705

Lc George Baldwin X C Trithena just won't quit and is putting out new spikes and blooms. I love the color.

Jim

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 1, 2012
10:23 AM

Post #9147711

Blc Keowee 'Newberry' opened last night. I've had it for years as it is a big plant and a very reliable bloomer.

Jim

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 1, 2012
10:29 AM

Post #9147714

This is not your every day orchid and it is difficult to get good pictures of it as the blooms point straight down. This is the second year I have bloomed it and it produced two spikes each time. It is a fairly large plant as you can see when I moved it atop the grill. This is Ctsm Crown Fox Voodoo.

Jim


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Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 2, 2012
6:27 AM

Post #9148732

Really like Laelia tenebrosa.
I had a NOID Den follow me home from HD Thur. They must have just received a shipment. Of course she was packed in moss so I figured I was saving her from a certain slow death. I'm terrible at getting pics but will try to remember later.

mellielong

mellielong
Lutz, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 2, 2012
8:51 AM

Post #9148925

I went to the sale at Byrd's Orchids today in Lakeland and picked up a few cattleyas. Two are in bloom - Blc. Pratum Green "Bonserm" and Blc. Marasri.

The other two I picked based on their names - C. Hawaiian Wedding Song x Lc. Ann Akagi and C. Hawaiian Snowflake x C. Angel Walker. I tend to like anything with Hawaii in the name, LOL!

Melanie

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 2, 2012
12:59 PM

Post #9149250

Speaking of Laelia tenebrosa, here is her sister Laelia purpurata.

Jim

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 2, 2012
1:02 PM

Post #9149255

Also blooming is Aerides houlletiana:


Jim

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 2, 2012
1:05 PM

Post #9149259

Bc Little Star is full of blooms and the first two opened today. The evenings will soon smell delightful in the OC.

Jim

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 2, 2012
1:07 PM

Post #9149261

Malanie, nice color on your two new Catts.

Jim

dyzzypyxxy

dyzzypyxxy
Sarasota, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 2, 2012
3:27 PM

Post #9149455

Love those Laelias, Jim. Beautiful color.

Melanie your new Catts are beautiful, too. If you're straying as far as Lakeland to buy orchids, you really need to go a bit further and hit some of the great places in Apopka! Prices are simply astounding compared to your everyday local orchid nurseries.

I'm still waiting for a couple of new blooms - maybe tomorrow. This orchid growing sure does teach you patience.

I always loved the sign on the wall of my neighbor's kitchen in Salt Lake City (they have seven kids). It said "Dear Lord, give me patience and I want it RIGHT NOW".

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 2, 2012
3:49 PM

Post #9149467

I went out to water and discovered a bloomer I had missed. This is Epi. Mabel Kanda 'Miyao' X Epi.Cordigerum 'Paradise'

Jim

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 2, 2012
4:45 PM

Post #9149509

My Psychopsis alba has produced a second bloom on the spike that was blooming. I have seen this before but not often.

Jim

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 3, 2012
5:02 PM

Post #9150693

I just have to post more of Lc George Baldwin X C. Trithena. It bloomed in November and then began again in early May. Right now it has eight blooms fully open and 5 buds in the waiting. The plant occupies an 8 inch clay pot that's ready to burst. This is a fabulus plant that I can recommend to everyone.

Jim

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breeindy

breeindy
north coast nsw
Australia

June 4, 2012
1:13 AM

Post #9151149

Paph Leeanum
Blc. George King x C. Dubosia looks abit wrecked from all the rain. May look better when fully open.

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 4, 2012
4:43 PM

Post #9152342

Rhynchovola Jimminey Cricket, also known as a Brassavola (nodosa X digbyana) opened today. It is such a delicate flower.

Jim

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 4, 2012
4:59 PM

Post #9152375

Here is an update on Blc Keowee 'Newberry'. Great plant and a reliable bloomer.

Jim

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 4, 2012
5:01 PM

Post #9152378

This is the regular version of Phychopsis butterfly.

Jim

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 4, 2012
5:11 PM

Post #9152399

Here are a couple of good pics of Ctsm Crown Fox Voodoo.

Jim

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 4, 2012
5:13 PM

Post #9152402

Hanging like a bunch of grapes is Aerides houlletiana.

Jim

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Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 5, 2012
8:31 AM

Post #9153119

Jim - a Phychopsis butterfly question. A couple of my LONG stalks have dried up at the ends. Do I just cut them back to a "node" to have them start blooming again?

I rescued a Phal from the 75% rack at Lowes this AM ($3.25). He had buds on his main stalk and a side stalk that is also forming buds. Leaves & roots look healthy. Next is to get him out of that wad of spaghum.
hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 5, 2012
10:13 AM

Post #9153214

I never cut a Phochopsis spike unless I am sure it is completely dead. It will branch on its own if it wants to.

Jim
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 5, 2012
12:41 PM

Post #9153377

The top of 2 spikes is crispy dead. Thought I'd break it off right below that spot.
The 2 others appear to be healthy and are blooming.
hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 5, 2012
5:06 PM

Post #9153723

That sounds fine, Jean.

Opening for me today is Cattleya Summer Spot 'Carmela'. This is the first time I have seen her bloom.

Jim

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 5, 2012
5:08 PM

Post #9153727

And a couple more pics just for the fun of it.

Jim

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dyzzypyxxy
Sarasota, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 5, 2012
5:49 PM

Post #9153774

That little fella is conflicted - classic elegant lip, and those wild petals. What a cutie.

Here's my little energizer, Zlm. Teipei's Goldbar

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 5, 2012
5:56 PM

Post #9153783

Very nice, Elaine. For those who may not know, Zlm. is short for Zelemnia which is a Tolumnia crossed with a Zelenkoa.

Jim

breeindy

breeindy
north coast nsw
Australia

June 6, 2012
12:17 AM

Post #9154167

Love Cattleya Summer Spot 'Carmela' Do you know the parentage? Looks alot like Caudebec x Lulu?
hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 6, 2012
7:43 AM

Post #9154433

Bree, I think C. Summer Spot 'Carmela' is a cross between C. Summer Stars x C.aclandiae.

Jim
MaypopLaurel
Cleveland,GA/Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

June 6, 2012
4:02 PM

Post #9154977

Posting to say I am missing orchid friends and this forum a lot. Sorry for being MIA and for having to keep posting "so sorry". We returned to Atlanta hours ago and only for a few days because I"m working. Most orchids are getting by on auto-pilot. Some are less happy.

We are preparing to host a third annual Georgia RU and pig out (really Kosher hot dog, so cow out) at Maypop. It has over flowed to include a few adjoining states. DD's wedding and four day celebration follows four weeks later. I am catering (I'm a caterer/chef as well as a R.N.) three separate events that weekend. I also have to arrange for flowers, linen, table, tent and chair rental at multiple venues and have separate themes for each party. Daughter's wish for a simple, post nuptial, country weekend is not so simple. Being one of the three apples of our eyes (middle apple)...no problem. lol We need to be in Miami, on business, the week after the wedding. August in Miami. Ugh. I've spent the last three days on the phone dealing with people in charge of my house and the current termite infestation.

I have promised to post photos and even taken pics but then have to be on the run to another city and have no time to compress or post. Maybe if things calm down in the next few days. I'm honestly trying.
Laurel
OCCAROL
Santa Ana, CA
(Zone 10b)

June 6, 2012
6:10 PM

Post #9155133

Laurel, We miss you, but you have to prioritize! just remember to take care of you!

mellielong

mellielong
Lutz, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 6, 2012
6:29 PM

Post #9155155

Yup, and we're pretty good at amusing ourselves while you're away. : )

If it ever stops raining, I'll take a picture of what my shade shack looks like with orchids in it!

Melanie
ted5310
Brea, CA
(Zone 10b)

June 6, 2012
7:45 PM

Post #9155228

Platystele misera has more spikes than ever. Some are opening up. This will be the start and she will produce these tiniest of blooms all summer and late into the fall/winter.
Laurel, like Carol said, take care of yourself. Sounds like you're burning the candle at both ends and trying to light up the middle.

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 7, 2012
8:46 AM

Post #9155667

Laurel, thanks for posting and keeping us informed. I think we all tend to worry about you just a bit. The rainy season is upon us and it feels like a sauna out there. I managed to prun a palm tree yesterday but the rain is off and on and you can cut the air with a knife today. And so it will be until mid to late October.

Jim
hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 8, 2012
7:55 AM

Post #9156888

I have what I would call an Oncidium dancing ladies opening for me at the moment. The tag reads Onc. Butterfly (Onc. Sandarae X Papilio). I think those are the parents of Psychopsis Butterfly so I really cannot understand how I am getting this dancing lady flower. Any help?

Jim

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dyzzypyxxy
Sarasota, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 9, 2012
6:51 AM

Post #9157947

Mysterious, Jim. I have my first Den finally open - Den. Judith Nakayama

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 10, 2012
3:13 PM

Post #9159546

Nice Dendrobium, Elaine.

Just opening today is an orchid I purchased when I visited Fender's closing sale in Venice with Elaine. I didn't know a thing about this orchid but the linage looked terrific. This is Blc. Chia Lin 'New City' X Pot. Susan Fender 'Cinnamon Stick', AM/AOS. Besides, the plant was large and in good health.

Jim



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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 10, 2012
3:16 PM

Post #9159548

This is Epi. Radicans 'Crucifix'

Jim

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 10, 2012
3:18 PM

Post #9159549

My yellow Spathoglottis plicata.

Jim

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 10, 2012
3:20 PM

Post #9159553

This is a nice picture of one of my $5.00 Phals from Apopka.

Jim

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 10, 2012
3:24 PM

Post #9159555


I'm going to go with a suggestion from Ken (aka. Ironwood) and call this one Oncidium Sweet Sugar.

Jim

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dyzzypyxxy
Sarasota, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 10, 2012
4:58 PM

Post #9159643

I'm sure glad your Fender's purchase is a winner, Jim. You can see 'Chia Lin' in that floofy lip, but the petals are a lovely color, too.

My one little Fender's orchid Pot. Fire in your Eyes has a nice healthy new pb but I'm not setting my heart on seeing a flower until next summer.

Maybe it will surprise me? Could that little dried spike on the biggest leaf be an old flower stem?

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 10, 2012
5:55 PM

Post #9159724

That's what it looks like to me, Elaine.

Jim

breeindy

breeindy
north coast nsw
Australia

June 10, 2012
7:22 PM

Post #9159855

yes thats a old flower stem. Elaine did it flower and you miss it or did you just get it?
OCCAROL
Santa Ana, CA
(Zone 10b)

June 11, 2012
4:15 PM

Post #9161154

I really like that 'cinnamon stick' ,Jim!
hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 11, 2012
5:37 PM

Post #9161248

Thanks, Carol. Sometimes when I am shopping orchids and I find one with super great parents, it's hard to pass up.

Jim

dyzzypyxxy

dyzzypyxxy
Sarasota, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 11, 2012
5:47 PM

Post #9161265

Bree, I just got that one in April. I guess it had bloomed before I bought it. That's encouraging, that I might see a flower this summer, maybe.

I looked it up, and the description says it is a "compact grower" and blooms "often".. I was thinking it was small to be blooming, but I guess not.

dyzzypyxxy

dyzzypyxxy
Sarasota, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 12, 2012
8:53 AM

Post #9162065

Here's one of my little Howeara Lava Burst 'Puanani' AM/AOS opening up a nice long spike. As usual the red is hard to capture, it's more vivid than the picture shows.

fyi, Anybody looking for Bulbo. medusae, Tropiflora has some for sale this week. I was thinking of hopping up there to get one, but the last thing I need is another expensive, fussy one. Best I keep developing my skills on the inexpensive ones I can get locally.

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 12, 2012
12:26 PM

Post #9162330

Elaine, I think you are making a wise decision. I have managed to bloom Bulb. medusae only twice in the five years I have had it and it always looks as if it is going to die at any minute. Beautiful flower however makes it almost worth it.

This is either a picture of my old house slippers or new blooms on Bulb. frostii. It's impossible to tell by the smell. :>)

Jim

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 12, 2012
12:32 PM

Post #9162342

Miltassia Aztec Toni has put out yet another spike. It seems like this gal has been blooming forever.

Jim

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 12, 2012
12:35 PM

Post #9162347

Bc. Little Star now has four spikes and lots of flowers. The aroma fills the OC in the evenings.

Jim

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dyzzypyxxy
Sarasota, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 12, 2012
1:59 PM

Post #9162483

Love those stinky slippers, Jim. Next time we go to Apopka, I'm getting a couple more Little Stars for sure! Beautiful, dependable, smell nice, how can you beat it?

My Bl. Yellow Bird and the big NoID brassavola are in spike, and my David Sander looks like it has potential, too!
MaypopLaurel
Cleveland,GA/Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

June 12, 2012
5:56 PM

Post #9162788

I'm here and enjoying posts. Still time crunched. It will probably be that way through August.

Jim, all Oncidiums are commonly referred to as "Dancing Ladies". It's especially referenced when the spikes are elongated with lots of flowers like a chorus line. Great frostii! Someone took a hunk of one of my Bulbos a few years ago and gave me two pbs of a frostii. I'm hoping there are enough years left to see it bloom.

Ted, the Platy. is awesome!
ted5310
Brea, CA
(Zone 10b)

June 12, 2012
8:17 PM

Post #9162972

Thanx, Laural

Still love that Miltassia Aztec Toni,Jim. and i just love yellow flowers like yellow Spathoglottis plicata
hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 19, 2012
10:13 AM

Post #9171585

Just opening today is Epc. El Hatillo 'Pinta'. This is the first new bloom in over a week for me.

Jim

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dyzzypyxxy
Sarasota, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 19, 2012
2:55 PM

Post #9171872

Oh, no! A whole week? It's a beauty, Jim.

I finally have something new to show, and am learning to restrain my camera finger until the bloom actually opens, too. Necessary skills for an orchid grower - patience and restraint?

Noid brassavola, we think might be Yellow Bird. Always opens this delicate pink, but will mature to orange on the petals and yellow lip. Two more buds on this spike, and two more spikes coming. I think I've finally found the ticket for this one, it's a mass of tangled roots mounted on a big piece of cork, and it seems it wasn't getting enough water, so now, I dunk it in a tub of rainwater at least 3 times a week if it doesn't rain, and wait until it stops bubbling before I pull it out to drain. Et voila!

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 20, 2012
2:04 PM

Post #9173213

Very nice Brassavola, Elaine. Delicate with nice color. By the way, it probably morphed into a Rhynchovola when you wern't looking.

Jim

dyzzypyxxy

dyzzypyxxy
Sarasota, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 20, 2012
4:01 PM

Post #9173340

Don'tcha hate when they do that?

But as long as we don't know what it is anyway, . . . I think the leaves look enough like my other Brassavolas to keep it in the family.
OCCAROL
Santa Ana, CA
(Zone 10b)

June 20, 2012
4:53 PM

Post #9173390

Well you Fl. folks have been carrying the load lately, so I'll try to make a small contribution here. Laelia purpurata has finally bloomed, and I love it! If I can find the pic, I got a close up of Nageliella (hartwegia) purpurea. ...no easy feat as it bobs in the breeze

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OCCAROL
Santa Ana, CA
(Zone 10b)

June 20, 2012
4:54 PM

Post #9173391

Nageliella

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OCCAROL
Santa Ana, CA
(Zone 10b)

June 20, 2012
4:57 PM

Post #9173398

some NOID Phals

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mellielong
Lutz, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 20, 2012
5:33 PM

Post #9173420

My orchid society is having their annual auction tomorrow night so I expect to come home penniless. I'm leaving for vacation (to WV) on Friday so you'll have to wait to hear what I purchased. They emailed the list out earlier today and I've already marked it up with all the ones I want to bid on, LOL! Mostly cattleya crosses and a couple of vandas. But I might get tempted by something out of my comfort zone.

Melanie
hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 20, 2012
6:29 PM

Post #9173501

Go for it, Melanie. We'll be rooting for you from here.

Jim
ted5310
Brea, CA
(Zone 10b)

June 20, 2012
7:56 PM

Post #9173630

dyzzypyxxy, really like those soft colors of your NOID.
Jim, my condolences on having to wait more than 15 minutes for a new bloom. LOL. But always such great photos.
Carol,my Nageliella (hartwegia) purpurea, has buds, so we're right behind ya. Phals, still working on them. Masdevallia ibanez - behar speckles sent a bloom out from the end of the spike that the first bloom was on. Much like a Psychopsis . Just not such a long wait. About 4 weeks. But a whole lot smaller! Laelia purpurata really looks nice. How long have you had it before she bloomed?

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 21, 2012
8:37 AM

Post #9174220

Ted, I love he Masdevallia as well as the mount she is growing on. I could make good use of such a mount if I could find one.

Jim

dyzzypyxxy

dyzzypyxxy
Sarasota, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 21, 2012
9:40 AM

Post #9174334

Tropiflora has a summer event going next weekend (29th - 30th) and they have a great selection of cork pieces by the pound, as well as big driftwood for mounts. The driftwood pieces were marked down to 1/2 price last time I was there. They leave them out in the sun and rain to rinse the salt out of them. The cork piece in the pic below was $6 - still had the price tag on it!

Ted, the little Mas. is really sweet, so very tiny!

Here's day 2 of the noid Brassavola's blooming event (sorry, it's all I've got right now) with second flower open and the first one getting very yellow.

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 21, 2012
9:58 AM

Post #9174366

Very nice, Elaine. Brassavolas are so cool.

As for me, this one looks like a Schomburgkia and acts like a Schomburgkia but it is called Ctna Maui Maid X Mcp Brysiana. If you look all of that up, you will find a load of Schomburgkia in the family tree. The spikes are 30 inches long with several flower buds on the last 3 or 4 inches.

Jim

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 21, 2012
10:03 AM

Post #9174374

Oncidium Sweet Sugar now has a full contingent of dancing ladies in formation in the OC.

Jim

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MaypopLaurel
Cleveland,GA/Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

June 21, 2012
4:30 PM

Post #9174875

Ohh, I love Ctnas, Jim and that one is a beauty! I bought a seedling El Hatillo 'Pinta' too many years ago and STILL have not bloomed it. You're really aggravating me with that one, Jim.

Carol, I don't know Nageliella. What does it need? BTW, who has Phals blooming in late June? lol

Melanie, you're going to have fun.

Elaine, that Brassavola is a luscious color.

Ted, the Masdie is extraordinary!

We are hosting the GA RU this Saturday that has managed to spill over into two other states. DD and fiancee are arriving late tonight from D.C. for a week of final wedding planning. They will be staying with us along with Terry from Admin. and her SO. She is wonderful and we are looking forward to the visit. It will be a full house. I keep thinking things will loosen up.

I was really upset to discover some recent orchid losses were not the result of my neglect but rather that SO had accidentally turned the water off to the misting timers while moving hoses. So while we were away for three to five days at a time the misters were not going on at all. Not good when growing touchy species. Divorce is eminent.
hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 21, 2012
5:44 PM

Post #9174955

I'm betting Steve will pull through this unforced error by citing old age and bad hip excuses. :>)

As for the Ctna, it has four spikes so more is in the offing.

Last Saturday, the reporter who writes the gardening section for the Tampa Bay Times spent three hours here interviewing me and touring the garden. The article will be in tomorrow's paper. I'll post a E-link as soon as I get it. She was focused on the palms and cycads as opposed to orchids so we'll see how it goes.

I'm a bit out of bounds here but I thought some might enjoy this picture I took of the blooms on my dwarf poinciana.

Jim

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dyzzypyxxy

dyzzypyxxy
Sarasota, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 22, 2012
7:49 AM

Post #9175694

Today, as I was moving everybody to shelter under the eaves, against the coming deluge . . tropical storm in the making down here . . I found that my little Maxillaria tenuifolia has popped a bloom! This was a very scruffy, lanky little plant from the orphanage a couple of months ago and I sure didn't expect it to flower anywhere near this soon! Coconuts r us!

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OCCAROL
Santa Ana, CA
(Zone 10b)

June 22, 2012
2:41 PM

Post #9176237

Ted, Love that Massdi!
Jim, still drooling over Maui Maid.
Laurel, Nageliella (hartwegia) is more about leaves than flowers, tho the hummers like them. It's temp. tolorant, needs daily watering when mounted, and bright light. Blooms once a year for me (don't cut off old spikes as they rebloom). The plant is tiny, but those spikes are a couple of ft. long. That it it's home year round.
As to the blooming Phals; remember that I am on the other side of the continent. While the time zone is only 3 hrs behind you, the bloom zone is a month or more, at least for Orchids.

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 22, 2012
6:01 PM

Post #9176501

Here is the link to the newspaper article. The verbage is here but they left off some nice pictures of the palms and cycads.
http://www.tampabay.com/features/homeandgarden/growing-palm-trees-and-cycads-set-your-landscape-apart/1236336

Jim
hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 24, 2012
9:16 AM

Post #9178454

We're going on 24 hours of high winds and rain from this tropical system that is passing by. I think I can safely say the dry season is over.

Jim
Franco24
Hammonton, NJ
(Zone 6b)

June 24, 2012
10:02 AM

Post #9178504

Blc. Dora Louise Capen is the latest bloom here in the yard.

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dyzzypyxxy

dyzzypyxxy
Sarasota, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 24, 2012
10:40 AM

Post #9178573

That's a beauty, Franco. Nice growing there.

We have a tornado outbreak going on just to the north and east of us, and we've had over 5in. of rain in the last two days.

Here's another new bloom opening on my NoID Brassavola, while the other flowers are maturing more and more yellow.

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dyzzypyxxy

dyzzypyxxy
Sarasota, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 24, 2012
10:45 AM

Post #9178581

Jim, hope you are ok, TV showing big tornado threat over you, too.
hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 24, 2012
11:02 AM

Post #9178601

Nice Catt, Franco. It looks like it should be giving you a nice fragrance as well.

That's one pretty Brassavola, Elaine. It is raining about as hard as it can rain wiith winds producing sheets of rain from time to time. I went to church this morning and was one of only a few who made it. Good thing I got the grass cut early Saturday morning. The forcast says no letup through Tuesday. Maybe you can come visit via your sail boat. :>)

Jim

dyzzypyxxy

dyzzypyxxy
Sarasota, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 24, 2012
11:32 AM

Post #9178642

Just wrote to my DH (who is out in the Sea of Japan) that I wished I had gone over to tie the sailboat down yesterday. It may come to visit you, without anyone sailing it. It's out at the Squadron, near Mote Marine and they had a tornado warning just north of there in the last hour plus 44mph gusts at SRQ.

I'll bet your pretty little lake is nice and full now? My rain barrels and cisterns are all overflowing. Very thankful that the soil drains so well here, when these deluges happen. Our house would flood all the time if it didn't. The end of our gravel driveway becomes a lake whenever it rains a lot but 6in. of water disappears within an hour out there.
hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 24, 2012
1:13 PM

Post #9178759

With not a whole lot to do inside except clean, I went out into the OC to take a couple of pictures. Cattleya Summer Spot 'Carmela' is aging nicely.

Jim

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 24, 2012
1:18 PM

Post #9178770

Lc George Baldwin X C. Trithena just won't quit. Constant blooms for over 6 weeks isn't bad for a big Catt.

Jim

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 24, 2012
1:26 PM

Post #9178786

I really like this Epc. El Hatillo 'Pinta'. By the way, it's still pouring and now we have tornado warnings. I expect to lose power any minute.

Jim

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 24, 2012
1:39 PM

Post #9178805

The weather guy on TV just said we have received 8 to 10 inches of rain in the past 24 hours and there is another 6 inches on the way.

OK, I have a Vanda opening in the midst of all of this. Here is Vanda Natchaya Beauty 'Pink'.

Jim

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 24, 2012
1:49 PM

Post #9178818

Here is a look at Blc Walanae Leopard 'Mai Ling' X Bc Richard Mueller.

Jim

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 24, 2012
1:54 PM

Post #9178826

Miltassia Aztec Toni has another new spike. This is another one that has been blooming for weeks and weeks.

Jim

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dyzzypyxxy

dyzzypyxxy
Sarasota, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 24, 2012
3:26 PM

Post #9178943

They're all just fabulous, Jim, but Aztec Toni is on my Wish List, for sure.

It's nice and cool outside with all that wind, and no mosquitoes, either. But every time I go out and get into something the rain starts up and drives me indoors again! So now I am making new plant labels - an idea from another forum member who said she labeled her black plastic pots with silver Sharpie and it lasted for years! So I am cutting up an old pot to try this out. I like the black labels as they're less conspicuous than white ones. We'll see how they last in heat and humidity.

Here's where I've got my 'chids sheltering from any more rain! All the catts seem to like it under the glass patio table, others are all under the eaves except the ones that are up in the big oak tree.

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breeindy

breeindy
north coast nsw
Australia

June 24, 2012
5:07 PM

Post #9179035

Franco love Dora LC, heres what mines ment to look like but hasn't flowered yet.
Jim gotta love spotty catts and George Baldwin x is a nice shape and colour.

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ted5310
Brea, CA
(Zone 10b)

June 24, 2012
5:50 PM

Post #9179113

same here,dyzzypyxxy's. Aztec Toni is on my list as well. Outstanding color Jim
hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 24, 2012
6:16 PM

Post #9179164

Thanks, Ted. By the way, if you need a little rain out there, Elaine and I can send you at least 10 inches apiece.

We haven't heard a word from Melanie. I hope she is OK.

Jim
ted5310
Brea, CA
(Zone 10b)

June 25, 2012
7:48 AM

Post #9179856

Send it on over, the two of you. Anything will help.
hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 25, 2012
9:29 AM

Post #9180032

It rained off and on throughout the night but let up this morning so I made a dash for the gym. Back at home I walked about the garden gathering small branches but nothing major. The lake continues to rise but it is not alarming yet. We are currently getting a series of rain bands coming through. It rains hard for a few minutes, then calm, then rains again. Down close to the lake, the yard is soggy. The TV is reporting 12 to 15 inches of rain so far with more on the way.

Jim
ted5310
Brea, CA
(Zone 10b)

June 25, 2012
6:58 PM

Post #9180962

Carol,my Nageliella (hartwegia) purpurea,finally opened. It is much smaller that yours. I remember seeing it when I was at your place. Can't wait til mine is that size. I only have two spikes that are about 6-7 inches long. Your right about the leaves. They are pretty.

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OCCAROL
Santa Ana, CA
(Zone 10b)

June 25, 2012
7:59 PM

Post #9181107

Wish I was sober enough to calculate how many 100' hoses it would take to get that water from FL. to here. Sadly, there are mountains to cross, and that would take some big pumps. Oh yeah, that's how we get our water from the Colorado river.
Ted, don't cut off the dead looking spikes when they're done. They rebloom. It took mine awhile, but I have 5 blooming now.

dyzzypyxxy

dyzzypyxxy
Sarasota, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 25, 2012
8:56 PM

Post #9181197

Well, 53 hoses per mile, and we'd only have to string the hoses to the headwaters of the Colorado then . . . that shortens the distance by about 800 miles, but it's still all uphill - Hoo Boy! Sucked me right in to that puzzle, Carol - LoL. It must be getting late and all these rain squalls have addled my brain. At least most of the rain has gone north of us now, but it's still really windy.

Nice little flowers on the ends of those long antennae, Ted! Let's see a pic of the pretty leaves too?

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ted5310
Brea, CA
(Zone 10b)

June 25, 2012
9:08 PM

Post #9181219

Both of these looked dead, but Andy told me HANDS OFF. He was right, of course. Here is the only pic I have of the leaves. A little out of focus. I'll try tomorrow when I get home from the shop and see if I can get a better shot.

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Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 26, 2012
5:01 AM

Post #9181447

The Phal was on the Lowe's 75% off table a couple weeks ago. He bloomed 2 days after I got him home.
Other fellow also come from Lowe's. I saved him from a sopping wet spaghnum moss death.

We have had over 10" of rain in the past 2 days. If I had some Koi, I could have an official pond in front of the house.

My Orchid collection friend from MD is heading to HI next month. I told her I NEED one of these:
http://orchidsamore.com/tutorials/dendrobiun%20spectabile.htm Kawamoto recently had one on ebay.

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 26, 2012
8:11 AM

Post #9181738

Dendrobium spectable is a very nice orchid, Jean. I got mine at an orchid show here a few years ago.

Jim
hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 27, 2012
10:09 AM

Post #9183422

It looks like the tropical storm is crossing Northern Flordia on its way out of here. We are now at 18.5 inches of rain for June, a new record. I've been out cleaning up between the squalls so the yard is in pretty good order.

I'll start out with Arundina graminifolia, a terrestrial sometimes called the bamboo orchid. It is grown out under the oak tree in a big pot and seems inspired by all the rain.

Jim

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 27, 2012
10:10 AM

Post #9183426

Rhynchovola Jimminey Cricket has put out another flower.

Jim

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 27, 2012
10:13 AM

Post #9183433

Last year I did a library presentation and the library coordinator was kind enough to give me a NOID Cattleya as a thank you gift. She said this Catt had been in her family for years and they had recently divided it. I was quite honored and this year it bloomed for me.

Jim

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MaypopLaurel
Cleveland,GA/Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

June 27, 2012
4:45 PM

Post #9183875

Hanging by fingers here.

Hope you Floridians are faring through the wet weather. We could use some. We are reaching unseasonal triple digits daily with no rain in weeks. I am commuting from Atlanta to North Georgia and back every few days to make sure the garden stays up and going for the wedding weekend. With four weeks to go I have not even begun to shop for anything to wear. After all, what's more important...the way I look or the way the garden looks?
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 28, 2012
3:55 AM

Post #9184340

Debby dropped 16" on us. Since Mem Day weekend we have had 45". Maybe now that the sun is back out, more of my bloom shoots will open to flowers. I think this will be the most I've ever had blooming at the same time.
hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 28, 2012
6:53 AM

Post #9184483

The final total for Odessa was 14.55 inches with the majority falling last Sunday. Sonny but soggy today.

Jim

mellielong

mellielong
Lutz, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 29, 2012
11:05 AM

Post #9186285

Melanie is in WV visiting Grandma and there is no internet in this place! Had to drive two towns over to the McDonalds to get WiFi (and french fries). The neighbors said our street made it through the tropical storm just fine but I'm sure I'll find many tipped-over orchids when I get home. They're tough - I know they'll be fine. Love everyone's pictures! No orchids up here, but I'm enjoying seeing all the plants in those catalogs that won't grow in Florida. Talk to you soon!

Melanie
hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 29, 2012
2:25 PM

Post #9186572

It's good to hear from you, Melanie. Don't worry about watering your plants here, it's been taken care of. Tell grandma we all say hi.

Jim
MaypopLaurel
Cleveland,GA/Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

June 29, 2012
3:42 PM

Post #9186661

We are wilting up here as record temps hit one hundred and five. I have plants in pots that have cooked. Not orchids though. I've set the automated watering to go on every few hours for five minutes. We have several days of similar heat ahead.

breeindy

breeindy
north coast nsw
Australia

June 29, 2012
6:29 PM

Post #9186812

Last look at my Zygo and paphs, hopefully ill have some more flowers open next month, buds are there but taking there time.

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Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 30, 2012
7:24 AM

Post #9187289

Happy Birthday Laurel!!!!
Only going to be 99 here today!!!!

dyzzypyxxy

dyzzypyxxy
Sarasota, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 30, 2012
7:44 AM

Post #9187309

Yes, happy birthday Laurel, you should head down to Miami for the weekend to cool off!

We have it cooler than normal thanks to TS Debbie churning up the Gulf for 4 days, and dropping the water temp by a few degrees! Nothing bad but something good comes of it, right? The afternoon sea breeze here is simply wonderful.

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Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 30, 2012
9:04 AM

Post #9187417

And lovely Orchids to round out a beautiful day!!!
SCBegoniaGuy
Columbia, SC
(Zone 8a)

June 30, 2012
11:21 AM

Post #9187553

Happy Birthday, Laurel! :o)

Columbia broke its "Famously Hot" all time record yesterday with 109 degrees. And it's back up to 107 today and tomorrow. You can hardly breathe outside. I've got sprinklers going every couple of hours to cool plants. Nothing "looks" sick...but I'm sure the orchids aren't exactly thriving in these temperatures. I keep going out and soaking the ground under the hanging orchids, also. It's AMAZING how quickly potted plants are drying-out. I get arbitrarily aggravated with the whole world when it's this hot...
hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 30, 2012
2:37 PM

Post #9187817

By all means, happy birthday, Laurel. If I remember correctly, she turns 37 today. How time flies. :>)

Elaine, nice show. Your plants are looking good.

Yes, Jean. It's a right, nice day here in Florida. The humidity is down a bit with temps in the high 80s.

I'll post in an hour or so as my camera needs a charge.

Jim

ted5310
Brea, CA
(Zone 10b)

June 30, 2012
5:59 PM

Post #9188067

Happy B-Day Laurel
OCCAROL
Santa Ana, CA
(Zone 10b)

June 30, 2012
6:22 PM

Post #9188097

Happy Birthday, Laurel! Sorry about your weather.
hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

July 1, 2012
12:22 PM

Post #9188836

It is time for the July thread. Please join us at http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1268769/

Jim

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