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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

October 31, 2012
2:45 PM

Post #9321342

I may be a couple of hours early but I have the time and there is a lot to post. This is where us orchid lovers show off our blooms so feel free to join in the fun. We came from http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1285610/.

I'll start off with Epidendrum Lime Drop X Epidendrum schomburgkii:

Jim

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

October 31, 2012
2:50 PM

Post #9321346

A look at Enc. Ciliare (Mexican form) with more new flowers.

Jim

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

October 31, 2012
2:52 PM

Post #9321347

I wanted to show off my new Vanda. It opened its first flower last night and there will be many more to come as it has two big spikes. Here is Vanda Boonchoo X Vanda Thonglor Sand:

Jim

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

October 31, 2012
2:55 PM

Post #9321349

Here is Carol's very happy Florida Gerberara Snow Ballet with a new spike.

Jim

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

October 31, 2012
2:57 PM

Post #9321351

This is a Brassavola nodosa that I won in a drawing at the last orchid club meeting.

Jim

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

October 31, 2012
2:59 PM

Post #9321352

I like this photo of Brassia Memoria Fritz Boedeker 'Witch Doctor'.

Jim

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

October 31, 2012
3:01 PM

Post #9321354

I'm having lots of luck blooming Bulb. fascinator.

Jim

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

October 31, 2012
3:02 PM

Post #9321355

There is a new spike on Bllra. Marfitch 'Howard's Dream'.

Jim

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

October 31, 2012
3:06 PM

Post #9321358

This is Bc. Jacqui, a first time bloomer for me.

Jim

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

October 31, 2012
3:08 PM

Post #9321360

C. intermedia X Bl. Morning Glory has a new spike with two blooms:

Jim

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

October 31, 2012
3:10 PM

Post #9321361

Bulb. A-doribil Anna Roth has a new spike and even though the flowers are not completely open, I thought this was a good picture.

Jim

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

October 31, 2012
3:36 PM

Post #9321372

Now for something different, this is Vanda Kultana Indian Incense. The flower is small by Vanda standards. The petals are very dark brown and the lip is purple. I used a white background and over exposed just a bit but it is still dark. This is a tough one to photograph. I haven't detected any fragrance yet but it still has a ways to go.

Jim

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mellielong
Lutz, FL
(Zone 9b)

October 31, 2012
4:29 PM

Post #9321420

Wow Jim, you've got a lot going on! Love those Vandas and the little spots on Snow Ballet.

Melanie
hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

October 31, 2012
5:04 PM

Post #9321451

Thanks, Melanie. I've more but didn't get the pictures taken. I also have a ton of Cattleyas with huge buds about to open, November will be a good month.

Jim
OCCAROL
Santa Ana, CA
(Zone 10b)

October 31, 2012
5:57 PM

Post #9321486

Thanks for starting a new thread, Jim. Great pics! You really showed off 'Snow Ballet' well. Is it in the OC, or outside? I'm still trying to figure out what causes the different colors...temps, hours of sun, both? Hard to tell with our weather. I thought Momma was ready for a break, but found another spike today.
I think I probably 'need' Enc. cilare. Does it have any scent? Love the Vandas! Really like that Bc too, but they seem to do better here with the 'L' in them.That Laelia gene seems to make them tougher.LOL!
ted5310
Brea, CA
(Zone 10b)

October 31, 2012
6:48 PM

Post #9321532

I'm right there with you Carol. I think I probably 'need' Enc. cilare! lol
Great shots, Jim. Question is how do you keep so many plants segregated by sun and water likes and dislikes. There seems to be so many variables, i.e. Bright light and dry between waterings, Bright light and do not let dry out, Partial shade and let dry slightly between...you all know what I mean. And then watering with a timer system?

BTW October was 1570 views and 250 posts. That's a lot of orchid stuff. I love it.

dyzzypyxxy

dyzzypyxxy
Sarasota, FL
(Zone 9b)

October 31, 2012
7:34 PM

Post #9321591

Lovely start for the new month, Jim. The new Vanda is a beauty. Indian Incense sure sounds like it should be fragrant.

My new start of Gerberara Snow Ballet still has two spikes blooming. Mine don't have as many freckles as yours at the moment, but maybe a little more yellow in the throats.

I hope to have something new to show soon - the spike on my little wildling Monk's orchid is elongating and making lots of buds! Sadly, the spike I'd waited 3 years for on Odbrs mem Nikoline Lorentzen 'Marz Starz' got broken off by one of the gang of raccoons that raided my pool cage last week. Miserable little rascals.

mjsponies

mjsponies
DeLand/Deleon Spring, FL
(Zone 8b)

November 1, 2012
4:07 AM

Post #9321708

Goodness Jim ! How do you keep up with them all !
I'm with ya on the Enc. cilare and the Bc. Jacqui. Really like both of those.
Elaine, the BC Little LuLu you picked up for me last spring is budding up. I'm so excited about that.
I've also got B. nodosa and B. nodosa jiminy cricket in spike.
plantsforpeg
Ventress, LA
(Zone 8b)

November 1, 2012
5:06 AM

Post #9321736

Jim, glad to see you refrained from giving out orchids to the trick or treaters. We wouldn't have anything to drool over if you did.

stirring up trouble???
hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 1, 2012
2:33 PM

Post #9322135

Beautiful weather here so I've been out in the garden pulling vines and weeds. It's a lot of work but I love it.

I also took some pictures in the OC so I will continue my little orchid show. All of these pics were taken this afternoon. First up is a new flower on Psychopsis Mendenhall alba 'Yellow Butterfly'.

Jim

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 1, 2012
2:45 PM

Post #9322147

I somehow lost the tag on this one so I'll have to call her a NOID Cattleya. Large flower with great floof.

Jim

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 1, 2012
2:50 PM

Post #9322151

Rhynchovola David Sander (formally Brassavola) is in bloom. This is the first flower with more buds coming. One of my favorites.

Jim

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 1, 2012
2:57 PM

Post #9322159

This is one of my Brassavola nodosas and folks around here call it the "Weaver" form. I'm not sure that is an official name but if it is, it should go in single quotes after nodosa. These are very fragrant after dark and so are known as "Lady of the Night" orchids.

Jim

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 1, 2012
3:01 PM

Post #9322163

B. nodosa is one of the parents of Bc. Little Stars, which is also fragrant after dark. My plant is loaded with blooms now.

Jim

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 1, 2012
3:05 PM

Post #9322169

C. Bicolor 'Lines' AMAOS X L. undulata is still in good form.

Jim

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 1, 2012
3:08 PM

Post #9322171

Blc. Hawalian Leopard 'Mai Ling' has opened two new blooms.

Jim

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 1, 2012
3:10 PM

Post #9322175

Ane Blc. Golden Tang has done the same.

Jim

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 1, 2012
3:14 PM

Post #9322180

The Queen of Floof, Blc. Chia Lin 'New City', is back. What a great fragrance.

Jim

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 1, 2012
3:23 PM

Post #9322190

Lc Nippon 'Livinza' isn't quite open yet but is looks so cool I just had to take a picture. I'll post again when she is fully open.

Jim

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 1, 2012
3:26 PM

Post #9322193

Looking over at Vanda row, I have two big ones that are fully open.

Jim

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 1, 2012
3:30 PM

Post #9322198

The red one is Vanda Mae Sai X Vanda Kenji that I got in Apopka a few years ago.

Jim

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 1, 2012
3:34 PM

Post #9322199

The other is the one I bought a couple of weeks ago, Vanda Boonchoo X Vanda Thonglor Sand. It has two big spikes, both in bloom.

Jim

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 1, 2012
3:38 PM

Post #9322205

Miltassia Aztec 'Toni' keeps opening new flowers as the old ones fade.

Jim

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 1, 2012
3:41 PM

Post #9322207

Lc. Hua Yuan Angel has a couple of new blooms.

Jim

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 1, 2012
3:48 PM

Post #9322211

Epic. Volcano Trick Fireball continues to open blooms along its spike.

Jim

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 1, 2012
3:51 PM

Post #9322215

And three plants worth of "dancing ladies".

Jim

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 1, 2012
3:57 PM

Post #9322220

Here is a look at the second of two spikes on Bllra. Pacific Treasures 'Everything Nice'.

Jim

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 1, 2012
4:00 PM

Post #9322223

There is this beautiful white NOID Dendrobium blooming up at the top of the OC. I had to get a ladder to get it down to take a picture.

Jim

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 1, 2012
4:06 PM

Post #9322228

I'll leave you tonight with another big Catt that I have had for years and she blooms in November like clockwork. This is Lc. Irene's Song ( Irene's Finny X Marie's Song).

Jim


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OCCAROL
Santa Ana, CA
(Zone 10b)

November 1, 2012
5:25 PM

Post #9322265

You've definately got it goin' Jim! Beautiful show! Now tell me where you found Enc. ciliare. I can't find anything on the net.

mellielong

mellielong
Lutz, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 1, 2012
5:31 PM

Post #9322273

Ooh, I love that last one! Blc. Hawalian Leopard 'Mai Ling' is a favorite too, but then again, we all know I like all orchids with Hawaiian names, LOL! It must be really nice hanging out in your OC right now, Jim.

Melanie
hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 1, 2012
6:05 PM

Post #9322298

Carol, look for it as Epi. Ciliare. It goes by either. I bought it at an orchid show/sale.

Jim
OCCAROL
Santa Ana, CA
(Zone 10b)

November 1, 2012
7:00 PM

Post #9322342

Thanks, Jim!
OCCAROL
Santa Ana, CA
(Zone 10b)

November 1, 2012
7:08 PM

Post #9322353

Checked it out. Sounds like it would be "iffy" here.

dyzzypyxxy

dyzzypyxxy
Sarasota, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 1, 2012
7:10 PM

Post #9322355

Simply gorgeous, Jim. Thanks for the show.

Looks like I will miss the Apopka trip next week, we got THE Call to jump on the plane to Salt Lake so are leaving tomorrow and returning next Thursday. }}sigh{{ Another time.

Grandma Elaine

breeindy

breeindy
north coast nsw
Australia

November 2, 2012
12:36 AM

Post #9322494

Dendrobium Burana, all flowers not open yet.
Paphiopedilum MaBelle is still open.

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 2, 2012
6:00 AM

Post #9322601

Beautiful color on your Dendrobium, Bree.

Elaine, we will miss you but congratulations on your grandbaby. Have a fun trip.

I'm on phone duty at the Extension Service today. It looks like lawn weeds will be the topic of the day.

Jim
plantsforpeg
Ventress, LA
(Zone 8b)

November 2, 2012
9:24 AM

Post #9322771

Jim, I feel like a kid in a candy store. So many beauties. It would take me an hour to decide which one is my favorite. I like red, I like fluff, I like different. Just georgeous!

Bree, Just wonderful. Hope you have them in a spot that you can enjoy all day long.

Well, what else can we expect for November.
hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 3, 2012
3:27 PM

Post #9323790

Peg wants something else. How about Blc. Goldenzelle 'Frank Smith' that opened today. The flower is huge. I bought it from Jim Krull at Krull-Smith Orchids up in Apopka a couple of years ago.

Jim

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breeindy
north coast nsw
Australia

November 4, 2012
1:52 AM

Post #9324081

Oh i love that Goldenzelle Jim.

mellielong

mellielong
Lutz, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 4, 2012
9:37 AM

Post #9324361

Me, too. The colors are just stunning.

Melanie
ted5310
Brea, CA
(Zone 10b)

November 4, 2012
7:47 PM

Post #9324810

Jim, great shots. Miltassia Aztec 'Toni' still one of my favorites

Here's Potinara Little Fortune 'Fiery' and Lc Tristar Boquet Florabunda in full bloom. There are two spikes like this.

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breeindy
north coast nsw
Australia

November 5, 2012
12:00 AM

Post #9324955

Heres my Dendrobium Burana fully open, i love its colour.
L. Purpurata x C. Olivia x Cattlianthe Blue Boy has opened 4 flowers and smells so nice.

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 5, 2012
6:37 AM

Post #9325156

Ted, very nice. I really like the Potinara.

Bree,You know I love the Burana and the Laelia is nice as well.

I just spoke with Laurel. She is in Miami working on the house there. She is having trouble with cell phone service and internet connection. She asked me to congratulate Elaine on her new grandma status and is looking forward to meeting Melanie and Jean. So, Wednesday is still on and it sounds like fun. I wish MJ would change her mind.

Jim

plantsforpeg
Ventress, LA
(Zone 8b)

November 5, 2012
7:40 AM

Post #9325219

The colors are just glowing. If I said beautiful, would I be repeating myself too much.
parrotma32578
Niceville, FL
(Zone 8b)

November 5, 2012
7:45 AM

Post #9325222

hawkarica,

You will probably think me dumb but, by looking at your greenhouse and the way your orchids are hanging, I have a question---how do you water and fertilize them? I have had my orchids for about 3 yrs and they have never bloomed.

breeindy

breeindy
north coast nsw
Australia

November 5, 2012
12:29 PM

Post #9325451

what sort of orchids do you have parrotma? Do you fertilize them often?

mjsponies

mjsponies
DeLand/Deleon Spring, FL
(Zone 8b)

November 5, 2012
12:46 PM

Post #9325465

Jim, Wow...Blc. Goldenzelle is on it with the color and floof factor.
This week is going to be a bust for me to get off the farm. Trying to cram in lessons in the am and beat the (70%) chance of rain in the afternoon and probably trying to make up some of them on Wed. At this point it might just be better for me to try to wait till early spring. I've been gradually moving things into the greenhouse and house, with all the dips into the upper mid 40's we've been having. Figure I might as well get it done and over with. But quarters are getting a bit cramped. Course I'm sure if I did get the chance to get ove there thoughts of cramped quarters would be completely lost...
I'm still trying to figure out where I can put some of the big guys that they don't end up getting knocked over. It would help if I had more indoor area, but my kitty is a chronic
plant chewer, so I have one room that is closed off to her completely.

Ted, Potinara is very nice !

Vanda Charles Goodfellow cross only has 2 small buds left to open. I am determined to do exactly what I did this year with it next year to get it to bloom again...

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 5, 2012
3:03 PM

Post #9325539

That is a nice yellow Vanda, MJ. We will miss you on our shopping trip.

I think this C. Lueddemanniana, var. alba X self is floof of the day out in the OC.

Jim

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 5, 2012
3:15 PM

Post #9325542

I discovered today that Bulb. A-doribil Anna Roth is blooming:

Jim

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 6, 2012
9:17 AM

Post #9326079

Parrotma, I mist my orchids every day with a weak fertilizer solution and water them heavily once a week to wash out any salt build up. Your situation may differ depending on several factors such as orchid type, sun/shade, potting materials and so on. No questions are "dumb" and there are lots of folks here willing to help.
Ask away.

Laurel, I talked with Charlie Chapman today and he will be there waiting for us tomorrow.

Jim

mellielong

mellielong
Lutz, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 6, 2012
11:28 AM

Post #9326148

Yea, I like Chapman's Orchids. They used to come to the USF festivals but not anymore. I bought my first orchid from them; it was a vanda. I still have it amongst the others in the shade house.

Melanie
hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 6, 2012
11:45 AM

Post #9326171

Lc Nippon 'Livinza' has one flower now open and its back-to-back twin is almost open. Nice big orchid.

Jim

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plantsforpeg
Ventress, LA
(Zone 8b)

November 6, 2012
3:01 PM

Post #9326367

Jim, have you tried foliage pro 9-3-6. I may go back to that again. I wasn't spraying my orchid, but may give it a dose again. It's inside so guess the season won't make a difference.

breeindy

breeindy
north coast nsw
Australia

November 6, 2012
7:33 PM

Post #9326558

Paphiopedilum Pinnochio x Bellatulum 'album', which a friend just let me know is Paph. Bo-Ying Chow.

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parrotma32578
Niceville, FL
(Zone 8b)

November 7, 2012
5:12 AM

Post #9326742

I have cattleya and Phalaenopsis. I fertilize them at least once a month. I use a fertilizer with a high middle number (~50) because a master gardener told me that gets her orchids to bloom.
Also, I have them in pots with a phalaenopsis potting mix. Question: how can you water your orchids heavily when they are practically hanging in air? I ask because my husband has built me a greenhouse and I would love to winter them in such a way.

thank you for your help

Marsha
(from the Florida Panhandle)

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plantsforpeg
Ventress, LA
(Zone 8b)

November 7, 2012
9:07 AM

Post #9326947

Welcome, parrotma. Guess you may have a parrot. I too am a newbie to this forum. You will find such willing, knowledgeable, gardeners here. You will enjoy it.

breeindy

breeindy
north coast nsw
Australia

November 7, 2012
12:49 PM

Post #9327138

Marsha- i water with a hose in my greenhouse and when i fertilize i use a bucket and dunk them in. Do you mean Vandas (which grow without potting mix)? You just water them more than the others. Orchids can be over watered, they hate staying wet for periods of time esp. if cold. There roots will rot quickly if kept wet. I water in the mornings on sunny days so they dry before night and i try not to let water sit in the plants. I use coarse bark chunks and perlite for my orchids, your Phal mix would be finer than that wouldnt it? So be careful not to keep them wet. You'll think there dry but they wont be.
Is your greenhouse heated? Plastic or shadecloth? Not sure what your minimum temps are in winter and if your orchid will be able to handle it.
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 7, 2012
4:17 PM

Post #9327302

I just spent the day down at the Apopka Orchid Nurseries with Jim, Melanie, Laurel & Steve. All I can say is WOW!!!!!

mellielong

mellielong
Lutz, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 7, 2012
5:13 PM

Post #9327337

Wow! And I'm tired. My buying shoes are cooling off and I'm chilling on the couch. Mom was very happy with the orchid I got for her. Pictures to come soon.

Melanie
hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 7, 2012
6:08 PM

Post #9327425

I'm back home with a dozen new babies and too tired to sort them all out. It was a wonderful day and so nice to meet Jean and Brian. Laurel and Steve along with Melanie, who kept me company on the long drive, all helped make it special. I'll give a full report tomorrow but now I'm skipping the couch and headed straight to bed.

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

November 7, 2012
6:25 PM

Post #9327438

Finally internet connected but so tired. We have six hours more driving until we are back in Atlanta. It was a wonderful day with new friends; Jean, Brian & Melanie and my bud, Jim. My buying shoes barely simmered though. It will be several days until the trip dust settles. Will report back soon.

mellielong

mellielong
Lutz, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 7, 2012
6:54 PM

Post #9327459

I've been looking for pictures of the vandas I bought and I can't find exact pictures, just ones where they've been crossed with others. I purchased Vanda Ogden Phipps (I'm a genealogist and the Longs are closely related to the Phipps so I felt I had to buy it out of family loyalty) and Vanda Sirilak x Bitz's Heartthrob. The first appears to be in the blue/purple family and the second appears to be more pink. With a name like Heartthrob I figured it was probably pink; Goodwin's orchids website says Bitz's Heartthrob has huge flowers so here's hoping!

Melanie

dyzzypyxxy

dyzzypyxxy
Sarasota, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 7, 2012
6:55 PM

Post #9327460

Ok, you shoppers! Let's see some pictures. I am so sad to have missed the orchid shopping day, but I did get to see a little orchid show while I was in Salt Lake this week. There was even a fellow there with 3 Habenaria medusa plants, in bloom, but he had sold them all by the time I got there, to my great disappointment. I just spent all day on planes, and am anxious to see what beauties you all picked up.

New grandbaby Mallory Jane is lovely, I am tired. Right with you on hitting the sack, Jim. z z z z zzz

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OCCAROL
Santa Ana, CA
(Zone 10b)

November 7, 2012
7:29 PM

Post #9327498

I really like the madusa, but the Mallory Jane is the prettiest of the bunch!

mellielong

mellielong
Lutz, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 7, 2012
7:46 PM

Post #9327507

I guess I'm the only one still awake so I will tease you with a few photos of some of the greenhouses we visited. I've been to a bromeliad dealer before and no matter what the plant, it's so impressive to see an entire greenhouse full of plants.

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mellielong
Lutz, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 7, 2012
7:53 PM

Post #9327510

There were vandas as far as the eye could see! You could get lost in them, seriously. One day, when I have more patience (and I know more about vandas) I'll have to go through them all and pick some more out. For $10-$12 a pop, you can't go wrong!

The last picture was of an orchid I saw as soon as I walked into Chapman's. I really liked it but figured he wouldn't sell that one. Luckily, I found some more in the back (not in bloom, but blooming size) and he sold me one! It's Blc. Taiwan Queen 'Golden Monkey'. Funny name, but beautiful plant, and fragrant!

Melanie

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dyzzypyxxy

dyzzypyxxy
Sarasota, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 7, 2012
8:11 PM

Post #9327523

Nice pictures, Melanie. Thanks - and nice choice on the Golden Monkey, it's a beauty! When I went on a short Apopka trip with Jim last Feb. we only made it to 3 different greenhouses, but Chapman's was my favorite. They have such a good selection of different varieties.

Still . . . in Feb. not so many Catts were blooming, how to choose, it's like being in a candy store, isn't it!

My brother and two nieces are in town for the next two weeks and I know the girls want to hit the theme parks in Orlando one day. Maybe my brother and I will have to drop them at Universal, and go on an Apopka shop for the day . . .

breeindy

breeindy
north coast nsw
Australia

November 8, 2012
3:17 AM

Post #9327615

Golden Money is a beautiful plant, ive always wanted one. wow alot of orchids! Nice pics Melanie.
Its native Cymbidium Maddium flowering time here. My nan has a plant in a hollow log and it has 4 spikes(i'll get a photo), i love cascading Cymbidiums.
It must be neally Oncidium flowering time also because i have one with 2 long spikes forming, my nan has a different one with 2 spikes and my friend has a different one with 2 also. Funny!

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breeindy
north coast nsw
Australia

November 8, 2012
3:20 AM

Post #9327616

heres mine sitting next to my chook pen under my citrus trees with 2 very long spikes. I ve never seen it flower and i just moved it for renevations and now 2 spikes. Must have needed the change.

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plantsforpeg
Ventress, LA
(Zone 8b)

November 8, 2012
4:30 AM

Post #9327645

Mellie, there's no question about it. You had a great time! Thanks for thinking of us. Lovely pics. I have never seen the propagation side of orchids. I would guess they propagate by seed or tissue culture. Amazing.

Can't wait to see what the others were up to yesterday.
Droop, slobber, whatever. My mouth is watering. I need that suction tube the dentist uses.
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 8, 2012
4:52 AM

Post #9327660

Although I can give names for mine, none are in bloom so I will be surprised. And with it getting COOL the next 2 nites I'll be bringing them all inside then back out Sat.
The only tagged plant I purchased is Ctsm pileatum v. imperiale x Ctsm John C. Burchet. It is in bud and the flowers will be very dark. I found a pic online: http://forum.theorchidsource.com/ubbthreads.php/galleries/310141/Ctsm_pileatum_v_imperiale_x_Ct.html

My Cattleya has 2 buds & a sheath. One bud is opening and is a dark pink/purple. I'm excited.

I didn't get a tag for the piece we got. Anyone remember what it is?

I'll be cutting up old wine corks today...
parrotma32578
Niceville, FL
(Zone 8b)

November 8, 2012
5:15 AM

Post #9327678

breeindy,

I intend to bring my orchids inside to winter - I have a corner where I have placed mirrors and have it lit all day. I also ensure there is a bowl of water to provide humidity. My Phal mix is rather coarse and it does contain bark chunks and perlite. During the summer (warm months) I position my orchids around the pond. I don't overwater. Is the fertilizer with a high middle number (50-55) good to induce blooming? Thank you for any and all info. And yes, I have a parrot--5 to be exact. lol

Marsha
plantsforpeg
Ventress, LA
(Zone 8b)

November 8, 2012
9:23 AM

Post #9327883

I use to have a dwarft amazon parrot (green) who spoke about 20-25 words. The best was when I got on the telephone, he would YELL "MAMA" the whole while. They do require lots of attention. Now I have a party poodle that is black and white with lots of character.

mellielong

mellielong
Lutz, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 8, 2012
9:46 AM

Post #9327904

Ok, it's time to show everyone what I bought yesterday.
1. Dtps. Yu Pin Lady (this was for my Mom)
2. Blc. Mem. Ray Hashach x Miya's Gold
3. no name dendrobium that Mom broke the flowers off of (sigh) What will I do with her, LOL?
4. Blc. Goldenzelle 'Frank Smith' x Pot Marion Smith 'Krull-Smith'
5. Blc Annie Belle x Blc Delta King 'Tangerglow'

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mellielong
Lutz, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 8, 2012
9:56 AM

Post #9327910

1. Pot Table Rock Mountain 'Banery' x Blc Arabesque 'Golden Zebra' (Dad liked this one)
2. no ID cattleya (really big flower on this one)
3. another no ID cattleya (this was the first orchid I spotted)
4. I also bought Paph. spicerianum. Mine's not in bloom but here is a sample plant they had.

Of course, I also got the two vandas, the 'Golden Monkey' I already showed off, and Mr. Chapman nicely gave us all pieces of Den. keithii (Jean, that's the name you were looking for). And Laurel nicely gave me a new baby cattleya I'm going to try hard not to kill. All in all, a successful outing!

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Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 8, 2012
9:59 AM

Post #9327913

Thanks for the name Melanie. I put him in a tiny pot with wine cork pieces & some bark. Hoping he lives.

mellielong

mellielong
Lutz, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 8, 2012
10:00 AM

Post #9327914

I took a lot of random pictures so I thought I'd share some of those, too. Most of these plants weren't for sale or just caught my eye for whatever reason.

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mellielong
Lutz, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 8, 2012
10:03 AM

Post #9327915

You're welcome Jean! Here's some more pictures! The third one is called 'Lime Cooler'; Jim managed to find another one that Mr. Chapman let him buy, LOL!

Melanie

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dyzzypyxxy

dyzzypyxxy
Sarasota, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 8, 2012
10:21 AM

Post #9327927

You got some real beauties, Melanie! Talk about a picture worth a thousand words, here are a thousand ooo's and ahhh's. I love that dark red one above, and the yellows esp. the last one in your last post. Oh, and the peachy, floofy Catt that was the first one you spotted.

I spent all my orchid money for this month on baby clothes . . . definitely must not miss the next Apopka trip!

mellielong

mellielong
Lutz, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 8, 2012
10:24 AM

Post #9327932

Yes, Jim mentioned how much he wished you were there with us. We'll definitely have to have another trip!

Melanie

mellielong

mellielong
Lutz, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 8, 2012
10:36 AM

Post #9327942

I forgot I wanted to show off Vasco. Pine River 'Pink Pearl'. It's been blooming since I bought it, whenever that was, LOL! It's been a couple of months, at least. I highly recommend it.

Melanie

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dyzzypyxxy

dyzzypyxxy
Sarasota, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 8, 2012
11:17 AM

Post #9327976

I do feel the need to venture towards a few Vandas, as my summer blooms were pretty few and far between this year. How about we tentatively think about another Apopka adventure in maybe March, when the weather's warming up again?

I have trips scheduled this winter and don't want to start my Vanda collection when I'm not going to be home to take care of them.

Which other growers did you all visit besides Chapman's? Dang it, I missed lunch at The Catfish Place, too!

mellielong

mellielong
Lutz, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 8, 2012
11:32 AM

Post #9327998

The Catfish Place was good; it was popcorn shrimp Wednesday! Yum! We visited First Orchids, Chapman's, and Krull-Smith.

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

November 8, 2012
12:04 PM

Post #9328027

We arrived in Atlanta a short while ago and finished unpacking the car. Got to run an errand before five but want to say we did miss you, Elaine. We love the Catfish Place and always order the fingerlings. Nice relaxed atmosphere. As you cna see, Melanie had the flaming shoes this time. Jim was pretty darn tame (for Jim) and Jean was the epitome of good taste and self control. Her Catesetum will be beautiful in bloom.

Dang it about that spike Mom broke, Melanie. Just remember all the years she was wondering what she was going to do about you though. My kids keep saying at the first signe of trouble from me they are shoving me into "the home".

Elaine, we went to Krull Smith and First. There are plenty of growers in the area but (1) I collect mostly species, (2) have a friendship with Charlie Chapman and (3) we have to be on the road by late afternoon. Jim goes earlier and I think he's been to one or two others but most of the places are wholesale and the others are yard sale. I'm not much interested in unnamed orchids (though I sometimes stumble on a species orchid where I'm pretty sure about the species but don't know the genus) and have no space for large floofy ones.
hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 8, 2012
3:02 PM

Post #9328179

A lot going on here and I see some questions that I need to address. First of all, it was a fun day in Apopka as it always seems to be. I will caution you not to go on weekends as most of the growers are closed or off at shows.

It is cold in Tampa tonight with temps going down into the low 50s. I closed the windows on the OC where the temp is 65 right now.

First up I will show you what I bought on the Apopka trip:

1. Enc. cordigera 'Chocolate Violets' x Epi. atronecium 'Mother's Day' . From Chapman's, a nice blooming size plant.

2. Tetratonia 'Dark Prince' this nice plant is in bloom and was a gift from Laurel. (Broughtonia sanguinea X Tetramiera canaliculata)


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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 8, 2012
3:06 PM

Post #9328183

3 and 4. Two small cuttings given to us by Charlie Chapman. I have already potted them. The first is Den. keithii and the second is Coelogyne ovalis.

5. Degarmoara Flying High in spike:

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 8, 2012
3:09 PM

Post #9328189

6. Lc. Netrasiri Doll in bloom. For $10 it was just too cute to pass up.

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 8, 2012
3:11 PM

Post #9328193

7. There was no ID on this one but I liked it and got it anyway. If you recognize it, give me a shout. I'm guessing a Miltassia but could be another Degarmoara.

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 8, 2012
3:18 PM

Post #9328197

8. Blc Lime Cooler 'Krull-Smith' HCC/AOS. A nice sized plant but not in bloom. Melanie just showed a picture of it. Striking bloom.

9 and 10. Two huge Vandas, V. Ogden Phipps and V. Wirat Gordon X Asc. Varut Fuchsia. Neither in bloom but healthy looking with 3 to 4 feet of roots.

11. Aranda. Jairak Heartthrob. Large plant but not in bloom. My first Aranda, which is an intergeneric hybred Arachnis X Vanda.

12. Other than that, I picked up a Vanda Sansai Blue for a Extension Agent.

Now I'm anxious to see what Laurel took home.

Jim
hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 8, 2012
3:43 PM

Post #9328234

Now for the fertilizer question. No, Peg, I have never tried foliage pro 9-3-6. I use Better-Gro 20-14-13, half a tsp per gallon every day. I will substitute their Better-Bloom 11-35-15 once a week or so. I also add Dyna-Gro Pro-Tekt 0-0-5 as a root hormone once a week. I also add a drop of Super-Thrive every day. I am not saying this is correct for everyone because we all have different conditions. It also depends on the orchid, ie' Catasetums are going to sleep now for the winter and I will not water or fertilize them until I see signs of new growth in the spring.

Bree, I love that green slipper. Very nice!

Melanie, you did very good for your first buying frenzy. You may have to invest in a good pair of buying shoes. :>) Very nice 'Pink Pearl'.

Laurel, I'm glad you made it home safely. Keep us posted on your next trip to Miami.

Elaine, you win the prize with your baby picture. Just beautiful, congratulations!

Jim

hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 8, 2012
3:49 PM

Post #9328243

Back to business as usuall, my Rhynchovola David Sander is looking good with two flowers open and one fat bud.

Jim

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 8, 2012
3:50 PM

Post #9328244

A last look at Lc Nippon 'Livinza'. She is very fragrant now.

Jim


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plantsforpeg
Ventress, LA
(Zone 8b)

November 8, 2012
3:55 PM

Post #9328247

Jim, thanks for your ferterlizing program. This tells me I am definitely under ferterlizing. I have some bloom booster and another fert. Will have to read the labels.

And we pay $25 on up for orchids here. What a deal for you all. Very interesting and very envious.
plantsforpeg
Ventress, LA
(Zone 8b)

November 8, 2012
3:56 PM

Post #9328250

Hmmmmm Jim, you are in my time zone? Will have to check out a Florida map to understand how far the trip was for all of you Floridians. For me it would be too long by car.
hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 8, 2012
4:10 PM

Post #9328264

Yes, that would be a bit of a hike from LA. Apopka is just a little NW of Orlando. It takes about 2 hours to drive it from Tampa.

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

November 8, 2012
4:16 PM

Post #9328269

Parottma (Marsha), thanks for posting your orchid care questions. I like seeing posts from beginners who take an interest in orchids and know there are others here who feel the same. Would you please make orchid care questions a separate thread so we can sort it out of the monthly photos, off topic conversation and bragging rights topics? That would make it easier for us advice givers to focus on your situation.

After sorting through the thread for your posts I have questions; like why are your orchids not in your new greenhouse? I don't think I understand the lights and mirrors and water for your orchids. Orchids need sun in varying degrees or need to be grown under plant lights. Most need a high relative humidity. I think you understood that when you put out the bowl of water. However, a bowl of water will not raise the ambient humidity. The orchids would need to be in terracotta pots, and on pebble trays with water that would wick into the terracotta, to make a difference in the humidity.

Fertilizer is really not very important to orchids. Especially Cattleyas and Phalaenopsis, neither of which ar heave feeders. They normally live by the seat of their pants or, more literally, hanging by their roots. Proper light, watering and humidity is most important.
MaypopLaurel
Cleveland,GA/Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

November 8, 2012
4:43 PM

Post #9328284

Jim, I got almost nothing. Was disappointed in the lack of species and primary crosses available this time around. I was gifted nice cuttings of a Coelogyne ovalis http://www.orchidspecies.com/coelovalis.htm from Charlie and found a pot with several, not even rooted, cuttings of Bulbo. purpurescens http://www.orchidspecies.com/bulbpurpurescens.htm. at Krull Smith on the table of death. I also found a Coelogyne cumingii http://www.orchidspecies.com/coelcummingii.htm on same table. Jim Krull threw in a pathetic Amesiellia philippinesis with my meager purchase when I asked him how much he would pay me to take it away. lol It's a sad 2" inch plant with a 1/2" keiki. He says he needs more species but has fewer each trip.

To explain the reason for collecting these... they are more unusual botanical orchids acquired by growers at shows from overseas growers who don't want to pay to ship them home. They are usually cheap, sometimes run down but not otherwise available. I love species orchids from certain parts of the world like the Philippines and parts of Asia as well as the Americas. It's like hunting for odd shoe sizes.
hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 8, 2012
4:56 PM

Post #9328297

What you did get looks really nice, especially that Coelogyne cumingii. It was great seeing you again.

Jim

mellielong

mellielong
Lutz, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 8, 2012
6:57 PM

Post #9328415

I'm glad we all found something that we liked. I can't wait until the vandas bloom so I can see what they look like.

Melanie
ted5310
Brea, CA
(Zone 10b)

November 8, 2012
7:15 PM

Post #9328429

All you guys seemed to have done real well. Great pix and buys.

Rhynchovola David Sander is just so interesting with the fringe, Jim.

Bree, love the Paph. Bo-Ying Chow. I think I finally found an area my Paphs like outside. They have never looked so healthy. Of course with the cold coming I'm thinking they need to be indoors. It can get to the low 40's with out a problem.

Speaking of weather it was nice and cool here for a change. Today and the next couple of days will be 65ish for highs and mid-high forties at night. AND RAIN!! They say only a 40% chance, but it has been raining steadily most of he day. Not the deluge you guys had, but enough so I will not be watering.
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 9, 2012
5:05 AM

Post #9328588

I had a very nice surprise this AM from this Orchid that followed me home from Apopka. Also my 1st Cat. She was not tagged.

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 9, 2012
7:12 AM

Post #9328715

That is a pretty one, Jean. You did good.

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

November 9, 2012
8:28 AM

Post #9328798

Yes, very nice, Jean. Where would you say that ranks on the floof scale, Jim? BTW, Jean, I'd get rid of the bark in the cork mix. The cork will last mch longer than the bark so your orchid will be sitting in good cork and rotten bark.

Hope to take a photo or two later today. Had both heaters running last night. It was in the low thirties here. We still have a lot of leaves on the trees. They are blocking a good deal of sun from the greenhut.

I'm going to spend some time potting and mounting today. Been running around all morning putting away travel gear.

breeindy

breeindy
north coast nsw
Australia

November 9, 2012
12:51 PM

Post #9329014

Jean your catt looks like San Yang Ruby. But then theres alot of ones that look similar.
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 9, 2012
1:18 PM

Post #9329047

I like the sound of "San Yang Ruby" so I will make it so!!!!! San Yang could be Korean and I picked her up at the Nursery run by a Korean family.
hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 9, 2012
1:39 PM

Post #9329069

Bree, Laurel or anyone, any thoughts on that NOID Miltassia type orchid I just bought? The other one I bought there was sitting right next to it and it is a Degarmoara.

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

November 9, 2012
1:57 PM

Post #9329091

Jim, it looks like Miltassia Golden Spider 'Copius'. I think they should be blooming right around now. David is looking terrific. I'm standing under my baby and telling it to grow for mama.

No time to take photos today and sunset is now at twenty of six. I must be off the computer at sundown. I promise to post a few on Sunday though. I finished mounting and potting both new and old orchids only a short while ago. This chore is usually taken care of a month ago. It's been weighing on me. Glad it's done. I finally ditched orchids that limped, but never recovered. from the freeze last year. Boo hoo.

dyzzypyxxy

dyzzypyxxy
Sarasota, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 9, 2012
2:35 PM

Post #9329121

Reserve judgement for a few days - I'm betting it's another Degarmoara, Jim. Look at the spots on those buds of the one Deg. They sure look a lot like the spots on the petals of the noID . Background color is very close and the leaves are similar, too!

But what do I know? Put them side by side, and wait until the Deg opens to see.

breeindy

breeindy
north coast nsw
Australia

November 10, 2012
1:38 AM

Post #9329442

Jim id say its Miltassia Dennis Kleinback, google it and see what you think.
Heres a pic from the net.

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dyzzypyxxy
Sarasota, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 10, 2012
8:41 AM

Post #9329631

Each year at this time Selby Gardens gives out plants to its members as a 'thank you'. This year I got two interesting orchids, Psychopsis Mendenhall 'Hildos' and Trigonidium egertonianum, both good sized plants and very healthy. They had a couple of others, both Catts and the plants were much smaller. These look to be close to blooming size. I am thrilled!

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Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 10, 2012
10:14 AM

Post #9329686

I just moved all the Orchids back out to the screened porch. Discovered some shoots on ones that have not bloomed in quite awhile. And my new Vanda is hanging from the screen door in plenty of sun.

Yesterday I signed a contract to have the screen porch turned to a year round sun room. Think if I put a humidifier out there everyone will be happy this winter.
hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 10, 2012
1:57 PM

Post #9329784

That's exciting, Jean. Post some pics of the construction.

We'll probably never be able to be sure of the name of my new Miltassia but I think Laurel' suggestion of Miltassia Golden Spider 'Copius' is as close as I need to be. And so it shall be named.

I've been out in the OC primping my orchids as the weather is delightful. I couldn't resist snapping a picture of the new Lc. Netrasiri Doll

Jim

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Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 10, 2012
2:25 PM

Post #9329812

Yesterday my Cat looked a lot like Sanyang Ruby but today she has turned a deeper purple. Now I'm looking for something similar.

dyzzypyxxy

dyzzypyxxy
Sarasota, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 10, 2012
3:00 PM

Post #9329840

Went to Lowe's in search of new clay pots for my gift orchids, and of course came home with three new rescues. First one still has a smallish flower about 2in. across, although it's a bit beat up. It has half a tag that says Parade 'Volcano Queen' broken off right in front of the word Parade. Any ideas?

Second one, no flower but the tag is whole Blc. Volcano Delicious 'Volcano Apricot'. Sounds like it might be a color I will love. Last one is a huge Phal with no tag, packed in sphag but with roots coming out the top everywhere, in a nice clay pot and looking very healthy. All were on the sale rack just because they're finished blooming. $3.75 each. I do love a bargain!

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 10, 2012
3:43 PM

Post #9329869

Lc. Star Parade 'Vocano Queen' is my best guess.

Jim

dyzzypyxxy

dyzzypyxxy
Sarasota, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 10, 2012
4:02 PM

Post #9329877

That sure looks like it, Jim. The lip is identical. Thanks!
MaypopLaurel
Cleveland,GA/Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

November 11, 2012
10:47 AM

Post #9330363

Some new photos as promised. This is the Sigmatostalyx radicans I photographed with only one flower open a few weeks back. This was a bare root from Steve Arthur's Orchids two years ago. He has a good selection of bare root species at our annual show. His plants are healthy and take off once mounted or planted.

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

November 11, 2012
10:51 AM

Post #9330369

Gastrochilus dasypogon has two spikes but so close they look like one. There are more flowers still to open.I've never met a Gastrochilus I don't like.

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

November 11, 2012
10:59 AM

Post #9330378

Does this look familiar? It's Pelatantheria insectiferia. Jim posted it a few weeks ago. Apparently he was playing a little trick to see what I thought of it. I took the bait and posted that I liked it a lot. Well, Tricky Jim had purchased it as a gift for me and it is even prettier in person. Tiny flowers keep changing colors as they mature. Reminds me of another orchid Jim gave me which is up next.

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

November 11, 2012
11:13 AM

Post #9330393

This is the larger of two Acampe papillosa from Jim. It's the one I photographed for Bree in regard to plants growing in/on nothing. Jim and I usually meet up in November, so I have several Jim babies bloom around now. He actually gave me one but a piece came off. Both are starting to open with clusters of flowers down the length of the plant. The plant branches down the main stem making for good flowering from top to bottom unlike Vandas that turn into palm trees over time. I detect a faint frangipani fragrance. The flowers orient themselves so the lips are facing center making some flowers supinate, some semi-supinate and some resuopinate.

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mellielong

mellielong
Lutz, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 11, 2012
11:38 AM

Post #9330426

Love that Gastrochilus; the flowers have such an unusual coloration.

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

November 11, 2012
1:10 PM

Post #9330473

Thank you Melanie. Yes, those Gastrochilus flowers are happy looking ones. I got the plant three or four years ago at Fuchs. It was so crusted with salts from their well water I could not wash, scrape, or brush the crust off. It's taken years for to wear off.

dyzzypyxxy

dyzzypyxxy
Sarasota, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 11, 2012
1:56 PM

Post #9330498

I like the funny little Acampe's and those tiny little Sigmatostalix. Nothing prettier than a miniature perfect little orchid.

I had the same crusting problem on the leaves of some of the older orchids I got at the local orphanage before they closed. You're so right, nothing takes off that crusting, but time and lots of rainwater. When I'm away most of my orchids get watered by the automatic irrigation using well water and it is every bit as hard as theirs was, so I'm showering everybody thoroughly with rainwater - so far so good.

Was re-potting my new Lc. Star Parade 'Volcano Queen' that Jim id'd for me, and found out it is fragrant! One little scruffy flower and boy! does it have perfume. A lucky rescue, I'm thinking.

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 11, 2012
2:33 PM

Post #9330512

And then there is the Queen of Floof, Blc. Chia Lin, fragrant as well.

Jim

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dyzzypyxxy

dyzzypyxxy
Sarasota, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 11, 2012
2:54 PM

Post #9330524

Oo, I love that color! Your camera catches that rich red much better than mine.

My Chia Lin has had at least 3 sheaths abort on me in the last couple of months, but I do have one now, looks like it might make it. The plant was in bloom when I got it last January. Maybe it was waiting for cooler temperatures?
MaypopLaurel
Cleveland,GA/Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

November 11, 2012
2:57 PM

Post #9330528

She is the Queen for sure, Jim! Those colors work for me.

Thank you, Elaine. I have learned that miniatures are a lot more challenging to photograph thus the periods where I don't post pics. I mean, by the time I drag out a tripod, set up some extra lights, attach the shutter release to the camera and whirr all the buttons and dials the plant may, at best, be out of bloom or even have croaked. lol Ted posts minis too. I guess he can relate.

breeindy

breeindy
north coast nsw
Australia

November 12, 2012
12:24 PM

Post #9331292

Always love Blc. Chia Lin Jim and Lc. Netrasiri Doll. Do you think your miltassia is Dennis Kleinback?, i posted the pic earlier.
Newest bud neally open...Aclandiae

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 12, 2012
1:34 PM

Post #9331359

Bree, I think my NOID is closer to Laurel's suggestion of Miltassia Golden Spider 'Copius'. I'll probably never know for sure.

Jim

mjsponies

mjsponies
DeLand/Deleon Spring, FL
(Zone 8b)

November 13, 2012
4:34 AM

Post #9331801

Well I sure needed to see all these wonderful photo's, looks like you guys had a great time in Apopka
My Debit card got skimmed and I spent the better part of Friday and Saturday trying to get the carnage under control. Bank has already put the funds back in my account tho. But what a scary sickening feeling.

Elaine, BC Little Lulu you picked up for me last spring is blooming...just love her.
and the Miltassia you guys id'd for me just keeps on going, and has a wonderful light scent. Still waiting on B. nodosa Jimny Cricket.
I guess B. nodosa David Sander is going to have to go on my wish list.

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dyzzypyxxy

dyzzypyxxy
Sarasota, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 13, 2012
9:28 AM

Post #9332063

Wow, Mj your Little Lulu's are lovely. Mine have never been quite that pink. They are suffused pink when they first come out, then fade to ivory as the flowers age.

I experimented with four of the Little Lulu's I got last spring. They are taking hold on a big branch of my favorite oak tree, and have shown a couple of sheaths but never quite made it to blooming yet. Here's hoping! A squirrel ate all the leaves off one of the plants up there, and I thought it was a goner, but it has come back and put out new leaves, too.

Pictures later, I am on the help desk this afternoon, and just got back from the beach so got to change into dry clothes and get presentable.

breeindy

breeindy
north coast nsw
Australia

November 13, 2012
10:48 AM

Post #9332129

mjsponies- i love that Miltassia, what was it again?
hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 13, 2012
11:09 AM

Post #9332140

I just came in from working on the yard and I'm dirty and tired. I have a library presentation tonight so I have to get my act together. No rest for the wicked.

Jim

mjsponies

mjsponies
DeLand/Deleon Spring, FL
(Zone 8b)

November 13, 2012
11:10 AM

Post #9332142

bree, Elaine was thinking it looked like Miltassia Aztec 'Toni' , and you were thinking maybe Charles M Fitch.
hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 13, 2012
11:59 AM

Post #9332199

Here are my Miltassia Charles M. Fitch and my Miltassia Aztec 'Toni'. Quite a difference.

Jim

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

November 13, 2012
12:13 PM

Post #9332208

I got a 1st ribbon on the Gatrochilus and a 3rd on the Acampe posted above last night. Was up before daylight to do a food redistribution pick up, been to the dentist, Costco, and the Farmer's Market. I'm beat. We are starting the countdown for our D.C. trip. Will go to the cottage tomorrow for an overnight, check on things there, then race back to Atlanta to pack and prepare. I'll be enjoying your pictures for a while.

mjsponies

mjsponies
DeLand/Deleon Spring, FL
(Zone 8b)

November 13, 2012
12:57 PM

Post #9332260

Laurel,
Your making me exhausted just reading all your doing !
hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 13, 2012
1:19 PM

Post #9332271

This is a reoccurring theme: I buy the orchid and Laurel wins a ribbon. I need to go off and think about this. :>)

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

November 13, 2012
3:33 PM

Post #9332374

In all fairness, Jim, I can't show them until they are at least three months old and being species they bloom once a year and...you always give me 'chids in bud or bloom. Soooo, I have had them a year or close to it. Sometimes two or more years. I like to think of us as a winning team. Keep up the good work! :)
plantsforpeg
Ventress, LA
(Zone 8b)

November 13, 2012
3:34 PM

Post #9332375

Wow Jim, you are a great friend to have. I'll have to add that to my bucket list. Find a great friend named "Jim".
MaypopLaurel
Cleveland,GA/Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

November 13, 2012
3:56 PM

Post #9332393

There's only one Jim and he's a jewel.

breeindy

breeindy
north coast nsw
Australia

November 13, 2012
5:46 PM

Post #9332476

mjsponies- oh ok, shows how good my memory is. hehe! I dont think its either, maybe a cross of them.
Jim yours doesnt look like Aztec, yours is redder and nicer i think.
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 14, 2012
10:44 AM

Post #9333074

Another of my new Apopka finds is now in bloom.
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 14, 2012
10:48 AM

Post #9333077

Hitting attach instead of send would be helpful.
Can anyone tell me what it might be????

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

November 14, 2012
11:34 AM

Post #9333117

Don't recognize it, Jean, but it is very pretty. You must have acquired some plants before I arrived because I never saw you get anything except that one Catasetum.

We did not make it to Maypop. I have an Achilles tendon crisis and am trying to calm it down before we leave town on Monday. It's like walking on rocks.
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 14, 2012
12:25 PM

Post #9333145

Foot issues are such a pain. So hard to stay off a foot & still get anything accomplished.

This orchid came from First Orchids. I meant to ask what it was since there were others around it blooming. Nothing was marked.

mellielong

mellielong
Lutz, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 14, 2012
12:57 PM

Post #9333178

Congrats Jean, that's a pretty one.

Melanie
hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 14, 2012
2:12 PM

Post #9333234

I'm pretty sure it is an upside down Miltassia. After that it gets iffy. The closest I can find looking through the pictures of mine is Luke Skywalker. It's not an exact fit but close.

Geese, thanks for the kind words. I'm not sure I'm worthy but I'll take the good when I can get it.

Out in the OC, Epicattleya (Epc.) Lime Sherbert X Bc. Little Stars has opened a spike and there are several more to come. I must admit I am fond of Epicatts and I have several of them.

Jim


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

November 14, 2012
2:39 PM

Post #9333257

Paul Storm, from Meke Aloha Orchids, was the speaker. http://www.mekealohaorchids.com/ He is a Schomburgkia/Myrmecophila/Laelia hybridizer and gave a great talk called "Schombo Love". He brought tons of beautiful plants for very reasonable prices, many in bloom. He seems to think everyone needs a lot of these but I don't have the real estate for these space hogs.

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plantsforpeg
Ventress, LA
(Zone 8b)

November 14, 2012
4:40 PM

Post #9333348

Can't wait to see what blooms for Thanksgiving.

breeindy

breeindy
north coast nsw
Australia

November 14, 2012
5:19 PM

Post #9333386

oh i love that Miltassia Qwilter!
hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 15, 2012
5:43 AM

Post #9333676

Paul is a man after my own heart. What a wonderful web site and great pictures. Long live Schomburgkias!

Jim

mellielong

mellielong
Lutz, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 15, 2012
8:09 AM

Post #9333796

I know we're supposed to be showing off blooms, but I hope I can show a couple of blooms-to-be. I got really excited in the shade house today when I saw that two of my vandas are putting out spikes. Depending on the weather, they may end up blooming in the garage, LOL! The first one is Bangor Blue Sky which I'm pretty sure I bought from Chapman's. It's been a while (a year or so) so it's about time for it to bloom again. The other one is V. coerulea x coerulea which surprised me because I think I bought that one this past spring. In fact, I'm pretty sure because I remember I saw it online and wanted one and I was happy to find it. I guess the vandas are happy where they are right now. Well, except for the ones the skunk vine is trying to grow up. I hate that stuff!

Tonight I'm taking in one of my no ID cattleyas from First Orchids to my orchid meeting. I'll let them have fun trying to guess at it. This will be my first time showing a plant at the meeting. Mom is taking in her white Phal for show and tell. She's a first-timer, too.

Melanie

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breeindy

breeindy
north coast nsw
Australia

November 15, 2012
5:10 PM

Post #9334220

Im sure there use to be a anticipation thread for buds were waiting on but i cant see it now, maybe we need another..anyone?

mellielong

mellielong
Lutz, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 15, 2012
7:38 PM

Post #9334341

I cleaned up at the orchid meeting tonight. Mom and I got five raffle plants all together.
Den. Baby Pink
B. Green Star (we each got one of these, what does the B stand for, Brassalova?)
Onc. Tsiku Marguerite
Den. anosmum x superbum

My no ID cat from Apopka was believed to be 'Marcia Foster' or something close to it. Come to think of it, I've seen that plant before and it does kind of look like it. I was so nervous bringing in an orchid for the first time but several people drooled on it so then I felt better. Mom brought in her white Phal and it got some love, too.

Melanie

breeindy

breeindy
north coast nsw
Australia

November 15, 2012
7:49 PM

Post #9334349

Congratulations Melanie! and mum. Can we see another pic of the noid cat? Marcia Foster is very nice.
Do you have a photo of the leaves of your new green star? Could it be Den. burana 'green star'? Or is it defenatly a Brassavola?

mellielong

mellielong
Lutz, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 15, 2012
8:05 PM

Post #9334360

Ok, here are some pictures.
1. No ID cattleya
2. B. Green Star
3. Den Baby Pink (Mom picked this one out)

Melanie

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 16, 2012
12:18 PM

Post #9334751

Melanie, B. should mean Brassavola but I know of no Brassavola Green Star. Looking at the plant, it could be a number of things but if I had to guess, I'd say it was an Epidendrum. Ursula and Laurel are pretty good at this, maybe they will drop by.

I just went out to the OC and saw lots of Oncidium alliance orchids in bloom. We have been talking about them so this seems appropriate.

Here is Degarmoara Flying High and Miltassia Golden Spider 'Copius'



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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 16, 2012
12:21 PM

Post #9334754

Miltassia Luke Skywalker and Bllra. Marfitch 'Howard's Dream' AM/AOS

Jim

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 16, 2012
12:31 PM

Post #9334767

Bllra. Pacific Treasures 'Everything Nice' and Bllra. Tahoma Glacier

Jim

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 16, 2012
12:37 PM

Post #9334776

Bllra. Peggy Ruth Carpenter 'Morniing Joy' and Miltassia Aztec 'Toni'

Jim

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 16, 2012
12:44 PM

Post #9334781

And finally, Miltassia Charles M. Fitch. I just noticed the software changes the order of the pictures when you hit send. Therefore, in my last post, Peggy Ruth is the middle two photos. The rest of them you should be able to figure out.

Jim

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 16, 2012
12:47 PM

Post #9334785

Getting away from Oncidiums, this is Potinara Hoku Gem 'Freckles'.

Jim

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

November 16, 2012
2:35 PM

Post #9334903

Looks like a Brassavola to me. There is Brassavola Green Stars (Little Stars 4N x cordata v alba) It will probably be a few years before it blooms.

Sounds like you had a great meeting, Melanie.

Jim, great orchid photos. I'll try to take a few photos this weekend.

mellielong

mellielong
Lutz, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 16, 2012
3:37 PM

Post #9334954

Jim, you've got a lot going on! I like 'Howard's Dream' the best; it's in my preferential color range.

It lokos like I have a Brassavola, then. I'll try not to kill it!

Melanie
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 16, 2012
6:15 PM

Post #9335065

Luke Skywalker does look a lot like mine.
hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 17, 2012
7:43 AM

Post #9335404

Laurel, where did you find Brassavola Little Stars? I looked and found nothing.

Melanie, Brassavolas like to be mounted. Perhaps you could get a piece of wood from your Dad.

Out in the OC this morning, I found a new bloom on Blc. Goldenzelle 'Frank Smith' and Rhynchovola David Sander sporting a trifecta.

Jim

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ted5310
Brea, CA
(Zone 10b)

November 17, 2012
8:28 AM

Post #9335431

Great shots, Jim. I am keeping my eyes open for that Aztec Toni. Miltassia Charles M. Fitch was the first orchid I ever got to re-bloom many years ago.

Thanx for the show and memories

mellielong

mellielong
Lutz, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 17, 2012
9:13 AM

Post #9335456

I was going to mount that Den. keithii we got from Mr. Chapman so I'll try mounting the brassavolas at the same time. Today is all about college football, LOL! Still love that Goldenzelle; any of its hybrids are just so pretty.

Melanie

mellielong

mellielong
Lutz, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 17, 2012
10:58 AM

Post #9335563

I just got a nice surprise. Dad was out trimming up some of the bushes when he noticed one of the orchids on the fence was blooming. I thought they were all "Mailman" orchids, but he said, "No, this one is pretty." Which made me laugh because aren't the other ones pretty, too? But he said, "This one is lighter." So I went outside during halftime (of course) and sure enough, I had this lavender bloom. The tag was covered in roots and dirt and hard to read but I managed to make out the word "skye" and another word beginning with "N" and ending in "D". After some google searching, I found out this is Cattleya Isle of Skye "Nereid". I'll have to make a new tag for it. Too bad it just missed the orchid meeting, darnit. But at least I can enjoy it. Oh, and it smells like cinnamon!

Melanie

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 17, 2012
11:21 AM

Post #9335567

That is a pretty one, Melanie, and it looks like it should have a nice fragrance.

I just discovered another one myself as I was out misting. Here is Bc. Maikai 'Louise' AM/AOS

Jim

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mjsponies
DeLand/Deleon Spring, FL
(Zone 8b)

November 17, 2012
3:25 PM

Post #9335727

Very nice Melanie, and cool when they sneak up on you. The back ground of your sky looks like you've been getting much nicer weather than us. Been cloudy/gloomy here all week, today just a few peaks of sunshine. I haven't had the fan on in the greenhouse at all, just opened the door, windows, and some days not even the windows.

Jim, lovely Bc. Maikai 'Louise', I have a Bl Morning Glory x Bc Makai that made sheaths that went south, I was very disappointed, was so looking forward to that one.
I've got a boat load of Hoya's trying to bloom if only we'd get some SUN !! This is the Sunshine state, right ??
MaypopLaurel
Cleveland,GA/Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

November 17, 2012
3:53 PM

Post #9335740

Jim, being that we are a regional judging center, and that a number of judges as well as judges in training belong to our society, I can shoot out quick questions. But please don't be burying me in special requests because sometimes it takes weeks to get responses on my own mysteries. Melanie's orchid def. looked Brassavola. I asked about the cross. You're killing me with that giant David Sander.

Melanie, my Den. keithii is already mounted. I've mounted this orchid before and my experience has been that the more mature growth usually dies off. I've got two other specimens currently. It needs to be watered daily but then dry. Make sure the bloom side is against the mount. That is the way it grows in nature. What you should eventually see are the blooms from leads that extend off the mount. Love your Catt.

breeindy

breeindy
north coast nsw
Australia

November 17, 2012
10:10 PM

Post #9335947

Melaine that Cattleya Isle of Skye "Nereid"is beautiful. and i love Goldenzelle Jim.
All i got new is a big NOID Oncidium with 2 huge spikes just starting to open buds..post more pics when all open. This plant i got in a trade and it had never flowered for me until i moved it.

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

November 18, 2012
2:31 PM

Post #9336405

A few photos before we are off on our Thanksgiving adventures starting with Bulbophyllum Lovely Elizabeth starting to open. I got this as a small division and believe it came from Lovely Elizabeth 'Marble Branch' AM/CCM/AOS because it was a donation to our annual auction several years ago. Mark and Gary, owners of Marble Branch Farms Orchids, are members of our society. Need to ask. And BTW, they have wonderful orchids and I recommend them highly.

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

November 18, 2012
2:34 PM

Post #9336409

The second spike on a NOID Catt. from a back bulb division. This was the rescue on behalf of my friend and neighbor. She got the better front end. There are four blooms but only three show.

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

November 18, 2012
2:37 PM

Post #9336413

Jim's latest gift continues to bloom. Wish I could do it justice with the camera. No time to stage photos though.

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

November 18, 2012
2:49 PM

Post #9336422

Brassavola cordata (also known as subulifolia) has smaller, but generally more profuse flowers than B. nodosa. I'll look at last year's pics but think two spikes is new for this one. It came as a bare root baby four years ago and is mounted on a cedar roofing shingle.

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

November 18, 2012
2:52 PM

Post #9336424

That's it for me. Have a happy Thanksgiving and travel safely. I'll check in from D.C..
ted5310
Brea, CA
(Zone 10b)

November 19, 2012
1:43 PM

Post #9337330

A shot of masdevallia ibanez - behar speckles in bloom again. This time three spikes. I'll try and get a close up, but it's now dark by the time I get home lol

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 19, 2012
2:40 PM

Post #9337376

Ted, nice pink on that Masdevallia. I'm looking forward to more pics.

Laurel, I'm glad the little guy is still blooming for you. The cordata looks like a David Sander with a haircut. :>) Also, love the Bulbo. Have a safe but fun trip.

Here is a look at the David Sander plant. I put a yard stick in there to judge the size.

Jim

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 19, 2012
2:45 PM

Post #9337384

Here is another look at Degarmoara Flying High as it opens more blooms along the spike. It's a good find for $5 in Apopka.

Jim

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tommyr2006
Poughkeepsie, NY

November 19, 2012
2:49 PM

Post #9337385

My new Via Victoria x Spring Tree) x spicerianum's Paph. flower has opened! She's a beauty! Can't figure out why it's showing sideways. Sorry about that.

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mjsponies

mjsponies
DeLand/Deleon Spring, FL
(Zone 8b)

November 19, 2012
2:56 PM

Post #9337390

LOL...Ted, masdevallia ibanez - behar speckles, now that's a mouthful. I like how you have it mounted. Very nice.

Well Florida has been anything BUT the Sunshine state lately. I had to put a CFL growlight on one of my Hoya's that's got a boat load of walnut sized buds on it out in the greenhouse to encourage a little quicker appearance. And ended up leaving the heat on low in the greenhouse all day. A very rare occurrence to have to run the heat during the day.

And B. nodosa Jiminy Cricket finally is open. First time for me and I really like it.

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ted5310
Brea, CA
(Zone 10b)

November 20, 2012
9:04 PM

Post #9338741

Love that B. nodosa Jiminy Cricket

A closer look at masdevallia ibanez - behar speckles

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Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 21, 2012
4:32 AM

Post #9338828

I'll have to move all the Orchids (and most other potted plants) indoors before tomorrow afternoon. So today I'll be cleaning up all the plant stands.
Should have planned the work on the sun porch to start earlier in the year.

Have quite a few shoots full of buds.

In the grocery store yesterday they were putting out both blue & purple (dyed) Phals. I'm surprised they didn't have red & green ones.
OCCAROL
Santa Ana, CA
(Zone 10b)

November 21, 2012
6:51 AM

Post #9338931

Not that I would want one, but it would be interesting to see how they dye those Phals.
hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 21, 2012
7:52 AM

Post #9338978

Tommy, very nice colors on that slipper. Good growing.

MJ, Pretty Jiminy Cricket. I've seen Jiminy spelled ten different ways but it is always a treat.

Ted, nice masdevallia. I have one or two but no blooms for a while now.

It's almost time to leave for the airport. We are spending Thanksgiving with Patty's sister and family. Kids, dogs, in-laws freezing temps, all good reminders as to why I'm giving thanks. Have a wonderful but safe holiday, everyone.

Jim


breeindy

breeindy
north coast nsw
Australia

November 21, 2012
11:57 AM

Post #9339152

yes love that Paph. Tommy!!!
ted5310
Brea, CA
(Zone 10b)

November 21, 2012
2:37 PM

Post #9339266

A long time ago we used to color cut flowers by putting food coloring in the water. It would travel and show on the white petals. Like I said, long time ago and I couldn't tell you what kind of flowers they were.
ted5310
Brea, CA
(Zone 10b)

November 21, 2012
2:38 PM

Post #9339267

I want to wish all a safe and Happy Thanksgiving. Lynda and I will be at my son's house with the whole family and a few neighbors.

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mjsponies

mjsponies
DeLand/Deleon Spring, FL
(Zone 8b)

November 21, 2012
3:32 PM

Post #9339313

Fortunately we don't have to drive far. At son's house, just 6 miles away, but the whole clan will be there, 18 of us.

Happy Thankgiving every one !
tommyr2006
Poughkeepsie, NY

November 21, 2012
4:48 PM

Post #9339375

Thank you Bree and hawkarica!
OCCAROL
Santa Ana, CA
(Zone 10b)

November 24, 2012
12:56 PM

Post #9341371

Finally! Coelogyne barbata on a very short spike, Encyclia dichroma, Milt. 'hombre' still going strong in the house, and Laelia gouldiana

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dyzzypyxxy

dyzzypyxxy
Sarasota, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 24, 2012
1:56 PM

Post #9341396

Oo, love that Coelogyne, Carol. Fabulous fringed lip! And 'Hombre' is just my favorite color.

I have one coming - maybe next week? All that's blooming now except the Spathoglottis are my 'Little Stars' but the perfume out there at night is amazing from two little flowers.

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OCCAROL
Santa Ana, CA
(Zone 10b)

November 24, 2012
2:16 PM

Post #9341410

I really like the Spath.! They must not do well here as I've never seen one at the shows.

mellielong

mellielong
Lutz, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 24, 2012
2:21 PM

Post #9341414

Love the encyclia Carol. And what a pretty 'hombre' to have in your home!

Melanie
plantsforpeg
Ventress, LA
(Zone 8b)

November 24, 2012
3:42 PM

Post #9341459

Lovely Thanksgiving pics. Keep it up.
One day I will be able to post a pic...can't wait.
tommyr2006
Poughkeepsie, NY

November 24, 2012
6:03 PM

Post #9341597

My Burrageara Nelly Isler 'Swiss Beauty' just opened it's first flower!

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OCCAROL
Santa Ana, CA
(Zone 10b)

November 24, 2012
6:14 PM

Post #9341608

Definately a WOW! Very pretty!

dyzzypyxxy

dyzzypyxxy
Sarasota, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 25, 2012
7:48 AM

Post #9341887

That's got to be the brightest color I've seen on an orchid, Tommy. Gorgeous!

Found another little Spathoglottis just starting to bloom in the front yard. I really need to group these so that they will bloom at the same time each year! I got this on my shopping trip with Jim last Feb and nicknamed it "opal" because the flowers have at least 4 colors on them as they mature, pink, white, yellow and purple.
A better shot of Bc.'Little Stars' and my yellow NoID brassavola with 3 spikes coming - will divide it up after it finishes blooming and re-mount it properly this time! The flowers open with rosy petals like the color of the buds, and a white lip, then they morph to yellow lip and orange petals. This is the third set of blooms for this plant since I got it a year ago in October. Such a winner.

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mellielong

mellielong
Lutz, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 25, 2012
9:15 AM

Post #9341952

Just wanted to share a couple of orchids that are still blooming. First is Mom's favorite, Ascda. Kulwadee Fragrance #22. Second is a no ID dendrobrium that I thought was pretty.

Melanie

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breeindy

breeindy
north coast nsw
Australia

November 25, 2012
10:31 AM

Post #9342019

really nice Ascda. Melaine, love it!
OCCAROL
Santa Ana, CA
(Zone 10b)

November 25, 2012
1:05 PM

Post #9342141

Both beautiful!

dyzzypyxxy

dyzzypyxxy
Sarasota, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 25, 2012
2:29 PM

Post #9342185

Gorgeous Ascda Melanie, I can see why it's Mom's favorite!

Are you getting a blankie ready to throw over top of the Orchid Shack for tonight? Supposed to get chill - l - l -yy!

mellielong

mellielong
Lutz, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 25, 2012
2:33 PM

Post #9342189

I've got a whole box full of blankies I use to cover my plants. That wind is getting downright cold!

Melanie
ted5310
Brea, CA
(Zone 10b)

November 30, 2012
6:40 AM

Post #9346113

Nothing new here. Light rain yesterday and supposedly through the weekend. A couple of 'chids in spike and hope for pix soon.
MaypopLaurel
Cleveland,GA/Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

November 30, 2012
7:20 AM

Post #9346133

I'm back in Atlanta. It might take a day or two to get photos. Hope everyone had a nice TG.
OCCAROL
Santa Ana, CA
(Zone 10b)

November 30, 2012
8:55 AM

Post #9346200

First bloomer for me, and I don't know how long it will last, so between showers Isochilus species Oz

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 30, 2012
2:27 PM

Post #9346405

I'll bet Melanie is putting away her blankets as it hit 80 today. The weather is just perfect.

That is a beautiful plant, Carol.

Jim

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

November 30, 2012
3:04 PM

Post #9346429

The photos are all great. I feel badly for not commenting on each and every one but I sincerely love the photos being posted these days. Such a nice assortment and such nice plants from so varied growing conditions. Really, there is something for everyone.

Tommy, it's nice to see you posting your beautiful orchids here again. Guess you are busy knitting orchid sweaters for winter in Poughkeepsie.

Carol, I have no Isochilus in my collection but once saw one with red flowers that I dearly wanted. Yours is beautifully bloomed. Is this one from Andy's?

mellielong

mellielong
Lutz, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 30, 2012
3:07 PM

Post #9346438

The weather is indeed perfect for orchids and people alike. That Isochilus is neat; I wouldn't have guessed it was an orchid, but that's what's so fun about them - they're so varied and unique.

Melanie
ted5310
Brea, CA
(Zone 10b)

November 30, 2012
7:28 PM

Post #9346588

Carol, I really like it. I don't remember seeing it at your place. Is it outside on the north side where the Gerberara is ( Yes, I have had the privilege of seeing live and in person the mother of all those plants from here to Florida. lol) ? I have seen orange, but not red like yours.
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

December 1, 2012
5:21 AM

Post #9346755

That Isochilus is indeed unique. Even the foliage is nice to look at. I may need to go looking for 1 of those.
hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

December 1, 2012
6:41 AM

Post #9346796

I woke up and a new month was upon us. I'll start the new thread here: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1289528/ . Please come join us.

Jim
OCCAROL
Santa Ana, CA
(Zone 10b)

December 1, 2012
7:52 AM

Post #9346834

Yes Laurel, it was from Andy's. I can't seem to avoid buying something from him at every show.

Ted, it was on the top shelf at the end of the shack. I had to put all the outside hangers in there to dry out yesterday, so it's pretty crowded.

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