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RUK
Fair Lawn, NJ
(Zone 6b)

May 1, 2008
11:16 PM

Post #4893579

We had a wonderful month of April - we had so many posts from different contributors that we started a second thread. It was FUN!!
Let's keep it going - please, show your stuff !

Here now is Trichopilia Suave Margins, a nice Orchid which I got about 4 years ago from Santa Barbara Orchids. They list it as Trpla marginata x suavis.
A ruffled dress, a pretty perfume - she is ready for a party!

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RUK
Fair Lawn, NJ
(Zone 6b)

May 1, 2008
11:20 PM

Post #4893596

And here is the whole plant in a treefern ring. This one does not need a premium sunny spot to do well, it gets light conditions similar to a Phal, temperatures are intermediate to warm.

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ricfl
Saint Petersburg, FL
(Zone 9b)

May 2, 2008
12:12 AM

Post #4893807

RUK...that is breath takin' wow...I need that one LOL
Here are some of mine.

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ricfl
Saint Petersburg, FL
(Zone 9b)

May 2, 2008
12:14 AM

Post #4893822

#2

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ricfl
Saint Petersburg, FL
(Zone 9b)

May 2, 2008
12:16 AM

Post #4893828

#3 not an orchid

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

May 2, 2008
12:18 AM

Post #4893838

Great start for the month! I'll probably be laying low. Most of my stuff is programmed for Fall/Winter since we're away so much (but I always love surprises).

Laurel
smkennedy
Minneapolis, MN
(Zone 4a)

May 2, 2008
9:33 PM

Post #4897828

A cat. I have had for 25 years, but lost the tag. It has a wonderful cinnamon scent.

Susan in Minneapolis

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smkennedy
Minneapolis, MN
(Zone 4a)

May 2, 2008
9:39 PM

Post #4897862

I have two windows in my dining room with Phals. at their peak bloom. #1 ...

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smkennedy
Minneapolis, MN
(Zone 4a)

May 2, 2008
9:42 PM

Post #4897882

.. and #2.

Susan in Minneapolis

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boojum
Shelburne Falls, MA
(Zone 5a)

May 2, 2008
9:45 PM

Post #4897896

Ursula, love that Trichopilia. I wish my tortilis had more than one leaf!! Ricfl, nice hoya! Susan love the phal pic. Wonderful striped foliage is a great foil. Nice bloom!!!
Grow_Jo
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

May 3, 2008
2:23 AM

Post #4899128

Really nice everyone. Ursula, you have the coolest orchids - that Trichopilia is gorgeous!

Here's one of mine. Bought in bud (big surprise). ;)

Dtps. Leopard Prince

Joanne

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Grow_Jo
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

May 3, 2008
2:28 AM

Post #4899145

And here's the whole fam-damily. The top two shelves are all orchids. The bottom two shelves (that you can't see in the picture) have grow lights that I start outdoor seedlings under in the spring. That's all gonna change at the end of this month. Those bottom two shelves are going to become additional orchid growing shelves under the lights, basically doubling my orchid space. Woo hoo! My credit card is shuddering.

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RUK
Fair Lawn, NJ
(Zone 6b)

May 3, 2008
1:22 PM

Post #4900515

Susan, you have the perfect Phal window! They look happy!

Ric, I love the #2, such nice color and form.

Joanne, you have a nice set up and good looking plants. And I do love the cat picture!

Here is one which flowers here and there and produces a cute buggy looking flower every so often and then produces a nice flush of bugs for a few weeks.
Restrepia antennifera

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RUK
Fair Lawn, NJ
(Zone 6b)

May 3, 2008
1:24 PM

Post #4900519

a closer look -

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smkennedy
Minneapolis, MN
(Zone 4a)

May 3, 2008
1:33 PM

Post #4900547

RUK,

Thanks for the very interesting closeup of the Restrepia antennifera. Definitely new to me. And repeated flushes are very nice in an orchid.

Susan
Ironwood
Fredericton, NB
(Zone 5a)

May 4, 2008
2:45 AM

Post #4903368

Ursula. the Trichopilia is special. Ric, love the reds even when not orchids. Susan you have a very nice phal garden. Very showy Dtps. Joanne. Great display all.

Ken
hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

May 5, 2008
1:41 AM

Post #4907028

Ursula - Wonderful Trichopilia. She is dressed for a party and to help her out, here are some Dancing Ladies.

Jim

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

May 5, 2008
1:43 AM

Post #4907039

My oncidium Butterfly has produced the third bloom on the one spike.

Jim

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

May 5, 2008
1:51 AM

Post #4907093

I also like the unusual Restrepia antennifera and the DTPS from Jo. One of my Phals just opened. Here is Salu Rose X Golden Sun.

Jim

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boojum
Shelburne Falls, MA
(Zone 5a)

May 5, 2008
1:52 AM

Post #4907099

And that's really an achievement from one who kills these!!
Sigmatostalix radicans today. Also dancing.

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boojum
Shelburne Falls, MA
(Zone 5a)

May 5, 2008
1:53 AM

Post #4907109

Cross post, Jim. Luscious phal!!
hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

May 5, 2008
2:15 AM

Post #4907238

Guess who is going to be eating fresh tomatos in about two days?

Jim

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boojum
Shelburne Falls, MA
(Zone 5a)

May 5, 2008
2:22 AM

Post #4907274

WOW! Haven't even thought about planting mine yet!
I joined the primrose society today at this show.
http://www.photoworks.com/photo-sharing/shareSignin.jsp?shareCode=A09A891C57D&cp=ems_shr_alb_pml&cb=PW

hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

May 5, 2008
8:12 AM

Post #4908137

Your slide show was a treat as I haven't seen most of those flowers since I moved to Florida 10 years ago. Daffodils are really special.

Jim
boojum
Shelburne Falls, MA
(Zone 5a)

May 5, 2008
1:46 PM

Post #4908926

The voles don't eat them so I'm really getting interested now. Glad you liked the show. It really was a window shopping trip so the pics were not too exciting (just informative) and the light was bad, but you get the idea. I was there 2 hours-bought lots of auricula primroses, joined up, took quick pics, and bought a book on miniature orchids and a dark chocolate bar for the ride home. On the way home I bought coleus and sweet potato vines for planters. I may be going to VT soon to see a primrose expert's garden. I'll be hitching a ride with my iris friend who loves and shows primroses at Tower Hill (Andrew's mom, Todd).
hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

May 5, 2008
6:51 PM

Post #4910216

Proving the old adage that even a blind hog will find an acorn once in a while, I was in Home Depot to buy a bag of rocks when I notice the orchid man had just arrived and was opening boxes. I watched as he placed several new phals on the sale table and then gasped as he pulled out two of the most beautiful Miltoniopsis orchids I had ever seen. Both are in 6 inch clay pots and the blooms measure 3.5 by 4 inches across. Needless to say, both followed me home and I even remembered to bring the rocks. So like a proud papa, I'm priviledged to show you Milt. Keiko Komoda 'H181'.

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

May 5, 2008
6:53 PM

Post #4910227

And here is the plant.

Jim

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

May 5, 2008
6:56 PM

Post #4910240

This one is Milt. Patricia Marie Linares '1'

Jim

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astcgirl
Brandon, FL
(Zone 9b)

May 5, 2008
7:58 PM

Post #4910505

I love that picture RUK, wow is all I can say.
boojum
Shelburne Falls, MA
(Zone 5a)

May 5, 2008
8:24 PM

Post #4910583

Jim what a find!!! Congrats!
hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

May 5, 2008
9:11 PM

Post #4910791

I tried to post the Milt. Patricia Marie Linares '1' plant picture three times to no avail. I'll try once more.

Jim

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Ironwood
Fredericton, NB
(Zone 5a)

May 5, 2008
10:17 PM

Post #4911125

Jim, about the post with the green and red/orange fruit, you wouldn't be teasing us northerners would you? Beautiful catch at Home Deopt.

Kathy, another wonderful slide show.

Ken
boojum
Shelburne Falls, MA
(Zone 5a)

May 6, 2008
1:02 AM

Post #4911745

Thanks, Ken!
Grow_Jo
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

May 6, 2008
3:19 AM

Post #4912601

Ursula - cool Restrepia; it's leaves kind of remind me of a Hoya. Jim - love the Butterfly orchid, the Phal. Salu Rose x Golden Sun, the FABULOUS Miltoniopsis's (Home Depot? Wow!), and tomatoes already! I'm still nursing mine along under the lights, which they have outgrown, and I can't put them outside for probably three more weeks.
Kathy - your slide show was great. I love primroses. Brilliant idea to take pictures of the tags of the plants; who can remember all those names? LOL. I'm going to do that the next time I go to an orchid show.

Oh yeah, and can I just say that I have either a new leaf or a SHEATH coming on my Paph. Ho Chi Minh. Oh please please let it be a sheath.

Joanne



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boojum
Shelburne Falls, MA
(Zone 5a)

May 6, 2008
9:13 AM

Post #4913161

I'd love to see a Ho chi Minh about now so I'm rooting for you! Den pierardii opened today.

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boojum
Shelburne Falls, MA
(Zone 5a)

May 6, 2008
9:14 AM

Post #4913164

It's officially spring here-the weeping cherry's doing its thing.

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RUK
Fair Lawn, NJ
(Zone 6b)

May 6, 2008
12:18 PM

Post #4913435

Fun stuff, everybody!!
Jim, you lucked out, the Miltoniopsis look gorgeous. Great plants! I think our Home Depot is a dud! :-(.
Beautiful slide show, Kathy. I love Primulas!!

Around here the Dogwoods are in full bloom, everything is green. Last week I had to run out and buy a large tarp to cover some of plants which I had moved outside already - mainly budding Epiphyllums. The Cymbidiums were in the cage, placed somewhat protected. We had two nights of Frost! I hope that is it, but I am waiting at least another week to start moving the Orchids out.
hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

May 6, 2008
5:49 PM

Post #4914718

We can't grow flowering cherries here Kathy but you may enjoy a picture of my Jacaranda which is in full bloom now.

Jim

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boojum
Shelburne Falls, MA
(Zone 5a)

May 6, 2008
6:43 PM

Post #4914920

Oh I love jacarandas. Saw them in bloom in Puerto Rico.
RUK
Fair Lawn, NJ
(Zone 6b)

May 6, 2008
11:12 PM

Post #4916003

I love Jacarandas too, they are very pretty!!
MaypopLaurel
Cleveland,GA/Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

May 6, 2008
11:59 PM

Post #4916300

I have tried to start a thread of orchid and non-orchid garden plants. Is anyone interested?

Laurel
hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

May 7, 2008
2:29 AM

Post #4917092

The only downside to jacarandas is that they are brittle. Any time we get a strong wind, I find myself picking up downed branches. Thankfully they grow back quickly.

Jim
Grow_Jo
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

May 7, 2008
3:35 AM

Post #4917432

I've only ever seen Jacarandas in Hawaii (haven't made it to Florida...yet). They are spectacular; thanks for sharing that photo Jim.

Laurel - will definitely have a peek at your garden thread, but have nothing much to share yet; we've just barely gotten rid of our snow!

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

May 7, 2008
12:09 PM

Post #4918224

Joanne, it makes Spring go on and on. I get to see flowers opening now on DG that were gone two months ago here. Hopefully you can enjoy our earlier season. We're only a few weeks away from air conditioning in Atlanta. The petunias are wishing for a Canadian vacation after near 80 degree days!
boojum
Shelburne Falls, MA
(Zone 5a)

May 7, 2008
2:32 PM

Post #4918821

Zygonaria Kings Park. This one has 5 spikes.

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boojum
Shelburne Falls, MA
(Zone 5a)

May 7, 2008
2:34 PM

Post #4918836

My first coelogyne bloomed today. Coelogyne ochracea. This is the first flower on a spike with 3 buds. There are 2 more spikes.

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boojum
Shelburne Falls, MA
(Zone 5a)

May 7, 2008
2:36 PM

Post #4918850

My other Sarchochilus hartmanii opened a bud today. It appears to be a different one from the first one that opened.

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boojum
Shelburne Falls, MA
(Zone 5a)

May 7, 2008
2:39 PM

Post #4918867

Here's the first one.

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boojum
Shelburne Falls, MA
(Zone 5a)

May 7, 2008
2:39 PM

Post #4918871

Whole plant.

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boojum
Shelburne Falls, MA
(Zone 5a)

May 7, 2008
2:42 PM

Post #4918886

Stigmatostalix radicans again. I adore these mini flowers. It's the green and the anchor shaped lips.

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boojum
Shelburne Falls, MA
(Zone 5a)

May 7, 2008
2:43 PM

Post #4918894

One more.

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ricfl
Saint Petersburg, FL
(Zone 9b)

May 7, 2008
3:37 PM

Post #4919119

wow boo...good growing! they are gorgeuos.
MaypopLaurel
Cleveland,GA/Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

May 7, 2008
3:51 PM

Post #4919179

Very beautiful Kathy. Look out now. Any further shopping and you'll need a shoe horn to get them in next Fall.

Why, I think I see a GH surrounded by autumn leaves in my crystal ball!

L
boojum
Shelburne Falls, MA
(Zone 5a)

May 7, 2008
5:25 PM

Post #4919624

Not with heating oil prices!! I think I have accepted that I'm not going to have that dream in the crystal ball. Sigh. Luckily none of these are new. Well, I got the sigmato and the coelogyne in Feb. Is that new?
RUK
Fair Lawn, NJ
(Zone 6b)

May 7, 2008
6:31 PM

Post #4919925

Ohhhhhhhh, gorgeous! I love the lip on the Coelogyne!!! The Sigmatostalix is sooooo cute! :-)
I have never bloomed a Sarcochilus, after a few years under my care they don't look too hot. ( = compost). You are doing terrific with them!
Is the Zygonaria fragrant?

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

May 7, 2008
8:33 PM

Post #4920441

I love the Zygonaria Kings Park and the Coelogyne ochracea. I have not seen either of those before. So many orchids, so little space.

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

May 8, 2008
12:50 AM

Post #4921551

Kathy, you are inspiring, and why do you have two Sarchochilus hartmanii?

I acquired my first Zygonaria, Adelaide Meadows, in early Feb.- a H.D. cast off for $3.00! Finally got some bargains! It looks great and has three new leads. Maybe someday soon? Just repotted it today as I was having trouble keeping it wet enough. This is an unusual orchid problem. The plant is a sponge.
boojum
Shelburne Falls, MA
(Zone 5a)

May 8, 2008
2:29 AM

Post #4922113

My Zygonaria drops leaves easily. I mist heavily daily but the cool room is dry.

I have 2 Sarcos because I bought one and David Walker gave me one. I don't think it bloomed for him either.
latsyrc18940
Irvine, CA

May 8, 2008
3:16 AM

Post #4922315

my first May month orchid flower. Sedirea japonica(Hanagawari)is purchased during the orchid show, it is small orchid and I am surprised it flower.

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latsyrc18940
Irvine, CA

May 8, 2008
3:18 AM

Post #4922320

here is another picture.

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Grow_Jo
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

May 8, 2008
4:09 AM

Post #4922480

How cute! I like that Sedirea.

Joanne
boojum
Shelburne Falls, MA
(Zone 5a)

May 8, 2008
9:09 AM

Post #4922789

Very nice. My sedirea spiked about a month ago but never has opened. I think it's blasting. Sigh. Nice fragrance??
RUK
Fair Lawn, NJ
(Zone 6b)

May 8, 2008
11:38 AM

Post #4922983

Nice Sedirea!
Kathy, I have a couple of these. I find that the one mounted does best for me.
RUK
Fair Lawn, NJ
(Zone 6b)

May 8, 2008
12:39 PM

Post #4923161

My teensy little pot of Dendrobium loddigesii has 2 nice blooms. ( it is a 2 inch pot)

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RUK
Fair Lawn, NJ
(Zone 6b)

May 8, 2008
12:41 PM

Post #4923163

And the Dendrobium sulawesiense has a couple of these flower - doublets

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

May 8, 2008
10:18 PM

Post #4925466

Ursula - great picture of the Dendrobium loddigesii. I love the little hairs.

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

May 8, 2008
10:29 PM

Post #4925492

Love the itty bittys. Great ideas for my small orchid room space.

Laurel
boojum
Shelburne Falls, MA
(Zone 5a)

May 8, 2008
11:52 PM

Post #4925805

Wonderful ones, Ursula! I have Den. sulawesiense and I just love the colors.
Todd_Boland
St. John's, NL
(Zone 5b)



May 9, 2008
12:36 AM

Post #4926066

OMG! April passed and May is a week in and I've been out of touch! Where does the time go? I head off to Spain next week so I've been busy at work trying to get 2 weeks of work done so I'm not too far behind when I get back. I was told I should see quite a few terrestrial orchids in Spain and alpines in the Pyrenees. The trip is primarily a bird-watching tour, but I expect I'll get lots of plant pics!

Great display eveyone. Jo, I love your set-up! Looking good!

Jim, those Miltoniopsis are stunning! Heck, everyones orchids are great!

No spring here! My crocus are only now just passing their peak and the Tete-a-tete daffs are just opening...no signs of buds on the trees..even the grass is still pretty brown. It's been the worse spring on record for us! Not much new open for me than what I showed in April. I do have a few in spike so when I get back, there should be a few new blooms. At work, we have yet another 3 blue vanda open and this Robert's Delight (our second one)

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Todd_Boland
St. John's, NL
(Zone 5b)



May 9, 2008
12:38 AM

Post #4926073

Not an orchid, but I wanted to share my Helleborus niger...my only real sign of spring!

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boojum
Shelburne Falls, MA
(Zone 5a)

May 9, 2008
1:37 AM

Post #4926427

Todd have a great trip. Almost went to Spain but cancelled. Still wish we would have traveled there. What birds are you hoping to see in Spain? I've been birding in England, Italy, and Austria.
latsyrc18940
Irvine, CA

May 9, 2008
6:50 AM

Post #4927493

Hi boojum ,Sedirea does have fragrance, but was a little bit strong which I dislike, otherwise it is just cute little orchid. I think May is also a good month for Orchid ,and I do see a lots of beautiful flower here. Just to show one more not orchid plant here, and in my opinion I really love the color. Flower from Kohleria sunshine

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boojum
Shelburne Falls, MA
(Zone 5a)

May 9, 2008
9:06 AM

Post #4927544

Wonderful!!
RUK
Fair Lawn, NJ
(Zone 6b)

May 9, 2008
11:52 AM

Post #4927815

Very cute Kohleria!
Todd, enjoy the trip. Very nice shape and color on the Robert's Delight. And about the chilly Spring in your area - must be global warming...
Todd_Boland
St. John's, NL
(Zone 5b)



May 9, 2008
1:05 PM

Post #4928051

Yeah! The rest of the world is heating up and I'm facing an iceage! I was looking forward to growing palms in my garden!

Back on subject, I just discovered that my Calanthe striata is spiking! That one snuck up on me. It should be open shortly after I get back. My Phrag. Cape Bonanza is spiking too...first phrag to spike since last year...I was getting worried for a bit.

I just got a Comparettia speciosa from a fellow orchid grower on another orchid forum I belong to...hope I can keep it alive! The flowers are suppose to be florescent orange!

I just ordered 5 new Phrags...they will be delivered the week I get back. Apparently one of the largest phrag hybridizers is located in Quebec and he sells out of his house for reasonable prices...and no tax! Two of the new ones have not even been registered yet.

Elphaba

Elphaba
Rockport, TX
(Zone 9a)

May 9, 2008
6:18 PM

Post #4929386

Wow, I haven't been on this orchid forum for a while and now I remember why. Your orchids make me want to get more!

I only have two blooming at the moment and I can't remember buying either one of them! Usually, the dark ones catch my eye, so I'm not sure how I got a white one and a pink one! This is like yours Ricfl. Do you know the name of it?

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Elphaba
Rockport, TX
(Zone 9a)

May 9, 2008
6:19 PM

Post #4929393

Here's the pink one. I can't get the tag out to see the name.

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boojum
Shelburne Falls, MA
(Zone 5a)

May 9, 2008
9:09 PM

Post #4930010

Nice ones!! Even if they are not dark!

Todd, you made me laugh outloud at work. You have been through such a tough winter and even spring. I'm glad you are getting away to sunny Spain!
hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

May 10, 2008
12:17 AM

Post #4930638

Todd, if I could, I would be more than happy to send you a few degrees. For me, May is the worst month of the year. Except for that terrible night on January the 3rd, the weather has been beautiful since mid-October. May brings back the heat and the humidity that goes with it. What's worse, the rainy season doesn't start until June. The temps yesterday and today hit 89 degrees with the lows in the mid 70s. All of my gardening time is taken up watering plants and grass and our watering restrictions make the task even more difficult. Beginning in June, we get afternoon thunderstorms that cool us down and help the plants.

Update on the pool catts - more new growth and no sign of despair. I'm amazed. I'm even more amazed that I have a paph in spike.

Happy Mother's Day to those to which it applies.

Jim
RUK
Fair Lawn, NJ
(Zone 6b)

May 10, 2008
1:05 AM

Post #4930848

Thanks, Jim. It applies.

I have tried to take decent pictures of the Ionopsis paniculata, many attempts later - the little flowers are so dainty.
I almost lost this plant, if flowered very nicely last Spring and then looked dead. To my surprise it produced 2 new growths. Happy... I learned this is not easy to keep alive.

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RUK
Fair Lawn, NJ
(Zone 6b)

May 10, 2008
1:09 AM

Post #4930858

The plant with 3 small spikes

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RUK
Fair Lawn, NJ
(Zone 6b)

May 10, 2008
1:16 AM

Post #4930894

We went "nursery hopping" yesterday, one of the places we visited was Barlow's in Sea Girt NJ. It is a wonderful place to shop for plants; their selection is tremendous - a plant paradise. I found a really interesting bluish flowered Orchid named Zns Cynosure 'Blue Bird'. I bought it and looked it up at home: Zns is Zygonisia and is a hybrid of Aganisia x Zygopetalum.

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RUK
Fair Lawn, NJ
(Zone 6b)

May 10, 2008
1:18 AM

Post #4930904

I really like it.

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RUK
Fair Lawn, NJ
(Zone 6b)

May 10, 2008
1:21 AM

Post #4930917

Epi cordigerum x Epi randii is opening this week. This one has fairly fat and round pbulbs.

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RUK
Fair Lawn, NJ
(Zone 6b)

May 10, 2008
1:22 AM

Post #4930920

and a pic of the plant

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

May 10, 2008
1:40 AM

Post #4930976

Ursula, I'd love it if you'd post an occasional disaster. You're making the rest of us look bad :). How about some of your bare beds? Our veggies are up and going, but nothing is looking like a photo op. I'll post anyway as I'm interested in all stages and phases.

Jim, it might be the best Mothers Day ever...our daughter in grad school comes home for part of the summer. With a boyfriend out of state, and career opportunities pending, this could be the last time. I relish every opportunity to "Mom". I've got serious empty nest...can't bring myself to look at Vannilaman's babies. Of course Mother's Day is always made better for dads and moms with a trip to Victoria's Secret. Can't think of an emoticon that works here.

L
boojum
Shelburne Falls, MA
(Zone 5a)

May 10, 2008
2:21 AM

Post #4931137

Ha!!
I'm ditching everyone and joining a friend and her mom for a major gardening trip in northern VT for Mother's Day! Going to Katy's Falls.

Ursula, I bought the Zns Cynosure 'Blue Bird' on ebay this winter. Great minds think alike. Hope it makes it, it's lost a lot of leaves. I keep it cool. I also have another blue-Agx. Eva's Blue Amazon- from a seller at the Amherst Orchid Soc. Show in Feb or March (it all run's together). Here's how it looked then.

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RUK
Fair Lawn, NJ
(Zone 6b)

May 10, 2008
2:30 AM

Post #4931171

Laurel, you got that one right!! :-) My backyard needs WORK!!!!! One of my former neighbors, two properties up, had planted happily something she had called a "Silver Netty". 35 years later it had crossed the yard in-between and absolutely engulfs my adjoining border. Every Spring I pull it out with both hands to keep it at bay. It is in full bloom now! Should it stop raining tomorrow, I will continue my quest of saving Fair Lawn from being engulfed by the Silver Netty...a losing battle...argh...


RUK
Fair Lawn, NJ
(Zone 6b)

May 10, 2008
2:37 AM

Post #4931193

Kathy, the Agx has a gorgeous lip. Did you post the Zns?
Have fun on your gardening trip! Treat yourself to some pretty stuff!
boojum
Shelburne Falls, MA
(Zone 5a)

May 10, 2008
10:08 AM

Post #4931868

The Zns has not bloomed yet so I am thrilled to see your pic! Happy M's Day to you, too!

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Todd_Boland
St. John's, NL
(Zone 5b)



May 10, 2008
11:34 AM

Post #4931986

Love that Blue Bird...what a great colour!
candela
Miami, FL
(Zone 10a)

May 10, 2008
1:39 PM

Post #4932364

this one hasn't flowered in a few years

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candela
Miami, FL
(Zone 10a)

May 10, 2008
1:42 PM

Post #4932376

this is still flowering from april

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candela
Miami, FL
(Zone 10a)

May 10, 2008
1:43 PM

Post #4932383

no id

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candela
Miami, FL
(Zone 10a)

May 10, 2008
1:44 PM

Post #4932386

one more is flowering now

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boojum
Shelburne Falls, MA
(Zone 5a)

May 10, 2008
2:07 PM

Post #4932458

Great display and great orchid space! The no id is prolly Iwanagara Apple Blossom.
Todd_Boland
St. John's, NL
(Zone 5b)



May 10, 2008
2:42 PM

Post #4932594

Gee Kathy, you beat me to the No ID! Great collection of pics Candela!
boojum
Shelburne Falls, MA
(Zone 5a)

May 10, 2008
5:38 PM

Post #4933145

Ya gotta be quick around here!!!
Coelogyne ochracea is putting out the most heavenly scent. Lily of the valley with a gardenia or lilac at the end. And that's only one spike!

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boojum
Shelburne Falls, MA
(Zone 5a)

May 10, 2008
5:39 PM

Post #4933148

Here are the other spikes.

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boojum
Shelburne Falls, MA
(Zone 5a)

May 10, 2008
5:40 PM

Post #4933150

And Den pierardii is wowing me.

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boojum
Shelburne Falls, MA
(Zone 5a)

May 10, 2008
5:41 PM

Post #4933155

Close up.

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boojum
Shelburne Falls, MA
(Zone 5a)

May 10, 2008
5:43 PM

Post #4933162

Not an orchid but a question. Ursula, is this Ackermanii?

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boojum
Shelburne Falls, MA
(Zone 5a)

May 10, 2008
5:46 PM

Post #4933175

And I'm the proud parent of Epi. German Empress, so I'll show this off. It keeps getting pinker.

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Elphaba

Elphaba
Rockport, TX
(Zone 9a)

May 10, 2008
7:04 PM

Post #4933393

OMG! Now I'm double jealous. I always love your orchids and now the epi It's just gorgeous!!! I rooted three epi cuttings Jungle Night, Hocus Pocus and Black Light. I do have a thing for the dark flowers! They were in a hanging basket in the shed, and I finally decided that they had to come out. I spent a fortune on stuff to keep the squirrels out of it but forgot all about the birds. Next thing I knew a Carolina Wren was hunting around in the hanging basket. I pointed my camera at her and she flew away! That always works! I sure hope they grow up to be as pretty as yours!
hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

May 10, 2008
7:25 PM

Post #4933443

That epi is gorgeous Kathy.

Jim
boojum
Shelburne Falls, MA
(Zone 5a)

May 10, 2008
8:48 PM

Post #4933723

I cheated, I bought it that big (my philosophy on orchids these days, too)!! Also, that one is famous for prolific blooms. I never thought of my camera as a repellant before. I think you're onto something, Elphaba!
ricfl
Saint Petersburg, FL
(Zone 9b)

May 10, 2008
9:26 PM

Post #4933831

Boojum, amazing plants!!
Todd_Boland
St. John's, NL
(Zone 5b)



May 11, 2008
12:13 AM

Post #4934309

That Epi is stunning! My ackermanii at work is blooming as well.
RUK
Fair Lawn, NJ
(Zone 6b)

May 11, 2008
1:05 AM

Post #4934490

Yes, that does look like x hybridus Ackermannii. The Deutsche Kaiserin is a beauty, wow. Btw it is a good idea when it is done blooming to take cuttings of the DK, just to have a back up. ( I wish I had known that...)
You are killing me with your Coelogyne!!

Very pretty Candela!! You have a great set up around your pool. What is that gorgeous yellow one?
RUK
Fair Lawn, NJ
(Zone 6b)

May 12, 2008
1:19 AM

Post #4938683

The last spike on the C. skinneri alba 'Debbie' FCC/AOS is finally opening!
14 spikes this year and it took about 3 weeks for all of them to open.


Vm, are you looking?

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RUK
Fair Lawn, NJ
(Zone 6b)

May 12, 2008
1:21 AM

Post #4938691

And a single flower - I love the way they sparkle in the sun.

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boojum
Shelburne Falls, MA
(Zone 5a)

May 12, 2008
2:07 AM

Post #4938879

OMG, that is so beautiful, Ursula!!
goldenfish
Tottori
Japan
(Zone 9a)

May 12, 2008
3:11 PM

Post #4940661

Cymbidium pumilum
The flowers are small, but beautiful color!

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RUK
Fair Lawn, NJ
(Zone 6b)

May 12, 2008
3:56 PM

Post #4940857

Goldenfish, it is wonderful. Would you please be so nice and give us your growing conditions? Temperature range and such?
goldenfish
Tottori
Japan
(Zone 9a)

May 12, 2008
5:18 PM

Post #4941158

Thank you Ruk. I love your rare orchid collection.
Cymbidium pumilum is VERY easy to grow as same as other Cymbidiums.
I don 't have a green house so I put this in light shade in outside during May to November. Overwintering temperature is about 5C minimum.
I'm not good at orchid so I can glow easy ones only like this Maxillaria!

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

May 12, 2008
5:57 PM

Post #4941270

What a treat to see the C. skinneri alba 'Debbie' Ursula. Thanks for posting.

Jim
boojum
Shelburne Falls, MA
(Zone 5a)

May 12, 2008
11:34 PM

Post #4942466

Goldenfish, that pumilum is wonderful. I have a pumilum x called Scallywag that I love. I also love the maxillaria.
MaypopLaurel
Cleveland,GA/Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

May 12, 2008
11:51 PM

Post #4942545

Very pretty Goldenfish. I too find Cymbidiums easy to grow and they give lots of pleasure with all those beautiful, long lasting flowers.

Laurel
boojum
Shelburne Falls, MA
(Zone 5a)

May 13, 2008
1:52 AM

Post #4943173

If anyone is at all interested in primroses, etc., I spent the day in VT yesterday with friends. Visiting amazing gardens and a great garden center with fabulous display gardens. I bought lots of gems including a white cypripedium and a dwarf one (guttatum)!
http://www.photoworks.com/photo-sharing/shareSignin.jsp?shareCode=AF74DA2C585&cp=ems_shr_alb_pml&cb=PW

Todd_Boland
St. John's, NL
(Zone 5b)



May 13, 2008
10:51 AM

Post #4944266

Great primrose selection! That garden is about 3 weeks ahead of me...normally my primula would be peaking now too but hey, I've talked enough about my current spring (and I use the term loosely) weather.

Well I head off to the airport in a few hours. Hear from you all when I get back in 2 weeks. Hopefully I'll have some Spanish orchids to show!
boojum
Shelburne Falls, MA
(Zone 5a)

May 13, 2008
11:22 AM

Post #4944301

Have a wonderful, wonderful trip! Can't wait to see pictures of everything!!
Having a photography tips workshop here on Sat for ISM. Not that I know anything, but I can always talk! LOL! Sposta rain anyway but I'm spending my life weeding.
Off to work!
Todd_Boland
St. John's, NL
(Zone 5b)



May 13, 2008
1:24 PM

Post #4944721

Well the fog has delayed my flight so I am uploading my picture of Calanthe sieboldii. The plant was full of aphids and the insecticodal soap caused all but one bud to blast! Rats! Let this be a lesson...insecticidal soaps and orchids buds don't mix!

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RUK
Fair Lawn, NJ
(Zone 6b)

May 14, 2008
2:45 PM

Post #4949867

Very nice Calanthe, Todd!!

Rossioglossum williamsianum is flowering this week. This is one of the plants I bought on bud.
I will post a whole plant shot, but in the meanwhile here is a nice bloom.



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RUK
Fair Lawn, NJ
(Zone 6b)

May 14, 2008
2:49 PM

Post #4949883

And I really enjoy my Neos - one by one they are coming into bloom. I had picked this one up last Summer - Neofinetia falcata var. Nishidemiyako. It is a little gem.

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RUK
Fair Lawn, NJ
(Zone 6b)

May 14, 2008
2:50 PM

Post #4949892

The beautifully scented ( in the evening) flower

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RUK
Fair Lawn, NJ
(Zone 6b)

May 14, 2008
2:53 PM

Post #4949905

And the Tsuke

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boojum
Shelburne Falls, MA
(Zone 5a)

May 14, 2008
5:28 PM

Post #4950537

Oh Ursula they are so lovely. My neos are very sad and losing leaves again. I can't seem to find time to try something new. What are the growing conditions for the rossioglossums? Are they big plants?
RUK
Fair Lawn, NJ
(Zone 6b)

May 15, 2008
11:05 PM

Post #4956791

The Rossioglossum is still new, I had bought it in bud. I hope it will not object too much to I/W conditions.

Are you growing your Neos in Sphagnum? How much sun and water did they get in Winter?
ricfl
Saint Petersburg, FL
(Zone 9b)

May 16, 2008
1:10 AM

Post #4957423

den green elf. ...one of my favorites, the bloom lasts a long time.

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RUK
Fair Lawn, NJ
(Zone 6b)

May 17, 2008
12:02 AM

Post #4962034

Neat Dendrobium!

My Ascocentrum curvifolium is almost open -


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RUK
Fair Lawn, NJ
(Zone 6b)

May 17, 2008
12:04 AM

Post #4962044

2 spikes this year

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boojum
Shelburne Falls, MA
(Zone 5a)

May 17, 2008
2:10 AM

Post #4962594

Nice Ursula!! Great color and you must be happy to have 2 spikes. The calanthe you gave me has a spike and today I noticed a second one!
DaleTheGardener
Tampa, FL
(Zone 10a)

May 17, 2008
2:22 AM

Post #4962628

NIce Orchids, Massive Thread, Oncidium on a Palm in Tampa FL>

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boojum
Shelburne Falls, MA
(Zone 5a)

May 17, 2008
10:26 AM

Post #4963572

Dale, it's great to see how happy that oncidium is!! (off to my dark office to fertilize!)
RUK
Fair Lawn, NJ
(Zone 6b)

May 17, 2008
12:29 PM

Post #4963810

It sure looks great!
ricfl
Saint Petersburg, FL
(Zone 9b)

May 18, 2008
5:21 PM

Post #4969060

Ursula,
Two spikes.,...That does not happen very often, very nice.

Dale, love how you are groing the onc. Its giving me ideas.
thanks for shearing.

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

May 19, 2008
12:27 AM

Post #4970810

That is beautiful Dale.

Ricfl, we all know here...Ursula is, hands down, the Houdini of orchids (don't deny it Ursula). Kathy is right up there too.

Laurel
RUK
Fair Lawn, NJ
(Zone 6b)

May 19, 2008
1:48 PM

Post #4973163

Oh boy!!!!! I was about to post my Cattleya schilleriana. :-)
Laurel, I really like the way you jump into the threads and explain/talk about things. I am not very good at that. Come to think of it, most of you guys here can do this a lot better than I.

Ok, here is the story about my C. schilleriana (s). I bought a small plant mailorder from Countryside Orchids in 2002!
I did miserably with the little thing, it was subjected to the dreaded white scale one Summer and in general seemed to have a hard time.
So a couple of years later I saw another, nicer looking but also smallish C schilleriana at the NY Orchid Show in April I picked it up too. ( from Gold Country Orchids)
Both plants grew very slowly, but they refused to flower. I saw much smaller plants than mine flowering. Last Winter ( after I dumped out most Orchid bark still around the roots, so that they now attached themselves more a less to the clay pots) I placed them in the greenhouse right under the ceiling glass. They got maximum exposure to the sun just like my Rhyncholaelia digbyana.
I flooded both plants daily, but now they dried up fairly quickly.
Now I don't know if this is the recommended culture - either my plants were finally mature enough to bloom or the sunlight - blast did it.
Both plants produced 2 spikes this Winter. One plant is open, the other has 3 buds to go on the second spike.
Interestingly enough, the flowers on the second plant is very strongly wonderfully fragrant, the original plant from Countryside has no smell at all.

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RUK
Fair Lawn, NJ
(Zone 6b)

May 19, 2008
1:50 PM

Post #4973168

- a closer look at the flowers. Btw I am so tickled pink the plants are finally flowering this year!!!

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RUK
Fair Lawn, NJ
(Zone 6b)

May 19, 2008
1:52 PM

Post #4973183

There is even a small variation in color - not age-related on the same plant ( the one in front)

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boojum
Shelburne Falls, MA
(Zone 5a)

May 19, 2008
1:55 PM

Post #4973198

They are beautiful Ursula! You must be very proud!!
RUK
Fair Lawn, NJ
(Zone 6b)

May 19, 2008
2:06 PM

Post #4973249

Thanks Kathy! :-)
Proud? No. I am HAPPY!! I never thought I would see them blooming.
Grow_Jo
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

May 19, 2008
4:58 PM

Post #4974061

Beautiful, Ursula! Congrats on getting them to bloom. Your Ascocentrum curvifolium is spectacular as well.

Joanne
boojum
Shelburne Falls, MA
(Zone 5a)

May 19, 2008
5:40 PM

Post #4974254

Coelogyne ochracea in full bloom. The scent is heavenly.

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

May 19, 2008
5:54 PM

Post #4974310

That Cat is beautiful Ursula. I had one once and never did bloom it. BTW, it's just that Southern yarn spinning thing that's in my genes :).

Boo, I got right up to the screen and couldn't smell a thing. Sure is pretty though.
RUK
Fair Lawn, NJ
(Zone 6b)

May 19, 2008
6:11 PM

Post #4974365

Thanks ! :-)
The Coelogyne is gorgeous!
Grow_Jo
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

May 19, 2008
10:10 PM

Post #4975275

LOL Laurel! Lovely coelogyne Kathy.

I need a Coelogyne; tried to purchase one at our orchid society auction in March but I got beat out. I will get one, darn it.
boojum
Shelburne Falls, MA
(Zone 5a)

May 19, 2008
10:33 PM

Post #4975349

I wasn't sure I would like it or could grow it. Next year will be the true test since I bought it when it was just starting to spike.

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boojum
Shelburne Falls, MA
(Zone 5a)

May 19, 2008
10:34 PM

Post #4975358

Here's for you, Ursula.

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boojum
Shelburne Falls, MA
(Zone 5a)

May 19, 2008
10:40 PM

Post #4975385

Four new chinese cymbidiums came today.

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

May 20, 2008
12:10 AM

Post #4975742

I'm still getting over the gorgeous variegated one you had this past Winter. Loved it.

L
boojum
Shelburne Falls, MA
(Zone 5a)

May 20, 2008
12:16 AM

Post #4975768

:)
Here's a close up of the Cym. ensifolium 'Yu Huan Fei'.

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

May 20, 2008
12:17 AM

Post #4975771

Ursula - I'm still trying to regroup after being knocked off my chair by your C. schilleriana . Just beautiful.

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

May 20, 2008
1:19 AM

Post #4976127

Really Jim. I need therapy and a reuse term for "envy". Why can't they send a bunch or seeds and cutting out for free like the folks on other forums?

L
RUK
Fair Lawn, NJ
(Zone 6b)

May 20, 2008
2:28 AM

Post #4976559

:-) having fun here!

Awesome Hokulea!! Looks great, Kathy. And the Cyms are beautiful, especially the 'Yu Huan Fei'.
I moved over the weekend a lot of my Cattleyas outside and wouldn't you know it - the temps are going into the forties again tonight, grrr. The "cage" is a bit protective, but when is it finally getting warmer...I have to wait with the rest of the stuff to move them out.
I discovered today this little cutie. I almost missed it, the flower was facing outwards. Moving plants around helps.
This is Kefersteinia tolimensis in a ca 2.5 inch pot.

edited name: it is Kefersteinia not Kiefersteinia

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RUK
Fair Lawn, NJ
(Zone 6b)

May 20, 2008
2:28 AM

Post #4976564

And the whole plant

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

May 20, 2008
12:25 PM

Post #4977633

I came down with the cold from hell and am staying in today to rest. I sang hymns with a group at a nursing home last night and sounded like a frog. Anyway, my Encyclia Green Hornet is in full bloom and worth another look.

Jim

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

May 20, 2008
12:28 PM

Post #4977643

My Brassavola Digbyana opened during the night. It's one of my favorites.

Jim

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

May 20, 2008
12:30 PM

Post #4977655

This is a hybrid phal Capella X Fifi X Carnival.

Jim

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

May 20, 2008
12:34 PM

Post #4977669

Phal Salu Rose Yellow X Golden Sun is now fully open.

Jim

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RUK
Fair Lawn, NJ
(Zone 6b)

May 20, 2008
1:34 PM

Post #4977868

Jim, nice posts from you this morning. The digbyana is a beauty! Mine never flowers before late June, July.

And Laurel "Why can't they send a bunch or seeds and cutting out for free like the folks on other forums?"
So true. Go to the C &S section and you can just take a Stapelia or Epiphyllum cutting etc, stick into a pot and voila, another plant in the works. Not so with orchids, with a few exceptions.
Ironwood
Fredericton, NB
(Zone 5a)

May 22, 2008
3:06 AM

Post #4986286

Ursula, Kathy, Jim more lovely pictures.

Brassada Orange Delight 'Starbek Orange' HCC/AOS. This is an interesting first time bloomer for me, as it starts off quite yellow and gradually gets more orange over about 2 weeks. In that time it develops a dandelion scent and as the color changes it adds spicy aroma to the dandelion.

Ken

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boojum
Shelburne Falls, MA
(Zone 5a)

May 22, 2008
3:16 AM

Post #4986334

Wow! That is a nice warm color! Wish I could smell it!
Ironwood
Fredericton, NB
(Zone 5a)

May 22, 2008
3:17 AM

Post #4986339

I have yet another yellow phal, Brother Lawrence. It started to set bud earlier this year but they blasted, it sits next to patio door which get open alot even in winter, (might have been the cold)

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Ironwood
Fredericton, NB
(Zone 5a)

May 22, 2008
3:19 AM

Post #4986350

Dendrobium kingianum

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Ironwood
Fredericton, NB
(Zone 5a)

May 22, 2008
3:22 AM

Post #4986364

Ascocenda Princess Mikasa 'Mood Indigo' a great performer.

Ken

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Grow_Jo
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

May 22, 2008
3:59 AM

Post #4986504

Beautiful orchids you guys! Ken, I really really like that Ascocenda. I think I need one.

Joanne
Ironwood
Fredericton, NB
(Zone 5a)

May 22, 2008
3:28 PM

Post #4988102

Joanne, I would highly recommend the Ascocenda Princess Mikasa as it seems very tolerant of our inside climate. The blooms last from 6 to 8 weeks or more, and blooms 2 to 3 times a year.

Ken
RUK
Fair Lawn, NJ
(Zone 6b)

May 22, 2008
4:23 PM

Post #4988314

Your 'Mood Indigo' is particularly pleasing to the eye in both form and color.
hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

May 26, 2008
9:08 PM

Post #5006502

My Dendrobium, Lilac Swirls, continues to bloom its head off. Here is a close up.

Jim

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

May 26, 2008
9:12 PM

Post #5006523

The Digbyana has gone above and beyond and now sports five large blooms. First the plant.

Jim

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

May 26, 2008
9:15 PM

Post #5006530

And then a close-up.

Jim

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

May 26, 2008
9:19 PM

Post #5006549

This is Dendrobium Anosmum just beginning to open.

Jim

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RUK
Fair Lawn, NJ
(Zone 6b)

May 27, 2008
11:47 AM

Post #5009060

Jim, your digbyana is GREAT!! You got her conditions down-pat, 5 new growths blooming is fantastic!
Your Dend anosmum must be scenting your neighborhood.
boojum
Shelburne Falls, MA
(Zone 5a)

May 27, 2008
12:25 PM

Post #5009200

Wow! I have a digbyana about the same size but it ain't bloomin. That is great!
latsyrc18940
Irvine, CA

May 27, 2008
2:04 PM

Post #5009586

Opening in May, my favor orchid Den. lawesii, this is the alba form from Thailand. I got it two years ago during the orchid show. Never flower for me until this month.

Lat

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latsyrc18940
Irvine, CA

May 27, 2008
2:11 PM

Post #5009615

This is the whole plant .

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

May 27, 2008
3:04 PM

Post #5009862

Very pretty Lat, Ken and Jim. I'm a bit envious of all your blooms until I realize that we're not in Atlanta enough for me to enjoy or care for them properly. Thanks for doing all the work and letting me enjoy the results.

Here is Phal. Baldan's Treasure 'Kaleidescope', in bloom with three spikes since mid-January and still going strong.

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fredrump
Naples, FL
(Zone 10b)

May 28, 2008
3:18 AM

Post #5013353

As the month rolls to a close I might as well add something here. The pals are tough to get into a single shot.

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Ironwood
Fredericton, NB
(Zone 5a)

May 28, 2008
3:20 AM

Post #5013368

Lat, Jim some very nice dendrobiums and the digbyana is special.

Laurel, Phal. Baldan's Kaleidescope does go on and on doesn't it, very nice.

Ken
fredrump
Naples, FL
(Zone 10b)

May 28, 2008
3:21 AM

Post #5013374

I bought this pal at the Redlands show from the Brazilian dealer and promptly lost the tag. It just went poof and disappeared. The dealer doesn't know what he sold me as some other dealer gave him that particular pal to sell. It was $40 but I couldn't resist the blushing pink. (the picture shows more purple then it is) Can anyone venture a guess?

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fredrump
Naples, FL
(Zone 10b)

May 28, 2008
3:25 AM

Post #5013387

another pal

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fredrump
Naples, FL
(Zone 10b)

May 28, 2008
3:28 AM

Post #5013395

How about Darwin's orchid: Angraecum sesquipedale? It sat in a bit too much sun and burned a little.

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

May 30, 2008
9:36 PM

Post #5027453

Fred, nice phals and Darwin's orchid is special.

For my area, it's spider time. The first to open is Brassia Fritz Boedeker "Witch Doctor".

Jim

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

May 30, 2008
9:39 PM

Post #5027460

Bllra. Tahoma Glacier is full of huge blooms.

Jim

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

May 30, 2008
9:40 PM

Post #5027463

And a little closer.

Jim

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

May 30, 2008
9:44 PM

Post #5027474

Dendrobium Anosmum is now fully open and fully fragrant.

Jim

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hawkarica
Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

May 30, 2008
9:48 PM

Post #5027488

As I just walked by this phal, I couldn't resist taking one more picture. Here is Salu Rose X Golden Sun in all its glory.

Jim

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boojum
Shelburne Falls, MA
(Zone 5a)

May 31, 2008
12:13 AM

Post #5028114

Nice assortment Fred and Jim. Wish my Brassia would ever bloom. That phal is a great one. Well, I'm so busy moving hoyas and orchids outside and photographing the garden these days. Sunday is our Iris show. I have to bring single blooms and an arangement if I can get it together. I'm clerking for the judges, etc. I feel so scattered. Everything at once. I'm working at my school till June 20th too. (Oh yeah, work.) My Phal Summer Beach is opening so I'll take pics soon-prolly for the June thread. Wow May has been some month!!
Todd_Boland
St. John's, NL
(Zone 5b)



June 1, 2008
11:20 PM

Post #5037730

Great plants everyone! Here is June's thread...http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/857030/

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