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Lindsey
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Orchids of August 2016

Is it August already?  

Blooming this morning Rth. Psycho Bride 'NN'

and B. Jairak Kiss

 

faybill
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A few more cyms. today

 

Melbourne, Australia

LizM
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Wow, more gorgeous cyms....I think we should all take a "road" trip to see them in person in the Cymbidium promised land.  Lottery tickets maybe???

Western Massachusetts

kathy
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Haha! I'm definitely lost in the move now. Thank you Lindsey!

Terrible name Psycho Bride! Love Jairak Kiss. And as usual I love ALL the cyms!

Western Massachusetts, USA

coolmanj
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Kathy.  Good luck on the move hope thing go well. Can't give you any tips haven't moved in 47 years.

Lindsey  Really like the name Psycho Bride reminds me of a couple of people I know but the colour is great. 

Bill  The colour on the Valley Olympic is fantastic I only wish I could find a Paph or Phrag that colour. You sure do have some great cym's.

western Canada Kamloops B.C.

nursiah perkasa
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Hello my 'orchid friends', nice to see you again

Jakarta, Indonesia 

LizM
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Nice to see you and your flowers again, Nursiah!

Western Massachusetts

coolmanj
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Welcome back Nursiah we have missed you. How is the plantation going? Are you harvesting lots of fruit? Love seeing those BIG Dendrobium.

western Canada Kamloops B.C.

Lindsey
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Welcome back Nursiah! we have missed you and your flowers!

Jim, no one told me that this would happen with my Phrag...

 

 

How long will this go one for?  I like that you can actually see how long the petals have gotten as that first flower has aged..very cool!

 

Lindsey near Tampa, Florida

LizM
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Beauties, Lindsey.  There has to be a good story behind the Psycho Bride name, I am intrigued.

Western Massachusetts

kathy
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Oh Nursiah! So great to see one of your Dens again! Missed you! Hope all is well.

Lindsey, those big Phrags can bloom for quite a while. I love seeing the curly petals stretch out.

Trying not to get too sad about leaving my beautiful and loved land and homes. I first lived in the house, then the barn. Well I always have my photos! I'll also have my dollhouse which is fashioned after our barn including windows with views of the farm. It's in process now and will be coming to my new place, I hope soon. So I will always have my barn in miniature.

Tomorrow some appliances arrive, Friday the movers come and Saturday I move the orchids, wanna come help? I will put shelves in the shadiest part of the tiny yard.

I have an Encyclia prismaticocarpa in bloom, a nice surprise! Now to find the time and energy to take a photo! 

Western Massachusetts, USA

coolmanj
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Lindsey.  What a fantastic Phrag love the colour I always say for me the longer they take to bloom the longer they stay. You could get to up to 4-5 flowers and being Grande the petals can get 12-14 inches long If you are lucky even longer. 

western Canada Kamloops B.C.

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Here is my contribution for today a Brassia Enteral Wind "Summer Dream". This one is a steady bloomer.

Lindsey.   My Grande is in bud now should be open next week so I will send you some pictures

 

western Canada Kamloops B.C.

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Kathy, I would be there in a heartbeat to help...you should move to Florida!

Make sure you start the day with a  good breakfast and an Aleve..(or in my case  Xanax!)

A great rainy day project , if you havent already done it , put together an album of your favorite garden photos and install it into a screen saver program for your computer..I love coming into my office and seeing my old garden in NC up on the computer!

Liz, yes..I'm curious as well about the back story on that name..the person must have a warped sense of humor or is incredibly bitter!

Jim, I love that your Brassia's flowers are so perfectly lined up...I end up moving plants to deal with the realities of outdoor growing and forget the pot orientation ..

Lindsey near Tampa, Florida

kathy
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Great Brassia! Never got mine to bloom and gave it away. I'm curious if growing under lights will change what I can and can't bloom....

Western Massachusetts, USA

kathy
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Great Brassia! Never got mine to bloom and gave it away. I'm curious if growing under lights will change what I can and can't bloom....

Western Massachusetts, USA

coolmanj
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Thanks. Kathy.  I think you will find it a bit different growing under litres, I don't know any other way. Like Lindesy growing everything outside I think it would be easy just tie it to a tree and let it grow but like Lindsey said you have to get use to it. You will have your ups and downs for awhile until you get use to it but I know you will make out fine.

western Canada Kamloops B.C.

coolmanj
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For today. Epidendrum ciliare, Habenaria medusa just starting to bloom and Phrag grande in bud.

western Canada Kamloops B.C.

kathy
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Fringy world!

Western Massachusetts, USA

faybill
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A couple more cymbidiums.

 

Melbourne, Australia

faybill
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Another nice cymbidium. Zenera 'Elizabeth'

Melbourne, Australia

Lindsey
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Those medusas are so cool Jim!

Bill, that middle Cym is adorable with it's pixie habit, from here, it looks like a window sill sized pot.

I've got a couple of reruns from last month that still look pretty nice

Blc. Rustic Spots 'H & R'  has turned more yellow as it has aged.

 

Eplc. Volcano Trick 'Paradise' AM/AOS with all buds open

 

 

Lindsey near Tampa, Florida

faybill
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Lindsey the small one is Sarah Jean 'Karen' and is in a 6 inch pot.

Melbourne, Australia

Lindsey
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It's beautiful...I love it!

Lindsey near Tampa, Florida

kathy
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Wonderful flowers everyone. So enjoying your shows! I agree with Lindsey on that Cym Sarah Jean. So fresh! And Eplc. Volcano Trick is awesome.

Still moving stuff! We should be all done by tomorrow except for stuff for Salvation Army. The orchids seem happy in our new tiny backyard. I have some buds I'm excited about! That mystery Phrag I've had for years is in bud, a Bulbo, and my Monnierara has a spike. My Coelogyne fimbriata has one bloom. I'm just too straight out to take photos, yet. My Hoyas keep burning since they weren't outside this year. 

Western Massachusetts, USA

coolmanj
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Lindsey.  Here is my Grande rite now the petal's are 7" long should get a lot longer in the next few days. One of our orchid members gave it to me because it was on it's way to the great orchid garden in the sky. With a lot of patiance and love it came back and bloomed than 2 years Ago I repotted it into a bigger pot and this is the first time blooming since than. All in all it's been a long haul but worth it! Looks like there are 2 more buds coming.

western Canada Kamloops B.C.

kathy
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Looking at lights today even though I have a month to ponder. Jim, do I need 8 T5 lights per unit (and get 3) or 4 T5 lights per unit (6 of them) for 300 plants (a chunk which are small and miniature)? What do you have?

Western Massachusetts, USA

coolmanj
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Kathy.  It all depends on the aera you are trying to cover. For a area of 2'wx4'Lx30" H I would use 1 - 4 tube t12 unit or 3 - 2 tube T8 units. Than you adjust the shelves or adjust the plants. Here is a couple of pictures.  In these 2 aera's I have 35 plants plus 19 hanging ones. I hope you can understand all of this.

 

western Canada Kamloops B.C.

coolmanj
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For today Phrag Hanne Popow and the second bloom on the Phrag Cardinal "Dave X besseae "First Choice"

 

western Canada Kamloops B.C.

Lindsey
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Wow, Jim...that's a great come back story for your Phrag. Grand!  How many flowers do you get off one inflorenscence ?  Once it finishes flowering that plant is finished ( like an Oncidium?) and it will send up a pup for the next season? Or will it bloom off that same plant again?  Does it need a dormant period after the blooms are finished?..it looks like I'm going to get another couple of blooms from this.  The very first flower is showing some stress on the petals ...which is probably from the air conditioner.

Lindsey near Tampa, Florida

coolmanj
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Lindsey.  Thanks. I usually get 3-4 flowers from 1 spike there is 2 buds behind this flower and the petal's are now 8" long. The spike will die back than a new growth will start. I think if you were to dig around the base you will probably see a new plant starting already in fact you might even find more than 1.  Mine has the old growth from 2 years ago (it's going down fast) this one blooming and 2 more new growths. I don't give mine any dormant time. Rite now I am trying to make a deal on a Phrag warszewicisanum "Fortuna" it's got lots of red in it. 

western Canada Kamloops B.C.

kathy
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Jim thanks for the light info. I have 400 orchids and many vandas and laelia anceps and brassavolas that really like light. I figure 4 shelving units (one with hanging plants). I'm thinking one 8 light unit, and 2-3 four light units.

I really love your Phrag. Cardinale x besseae.

Western Massachusetts, USA

coolmanj
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Habenara medusa just about full bloom.

western Canada Kamloops B.C.

Lindsey
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Such a cool looking flower Jim!

I've got a new one that just opened this morning...Rlc. Walnita Char 

Lindsey near Tampa, Florida

coolmanj
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Lindsey You sure have some nice Cattleya's And of coarse one nice Phrag!!

western Canada Kamloops B.C.

faybill
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Cym. Plush Canyon 'New Horizons'

Melbourne, Australia

kathy
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Oh my that Habenaria! Lindsey, fabulous colors on Pot. Walnita Char! Cym. Plush Canyon is right up my alley! How big is the plant? Any Cym. pumilum in the background? 

Western Massachusetts, USA

faybill
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Kathy,

Plush Canyon is (Rio Rita x Miss Muffet) and Miss Muffet is (devonianum x pumilum). The plant is in a 7" pot and has 3 spikes. I am partial to my Plush Canyons and have several different cultivars, they are all pendulous and flower prolifically.

Melbourne, Australia

kathy
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A mystery Bulbo opened today. I got it from Black Jungle before they closed the store front.

Western Massachusetts, USA

coolmanj
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Kathy.  I really like the Bulbo I have a sneaking hunch it might be a Bulbo rothschilichanum take a look at Bill's post of Wednesday June 16 and Paramount Orchids web site under species. 

Bill  Your cym's are great.  What do you think of Kathy's Bulbo? Do you think it is a rothschilichanum?

western Canada Kamloops B.C.

faybill
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Jim,

I only have the one bulbo and it is rothschildianum, and looks different to me.

Melbourne, Australia

faybill
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Cat. Fuchs Orange Nugget 'Algester'

Melbourne, Australia

kathy
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Great color! Do you have many catts, Bill?

Western Massachusetts, USA

faybill
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Only have 4 or 5 Kathy

Melbourne, Australia

kathy
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A few things blooming. 

 

Western Massachusetts, USA

Lindsey
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Kathy, Email me your photo's of the mystery Bulbo... Bill Thoms ( Mr. Bulbo) is one of our orchid club members and I see him every week at the University Greenhouse...surely , he will be able to ID it for you.

Looks like you've got a bunch of great stuff in bloom right now..are these all settled in at your new place ?..or still hanging out at the farm? 

Bill, I don't know if you are into Bulbo's or not..but Mr Thoms will probably be in Perth next August..just down the road from you...he will be bringing flasks of many of his plants.

Jim, I've had 3 blooms so far on my Phrag. there's one more bud for sure on the way..it doesnt take much to knock the flower off the stem ...as I've discovered, carrying it back and forth to the sink every day. I'm still not seeing any sign of new growth coming up along side the plant..I hope this isnt it's 'Swan Song'!

Lindsey near Tampa, Florida

faybill
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Lindsey I like your comment just down the road. Perth is 2 time zones away, approx. 3 hour flight away!!

Melbourne, Australia

kathy
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Hope not a swan's song! Yes they are blooming in the yard of my new old place. Looks like my phrag's got burnt by the move. From dark shady shelves to morning light. 

I've had a new development on the mystery bulb: the big flat petals have split.

Western Massachusetts, USA

coolmanj
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Kathy  I still think it looks like a rothschilichanum. The colour is very similar. Just gogle and see what you think. I have a Elizabeaht Ann Buckleberry it is quite a bit longer but splits down the centre when it matures. 

western Canada Kamloops B.C.

kathy
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I know it's not Elizabeth Ann Buckleberry. Lindsey got feedback of B. longiflorum from her group and I think that's accurate. Thanks Lindsey!

Western Massachusetts, USA

Lindsey
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Yes Bill.. I looked at the map... Perth is sort of at the edge ..!  they are quite keen to have him come speak and are offering all kinds of tempting perks including a budget for airfare, hotel and providing a booth at the show so he can sell his flasks. He was telling us of his last pacific trip ( which was a disaster) because he didn't have a booth he was relegated to walking the convention hall trying to sell these flasks like pirated DVD's.. Out of his coat pockets. I guess the process of importation of plants is so strict.. That even though the flasks were sealed by US agriculture.. If he didn't sell them in Asia.. He couldn't bring them back to the US.. So many flasks went in the trash.

Blooming for me this morning is a new plant I got a few weeks back in bud...C. Wedding Reception 'NN#16'  This is ( I think) the first ever plain white Catt. I've ever had.

Lindsey near Tampa, Florida

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