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Orchids of July 2016

Welcome to July! What's blooming at your house? Not much blooming here in midsummer.

We came from http://www.crazyorchidlady.com/content/orchids-june-2016

kathy
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More.

Here's a surprise!

Western Massachusetts, USA

LizM
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Very nice, Kathy,  you have such unusual orchids.  I've never heard of Octomeria, it's stunning.  I  have another division of Pleuro. viduata from Steve Steiner, mine might be getting ready to bloom soon.  

I'm not sure how many orchids I have, I don't really want to count...I'm feeling like one of those ladies who refuses to divulge how many cats she has!  I think I'm probably up around 130 or 140 by this time.  But I only own 2 cats, except for my son's cat who is only here temporarily!

I must have just missed you at the show, we probably got there around 12:30, I meant to get there by noon.  

Western Massachusetts

kathy
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I got most of my unusual ones from Black Jungle and J&L. I miss Black Jungle. That's where the Octomeria is from. We still have the article about Richard here on the COL forum, but he moved down south. Mike is doing mail order but few orchids, mostly poison dart frogs.

Western Massachusetts, USA

Lindsey
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pretty, Kathy!  I might have to get a green hornet..just to fit in..they have such nice flowers! My homemade clear tarp is up keeping everyone on the bench dry(ish)  black rot is out there and I'm all over it twice a day...definately need to change up my fungicide program!  But there's a bunch of embryonic buds seen through sheaths on the way..so lots to look forward to!

Lindsey near Tampa, Florida

kathy
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That's great! My cyms are languishing! Need to water more or do a raindance!

Western Massachusetts, USA

coolmanj
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Here is what I have for today, I went into the orchid room this morning at about 8:30 am and caught my Bulbo. pardalotum 3/4 open (first time open) my lites come on at 5:00 am so I think it had been open for about 1 1/2 to 2 hr. because by 9:00 it was closed!! I will check in the morning again. Miltassa Shelob Tolkien and Den. Hibiki boy the Hibiki bud take along time to open.

western Canada Kamloops B.C.

faybill
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A few more coming into flower.

Melbourne, Australia

faybill
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A new purchase

Melbourne, Australia

kathy
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I miss Miltassia Shelob 'Tolkien.'  Love  Cym. Ruby Eyes and Marg. Thatcher. That new Cattleya is  a beauty, Bill.

Western Massachusetts, USA

kathy
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Happy July 4th!

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kathy
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Some blooms today.

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LizM
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Kathy your house should be called the UN of orchids...every corner of the world is represented!  Very cool ones in this batch.

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kathy
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Hahaha. 

Western Massachusetts, USA

faybill
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More cyms.

 

Melbourne, Australia

LizM
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You have a beautiful collection of cyms, Bill.  Cyms were my entry drug into the world of orchids and they are still my favorites. 

Western Massachusetts

kathy
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Those are both wonderful Bill! I especially love the unusual coloring on Cym. Scott's Sunrise 'Aurora'.

Western Massachusetts, USA

coolmanj
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Another Phrag Magdalene (Eric young X Beauport) opened today.

How is your Phrag doing Lindsey bloomed yet?

western Canada Kamloops B.C.

LizM
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Beautiful colors on that phrag...I have an Eric Young about to bloom after a few years of stubbornness

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coolmanj
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Thanks Liz I know what you mean I have that Phrag Eumelia Airas that was supposed to be blooming size when I bought it two years ago looks like it might bloom but to early to tell. I think they get stubborn and say I'll bloom on my time not yours!!

western Canada Kamloops B.C.

kathy
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Today! My Sobralia bloomed! Great surprise. The flowers are short lived.

Western Massachusetts, USA

Lindsey
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Gorgeous Bill..love them both...I SO wish I could grow them!

Jim..its in suspended animation...absolutely no change..I guess I should be happy that it's not in obvious decline!

not sure why this picture was inserted sideways from my iPad..but you get

the general idea! Your Magdelane is a beauty...

kathy love your sobrailia..glad you were able to see it with all the moving craziness going on!

 

Lindsey near Tampa, Florida

kathy
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From my iPad, if a photo loads sideways, I go to my camera roll and edit, magic wand, and save. Then reload and the photo loads perfectly. Actually any edit mode works.

Western Massachusetts, USA

faybill
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First flowering seedling, Khan Flame 'Emperor' x Sylvan Cron 'Kimberly Rose', a little different to the one I posted earlier but I rather like it.

Melbourne, Australia

kathy
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Great colors!

Western Massachusetts, USA

kathy
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Love this new vanda! V. Paki x Bill Burke.

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faybill
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Nice contrast of colours

 

Melbourne, Australia

coolmanj
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That is nice love the lip sure looks different  did you just get it? You might have trouble getting it to bloom under lights if you have to go that way. I know I don't even try any more.

western Canada Kamloops B.C.

LizM
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Unusual and handsome!  I bet it is even more striking in person.

Western Massachusetts

kathy
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Good to know, Jim. I may bring the vandas outside in summer. They usually bloom at the end of summer for me. I got this in bud at the club's sale in June.

Western Massachusetts, USA

faybill
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Paphiopedilum insigne x villosum, and Cym. Pumisan 'Cooksbridge' in flower today.

 

Melbourne, Australia

kathy
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Lovely!

Western Massachusetts, USA

Lindsey
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Love both of those Bill!

One of my original plants from 2011 that went to my sister's house for 3 years and came back with out her tag is in bloom today..I think it is Blc. Keowee 'Newberry'.  It currently has 3 spikes but looks like there are 2 or 3 more on the way.

Lindsey near Tampa, Florida

faybill
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Pretty Liz, and sounds as though it didn't suffer any while it was with the caretaker,

Melbourne, Australia

kathy
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Your sister did great!

Western Massachusetts, USA

coolmanj
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Bill  Sure do like the Paph insigne X vellsoum if it is anything like my Villosum the blooms will last along time cym's are very nice I just don't have the room. 

Lindsey   I have 3 Phrags in spike now so we can see who's blooms first!

 

 

western Canada Kamloops B.C.

kathy
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Grrr. My slippers are all sleeping.

Western Massachusetts, USA

faybill
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Busy time for me getting ready for our winter show this weekend. Hopefully I will have some pics next week

Melbourne, Australia

coolmanj
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Bill.   Good luck with the show I am sure you will bring home the GOLD.  Jim

western Canada Kamloops B.C.

coolmanj
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Kathy. All my Paph are asleep just one little Paph thaianum still in bloom. It's been a funny year i don't usually get to much in bloom in the summer but I have about 6-7 in spike this year.

western Canada Kamloops B.C.

kathy
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Weird here too. My Vanda lamellata var. boxalii that opened in November is still in bloom. My usual summer bloomers are doing nothing or just starting to think about blooming. Odd.

Western Massachusetts, USA

Lindsey
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Most of the plants came back in decent shape considering they got no fertlizer/ fungicide or even water during dry spells...Many of them suffer from 'Ugly Leaf Syndrome'..I think she lost a handful of some of the smallest seedlings..but all in all...She did Phenominally!

Jim, this new Phrag I got is NOT breaking any land speed records to bloom!  The bud has cleared the sheath, and looks great..I can see the next two buds coming along behind but still in the sheath...you have to have the patience of a Saint to grow these I guess?  I did move it indoors as ALL of my Florida friends said that they are impossible to grow in the heat and humidity here...how often do you fertlize and what do you use?

I'll have to take a picture of it and post so you can advise me if mine will open first!

Bill, can't wait to see all your ribbon winning plants!

 

Lindsey near Tampa, Florida

coolmanj
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Lindsey. I fertilize every second week and use Plant Pod 20-20-20 at a rate of 5 ml per 8 ltr water ( 1tsp to approximately 2 gal water) I use that on all my orchids. Summer in my room humidity is 65-70% and temp is 30c (80f) day approx 20c (70f) nite. but I have lot's of air movement. They do take a long time to bloom but they last a long time and the bud keep coming. I also sprinkle a little Dolomites lime or bone meal on the top once a month and every 4-6 months a Epson salt flush. I know the line or bone meal works not sure about the epson salts but Bill usae it every time he waters. Hope this helps.

western Canada Kamloops B.C.

kathy
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Good luck Bill!

Lindsey slippers alwYs take forever to bloom. Never any surprises there!

Western Massachusetts, USA

faybill
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Cym. Cinnamon Wall x Uluru

Melbourne, Australia

LizM
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What vivid colors on that cym, I would say that is a winner for sure.

Western Massachusetts

coolmanj
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Bill.   Liz is rite it's a WINNER!!

western Canada Kamloops B.C.

LizM
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Here's what's doing at my house:

One of my purchases from our club's first Orchid Fest in June.  I was doing my best to support the vendors:

 

Speaking of stubborn slow slipper orchids, here's one that has not made an appearance for a few years:

This faithful friend always stops by this time of year:

I moved this one from a mount to a pot about 6 months ago, not sure what would would happen but it looks happy enough:

I know what you mean by an odd summer, I have lots of things blooming.  Usually this time of year I am complaining.  At our orchid club meeting last sunday, the show table was groaning under the weight of all the blooming plants.  We gave ourselves a round of applause because it looked so great for the time of year!  

Western Massachusetts

coolmanj
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Liz.   You and I sure do have the same tast in orchids. My Encyclia and Haraella are in bloom just split my Eric Young the only bad thing I don't think the delenatii is going to make it. I have had it for a year and half now and never has done well. Very nice growing.

western Canada Kamloops B.C.

Lindsey
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Here it is today....Phrag. Umbriel ( Grande 4N P&R x sargent anum 'Red Glare'

Lindsey near Tampa, Florida

LizM
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Exciting...Lindsey, people all over the world are waiting for that bud to open!

Western Massachusetts

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