2019 orchid project - let's brainstorm some ideas!
Login
User Name
Password   


Registration is FREE. Click to become a member of OrchidBoard community
(You're NOT logged in)

menu menu

Sponsor
Donate Now
and become
Forum Supporter.

2019 orchid project - let's brainstorm some ideas!
Many perks!
<...more...>


Sponsor
 

Google


Fauna Top Sites
LOG IN/REGISTER TO CLOSE THIS ADVERTISEMENT
Go Back   Orchid Board - Most Complete Orchid Forum on the web ! > >
Poll: What sort of project would interest you (more than 1 choice possible)
Poll Options
What sort of project would interest you (more than 1 choice possible)

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
  #31  
Old 07-05-2019, 11:34 AM
SaraJean's Avatar
SaraJean SaraJean is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Jun 2015
Zone: 9b
Location: New Orleans
Age: 37
Posts: 810
2019 orchid project - let's brainstorm some ideas! Female
Default

I do like the idea of a Sarcochilus, those are such pretty little plants even out of bloom. I would feel slightly more confident about the Sarc on my windowsill than a Sophronitis, but Iím still curious enough about either to try. My spring-early fall outdoor temps (with minimal cool off at night) are way out of the range for the Soph. But I wonder if it could be grown inside for half the year with less drop in night temps but slightly cooler days thanks to the air conditioner. I havenít been able to find any success stories for indoors but that doesnít mean they donít exist. A few weeks ago, I was talking to Jon from LOC in Baton Rouge who has been growing the S. coccinea outdoors by their wet wall.

My only reason for not wanting to do the Laelias is that the last project was a general Rupicolous Laelia project. However, whatever gets the votes, Iím in
__________________


Instagram: @orchids_and_alcohol
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 07-06-2019, 07:57 AM
Bulbopedilum's Avatar
Bulbopedilum Bulbopedilum is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Sleman, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Posts: 569
Default

Some more suggestions:
Bulbophyllum biflorum
Bulbophyllum lobbii
Bulbophyllum macranthum
Bulbophyllum medusae

I see no bulbophyllums on the list. These seem common enough.
Another question about the projects in general:
If a participant already has the project plant, do they still need to buy another?
__________________
- Saka
(Yes that's my name)

Ok I don't know what to put here...
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old 07-06-2019, 12:30 PM
camille1585's Avatar
camille1585 camille1585 is offline
Administrator
 

Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: middle of the Netherlands
Posts: 11,993
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bulbopedilum View Post
Some more suggestions:
Bulbophyllum biflorum
Bulbophyllum lobbii
Bulbophyllum macranthum
Bulbophyllum medusae

I see no bulbophyllums on the list. These seem common enough.
Another question about the projects in general:
If a participant already has the project plant, do they still need to buy another?
I've added them to the list and since I was busy checking the candidate list, I did them too.

Generally it's ok if you already have the plant, if it is a recent addition. If you've had one a while you can buy another, or share culture notes on the existing one, but can't claim the "first to bloom" crown.

---------- Post added at 05:30 PM ---------- Previous post was at 05:15 PM ----------

Having gone through the list checking size, general temp requirements and did my best to check availability (focused on the US and EU, and for US I checked at places I know are good, like Hauserman, J&L, Andy's, H&R, and Orchidweb). I was really surprised by haw many plants are out of stock at Andy's!

OUT of contention are listed below. If you want to try to find these (at reputable nurseries), go ahead, and let me know if you have more luck. Otherwise they're out, but we have enough to vote from, though it's a short list!
  • Laelia vasconcelosiana (both Laelias are hard to find, and last project was a rupiculous laelia project)
  • Laelia harpophylla
  • Phal parishii / Phal lobbii (hard to find in US)
  • Dendrobium pachyphyllum (hard to find in EU)
  • Nervilia plicata (hard to find)
  • Eria ornata(hard to find)
  • Sarcochilus, both species (hard to find in US)
  • Sophronitis coccinea (cool grower)
  • Bulbophyllum lobbii (hard to find in US)
  • Bulbophyllum macranthum (warm/hot grower)
  • Bulbophyllum medusae (warm/hot grower)
  • Dendrobium bellatulum (favoring cool, hard to find in EU)
  • Dendrobium eriaeflorum (favoring cool, hard to find in EU)
  • Bulbophyllum lobbii (hard to find in US)


Still in contention are below, and I will do a bit more checking but I think the poll will include these:
  • Mini Vanda (ex Ascocentrum) can be ampullceum, miniatum, pumilum, garayi...)
  • Dendrobium tannii or bracteosum
  • Bulbophyllum biflorum
  • Dendrobium unicum
__________________
Camille

Completely orchid obsessed and loving every minute of it....

My Orchid Photos
Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old 07-06-2019, 11:08 PM
Bulbopedilum's Avatar
Bulbopedilum Bulbopedilum is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Sleman, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Posts: 569
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by camille1585 View Post
Still in contention are below, and I will do a bit more checking but I think the poll will include these:
  • Mini Vanda (ex Ascocentrum) can be ampullceum, miniatum, pumilum, garayi...)
  • Dendrobium tannii or bracteosum
  • Bulbophyllum biflorum
  • Dendrobium unicum
Great! All are available here as well, except Dendrobium unicum (Although I have seen it available at times). Here's a few more suggestions that will hopefully extend the list:
Spathoglottis plicata (Blooms very often, I rarely see one out of bloom).
Dendrobium lamellatum
Dendrobium platygastrium
Bulbophyllum blumei/maxillare
Arundina graminifolia
__________________
- Saka
(Yes that's my name)

Ok I don't know what to put here...
Reply With Quote
  #35  
Old 07-07-2019, 08:34 AM
rbarata rbarata is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Mar 2015
Zone: 10a
Location: Abrantes
Posts: 3,721
2019 orchid project - let's brainstorm some ideas! Male
Default

I think we should define a genre first, otherwise we end up with a too large list.
In this case democracy won't work.

Camille, I sugest you decide which genre and who wants to join, fine.
Another sugestion....why having yearly projects? I may not being sucessful this year and be in the next. A project should not have an end...this is my interpretation but I may be wrong.
__________________
Meteo data at my city here.
Reply With Quote
  #36  
Old 07-07-2019, 09:29 AM
camille1585's Avatar
camille1585 camille1585 is offline
Administrator
 

Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: middle of the Netherlands
Posts: 11,993
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rbarata View Post
I think we should define a genre first, otherwise we end up with a too large list.
In this case democracy won't work.

Camille, I sugest you decide which genre and who wants to join, fine.
Another sugestion....why having yearly projects? I may not being sucessful this year and be in the next. A project should not have an end...this is my interpretation but I may be wrong.
For your first suggestion, what do you mean? This project ended up going the 'classic' route, where people suggest any plants they like, and if they meet the basic requirments (in the poll we decided should be small, and in addition it should be able to grow in intermediate temperatures, and somewhat easy to find) they go into the final poll to vote for the project plant. It's not up to me to decide who joins, people are free to join if they want and I won't force people either way.

There is no end to the project, we start a new one on a regular basis, but doesn't stop people from continuing to post updates in the previous project threads. Some continued being updated for several years after the project started.
__________________
Camille

Completely orchid obsessed and loving every minute of it....

My Orchid Photos
Reply With Quote
  #37  
Old 07-07-2019, 10:01 AM
rbarata rbarata is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Mar 2015
Zone: 10a
Location: Abrantes
Posts: 3,721
2019 orchid project - let's brainstorm some ideas! Male
Default

I didn't ment that you decide who will join. Obviously, if anyone wants to join, then fine.
But I think deciding a specific gente could be easier, I think.
If a project never ends, then it was my misinterpretation.
__________________
Meteo data at my city here.
Reply With Quote
  #38  
Old 07-08-2019, 09:40 AM
camille1585's Avatar
camille1585 camille1585 is offline
Administrator
 

Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: middle of the Netherlands
Posts: 11,993
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rbarata View Post
I didn't ment that you decide who will join. Obviously, if anyone wants to join, then fine.
But I think deciding a specific gente could be easier, I think.
If a project never ends, then it was my misinterpretation.
Yes, picking a genus before suggesting plants is another way to do it. But since the last project was already that type (rupiculous Laelias) I thought it could be good to go back to the general way. The problem is also that for some genera itís really difficult to find a selection of them to vote on that are in the main regions (US and EU usually). Phals are a good example, species seem far harder to find in the US than in Europe!
__________________
Camille

Completely orchid obsessed and loving every minute of it....

My Orchid Photos
Reply With Quote
  #39  
Old 07-08-2019, 05:15 PM
rbarata rbarata is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Mar 2015
Zone: 10a
Location: Abrantes
Posts: 3,721
2019 orchid project - let's brainstorm some ideas! Male
Default

Quote:
The problem is also that for some genera itís really difficult to find a selection of them to vote on that are in the main regions (US and EU usually). Phals are a good example, species seem far harder to find in the US than in Europe!
I always had the idea that in the US the orchid business is more organized collectively...there are a lot of associations and big expositions.
In the EU there are some countries that traditionally have a big role in the orchid world (Netherlands, for ex) but my feeling is that it isn't like that everywhere.
Here in Portugal, although not very developed, the orchid business is growing. We have only two associations (national) and the well known vendors are now including our country in their expositions' calendar.

Although not very numerous, the orchid vendors here make an effort to have available some of the more exquisite and rare specimens, together with all those that are commonly found both in the USA and the EU.

As a side note, altough last project was rupiculous Laelias, I proposed two species of these: Laelia harpophylla and Laelia vasconcelosiana.

Why?

Because I got one of each but I wasn't really sure about how to care for it properly. By using a project, I could exchange information with other members.
The information about their culture is scarse, especially about vasconcelosiana. This species, as I wrote in another thread, was discovered in 2010, less than 10 years ago.
A brasilian vendor (Colibri orchids, if I'm not wrong), as a way to protect its habitat and prevent collectors fom collecting them from the wild, investigated the best way to reproduce them artificially to start to commercialize it.
I think now it's on the advertisement phase, as this plant is starting to show for sale.
By adhering to a project for this specie, it would be a great way to achive this goal.
__________________
Meteo data at my city here.
Reply With Quote
  #40  
Old 07-09-2019, 06:32 AM
camille1585's Avatar
camille1585 camille1585 is offline
Administrator
 

Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: middle of the Netherlands
Posts: 11,993
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rbarata View Post

As a side note, altough last project was rupiculous Laelias, I proposed two species of these: Laelia harpophylla and Laelia vasconcelosiana.

Why?

Because I got one of each but I wasn't really sure about how to care for it properly. By using a project, I could exchange information with other members.
The information about their culture is scarse, especially about vasconcelosiana. This species, as I wrote in another thread, was discovered in 2010, less than 10 years ago.
A brasilian vendor (Colibri orchids, if I'm not wrong), as a way to protect its habitat and prevent collectors fom collecting them from the wild, investigated the best way to reproduce them artificially to start to commercialize it.
I think now it's on the advertisement phase, as this plant is starting to show for sale.
By adhering to a project for this specie, it would be a great way to achive this goal.
I understand that you really would like one of these as project plant, but I didn't feel that it was a viable option. Because it's so new in cultivation, few vendors have them (the US is particularily problematic), and the ones I do find are either not blooming size or too expensive for a project plant. One of the two was also far too large (in bloom especially), given the preference in the poll for a small project plant. So for this project, they are out.

But if you would like to do a project specifically with these, you are more than welcome to start one! There's no rule against several projects running at once. You may be able to rustle up some interest by posting in the rupiculous laelia project thread, to see if people doing that one would like to do another Laelia project.
__________________
Camille

Completely orchid obsessed and loving every minute of it....

My Orchid Photos
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
created, ideas, people, project, start


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Northeast Georgia Orchid Society: Meeting January 21, and an online forum page Orchid Whisperer Georgia - NGOS 0 01-18-2018 04:48 PM
Lc. Miss Wonderful, Orchid Project, Summer 2015 wintergirl Member Projects 201 01-02-2018 11:37 AM
Ghost Orchid Advice PLEASE!!!! Anything helps .. (Dendrophylax Lindenii) hcastil3 Beginner Discussion 62 07-02-2013 01:57 PM
Scott's new and exciting orchid project... ScottMcC Contests & Polls 10 07-29-2012 11:14 PM
Orchid ideas for mini terrariums Hortguy Terrarium Gardening 0 10-15-2011 02:06 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:56 PM.

© 2007 OrchidBoard.com
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.37 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Clubs vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.