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Old 05-04-2010, 05:09 PM
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Ok, so here are the pics of my new loddigesii.
(All these pics, not just the small ones, can be clicked on for a bigger version).

It seemed very pale when I got it out the package. I'm not sure if it's got darker now or whether I've just got used to it. It still looks quite pale compared to some of my other orchids, but it has been in box for almost a week.

As I said above I'm a little disapointed because it said it was mounted on the website. I might have to have a go at mounting it myself but that's a really nerve wracking idea and I'm really not sure about that.



It appears to have three keikis of various sizes. This Dendrobium is so delicate and small compared to my other Dens (all hardcane Dens with canes at least 10' in hight) that I think even the largest keiki (the first pic below) is really tiny and I have no idea when it will be big enough to remove.



It has a single flower bud on one of the canes. There is some damage to the bud (the other side from this pic) so we shall have to wait and see it it opens OK.



Finally I have spotted a new cane growing near the base.



All-in-all I'm very pleased with my new Den. Now to see if I can keep it alive
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Old 05-05-2010, 08:58 AM
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I'm contemplating whether I should mount this orchid myself or not. If you have any comments on that can you post them on this other thread as I'm really undecided what I should do.
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Old 05-05-2010, 07:42 PM
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Hey Rosie,

I finally found the thread I thought the most interesting. Suzanne's post is the one I went by for my loddigesii. I love the way this looks. I can just imagine how it will look full of flowers. Now if I could just find that snake that was in the pic in the starting thread that matches the flowers

Here's the link, see what you think:
http://www.orchidboard.com/community...html#post47346
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Old 05-05-2010, 11:09 PM
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That is a great thread on Den. loddigesii, thanks for the link. I only hope I can get mine to look half as good.
Stephen
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Old 05-06-2010, 08:32 AM
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Wow, some great looking Den. loddigessii there!
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Old 05-10-2010, 07:15 PM
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Just one flower, and I can't claim credit as it was in bud when I got it.

But still... it's flowered and I'm really thrilled

I've been playing with camera settings today. The huge difference between the two pics was just the flash in the second one (everything else on auto) and just the artificial room light in the first. I think the AWB picked up completely different settings between the two.

Anyway the colour in the first is the most acurate. I like the second pic though for the way the hairs inside the lip are high lighted. (Even though these pics are bigger than thumbnails, you can still click on them to get an even bigger version).



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Looks very nice Rosie
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Old 05-10-2010, 07:37 PM
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Oh Rosie, Thats beautiful. The first flower from our project plants. I don't even care if you won't take credit for it. You get the credit. Afterall it didn't blast.
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Old 05-11-2010, 07:03 AM
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Thanks Nenella and Karen,

I really thought this bud would blast, but I'm really thrilled to see it with the flower.

I love that these projects give me the confidence to try new stuff. I own 5 species orchids, 2 are project plants and the other 3 are their travelling companions
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Old 06-09-2010, 03:01 PM
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I am really bored at work so I thought I would send out a quick note to say that I am happy to report that my loddigesii has three good new canes growing, and new roots. Overall it seems happy. I'm so glad I got in on this project.
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