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Old 02-22-2019, 06:47 PM
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I see that the enthusiasm for the growing projects has waned in the last few years but, I would love to try this out. Any chance we can drum up sone interest this year? I've been basically out of growing for the last few years mainly due to my living arrangements, but I am in a much more conducive environment for gardening now and would love to finally be able to participate. I can help organise wherever I can if that helps.
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I used to organize them in the past. Last year I tried to get one going again, but interest was low. We can either try to revive that project or propose something entirely new. I'm definitely up for a new project!
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It sounds like fun, and I would definitely be interested in participating. Unfortunately, I have a narrow range of growing conditions in my home that cannot be altered, and I'm now down to just Phals and a few Paphs. So far, the Phals are the only ones that have ever rebloomed for me, so the Paphs might be finding new homes soon. I'm sure not many members would be interested in a Phal for a growing project.
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How about Laelia harpophylla?
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I too have participated in the past; it's fun, but a pain in the ass to try and secure plants that satisfy everybody's preferences/cultural requirements/availability internationally... I wonder if we might consider broader project parameters; ie maybe we should all trial the same growing method, fertilization regime, deflasking techniqe, etc.? Just an idea...
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I too have participated in the past; it's fun, but a pain in the ass to try and secure plants that satisfy everybody's preferences/cultural requirements/availability internationally... I wonder if we might consider broader project parameters; ie maybe we should all trial the same growing method, fertilization regime, deflasking techniqe, etc.? Just an idea...
I have to dig up the old thread, but that's what I was attempting to do last year. The idea was to select not a single species, but choose a cluster of related species, or any primary hybrid of them. But still have criteria such as must be an intermediate temperature grower or tolerant of a wide range, and must be somewhat compact. That way many people can join, and availability of a specific plant is no longer an issue.

I don't like the idea of a flashing project as that shuts out all the newish growers, andin my case, I don't even know where I could get a flask (and keep it affordable)
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I like the idea of a growing method project. It seems to be more inclusive for those who may be restricted due to conditions and the like. So, let's brainstorm some ideas for that. I'm headed off to work and will post tonight when I've come home.
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Carter & Holmes in the US is currently is selling seedlings of Laelia (Cattleya) Coronet, a primary hybrid between two Laelia (Cattleya) species, cinnabarina and harpophylla. I bought one the last time they offered them. It grew easily in a clay pot with loose medium and lots of summer water. It was eaten by rats but I'm going to order another.

I might add this is a very small Laelia/Cattleya, blooming size in a 2"-3" / 5-7.5cm pot.
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There is often lots of discussion about moving plants to S/H. How about a project in which each person selects a plant that is showing new root growth and transferring it to S/H? There could be comparisons of genus, type of pots, various kinds of LECA, heat mat or not, etc.
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I like the S/H idea. I have seen quite a few members comment on how they would like to try but just need a little push. For clarification, would this be a new orchid, one you have, or either?
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