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Old 12-15-2008, 07:27 PM
EdinAZ EdinAZ is offline
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Some current bloomers, from left to right (plant first, then bloom)

Masdevallia mejiana. Had this one about 9 months now . . . first blooms. Only one bloom out now, but 19 more spikes in various stages, I guess I just couldnít wait to post. Most of my Masdies are potted, but I have a couple that are mounted (this is one). They are doing so well, that Iím thinking of converting more of them to mounts.

Trichocentrum tigrinum. The Haraella retrocalla next to it is for scale, so you can see the bloom size. Iíve had this little guy for about 2 Ĺ years. It put out spikes 3 times before, and every time, I knocked it over and broke the spikes. I finally got into a spot where it isnít so vulnerable (at least it hasnít taken a fall in quite a while).

Tuberolabium quisumbingii. Iíve had this one for about 1 Ĺ years, and it has bloomed once before. It seems to like my conditions, and has two very hearty spikes beginning bloom now, and a third one just beginning to grow. Each individual bloom is about ľ inch wide, and it looks like there will be several dozen per spike (probably not all open at once though).

These are all warm/intermediate growers. I donít detect any scent from any of them.

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Old 12-15-2008, 07:31 PM
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All three are lovely Ed! My favorite is the Masdevallia! But I really like the Tuberolabium as well! Great growing!
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Old 12-15-2008, 08:14 PM
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WOW Ed. The bloom is bigger than the pot!!! They're ALL too cute!
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Old 12-15-2008, 08:59 PM
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Very nice collection. I love when I seen a new one blooming for the first time. Of course, that's why we grow orchids, for the flowers, eh??
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Old 12-16-2008, 02:00 AM
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Wonderful! I love those Masdevallia mejiana flowers. Somehow I think that one is going to end up on my orchid shopping list.
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Old 12-16-2008, 03:01 AM
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Great growing! I agree, that Masdie sure looks happy!
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Old 12-16-2008, 10:11 AM
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Yeah, the Masdie jumps out at me too. Maybe that's because I just can't grow them!
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Old 12-16-2008, 10:22 AM
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Wow nice Masdevallia mejiana!!
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Who knows upon what soil they fed
Their hungry thirsty roots?"

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Old 12-16-2008, 10:50 AM
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I love the MAsdevallia ....
But the Trichocentrum is amazing.... look that lip....
I love it!!!
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Old 12-16-2008, 11:18 AM
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Well done, Ed. I wish my quisumbingii would bloom! It has three large spikes, but just won't do anything.

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