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.


Many perks!
<...more...>


Sponsor
 

Google


Fauna Top Sites
Register Members O.C.D. Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
LOG IN/REGISTER TO CLOSE THIS ADVERTISEMENT
Go Back   Orchid Board - Most Complete Orchid Forum on the web ! > STYLES, SETUPS & ENCLOSURES > Orchids in the Wild
Like Tree7Likes
  • 4 Post By TheBlazingAugust
  • 1 Post By WhiteRabbit
  • 2 Post By Aki_James

Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Unread 11-10-2012, 11:37 PM
TheBlazingAugust's Avatar
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Sep 2010
Zone: 2b
Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Age: 19
Posts: 2,085
Male
Default Calypso bulbosa!

Well, I was enjoying the afternoon in a quite house, so I got into a creative mood and decided to write something on my blog using some old pictures I took on my phone. I have been tempted to delete the pictures off of my phone several times in the past thinking I would never use them. Well, now that I have Blogger mobile, I can put some of these pictures to good use! So, I made a little post talking about my first time seeing a wild orchid here in Canada, with pictures that I took of them, of course. I'm really glad I didn't delete them. Some random pictures. I hope you enjoy!
__________________
If you love someone, never be afraid to show it. LOVE IS LOVE!

ARTPOP

My Blogs: Orchids In a Closet and A Critical Satire

~Cody Hamilton~
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Unread 11-11-2012, 06:01 PM
WhiteRabbit's Avatar
Super Moderator
 

Join Date: May 2008
Zone: 9a
Location: Nor Cal
Posts: 21,265
Default

Awesome!
TheBlazingAugust likes this.
__________________
-Sonya

Where ever you go, there you are ...
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Unread 01-10-2013, 02:35 AM
Aki_James's Avatar
Member
 

Default

These are my favourite orchids period. Did you notice the awesome kinda artificial grape scent they give off? I have a lovely patch of these as well as a large pot that have been thriving for years, after I was forced to write letters of anguish to the Alberta government regarding a subdivision and lease development that completely demolished the patch that lay on crown land just beyond my property line,(therefore I was given permission to move them as well as a few other native plants. I DO NOT support poaching).

Luckily the patch that I transplanted has 10x from the original 15 or so plants I was able to move. I have always wondered how easy these would be to propagate. My potted ones are just loaded with seed pods every year, and seem to self seed sufficiently. I'm not sure If its legal to harvest any seeds and send them out, but if I was any good with propagation I would give it a try. Sorry...I'm rambling...Just love this plant so much!!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Unread 01-10-2013, 10:40 AM
ronaldhanko's Avatar
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: The Beautiful Pacific Northwest
Posts: 6,298
Default

Very nice, Cody.
__________________
Ron Hanko

"Orchids are universally acknowledged to rank among the most singular and most modified forms in the vegetable kingdom" - Darwin

http://ronaldhanko-orchidhunter.blogspot.com/
http://orchidsinbloom-ron.blogspot.com/
http://nativeorchidsofthepacificnorthwest.blogspot.com/
http://www.ipernity.com/home/162835
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Unread 01-10-2013, 12:46 PM
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Nov 2012
Zone: 10a
Location: San Diego
Posts: 436
Male
Default

I see the variety of Calypso orchids native to Northern California growing up in the hills of coastal Sonoma county. I remember being so surprised to see them when I was driving that I had to turn around and go look to make sure my eyes were not deceiving me. The ones here seem to need really deep "duff," the debris from redwoods as it piles up over the years. I want to see the native cypripediums this year. There's something arresting about seeing orchids growing in the wild here, something nearly sacred. In same areas there are huge patches of trillium, too, another plant that I never tire of seeing.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Unread 02-06-2013, 01:05 PM
Tindomul's Avatar
Moderator
 

Join Date: May 2005
Zone: 7b
Location: Queens, NY, USA
Age: 34
Posts: 15,191
View Tindomul's Gallery Male
Default

What a beauty!! Congrats on the find.
__________________
"We must not look at goblin men,
We must not buy their fruits:
Who knows upon what soil they fed
Their hungry thirsty roots?"

Goblin Market
by Christina Georgina Rossetti
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Unread 02-06-2013, 01:29 PM
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Sep 2012
Zone: 8b
Location: San Antonio
Posts: 204
Female
Default

Very nice! I love seeing the "wild" pictures.

via mobile
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Unread 02-06-2013, 01:58 PM
SlipperGirl's Avatar
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Michigan
Posts: 1,305
Female
Default

I love calypso bulbosa I want to grow some of the orchids that are native to Michigan, but thay are hard to grow and they are expensive, but someday I hope to grow them
__________________
Hannah
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


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
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
#6 - Calypso bulbosa in the Columbia Gorge ronaldhanko Orchids in the Wild 3 06-09-2011 12:30 PM
Calypso bulbosa var. americana ronaldhanko Orchids in the Wild 5 07-29-2009 06:36 PM
Another Calypso bulbosa (Fairy Slipper) ronaldhanko Miscellaneous & Other Genera 3 05-07-2009 07:18 AM
Calypso bulbosa ronaldhanko Miscellaneous & Other Genera 14 05-07-2009 01:28 AM
Calypso bulbosa Toddybear Miscellaneous & Other Genera 10 08-22-2007 05:39 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:16 AM.

© 2007 OrchidBoard.com

Clubs, ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0