Feral Vanda, among other things
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.

Feral Vanda, among other things
Many perks!
<...more...>


Sponsor
 

Google


Fauna Top Sites
LOG IN/REGISTER TO CLOSE THIS ADVERTISEMENT
  #1  
Old 06-16-2019, 01:58 AM
voyager's Avatar
voyager voyager is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Pahoa, Hawai'i, So. Sandwich Isls.
Posts: 451
Feral Vanda, among other things Male
Default Feral Vanda, among other things

This feral Vanda did not bloom last year.
Little doubt due to the ongoing eruption and the gasses evolved.
I've been watching it closely thinking that it might be likely to bloom soon.
I was right.
Feral Vanda, among other things-dsc_7125_tweaked-jpg
I was worried about the coloring of its leaves, afraid it might be getting sunburned.
I don't think it is sunburn.
More probably a reaction to the SOx gasses.

It's coloring has changed.
It is not as spotty as it has been in prior bloomings.
This is of its first bloom in 2016:
Feral Vanda, among other things-rimg0992-jpg
2017 was very similar.

Not sure if it's due to aging or the eruption.

Catt maxima, Lalia purpurata, Oncidium Sweet Sugar, Oncid. papio hybrid and something else are also blooming or about to bloom.

Been really busy.
Just got a new roof onto the house, about to renevate our catchment tank, and put a new solar water heating system in.


Just put in a yellow His Biscuit [Hibiscus], 3 gardenias, a Night Blooming Jasmine, and a Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow as well as a few Guzmania Bromeliad hybrids.

We have picked up a taste for Kabocha squash/pumpkins since moving here.
Our lilikoi was killed by the eruption gasses.
I just planted some cucumbers, watermelons, musk melons and kabocha along the lilikoi's trellis.
They're off and running.
Gonna be looking for a new yellow replacement lilikoi [passion fruit] and a purple one too.

I ain't got room to list all the project plans.
I have picked up 4 HD orchids recently.
They go onto the lanai until they finish blooming, then out into the yard.
An Oncid and a mini Nobile have been moved out into the yard with a Doritis hybrid and a Miltoniopsis hybrid still in bloom on the lanai.

The lanai has been redone since I put a new roof on it and replaced all the screening.
A full sized rug [carpet?] and a porch swing have been added.
It is now part of the house's living area.
I'll look around tomorrow and maybe add some more pics of orchids and other things.
Attached Thumbnails
Feral Vanda, among other things-dsc_7125_tweaked-jpg   Feral Vanda, among other things-rimg0992-jpg  

Last edited by voyager; 06-16-2019 at 02:04 AM..
Reply With Quote
Post Thanks / Like - 3 Likes
  #2  
Old 10-30-2019, 03:49 PM
DirtyCoconuts DirtyCoconuts is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Sep 2019
Posts: 293
Feral Vanda, among other things
Default

damn- that intense to be so close to the eruption it can kill your plants

glad you are safe along with most of the plants- beautiful pics....keep em coming
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-30-2019, 09:53 PM
Dollythehun's Avatar
Dollythehun Dollythehun is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Aug 2016
Zone: 6a
Location: Northern Indiana
Posts: 4,383
Feral Vanda, among other things Female
Default

Glad to hear from you! Dirtycoconuts, Mike kept the OB "posted" throughout the eruption. If you use the search engine, you might be able to read his very scary, but interesting story.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-01-2019, 06:00 PM
voyager's Avatar
voyager voyager is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Pahoa, Hawai'i, So. Sandwich Isls.
Posts: 451
Feral Vanda, among other things Male
Default

Almost forgot about you folks.
All is well here.
Insurance company forced us to accept some compensation for our property.
We had a new roof and a solar hot water system installed on the house,
We're going to replace the catchment tank and a few other things before we're done.

Been too busy to pay much attention to orchids, other than to notice them and note they're mostly doing well.

At the moment we're looking heavily into a vacation to Europe next summer/fall.
No rest for the wicked.
Reply With Quote
Post Thanks / Like - 1 Likes
Likes DirtyCoconuts liked this post
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
bloom, blooming, gasses, hybrid, lanai


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
Vanda Pachara Delight No. 2 'pink' Bud Vanda Alliance - others 69 06-17-2015 09:38 AM
New Vanda merilliis nikkik Vanda Alliance - others 35 02-25-2014 08:04 AM
Birthday Vanda Mae Wang? JC Espinosa Vanda Alliance - others 6 09-16-2013 07:55 PM
Completely new to my Vanda pakchong blue Katsols Vanda Alliance - others 6 11-07-2012 06:54 PM
Considering Taking the Risk of De-Basketing my Vanda... Kateana Vanda Alliance - others 16 03-05-2010 03:59 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:27 AM.

© 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.