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Old 03-13-2013, 12:37 AM
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This has just made the jump from a seedling plant to blooming size, and this is its first spike. A good flower count for its first showing also. The blooms are just opening so they aren't full size yet and aren't true to form. I will share more pics as the blooms reach full size.
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Very nice!
I bought my mother a sanderiana alba which might look similar.

You have some really nice vandas!
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Old 03-13-2013, 11:47 AM
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Very nice!
I bought my mother a sanderiana alba which might look similar.

You have some really nice vandas!
Thanks Brad, I can't wait to finish landscaping my yard n for some other blooms to open!
I have a V. Usha that started opening this morning and a kasem's delight cross that's set to open today as well. Also have some thick bunches of teret vandas staked in clusters all in spike; but they usually flower in april.
I'm actually at my aunts tending to her orchids as I'm writing this instant.
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Really lovely!
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Very pretty!
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even if there not fully open yet-very nice
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Wow, so roughly how many vandas do you have?
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Gorgeous blooms....
You are lucky to grow orchids outdoors in your zone.
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Thanks so much everyone! I love the pastel lime green on white of th alba. Its not so easy to find either B/S or F/S; thankfully my friend that grows Vandas bought them as young seedlings and has grown them for several yrs up until this stage. God bless her patience!

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Gorgeous blooms....
You are lucky to grow orchids outdoors in your zone.
I'm just lucky everyday that they put on a better showing than the previous ones! Plus, I'll be super lucky when I get a division of that big gorgeous ruby red crab something another whatever its called Cattleya u have! Lol

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Few hundred...but who's counting!?

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Old 03-13-2013, 05:00 PM
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Haha nice! I'd love my collection to get to that size, I have about 25 vandas and roughly 25 other assorted orchids. I'm just waiting to see most of them flower before I get more
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