what is (are) the coolest orchid you got in an unlikely place?
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.

what is (are) the coolest orchid you got in an unlikely place?
Many perks!
<...more...>


Sponsor
 

Google


Fauna Top Sites
LOG IN/REGISTER TO CLOSE THIS ADVERTISEMENT
Go Back   Orchid Board - Most Complete Orchid Forum on the web ! > >
Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
  #11  
Old 12-03-2021, 08:39 AM
Ray's Avatar
Ray Ray is online now
Senior Member
 

Join Date: May 2005
Member of:AOS
Location: Oak Island NC
Posts: 13,704
what is (are) the coolest orchid you got in an unlikely place? Male
Default

When I was a brand new grower, I picked up a $5, meter-long tree branch at a farmers market south of the Atlanta airport - it was completely covered with Encyclia tampensis and had been collected in Florida.

A couple of years later, in Louisville KY, a nursery near my office, where I purchased an unheard-of number of tropical plants, had a 24” diameter pot, overflowing with a “mule ear” oncidium and no label. They let me have it for $20. Turned out to be a ~80-bulb specimen of what is now Lophiaris microchila. (Photo from orchidspecies.com)
__________________
Ray Barkalow, Orchid Iconoclast
FIRSTRAYS.COM

Last edited by Ray; 12-03-2021 at 05:43 PM..
Reply With Quote
Post Thanks / Like - 1 Likes
Likes realoldbeachbum liked this post
  #12  
Old 12-03-2021, 10:38 AM
JScott JScott is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Grand Prairie, TX
Posts: 1,140
what is (are) the coolest orchid you got in an unlikely place?
Default

Once at Home Depot, I picked up a cheap little Phal. It has white flowers with tons of magenta spots. I think it must have been an unregistered seed grown hybrid, because the only information on the tag was the two parents, with no clonal name.

Anyway, I've had it for years and it has really impressed me. The flowers are on the small to medium side as far as size, although the plant is typical Phal size. The plant makes up for the smallish flowers with sheer number. It grows multi-branched spikes, and it is not unusual for it to have twenty to thirty flowers at once. Then, once all the flowers fall off, the spikes start growing again and I get a second (tho smaller) flush of blooms.

I think it is an especially fine specimen, just as good as any awarded clone you could get, and all I paid for it was 8 dollars. In addition, if it is seed grown as I suspect, that means that it is the only one in the world, and it's mine.
Reply With Quote
Post Thanks / Like - 1 Likes
Likes Fuerte Rav liked this post
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
baby, bag, coolest, found, orchid


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
Orchid Seeds Germinated On My Tree! epiphyte78 Outdoor Gardening 34 11-12-2020 12:34 PM
Peninsula Orchid Society Show & Sale, Jan 26-27 hiimisis Orchid Show Announcements 0 01-23-2019 07:13 PM
Central Florida Orchid Society Show (April 5-6) FSUOrchids Orchid Show Announcements 1 04-06-2014 05:27 PM
New Judging category at my orchid show Lordoftheswarms Orchid Lounge 1 11-09-2013 08:33 PM
The BEST Orchid Companion! epiphyte78 Off Topic - Totally 6 09-29-2013 06:04 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:22 PM.

© 2007 OrchidBoard.com
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.37 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2022 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2022 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Clubs vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.