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Old 07-23-2021, 05:50 PM
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I was on vacation for about 10 days, and the orchids had an orgy of blooming. First, the saddest part, the Stanhopeas. Stan. tigrina http://orchidcentral.org/Images/Zygo...%20tigrina.jpg (more red than nigroviolacea) and one of my Stan. nigroviolacea 'Predator' x self were just dead flowers, having been big, fat buds when I left. I caught just a bit of another Stan. nigroviolacea 'Predator' x self... past its prime, but I still got a day of fragrance.
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Also a bit past its prime but still nice, Catasetum J&R Solar. Consolation, I will probably get another spike before the end of the season if history is any indication
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See the Dendrobium forum to see Den. bensoniae in all of its glory.

First time blooming for me... Angraecum sororium. This is a big plant (some 2 ft./61 cm) tall in a 10 in./25 cm terracotta pot. It is super-fragrant at night.
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Brassavola nodosa is just getting started - lots of buds to follow, and it will likely keep producing until the end of September, or maybe into October depending on the weather. I have found that it thrives when it spends winters in the greenhouse, and moves outside once the weather warms up. Fragrant at night.
https://photos.google.com/share/AF1Q...9aN2FYS2tKRWFR

Rossioglossum schlieperianum f. aurea
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Dendrobium wasselii 'Gold Country'
https://photos.google.com/share/AF1Q...9aN2FYS2tKRWFR

Schoenorchis gemmata reminds me of Wisteria...
https://photos.google.com/share/AF1Q...9aN2FYS2tKRWFR

Brassia verrucosa - in a wood basket (used to be mounted), two nice spikes.
https://photos.google.com/share/AF1Q...9aN2FYS2tKRWFR


Rhyncholaelia digbyana, noted for the frilly, floofy lip that it imparts to Cattleya hybrids. (Used to be lumped with Brassavola that it looks nothing like, in hybrid names it's the "B" in Blc.)
https://photos.google.com/share/AF1Q...9aN2FYS2tKRWFR

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That's Stan's downside...
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Hahaha oh that sucks but to make you feel better….

I had two epiphyllum that had nice spikes and o blew it last time and sure enough I was going to miss them. I got home to go and check and the bar holding all seven had broken and there was a huge pile of cactus and dirt and perlite and I guess I didn’t miss anything lol
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In my last post about my wardii I forgot to mention that the two remaining spikes will bloom while I have my vacations period.
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In my last post about my wardii I forgot to mention that the two remaining spikes will bloom while I have my vacations period.
At least you got to see (and smell) one!
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I've never heard of most of your collection, and it's always a pleasure to discover new stuff!

Angraecum sororium is added to my wishlist, thank you for being an enabler
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Angraecum sororium is added to my wishlist, thank you for being an enabler
I think that it has the potential to become a beast... Andy (Andy's Orchids) whacked off a piece of a monster plant and it has taken awhile to establish, but reward finally! It seems to need a fair amount of sun (mine gets strong morning sun and bright light the rest of the day), probably wants to be a little drier in winter but not a lot. And is very cold-tolerant (from the central highlands of Madagascar)
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You need to go away more so your orchids do this more often. The digbyana is one I will always admire but I'd never really seen a Rossioglossum schlieperianum f. aurea. Very nice
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Sigh... but then I miss some of them. I actually got spoiled by a whole year - plus of not going anywhere and not missing any blooms.
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@roberta we missed you, welcome back and great blooms. Love 💕 them all.
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