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Old 11-05-2022, 01:24 PM
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Before I opened the French doors this morning to the sunroom I noticed an intriguing scent, opened the doors and just wow! Some on PalmTalk forum described it as chocolate mint ice cream and they nailed it on the scent description; glad they mentioned it otherwise my mind would have been circling trying to place it. The flowers are equally exotic; I really really like these. First time experiencing stanhopea blooms. I was intrigued by Photos posted by Roberta and others and glad I tried this genus. The oculata is described as cool intermediate on ecuagenera which likely explains why it thrives in my indoor and summer outdoor growing area.

After reading they have a short bloom period, I actually traveled with the plant in my car on two local overnight trips this week because I didn’t want to miss it. Yes, qualifying me as a plant nut😁


Not to be outdone by this tropical interloper, My temperate climate garden plants are also vying for attention - starting to display their autumn crimson colors; euonymus alatus and Japanese red maple.
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WOW. Yes, missing these blooming is frustrating considering that time is limited. I probably would have canceled my trips! Stans rock.
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Well done!!! Oh yes!!
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Beautiful! Show us your Japanese maples too.
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…I probably would have canceled my trips! …
lol, that gave me a good chuckle!
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