Blc. Morning Song 'Crownfox', Chop-chop!
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.

Blc. Morning Song 'Crownfox', Chop-chop!
Many perks!
<...more...>


Sponsor
 

Google


Fauna Top Sites
LOG IN/REGISTER TO CLOSE THIS ADVERTISEMENT
  #1  
Old 01-19-2022, 08:14 AM
Keysguy Keysguy is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Jan 2020
Location: Lower Florida Keys
Posts: 1,035
Blc. Morning Song 'Crownfox', Chop-chop! Male
Default Blc. Morning Song 'Crownfox', Chop-chop!

A truly specimen sized plant that I got maybe 10 years ago at a club auction. A reliable bloomer that last year had around 50 flowers on it. This year, the iguanas feasted on it and when I went to move it....I almost couldn't. It was in a 20 gl. plastic field pot that I could barely get my arms around. The critters had devoured 75% of this years blooms but I noticed new root tips were already starting to emerge so right then and there I decided it was time to do the deed.

I had to cut the pot in multiple places to get the plant out of it and then started working my way around the plant with a reciprocating saw (sterilized blade first) making initial division cuts which I then was able to pull apart by hand.

I ended up with 11 divisions, the smallest had 6 pseudobulbs to the largest which had 30ish which is the one I'll keep. All the rest have been re-potted and will go on the member co-op sales table at our March show.

I've been thinking about doing this for a couple years and dreading it but when I was done I was overcome with a great sense of calm.

Specimen plants are nice but there just comes a time when...........

Below is picture of the plant in Dec. of 2020 and a picture of the divisions. Notice the original 8" plastic basket I found in the middle of the rootball?
Attached Thumbnails
Blc. Morning Song 'Crownfox', Chop-chop!-blc-morning-song-crownfox-jpg   Blc. Morning Song 'Crownfox', Chop-chop!-chop-chop-jpg  
Reply With Quote
Post Thanks / Like - 10 Likes
  #2  
Old 01-19-2022, 12:40 PM
Dusty Ol' Man's Avatar
Dusty Ol' Man Dusty Ol' Man is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Oct 2020
Zone: 10a
Location: Lake Charles, Louisiana
Age: 68
Posts: 1,108
Default

I only wish I had room enough for a specimen this size. Good growing. And, under the circumstances, good decision.
__________________
The constant amendments to orchid taxonomy is all a communist plot!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-06-2022, 03:27 PM
piping plover piping plover is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Apr 2019
Zone: 7a
Location: Newport, Rhode Island
Posts: 279
Blc. Morning Song 'Crownfox', Chop-chop! Male
Default

Wow, spectacular specimen! I can relate to the feeling of accomplishment and relief when I finally repotted my cattleya out of its 10” wooden basket, home for 8 years
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-04-2022, 01:04 PM
Keysguy Keysguy is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Jan 2020
Location: Lower Florida Keys
Posts: 1,035
Blc. Morning Song 'Crownfox', Chop-chop! Male
Default

Thought I would post a follow-up to this thread I started almost a year ago.

This is the division I kept for myself. I got $25 each I think for the 10 I sold on the co-op table at our fair in March. This was the nicest division but they were all good sized divisions and all had at least a couple of new growths by the time of the fair so I'm pretty sure people should think they got a fair deal.

I really enjoy this plant. Nice big flowers with great color contrast and super fragrant. 4 spikes and 14 flowers and the best part is....I can actually pick it up now!

I did a little research in my files and this is pretty close to what it looked like in 2016 so that should give you an idea of how fast it grows here. 7 more years and I won't be able to pick it up again probably.
Attached Thumbnails
Blc. Morning Song 'Crownfox', Chop-chop!-blc-morning-song-crownfox-jpg   Blc. Morning Song 'Crownfox', Chop-chop!-blc-morning-song-crownfox2-jpg  
Reply With Quote
Post Thanks / Like - 3 Likes
Likes piping plover, tmoney, estación seca liked this post
  #5  
Old 12-04-2022, 01:07 PM
Roberta's Avatar
Roberta Roberta is online now
Super Moderator
 

Join Date: Jun 2008
Zone: 10a
Location: Coastal southern California, USA
Posts: 10,543
Blc. Morning Song 'Crownfox', Chop-chop! Female
Default

That one really is a beast... keep that Sawzall handy. What a show!
__________________
"Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence" Carl Sagan

Roberta's Orchids (Visit my back yard)

See what orchid species are blooming in Southern California(New page for February 2023)
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-11-2022, 10:47 PM
piping plover piping plover is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Apr 2019
Zone: 7a
Location: Newport, Rhode Island
Posts: 279
Blc. Morning Song 'Crownfox', Chop-chop! Male
Default

I’m sure people were lucky to get divisions of that plant. Beautiful blooms.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Keysguy View Post
Thought I would post a follow-up to this thread I started almost a year ago.

This is the division I kept for myself. I got $25 each I think for the 10 I sold on the co-op table at our fair in March. This was the nicest division but they were all good sized divisions and all had at least a couple of new growths by the time of the fair so I'm pretty sure people should think they got a fair deal.

I really enjoy this plant. Nice big flowers with great color contrast and super fragrant. 4 spikes and 14 flowers and the best part is....I can actually pick it up now!

I did a little research in my files and this is pretty close to what it looked like in 2016 so that should give you an idea of how fast it grows here. 7 more years and I won't be able to pick it up again probably.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
divisions, plant, plastic, pot, time


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
Blc. Morning Song 'Crownfox' Keysguy Cattleya Alliance 4 12-17-2020 04:38 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:37 PM.

© 2007 OrchidBoard.com
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.37 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2023 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2023 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Clubs vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.