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Search: Posts Made By: Ben_in_North_FLA
Forum: Advanced Discussion 09-12-2021, 09:00 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,720
Posted By Ben_in_North_FLA
let all your wine drinking peeps know to to hold...

let all your wine drinking peeps know to to hold on to corks and donate them to your orchid endeavours. They are great for fast drainage application.
Forum: Dendrobium Alliance 09-11-2021, 09:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 469
Posted By Ben_in_North_FLA
what he said

what he said
Forum: Advanced Discussion 09-11-2021, 09:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,720
Posted By Ben_in_North_FLA
never throw away corks, the make great potting...

never throw away corks, the make great potting media...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 09-11-2021, 09:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 551
Posted By Ben_in_North_FLA
great to see big beautiful floofy catts...

great to see big beautiful floofy catts naturalized...good growing and thank you for posting, it does the soul good to see this...
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Forum: Beginner Discussion 09-11-2021, 11:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 701
Posted By Ben_in_North_FLA
from K-Sci "This plant does not appear to be in...

from K-Sci
"This plant does not appear to be in trouble. It looks like it needs to thoroughly dry out and then have an opportunity to re-root."
this plant is in trouble, pls note red arrows...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 09-10-2021, 07:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 420
Posted By Ben_in_North_FLA
The delicate shade of "coerulea" is just a...

The delicate shade of "coerulea" is just a whimsical variance from the mundane color options. I am absolutely in the pro coerulea faction and have had in the past very nice Cattleyas skinneri,...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 09-10-2021, 03:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 661
Posted By Ben_in_North_FLA
Dude, take a bow.... that is a serious...

Dude, take a bow.... that is a serious bifoliate..... excellent growing to plants genetic limitations, beautiful flower too, Awesome....
Forum: Beginner Discussion 09-10-2021, 12:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 701
Posted By Ben_in_North_FLA
I would take the plant out of the pot and examine...

I would take the plant out of the pot and examine the root system, besides the fried lower leaves it looks like the two leaves above are starting to wrinkle which is major indication of root problem....
Forum: Dendrobium Alliance 09-04-2021, 04:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 918
Posted By Ben_in_North_FLA
great looking inflorescence, one of my favorites....

great looking inflorescence, one of my favorites.
Excellent work Dirty....

BTW this is an asian native and with other den species from SE Asia can be easily found at any big show with asian...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 09-04-2021, 05:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,154
Posted By Ben_in_North_FLA
Well, as Roberta pointed out I used the existing...

Well, as Roberta pointed out I used the existing sprinkler system in place in my lawn. Extended vertically one of the heads in the landscape island with the three queen palms about 5 feet and then...
Forum: Dendrobium Alliance 09-03-2021, 10:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 574
Posted By Ben_in_North_FLA
additional notes on my den Chrysotoxum. It was...

additional notes on my den Chrysotoxum. It was grown in subtropical climate, South Florida USA, never saw temps close to freezing and was bought at HD in a baggie from Sunbulb when they used to...
Forum: Dendrobium Alliance 09-02-2021, 09:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 574
Posted By Ben_in_North_FLA
Well, my experience has been that chrysotoxum...

Well, my experience has been that chrysotoxum loves very bright light and heat and heavy feeding when in growth with a definite semi dormant winter cooling down.
Seemed to like my pool screen...
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 09-02-2021, 09:25 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,908
Posted By Ben_in_North_FLA
come on y'all , am running low on popcorn.....

come on y'all , am running low on popcorn.....
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 08-29-2021, 07:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 565
Posted By Ben_in_North_FLA
photo was taken with my Iphone and no changes...

photo was taken with my Iphone and no changes made to it
BTW, the plant's owner said she has been asked several times for a piece of it. She confirmed that she will not split the plant at all.
BTW2...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 08-26-2021, 05:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 463
Posted By Ben_in_North_FLA
here it is ...

here it is

https://i.postimg.cc/k5q8Fnvm/intermedia-alba.jpg (https://postimg.cc/cvkrdGz9)

Here is a full plant pic, this was a 3 backbulb division from a plant that I gifted to a friend many...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 08-26-2021, 05:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 565
Posted By Ben_in_North_FLA
thanks, done

thanks, done
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 08-26-2021, 09:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 565
Posted By Ben_in_North_FLA
cattleya aclandiae

This plant belongs to a friend from my local society. She brought in for the bloom table a few dats ago and I thought it needed to be seen by more orchid aficionados.
I was impressed by the size of...
Forum: Vanda Alliance - others 08-25-2021, 04:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,917
Posted By Ben_in_North_FLA
I am just relating my results growing hundreds of...

I am just relating my results growing hundreds of vandas , ascocendas, ascocentrum, aerides, and various vandaceous hybrids and also the culture details provided by RF orchids and Motes orchids as...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 08-25-2021, 03:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 463
Posted By Ben_in_North_FLA
Cattleya intermedia alba

One of my all time favorite cattleya plants.
Cattleya intermedia alba. Pristine white and very nice shape, no waves or ripples on petals or sepals, will push this plant along and see about bumping...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 08-18-2021, 07:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,154
Posted By Ben_in_North_FLA
Here are a couple of pics from chunk of queen...

Here are a couple of pics from chunk of queen palm cutoff as the palm died but schomburkia was doing great and wrapped around trunk. Trunk was about 12 inches plus diameter and it took two strong...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 08-18-2021, 06:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,154
Posted By Ben_in_North_FLA
I have grown hefty schomburkia on queen palms in...

I have grown hefty schomburkia on queen palms in South FLA and would not recommend trying to separate from tree, Bulbs are big but hollow and ants like to nest in them and pollinate endless blooms as...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 08-17-2021, 04:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,361
Posted By Ben_in_North_FLA
Yes, I have heard that and I feel its just...

Yes, I have heard that and I feel its just another painful nail in the hobby collector's orchid world's coffin.
How long a list can be assembled of the orchid nurseries that have gone out of...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 08-17-2021, 10:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,361
Posted By Ben_in_North_FLA
The Tamiami festival vendor list has been updated...

The Tamiami festival vendor list has been updated and posted on their website, notably the Hawaii usual suspects (Carmela, Kawamoto, H&R) including one of my favorites (H&R) are not on the list, with...
Forum: Growing on Mounts 08-07-2021, 07:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,511
Posted By Ben_in_North_FLA
find a local mill that processes timber or...

find a local mill that processes timber or specialty woods and they usually have "live edges" that they sell fairly cheap for orchid mounts, usually all hardwoods.
I have bought bald cypress,...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 08-07-2021, 07:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,361
Posted By Ben_in_North_FLA
as there is interest in the Tamiami orchid show...

as there is interest in the Tamiami orchid show at Fruit and Spice park in early October 2021 am posting the confirmed vendor list that I received from the show's management
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