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Forum: Orchid Show Announcements Today, 09:15 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 32
Posted By Fairorchids
Deep Cut OS Annual Auction, Oct 9

Deep Cut Orchid Society auctions feature a mix of member donations, and plants from some of the premier nurseries in the US. This year there will be approx. 300 plants up for auction.

Where: ...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 09-24-2021, 07:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 205
Posted By Fairorchids
And C. intermedias are very good at that. I have...

And C. intermedias are very good at that. I have a var. Suave, which had 3 leads for the first 2 years, then it took off this summer (with 8 or 9 leads).
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 09-24-2021, 08:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 205
Posted By Fairorchids
C. intermedia, var. acquinii, 'Linwood' HCC/AOS

This is a mother division, which I found at Dave Off's fall backyard sale a year ago. The award is from 2006 (78 pts).

At the time, it was a single lead plant, with 6 or 7 PBs. It bloomed in the...
Forum: Vanda Alliance - others 09-24-2021, 08:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 874
Posted By Fairorchids
Very hard to predict, in part since we do not...

Very hard to predict, in part since we do not know the size of this seedling.

Are you growing in natural light (house or greenhouse), or under artificial lights? At your northern latitude, you...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 09-19-2021, 09:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 702
Posted By Fairorchids
Keith, There is a little bit more to the...

Keith,

There is a little bit more to the story about the name. I never name a grex without making a serious effort to track down the originator.

About 6 years ago, I purchased one as an...
Forum: Propagation 09-18-2021, 09:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 373
Posted By Fairorchids
I bought 75 reedstem Epidendrum meristems &...

I bought 75 reedstem Epidendrum meristems & seedlings back in April. Today I noticed that one, in addition to producing a new lead, had also split one of the previous stems. Sorta a 'Siamese twin'...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 09-18-2021, 10:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 702
Posted By Fairorchids
Keith, Variations in environmental...

Keith,

Variations in environmental conditions at different times of the year can have major impact. Here are two photos of Rby. Nosy Williette 'Maplewood', one from a March flowering, the other...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 09-17-2021, 08:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 352
Posted By Fairorchids
As an experiment, I used charcoal (+/-0.5" size)...

As an experiment, I used charcoal (+/-0.5" size) & LECA nuggets in 1:2 ratio in a wooden basket for a C. intermedia, which is a very forgiving species in terms of growing conditions.

It has...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 09-15-2021, 08:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 372
Posted By Fairorchids
In addition to Chadwick, also consider Waldor...

In addition to Chadwick, also consider Waldor Orchids, Silva Orchids and Keith Davis Orchids.

Lastly, my tenant (Kyle) has a large collection of Cattleyas, with emphasis on historical, coerulea &...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 09-13-2021, 09:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 310
Posted By Fairorchids
The shape is often less than optimal, but the...

The shape is often less than optimal, but the fragrance . . . .
Forum: Scientific Matters 09-10-2021, 07:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,483
Posted By Fairorchids
Agree. However, there are cases where the seller...

Agree. However, there are cases where the seller just knows.

For example, I know that my tenant sold a mother division of Rlc. Goldenzelle 'Lemon Chiffon' to Exotic Orchids of Maui. So, when I...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 09-08-2021, 08:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 284
Posted By Fairorchids
But, after discussing this with Julian Shaw (the...

But, after discussing this with Julian Shaw (the RHS registrar), they do want a flower photo with the application.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 09-08-2021, 08:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 284
Posted By Fairorchids
Sorry, incorrect. The breeder always has...

Sorry, incorrect.

The breeder always has the right to name any new cross he/she has made. The buyer can ask for permission to do so, if he/she wishes to register a name.

In some cases, the...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 09-07-2021, 10:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 334
Posted By Fairorchids
Hi mop, Back in June 2020, I ordered 4 pcs...

Hi mop,

Back in June 2020, I ordered 4 pcs of SVO7263 from Fred Clarke (this cross is sold out now). The first plant bloomed in January 2021, with a 5" flower on a Pseudobulb less than 2.1/2"...
Forum: Vanda Alliance - others 09-06-2021, 09:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 290
Posted By Fairorchids
You can grow almost all Vandas any way you wish,...

You can grow almost all Vandas any way you wish, as long as you water accordingly. On a mount, you should water at least every other day (daily if the plant is placed full sun).

If you place it...
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 09-02-2021, 09:12 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,139
Posted By Fairorchids
The 'flowers' are really redundant, since there...

The 'flowers' are really redundant, since there is also a numerical post counter, which tells the same story.

The post counter has little relevance, since each 'pretty photo' counts as much as a...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 09-02-2021, 03:22 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,117
Posted By Fairorchids
This is a slightly disturbing, but legitimate...

This is a slightly disturbing, but legitimate discussion.

In my hoop style greenhouse, we have problems with rodents; primarily field mice, deer mice and southern lemmings. The latter have...
Forum: Propagation 09-02-2021, 03:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 239
Posted By Fairorchids
It sounds like keikis. If they have 2-3 roots,...

It sounds like keikis. If they have 2-3 roots, at least about an inch (2.5 cm) long, you can gently twist them off and plant them in a separate 2" pot with spaghnum.

The old stem won't wither for...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 08-31-2021, 08:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,218
Posted By Fairorchids
And the latest entrant. This is the first bloom...

And the latest entrant. This is the first bloom from a seedling population, which I have not seen blooming before.

(Rlc. Sunspot Gem x C. Katherine Clarkson)
Great flower shape, though less...
Forum: Propagation 08-31-2021, 08:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 373
Posted By Fairorchids
Odd ball propagation

When you have been around orchids for a long time (since 1968 in my case), occasionally you run into something 'odd'. As a local AOS judge puts it: 'Orchids do not read the books'

Here are 3...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 08-31-2021, 07:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,117
Posted By Fairorchids
And, as a 'present' to DC, we made multiple...

And, as a 'present' to DC, we made multiple 'friendships' during our trip to Costa Rica:
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 08-30-2021, 09:12 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,139
Posted By Fairorchids
This fella is close to the right color (spam)!

This fella is close to the right color (spam)!
Forum: Scientific Matters 08-30-2021, 07:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,483
Posted By Fairorchids
I agree. However, as a consumer it would...

I agree.

However, as a consumer it would be nice to know whether the meristem you are contemplating buying is made from the original plant, or another meristem six steps removed.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 08-29-2021, 08:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 325
Posted By Fairorchids
It looks like two sepals fused ('upper' looks...

It looks like two sepals fused ('upper' looks normal, and 'lower' looks extra wide), as well as the lip failed to form at all.

As ES said, if it is stable (repeats this appearance on next...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 08-27-2021, 07:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 309
Posted By Fairorchids
New Minis

I have a wholesale supplier, where i have to spend at least $300 to get wholesale prices. So, when they have items I want, I often have to add a few items I don't know in order to get up to the...
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