Olympic Orchids May 2021
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.

Olympic Orchids May 2021
Many perks!
<...more...>


Sponsor
 

Google


Fauna Top Sites
LOG IN/REGISTER TO CLOSE THIS ADVERTISEMENT
  #1  
Old 05-03-2021, 11:00 PM
estación seca's Avatar
estación seca estación seca is offline
Senior Member
Olympic Orchids May 2021
 

Join Date: Jun 2015
Zone: 9b
Location: Phoenix AZ - Lower Sonoran Desert
Posts: 12,662
Olympic Orchids May 2021 Male
Default Olympic Orchids May 2021

I saw a number of Grammatophyllum hybrids at Olympic Orchids a few weeks ago, so I ordered them. I wound up with five different ones. They are in the bottom row in the photo. Olympic plants mostly arrive in 2" / 5cm pots, in fresh long-fiber sphagnum. The mounted plant next to them is Cadetia taylori.

Olympic Orchids May 2021-olympic_orchids_order_20210503_seca-jpg

I've also been buying tiny Oncidium mericlones from Ellen over the last couple of years. With these new arrivals I have almost three dozen different ones. The largest in the photo is Onc. Heaven Scent 'Sweet Baby.' Its pot has the most flash glare of the plants in the photo. I ordered a $2 'Ugly Orchid Special' and got this. It has a few spots on one leaf, but is otherwise a nice plant.

The plant in a potting soil mixture is a free companion plant, in this case Hatiora salicornioides, an epiphytic cactus. It will grow nicely alongside orchids. I have one already growing in water in a wine bottle. I'm hoping this is a different clone, because they are self-infertile. I like to set seed and contribute it to the Seed Depot at the Cactus and Succulent Society of America.

The plant with leaves poking up the farthest toward the top is Cymbidium rectum, a hot-growing Cym from Southeast Asia. I've never seen it before. It has stiff leaves, as stiff as Cym. aloifolium.
__________________
May the bridges I've burned light my way.

Weather forecast for my neighborhood
Reply With Quote
Post Thanks / Like - 3 Likes
Likes charlesf6, SADE2020, Clawhammer liked this post
  #2  
Old 05-04-2021, 01:52 AM
charlesf6's Avatar
charlesf6 charlesf6 is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Sep 2016
Zone: 6b
Location: New York
Posts: 1,338
Olympic Orchids May 2021
Default

Nice grab.
Reply With Quote
Post Thanks / Like - 1 Likes
Likes estación seca liked this post
  #3  
Old 05-04-2021, 06:48 AM
SADE2020's Avatar
SADE2020 SADE2020 is offline
Senior Member
Olympic Orchids May 2021
 

Join Date: Dec 2020
Location: Palma de Mallorca
Age: 48
Posts: 199
Olympic Orchids May 2021 Female
Default

Enjoy your new treat Estacion and keep posting update about it!

Ugly Orchid Special? seriously? hahaha ...is it because they are ugly flowers or damage plants? They all look great.
__________________
Sade
___
Instagram/[/FONT][/I][/B][/SIZE]

Last edited by SADE2020; 05-04-2021 at 06:51 AM..
Reply With Quote
Post Thanks / Like - 2 Likes
Likes estación seca, charlesf6 liked this post
  #4  
Old 05-04-2021, 06:48 AM
Dollythehun's Avatar
Dollythehun Dollythehun is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Aug 2016
Zone: 6a
Location: Northern Indiana
Posts: 5,466
Olympic Orchids May 2021 Female
Default

I love her plants, and she is pleasant too. Buying from her is like watching kids grow up!
Reply With Quote
Post Thanks / Like - 2 Likes
Likes estación seca, charlesf6 liked this post
  #5  
Old 05-04-2021, 08:12 AM
DirtyCoconuts's Avatar
DirtyCoconuts DirtyCoconuts is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Sep 2019
Zone: 10b
Location: South Florida, East Coast
Posts: 4,368
Olympic Orchids May 2021
Default

ES sent me a pm and I also bought a few. I am very excited to see them progress too

Mine should be here this week
__________________
Hi - All the ways I grow are dictated by the choices I have made and the environment in which I live. Please listen and act accordingly
--------------------------------------------------------------
Rooted in South Florida....

Zone 10b, Baby! Hot and wet
Reply With Quote
Post Thanks / Like - 2 Likes
Likes estación seca, charlesf6 liked this post
  #6  
Old 05-04-2021, 07:50 PM
DirtyCoconuts's Avatar
DirtyCoconuts DirtyCoconuts is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Sep 2019
Zone: 10b
Location: South Florida, East Coast
Posts: 4,368
Olympic Orchids May 2021
Default

Well the box arrived. It looks like the usps guy rode it here and then crashed into my porch....


I hope the babies are okay!
__________________
Hi - All the ways I grow are dictated by the choices I have made and the environment in which I live. Please listen and act accordingly
--------------------------------------------------------------
Rooted in South Florida....

Zone 10b, Baby! Hot and wet
Reply With Quote
Post Thanks / Like - 2 Likes
Likes Dollythehun, realoldbeachbum liked this post
  #7  
Old 05-04-2021, 08:14 PM
estación seca's Avatar
estación seca estación seca is offline
Senior Member
Olympic Orchids May 2021
 

Join Date: Jun 2015
Zone: 9b
Location: Phoenix AZ - Lower Sonoran Desert
Posts: 12,662
Olympic Orchids May 2021 Male
Default

They're packed pretty well, in layers of newspaper. Sphagnum in pots squashes well and doesn't harm roots thereby.

Most of the time I water them heavily on arrival. For things like Gramms I soak the sphagnum. I put mine on the concrete slab in the sunroom, in a puddle of water.
__________________
May the bridges I've burned light my way.

Weather forecast for my neighborhood
Reply With Quote
Post Thanks / Like - 3 Likes
Likes charlesf6, Dollythehun, DirtyCoconuts liked this post
  #8  
Old 05-04-2021, 08:21 PM
charlesf6's Avatar
charlesf6 charlesf6 is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Sep 2016
Zone: 6b
Location: New York
Posts: 1,338
Olympic Orchids May 2021
Default Olympic Orchids

Highly recommended vendor!
Reply With Quote
Post Thanks / Like - 2 Likes
Likes Dollythehun, DirtyCoconuts liked this post
  #9  
Old 05-05-2021, 08:12 PM
fiddler fiddler is offline
Jr. Member
 

Join Date: Mar 2021
Posts: 2
Olympic Orchids May 2021
Default Great Vendor!

I placed my first order with Olympic Orchids about a month ago. The plants were impressive. They were only 2" size, but every plant was pristine and beautiful. I also ordered the "Ugly Orchid Special." It had a few spots on the leaves, but overall looked much better than most plants I have bought from other vendors that weren't discounted. Highly recommend.
Reply With Quote
Post Thanks / Like - 3 Likes
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
olympic, orchids, photo, plant, plants


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
Orchids Growing Out of Control!!! PhalinVA Beginner Discussion 16 04-26-2013 11:32 AM
What is this on my new shoot?? Helen Cattleya Alliance 19 09-20-2012 06:35 PM
shore orchid festival -- july 23, 24 & 25 -- @ silva orchids -- neptune, nj mindbum Orchid Show Announcements 4 07-31-2010 12:57 PM
A Practical 150 gal Orchidarium-eBay cheap brsword Growing Under Lights 5 02-19-2010 06:39 PM
Olympic Orchids - Thumbs up boytjie Vendor Feedback 9 08-21-2008 09:22 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:01 PM.

© 2007 OrchidBoard.com
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.37 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2021 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2021 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Clubs vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.