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    Post by Dawn on Tue 17 Nov 2009, 7:29 pm



    Thanks Joy! I love it when they flower. Here is a photo of a terrestrial orchid I have. It flowered earlier this year. I still do not know what it is called??
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    Post by Dawn on Tue 17 Nov 2009, 7:31 pm



    A closer look at the flower
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    Post by Dawn on Mon 14 Dec 2009, 9:49 pm



    My Bamboo Orchids have started to flower, within the space of two hours yesterday the buds swelled and all sort of appeared. Later into the evening about 6 oclock pm they had started to open


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    Post by Dawn on Mon 14 Dec 2009, 9:50 pm

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    Post by Dawn on Mon 14 Dec 2009, 9:51 pm



    Buds
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    Post by Dawn on Mon 14 Dec 2009, 9:53 pm



    You can see how the creases in the bottom petal still have to spread and flatten a bit more
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    Post by Dawn on Sun 20 Dec 2009, 2:39 am



    Here is a photo of five of the bamboo orchid flowers. There are currently twelve on the two bushes combined, but the first to come out are now dying off.
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    Post by Dawn on Sat 22 May 2010, 9:29 am

    This is the phaleanopsis I got given on Mothers day as a gift

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    Post by Dawn on Sat 22 May 2010, 9:31 am

    The flower spike is very long and the flower quite big


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    Post by Dawn on Sat 22 May 2010, 6:00 pm

    Thanks Joy! yes some more little buds popped up, and the flower is from the second original existing bud.
    I think you remember my other two Phaleanopsis ( smaller variety) well I still have them but they have not flowered, yet they could still flower, but they are more erratic than the dendrobiums at flowering they need to reach certain conditions and this year nothing, but I have had those coming up for nearly 4 yrs now and this is the first season for them not to give any buds. Last years ones were not great but I did get some flowers.
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    Post by Joy on Sat 22 May 2010, 9:04 pm

    Aaaaaaaaah, orchids do have a certain reputation for being temperamental, don't they Dawn?? This is one reason, apart from the lack of room, that I haven't been game to try to grow them. :apgn: From what I can see, your orchids do very well & so they should, with all the TLC you give them. :D :cool:
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    Post by Dawn on Sun 23 May 2010, 4:37 pm

    Well what do you know, just seen a little weeny flower spike starting on one of the small Phaleanopsis.
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    Post by Joy on Sun 23 May 2010, 4:59 pm

    :apgw: :smile: Good stuff, Dawn!! :excited:
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    Post by Dawn on Tue 01 Jun 2010, 9:04 pm

    The Phaleanopsis new flower spike I spoke of. The reason I never saw it earlier is because when they start out it is hard to distinguish whether or not it is just a root growing, as the one growing out the back is a root. SO just thought it was another root, the roots are growing out all over the place, but I have been told not to worrry about that as they like doing this and just to leave it ?
    Excuse the old flower spikes that have not been cut off yet. ( these should have been done) I like to put antifungal on any trimming I do but I am searching still for the packet of stuff I use it has gone awol. SO I had decided not to cut yet. It doesn't seemed to have worried it at all as it is getting these new orchids

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    Post by Dawn on Tue 01 Jun 2010, 9:10 pm

    Some Images of the two dendrobiums in flower at the moment.





    A close up




    I do not support these orchids as they say one sholud do as these are very light and they do not tipple the pot over which is the main reason they support them. I also think they look more natural this way.



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    Post by Joy on Tue 01 Jun 2010, 9:27 pm

    The dendrobiums do look gorgeous hanging naturally, Dawn. Love their stunning colour. It is beautiful. As it seems as though still having the old flower spikes is not stopping the plant from growing a new flower spike, it would probably be wisest for you to wait to cut the old stems off when you have found the antifungal stuff. Best to be on the safe side, eh?? Especially as this course of action has kept your orchids healthy. How many orchids do you have now??

    Hearty congratulations on your new Phaleanopsis flower spike. :apgw: :cool3: :cool: :excited:
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    Post by Dawn on Wed 02 Jun 2010, 3:47 pm

    Thank you Joy! . . I have two small Phaleanopsis, and one large one, and three Dendrobiums. So that is six altogether.
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    Post by Dawn on Wed 02 Jun 2010, 3:48 pm

    Oops I forgot to mention the Sobralia Orchids there are two of them.
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    Post by Joy on Wed 02 Jun 2010, 4:21 pm

    That is quite a collection you have Dawn. :apgch: That should make you an orchid expert by now, especially as yours do seem to do very well. :cheers: ;)
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    Post by Dawn on Wed 02 Jun 2010, 8:16 pm

    No not , expert I wish that is very kind of you though . I think the success of my ones flowering is the constant temp. They really like it in the spot they are in, and that seems to be what they all say about reflowering temp temp temp .
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    Post by Joy on Wed 02 Jun 2010, 8:56 pm

    Well, whatever the secret is, Dawn, you sure do have it, the way your orchids keep on flowering. :dance3: :dance2: :good:
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    Post by Dawn on Thu 03 Jun 2010, 8:20 am

    Thank you
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    Post by Joy on Thu 03 Jun 2010, 11:25 am

    :good:
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    Post by Dawn on Fri 30 Jul 2010, 4:48 am

    I have a new addition to my little Orchid family. It is a Cattleya, I indulged myself on a visit to the nursery a week ago. I have to admit, I have always wanted a Cattleya orchid but just have never seen them for sale only one a friend of mine has. I believe from what I have heard that they are an easy care orchid, around these parts in any case.

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    Post by Dawn on Fri 30 Jul 2010, 4:49 am


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