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Offline Rob in Puyallup

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Re: The Orchid Hothouse - for Orchid lovers and those who appreciate them.
« Reply #45 on: January 12, 2007, 04:08:27 PM »
Rob,

No I don't, but Paph. villosum just opened up, so I'll have to take a picture.

I generally have not had much luck with my paphs blooming, but this fall/winter, for some reason, almost every plant has bloomed. As well as many of my phrags.

Don't know what I'm doing, but I'm not complaining.

Dan

Have you adjusted day length with your lights? Changed bulbs or distance?

I have a few P. micranthum, P. armeniacum and P. malipoense. The last one was the only one of the three that would readily bloom for me until I changed that day length. Now all three bloom.
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Re: The Orchid Hothouse - for Orchid lovers and those who appreciate them.
« Reply #46 on: January 12, 2007, 04:10:06 PM »
PS. When you get a chance sniff your Paph. villosum. Some are very odoriferous, to say the least. I once had one that smelled of "cat piss or worse!" LOL!
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Re: The Orchid Hothouse - for Orchid lovers and those who appreciate them.
« Reply #47 on: January 23, 2007, 02:16:58 PM »


Taken at the Seattle Conservatory.

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Re: The Orchid Hothouse - for Orchid lovers and those who appreciate them.
« Reply #48 on: January 24, 2007, 11:57:27 AM »


Taken at the Seattle Conservatory.

Very nice "toad" you've got there, Dan!
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Re: The Orchid Hothouse - for Orchid lovers and those who appreciate them.
« Reply #49 on: January 24, 2007, 12:02:47 PM »
Last weekend the Tacoma (Washington) Orchid Society held their annual show...

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Re: The Orchid Hothouse - for Orchid lovers and those who appreciate them.
« Reply #50 on: January 24, 2007, 12:06:19 PM »
Gobs of orchids were displayed by orchid societies and orchid plant vendors from around the Pacific Northwest...

The classic beauty of a cattleya hybrid...

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Re: The Orchid Hothouse - for Orchid lovers and those who appreciate them.
« Reply #51 on: January 24, 2007, 12:09:11 PM »
to the more unusual look of the fairly modern type of paphiopedilum hybrid...



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« Reply #52 on: January 24, 2007, 12:11:37 PM »
of course there were the normal (and boring!) dendrobium "phalaenopsis" type hybrids present...

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« Reply #53 on: January 24, 2007, 12:13:34 PM »
a handful of the more attractive (and more difficult to bloom) dendrobium nobile type hybrids were displayed as well...

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Re: The Orchid Hothouse - for Orchid lovers and those who appreciate them.
« Reply #54 on: January 24, 2007, 12:15:40 PM »
another complex paphiopedilum toad for ya, Dan!

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« Reply #55 on: January 24, 2007, 12:18:26 PM »
a "warmth tolerant" masdevallia hybrid, it's parentage natives of northern South America...

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« Reply #56 on: January 24, 2007, 12:20:09 PM »
more paphiopedilum hybrids...

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« Reply #57 on: January 24, 2007, 12:21:54 PM »
one of my favorites of the show... another paphiopedilum hybrid...

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« Reply #58 on: January 24, 2007, 12:23:26 PM »
another favorite... the species, Paphiopedilum venustum a native of India, Bhutan and Burma... the first paph identified by westerners back in the 1800's...

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« Reply #59 on: January 24, 2007, 12:27:03 PM »
another of the same species... there are a number of named varieties...

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