Thanks to Maven's video I have found my dream orchid. One, out of 100 removed from my want list, so 99 orchids remain on the list and if one of those orchids should fall on my lap, 98 orchids remain on the list. lol My two new are: Miltonia Sunset Yellow Passion and mini Phal. Horng Lin Vicky. Hubby missed recording the mini phal. I need to give him some lessons on the camera.
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Three new orchids from the show in Tampa. Prices were very high this year. It was a pleasure meeting Todd from Todd's Tropical's, and he had a box of goodies for me. We received a gorgeous orchid arrangement from very good friends in Memory of my Sister in Law, Sarah.
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This mounted orchid blooms for me year after year. Very reliable and easy to grow. Kathy from Massachusetts ID her for me as, Bc Marg Putman. It never fails, every time I accompany hubby to the home improvement stores an orchid jumps into my cart. I am afraid hubby will make me wait in the car. lol
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Questions : 1) What part of the world are you growing your orchids in? 2) How long have you been growing orchids and can you remember which was your very first orchid? Plus, have you still got it? 3) What first got you into the orchid growing hobby? 4) What kind of growing space do you have (windowsills, grow room, greenhouse, outside etc.)? 5) How many different 'types' (genera) of orchids do you grow and what are they? 6) Do you actually know how many orchids you have? (roughly) 7) What would be the one thing that you could say was your top orchid gripe (peeve)? 8) What are your favorite places to buy orchids? (and least favorite) 9) What is the worst orchid advice you've ever been given? (and did you take that advice) 10) Out of the orchids you own, which are your five favorite orchids? (try and include the actual orchid in your vid if you can or pics of the blooms) 11) Have you got an orchid related story (funny, interesting, sad) 12) What advice would you give someone about to start growing orchids and building up a collection? I am Tagging: Crazy Orchid Lady / and Lady Green Thumb (have fun girls).
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A Christmas gift from hubby. Tickets, cash and an overnight stay in Miami. I purchased some new orchids and had a difficult time leaving there. I believe I wore the soles of my shoes out, but it was worth it. I also avoid running into hubby. I did not want to make eye contact, incase he would say: I am tired of sitting, lets go!." lol New Orchids: Phal KS Super Zebra "Wilson"; Blc Hsinying Willette; Blc Sanyung Ruby New Beauty; Phal amboinensis; Josphine Van Brero x Doctor Anek; Lycaste Abou First Spring Will
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The larges orchid festival in the U.S.A. I had an amazing time and got to meet a few YouTube friends. I hope to attend next year with an extra pair of shoes. Yes...... I wore out the soles of my shoes. lol Sorry the video is long. I cut half of it away.
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The Lycaste Abou Spring Will has bloomed very nicely. The Blc Hsinyling Willette lost two smaller buds, but the two bigger buds on top bloomed very lovely. Good news, I see some progress on a couple of phalaenopsis. Bloom spikes, about time, don't you think?
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Oncidopsis Bartley Schwarz Beall blooms again this year after three years from first bloom. Oh yes, no snake in the landscaping. Hubby came home from work and chased out a huge rat out from under the crotons with a long broomstick handle.
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Every year I absolutely look forward to St. Petersburg GreenThumb Festival. It is held at Walter Fuller Park. (A park I never visit unless the Festival is going on.) They set up over 50 canopy's under the trees. Thousand of people visit and many of them bring there well behaved children. lol (kidding). Folks bring their dogs and other pets. I think this year I went overboard. No more orchid haul for me till this fall.
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I don't know how I missed it, but it could be the spikes are on the back side of the vanda and I can't get back in there.
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One out of the two catasetum I bid on and won have bloomed. Ctsm Denticuatum Dark Spots x Ctsm. Frilly Doris SVO Yellowest. The slow grower one is, Clo Jumbo Lace Yellow & Spots x Ctsm. Susan Fuchs Burgundy Chips. Two out of my four orchids which I have purchased from Carmela Orchids have bloomed. Blc. Wanianae Leopard Ching-Hua, and Blc. Yen Corona Green Genie.
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My first orchid haul of 2019 from The Tamiami International Orchid Expo. Ha....this may be my last haul for a long time, because the well has gone dry. But that is okay because I have filled in every nook and cranny. For some reason hubby likes to stop along the road and observe the alligators in their nature habitat. Me, I rather stop at a pet shop and observer puppies in their playpens. lol
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I originally saw this orchid, phalaenopsis sweet memory liodoro on Rachel's channel. The way she went on describing it the more I needed it. lol. It took me a while to locate one because they were rather expensive. She will be one of my fav's.
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The Sept. FL West Coast Orchid show was cancelled due to hurricane Irma. The show was reinstated in Oct. Due to last minute scheduling there few vendors. I found one orchid wish I have been wanting for a few years, Blc George King. Blinded by the beautiful blooms on my new Miltonia Sunset Yellow Passion I failed to notice two, yes two new spikes. Last video hubby failed to record the unboxing of the mini phal from Haussermann. What a great couple we make. lol
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Cattleya Jenmanii semi-alba blooms with a pretty soft fragrance. While accompanying hubby to Home Depot, two bag babies made it home with me.
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This is the second treatment with bleach, dish soap and water solution. I am still finding many live scale. The cattleya is looking stressed out. I have decided not to attempt to remove her from the wooden basket. If this final treatment does not work, it will be back to the chemicals.
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