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Bart

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Re: House orchids
« Reply #15 on: May 03, 2014, 08:39:22 PM »
That's a nice one Tony, well worth the wait!

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Re: House orchids
« Reply #16 on: June 24, 2014, 07:10:49 PM »
Almost as nice as a Pleione - Thunia bensoniae flowering for me for the first time.
I got it for 1 in an auction several years ago.
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Re: House orchids
« Reply #17 on: June 28, 2014, 10:31:14 PM »
A collection of Phalaenopsis Moth Orchid plants in flower.
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Re: House orchids
« Reply #18 on: July 20, 2014, 11:17:08 AM »
A few flowering over the summer inside.
First up is coelogyne mooreana 'Brockhurst'. Easy grower with a nice scent of freesias.
Next is a hybrid phragmipedium 'Suzanne Decker' flowering for the first time.
Next to it is Sarracennia 'Brookes hybrid' - useful for keeping the kitchen free from flies when the doors are open in the current heatwave.
Last is a primary hybrid cattleya - canhamina 'coerulea'. I think it is a hybrid between the species mossiae and purpurea.
'Blue' forms of both species were used.
All grow indoors in the winter and in the cold greenhouse in the summer.
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Re: House orchids
« Reply #19 on: July 20, 2014, 09:26:16 PM »
Ahh.. Picture 3 explains how you knew that Phrags would like the same water as carnivores (orchid forum topic a week or so ago).

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Re: House orchids
« Reply #20 on: July 21, 2014, 08:37:06 AM »
To give it its full name, Lc (Laeliocattleya) Canhamiana is a beautiful orchid. The cross was registered as far back as 1885 and is a primary cross (cross of two species) of  Cattleya mossiae x Laelia purpurata. You have grown it to perfection, congratulations. :) :) :)
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Re: House orchids
« Reply #21 on: July 21, 2014, 09:48:05 PM »
A new Phalaenopsis Moth Orchid i was given at the weekend, really beautiful flowers.
John, Toynton St Peter Lincolnshire

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Re: House orchids
« Reply #22 on: July 22, 2014, 12:37:24 PM »
Maren,

Canhamiana is certainly is a nice hybrid cattleya. The flowers lasted the best part of a month. It may be a clone or a seedling - I'm not sure. It came from 'Blue cattleya' on ebay. He/she has some nice plants for sale. Thanks for the correction on the name. I'm not sure whether purpurata is still a Laelia - some botanists have moved it into cattleya along with sophronitis. I'm not sure what the current thinking is.There are currently 4 new growths and it may have three sets of flowers next year. Fingers crossed!

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Re: House orchids
« Reply #23 on: July 24, 2014, 10:29:24 AM »
Hi,

you're right about Laelia having been moved to Cattleya. Pity. It makes it hard for oldtimers like me to adjust. ;)
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Re: House orchids
« Reply #24 on: July 24, 2014, 10:34:53 AM »

Seriously wondering about starting campaign to retrain taxonomists for a more useful occupation - thought gardening might be a good choice.........



some possibilities  for job enrichment.....
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Re: House orchids
« Reply #25 on: September 23, 2014, 12:56:48 PM »
I've had this orchid for a few years now and this is the best it has ever flowered. It was given to me a few years ago by forumist Emma T. I'm not 100% sure what it is, an Oncidium hybrid, it looks a lot like a plant called Comanara Wildcat 'Bob Cat'. Whatever it's name it's an easy grower and the show gets better every year. The amount of yellow is variable, some years all of the flowers have yellow tipped petals but this year most have only a little.
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Re: House orchids
« Reply #26 on: September 23, 2014, 01:27:28 PM »
My word, that IS very showy. Contrasts of dark satin and velvet looking areas on the flower are most attractive.
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Re: House orchids
« Reply #27 on: September 24, 2014, 11:13:23 AM »
Matt, for what it's worth; I think it's 'redcat', rather than 'bobcat'. (^_^) extremely similar though, I thought only galanthophiles cared to distinguish between plants with such minor differences..

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Re: House orchids
« Reply #28 on: September 24, 2014, 07:15:02 PM »
Hi reifuan, thanks for that. As much as I enjoy growing the plants for their own sake, it's always nice to be able to put a name to them. Cheers.
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Re: House orchids
« Reply #29 on: September 24, 2014, 10:32:34 PM »
..and the genus name is Colmanara. :) :) :)
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