Different kind of a com-pot.
In the spring of 2008 I got a whole lot of seedlings (meaning small plants, they are all clones). When you buy a lot, they become cheap, $2,00 each for 50 of a kind. Now they are growing up, 6 LC. Melecio Huerta "Senor Perfecto" are in bloom right now. I sold 2, traded 2 away and 2 are in my daughter's kitchen filling the room with their wonderful fragrance. This on top of having 6" to 7" nice fluffy flowers. Scroll down: http://www.kawamotoorchids.com/mericlone_cattleyas.html to see a picture.
So I decided to have a little fun and took 10 of the strongest growers and potted them in a 14" wide, 6" deep basin/pot. 2 in the middle facing towards the center, the others in a ring facing out but squashed into the center so a 2" clear space remains on the outside. Kawamoto calls them spring bloomers, so far I have only had these 6 bloom at the same time in the fall. Then I did the same thing with 10 Blc Crispen Rosales 'Costa Mesa' AM/AOS.
All of them should bloom next year and make quite a display. I know the first one makes 2 flowers per spike so should have 20 flowers, very fragrant. This is irregular but why not, some of the members of my society will cluck, cluck that 'This is not the right way to grow orchids'.
Some times we should let our hair down and do something crazy, I can't wait for these to bloom. Total cost for both displays: $40. It pays to buy plugs and raise them your self.