July Blooms 2: Bloom Harder
I don't have any particularly interesting photos to share at the moment, but I am determined to start a new July Blooms thread before the load and scrolling time get any worse. Sorry if it's confusing that I'm responding to remarks in a different thread - I just couldn't stand it any longer! The original July Blooms thread is found here.
I don't have too much of interest going on other than the steady bloomers, but the EPC-229 buds finally started opening last night. I think I finally got its tough scale infestation whipped, but it blooms so much it doesn't grow...
I rooted a few javanica cuttings recently and, of course, since it's always in bloom, the cuttings had buds forming. They didn't drop during the rooting process, but this one has decided not to open all the way, which looks kind of pretty.
Haha. Clearly your Hoyas are confused about what color they are supposed to bloom. First the pottsii IML 0022 and now this?! :P I understand Black Dragon is in the process of being published as a separate species (a la Hoya celata, nee Hoya publicalyx White Dragon), so at least there's that.
That macgregorii really is something else. It's a pretty small sphere, right?
Well, even if you didn't get your preferred handle (I know just how that feels!) I'm happy to have the opportunity to chat with you here. Your photos of australis in the wild are some of the images I think of most often, when it comes to Hoyas. If anyone here hasn't seen them, I recommend you Google "hoya australis tropicbreeze" now.
Those buds are so amazing. More like lanterns than flowers. Thanks for risking neck and vine to photograph them. I guess at that size, they'll be pretty easy to ID once they're open. ;)
Beautiful photos again! I just love nectar shots.