Jan 11 bloomer

georgetooJanuary 3, 2011

This is pot Melinda Rose Funke "Irene". I like the art shades and this is a favorite. It produce four spikes, 2 in sheath and 2 without. I moved it from my semi green house into my home when the first flowers started to open on the sheathed spikes. Bad on me....the opened and half opened flower wilted immediately and the 2 unopened sheathed buds blasted.

The picture is of the two spikes that came without sheaths.

Not sure what lesson I learned here but will certainly delay moving in the future.

Here is a link that might be useful:

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Charm(Z8 TX)

I love it!...I don't move mine either, till they open.~Charm

    Bookmark   January 4, 2011 at 9:08PM
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carolinn_on(z3 Northern Ontario)

Very nice! I've often been tempted to buy it on-line from Hausermann's. Is it fragrant?

Carol

    Bookmark   January 11, 2011 at 6:58PM
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georgetoo

Only slightly fragrant but it hasn't begun to wilt yet and I lost the first two spikes so I consider it long blooming for a catt.

    Bookmark   January 12, 2011 at 1:12PM
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triciami5(z5 MI)

It is still beautiful. Sometimes they are so strong and other times you just dont know what will happen. The colors are striking. Tricia

    Bookmark   January 17, 2011 at 3:56PM
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jane__ny(9-10)

Such beautiful colors!

Good growing,
Jane

    Bookmark   January 19, 2011 at 8:38PM
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jodik_gw

Fantastic album of orchids! Amazing!

    Bookmark   January 23, 2011 at 12:08PM
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xmpraedicta(3b Saskatoon)

This one is stunning

    Bookmark   January 23, 2011 at 1:07PM
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