Br. Jimminey Cricket

shavedmonkey (Harvey in South Fl.)Z10bDecember 9, 2013

Blooms twice a year.

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shavedmonkey (Harvey in South Fl.)Z10b

second shot

    Bookmark   December 9, 2013 at 1:03PM
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orchidnick

I have an Epidendrum mininocturnum that just opened, looks just like it. Origin SBOE?

Nick

    Bookmark   December 9, 2013 at 3:23PM
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shavedmonkey (Harvey in South Fl.)Z10b

Brassavola nodosa x Rhyncholaelia (Brassavola) digbyana.

The parents

    Bookmark   December 9, 2013 at 4:10PM
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ashes_of_the_fire(6B)

The smell must be amazing!

    Bookmark   December 9, 2013 at 6:08PM
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shavedmonkey (Harvey in South Fl.)Z10b

I thought the same about the fragrance. But it is modest, and mild. But I still like the plant...

    Bookmark   December 10, 2013 at 6:13AM
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inga007(Ont. 6a)

Nice blooms. Looks like it needs a fair bit of room too.

    Bookmark   December 10, 2013 at 7:32AM
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shavedmonkey (Harvey in South Fl.)Z10b

After the bloom I intend to mount a piece on a board. I think it will like that.

    Bookmark   December 10, 2013 at 11:49AM
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ashes_of_the_fire(6B)

I have a young b. cordata. I know it's not as strong smelling as nodosa, hoping that's a good thing!

    Bookmark   December 10, 2013 at 9:06PM
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shavedmonkey (Harvey in South Fl.)Z10b

Hi ashes. I have b. cordata. Now in many places. Including mounted on trees in my yard. They are strongly scented. I brought a large plant to our monthly meeting. It was so strong a few people had to leave the room. But most enjoyed it. Brassavolas grow so easy in South Florida. If us humans showed up another million years later my guess is that they would be natural species. Geographically they are close.

    Bookmark   December 11, 2013 at 7:52AM
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garlicgrower

Wow, very very nice. Thanks for posting the inspiring photo. I must hold my Jiminy Cricket to the monitor and show it how to behave.

I've waited 7 years for my Jiminy to flower. It squeezed out one bloom. It's in a basket, it still gets some tip rot. I moved it right in front of a fan. I have Brassvola nodosa, it does not complain and still blooms. I have another cross with R. digbyana, it blooms faithfully and does not complain.
Is there some mystery about Jiminy Cricket that I am missing? argh

Please send morale support and culture notes Please! Thanks~
Maryanne in WMass

    Bookmark   December 17, 2013 at 1:17PM
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shavedmonkey (Harvey in South Fl.)Z10b

Hi Maryanne! If growing orchids was easy you are not trying hard enough. Mine get the same culture as my nodosa. So I think you must be doing everything right. Perhaps your Jiminy might be challenged. Try another Jiminy? I admire your efforts with any success to grow warm loving orchids in your zone...It likes zone 10b...

    Bookmark   December 18, 2013 at 12:27AM
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garlicgrower

Thanks for the response! It's true New England is a tough climate, and I have to choose species and varieties carefully - for cold tolerance.
Just got done with below Zero temps and snow. Today it's 38 F - feels tropical ; -)
Cheers~
ML

    Bookmark   December 19, 2013 at 1:50PM
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