Some recent bloomers (Sept - Dec)

xmpraedicta(3b Saskatoon)December 16, 2010

Haven't posted here in a while, but thought I'd share some of the recent bloomers to make the weather outside a bit more bearable (we have -12 here today)

These are all from Sept-Dec, ever since I moved to my new place (basement apartment, zero sunlight). I know getting spikes and blooms isn't really indicative of anything because most of the energy for the flowering probably came from summer culture, but it's still reassurance that things will be okay.


Cattleyopsis cubensis


Dendrobium tetragonum


Epigeneium triflorum var orientale


Dendrobium capra


Angraecum didierii


Aerangis distincta (my proudest achievement, probably.. Check out my flickr for more photos. I was a little trigger happy with this one)


Aerangis brachycarpa


Coelogyne fimbriata


Pteroceras semiteritifolium

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dragon_kite(z6 NYC)

I love your mounties!!!

Summer culture is important but if your current conditions were unbearable, they would blast or worse, die....so I wouldn't worry about it. You grow some pretty awesome sh*t! And that's how impressed I am, I'm actually cursing!

I'm glad med school hasn't made you neglect your 'chids.

    Bookmark   December 16, 2010 at 10:23PM
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xmpraedicta(3b Saskatoon)

Thanks Steph...I just rigged up my automatic misting system today. Fingers crossed that I don't come back from the vacation to boxes of dead plants

    Bookmark   December 18, 2010 at 1:06AM
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ifraser25(z11 Brazil)

Nice ones Calvin, but what's with the apartment? How are you growing these now? I feel ludicrously overprivileged having a huge garden that I can put orchids anywhere in. Wish I could send you some of our sunshine...

    Bookmark   December 19, 2010 at 6:31PM
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xmpraedicta(3b Saskatoon)

Ian: wouldn't that be nice Christmas present, especially with the summer season starting for you guys down there. I have some fluorescent lights that I use...they're adequate but by no means ideal :(

I can't grow anything too big or anything that needs too much light, but one day, I'm going to build a huge grow room/green house and finally grow some of those amazing laelia purpuratas, cattleyas, and an entire wall of species phals.

    Bookmark   December 19, 2010 at 6:45PM
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michoice

A lovely selection Calvin, must have been very satisfying photographing them.

    Bookmark   December 20, 2010 at 11:52AM
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olyagrove(z9 Tampa, FL)

An impressive group of beautiful bloomers!

    Bookmark   December 20, 2010 at 12:12PM
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jane__ny(9-10)

Wow, Calvin, I am so impressed. Great growing, I can't believe you got them to flower in the basement. The Aerangis takes my breath away.

Just fabulous!

Jane

    Bookmark   December 21, 2010 at 12:26AM
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xmpraedicta(3b Saskatoon)

Thanks for stopping by everyone. I'm currently back home with the family for the break, so my fingers are crossed that my misting system/lighting time doesn't conk out during the next 2 weeks. Seriously stressful leaving everything in a rush after my last exam, but I think I got things setup properly in time.

    Bookmark   December 23, 2010 at 12:13AM
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ntgerald

How did you manage to transport all of them?

    Bookmark   December 24, 2010 at 6:28PM
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carolinn_on(z3 Northern Ontario)

Lovely, Calvin! The Pteroceras reminds me of Sedirea japonica. I hope everyone looked happy when you returned.

Carol

    Bookmark   January 11, 2011 at 6:47PM
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xmpraedicta(3b Saskatoon)

Carol - Dessication but no losses (reservoire ran dry, crappy misting setup), thank goodness. However, I will be spending 4 weeks in Northern Ontario this summer so I need to seriously get my automated system up and running properly soon!
Nelson - I have a van and just packed em all in boxes...they're mostly miniatures!

    Bookmark   January 11, 2011 at 10:53PM
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Charm(Z8 TX)

Gorgeous orchids!~Charm

    Bookmark   January 14, 2011 at 10:43PM
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ifraser25(z11 Brazil)

You are doing better than me! It is the rainy season here. You have probably seen reports of the floods on the news. That is LOW season for flowering....Exception: Stanhopeas. I have made a recent post.

    Bookmark   January 16, 2011 at 8:55PM
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carolinn_on(z3 Northern Ontario)

Calvin, let me know if you'll be coming our way this summer.

Carol

    Bookmark   January 20, 2011 at 10:28PM
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