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Orchids in bloom!

Posted by madsquopper 7a No. VA (My Page) on
Mon, Nov 21, 05 at 21:01

Cathy has a bunch of orchids; three are now in bloom and a fourth is almost ready to open:

If anyone wants to know what kind these are I can ask.


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RE: Orchids in bloom!

oooooo..those are sooo beautiful! What's the last one? I love the foliage on that one.

RE: Orchids in bloom!

Larry & Cathy:

Congrats on the handsome orchid blooms! Nothing else brightens up a dreary day outside quite the same way.



RE: Orchids in bloom!

lovely! my favorite is the second one.


RE: Orchids in bloom!

Very nice! I like the 3rd one particularly - what is it? I'd have guessed one of the relatives of Cattleyas (Laelia or one of the less common species) but that's not my area of expertise, and the photo doesn't show the growth habit to any extent.
Is #2 a species Phalaenopsis?

Peggy, the last one is a paphiopedilum - slipper orchid - most of which are fairly easy to grow.

I'm a lazy orchid grower, and just getting around to revving up my Phals for the winter growing season. One of the reasons I like them - they'll stand being ignored for weeks on end, and then start up from where they left off, provided they aren't insulted when they're in bud.

RE: Orchids in bloom!

More have come into bloom:

This is the paphiopedilum from before:

Here's oncidium Sherry Baby (smells like chocolate):

And here's an angrecum:


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