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Singin' the Blues - Blue vandas in bloom

This is a discussion on Singin' the Blues - Blue vandas in bloom within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Strangely enough in spite of the hot dry spell we've been having, many of my ...

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    Default Singin' the Blues - Blue vandas in bloom

    Strangely enough in spite of the hot dry spell we've been having, many of my orchids were either spiking ( oncidiums, cattelyas) or blooming (vandas).

    Here are 3 of my 'blue' vandas that are blooming now. Unfortunately the hot weather ( 35-37C or 96-100F daytime temp) has caused a drastic drop in the number of blooms : in the case of the vasco to 50% and the vandas to 65%.The later buds dried up before they could open. That's why I was singin' the blues.

    The flower of the small Vascostylis Blue Fairy ( Ascda Meda Arnold x Rhy coelestis) measures1.5ins -3.8cm.

    The flowers of both the vandas are 3ins or 7.5cm across.

    The vanda with the strong tesselations is V Pakchong Blue(V Dr Anek x coerulea) and the other one with spots is V Siam 'Ink'.
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    Here is the photo of Vasco Blue Fairy. It is very free-flowering - 3 -4 times a year.

    Yew Sung.
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    Beautiful blues!

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    oh boy I love all of them..... thanks for sharing.

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    Yew, Vascostylis Blue Fairy is a real stunner, what a colour!!! I have one in deep red called Pitsawong flowering right now too. Bravo, they are all very nice and thanks for sharing.

    Cheers, Michael

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    Wow ! Very nice blues esp. the vascostylis ! CAn't agree more about the killer temperatures, the temperatures here in Pune are already soaring to 40s, god help us !

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    Like all three vandas, but love the third picture.

    Weather has been off for all of us. Here in Houston, we had cold night (36) a week ago, which is way below average for us. I hope everyone gets their normal temp soon.

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    fantastic blue, makes you wanna jump right in there. lol

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    Beautiful Blue!!

    Cheers,
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    you always water your vanda in the morning ? what kind of fertilizer yoU apply and what other thing You apply? please help.... I am just first time to care of Vanda orchids.. this message for cattan

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