Oh, I definitely like it!
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This is a discussion on Rlc Haadyai Delight , such an unusual shape within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Latest catt open in my collection - I just braved the snow to fetch this ...
Latest catt open in my collection - I just braved the snow to fetch this in ( 4 inches last night - I know that's not much, a friend in Scotland told me he had just taken all his orchids into the house, since he had to dig through 24 inches to get to his greenhouse - but here where I live its said to be the heaviest snowfall for 70 years...).
Whatever - an interesting shape ? These "peaky" sepal tips. I checked it out on Orchidwiz and some of the five variants shown there are a bit similar, but not so extreme.
I think I like it.
Opens pale lemon, rapidly reaches the darker yellow on the left - that flower is say 3 days old, and slowly reaches the darker colour on the right - that's been open mpre than a week, maybe 10 days now.
Not over large - about 4 1/2 inch natural spread, this on a first flowering young plant.
Oh, I definitely like it!
Oh man, that is wonderful! I love the floofly yellow cattleyas. Is it fragrant as well, Geoff? I would love it to have a lemony fragrance as well... haha.. designer orchids.
Sorry Bruce, its gone back to the greenhouse now, and every time I visit -about 5 times today ( due to coming back in for coffee etc ) I get wet feet, after walking through the snow ; not something you are used to in Arkansas, I think ? But I'll try and remember to have a sniff tomorrow.
I usually find the perfume of cattleyas is best in the sunshine - we are promised some of that tomorrow - the sky did seem to be clearing a bit at dusk, but before that its been so dark I over-rode the time switch and had my supplementary growing lights on all day, so perhaps not perfumed today, anyway.
Ps it was a very cold and windy 28 this morning in Arkansas. No snow just yet, but probably before the year's end.
Very nice! Especially this time of year as the days grow short.
Lovely colours !! Makes up for the dazy days !!
beautiful color and shape!!! I'm a sucker for the yellows.
[QUOTE=Dorsetman;I usually find the perfume of cattleyas is best in the sunshine - we are promised some of that tomorrow
Well we didn'y get any - sunshine - the sky did clear , but only after sunset ; again I was pottering about in the greenhouse on and off in the day, mostly making long wire hangers, so that plants which normally hang directly on the wires which run along from end to end, ( above my supplmentary lighting) so as to get the most light in the roof of the greenhouse, now hang down below the reflectors, so as to catch some of the light spill from the lamps. The cattleyas, directly below the lamps get between 10 and 20K Lux ( 1k and 2K fc, approx ) as the lamps move too and fro on the light-track, but at the sides of the cattleya area, on these long hanger wires, these additional plants are getting up to 10k Lux, too. This is my latest idea to make the most of the lamps. It seems that this light was enough to trigger the perfume release from my Cattleya, the subject of this thread.
So yes, it is perfumed.
Last edited by Dorsetman; December 3rd, 2010 at 01:33 PM. Reason: typos