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Vanda Robert delight 'Garnet Beauty'

This is a discussion on Vanda Robert delight 'Garnet Beauty' within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; This flower is about 5 inches across. Big and impressive, but I am perhaps getting ...

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    Default Vanda Robert delight 'Garnet Beauty'

    This flower is about 5 inches across. Big and impressive, but I am perhaps getting a bit blase about big Vandas, and long for more interesting ones. The old proverb is true - the grass is always greener on the other side of the street...
    A spike of 8 flowers , but a couple of the buds blasted from being too close to the glass on too cold a night. And of course Vanda flowers open at about 50%-60% full size, and take a week to grow to full size. So this is the only one at full size so far , and maybe with extra social activity surrounding Christmas, not to mention the terrible weather we are being threatened with ( "expect a 10 deg drop on Thursday night" and it was minus 2 when I went out before dawn today, anyway ! ) I may not want to bring plants out of the greenhouse for photography whjen it is at its best.
    If you like big Vandas , and most of the time I do ( or should that be, "did" ? ) this is one to look out for.
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    Beautiful! Beautiful! Beautiful!

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    Wow Geoff. That is one beautiful Vanda!

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    Though I understand your being "a bit blase about big Vandas" after years of raising them, I would be happy to have any of my Vandas in bloom right now, big or small, plain or more exotic. By the way Geoff that is a gorgeous bloom!

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    Robert Delight is one of my favorite Vandas, because its big and beautiful... actually mine
    is in bloom but somehow the flowers seems cupped and wont fully open.

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    Very impressive, and what a good substance.

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    Thats lovely one Geoff.. Congrats

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    Love this Vanda, Geoff. We have this exact one here and the blooms are just amazing. I agree, if one likes vanda orchids, this is one to add to your collection!

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