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This is a discussion on Hawaiian Wedding Song 'Virgin' - It lives! within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Hi Maura, Yes, that was probably my post in another forum . The cattleya was ...
Yes, that was probably my post in another forum.
The cattleya was from my mother-in-law's collection. She had a lot of large cattleyas at the time and she could not keep up with the care as she was busy with work and caring for her young grandson at the time.
We live about 80 miles away so it was not possible for me to visit and tend to her orchids as often as needed.
She only let me have this one plant as she wanted to hold on to the rest. Most of her large catts died, which is very unfortunate.
The good news is that I was able to give her a couple of large divisions from this plant so she got two plants back which are in way better shape than the original
I really wish she trusted me more with her orchids at the time. She trusted me with her daughter... lol.
Nice work on this orchid, Maura! Looks like a great reward.
A job well done, Maura.
Update on my Wedding Song: My resurrected Hawaiian Wedding Song 'Virgin', which had two sheaths ready to split when I left on vacation, has become another one of the casualties suffered when I left my plants with one of the local orchid society members with a greenhouse full of orchids. The plant hadn't been watered since I left and didn't yet have the reserves to withstand a 5 week drought. Very discouraging, but at least an excuse to find more catts!