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Blc. Michael's Charm

This is a discussion on Blc. Michael's Charm within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; My wife grabbed this from the supermarket a couple weeks ago. It had four buds, ...

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    My wife grabbed this from the supermarket a couple weeks ago. It had four buds, but three didn't make it. The last one managed to open. I'm not sure if it will stay this small, or get bigger as the plant gets older. It is pretty small now. Kind of yellowish green. Not sure if I like it yet.

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    I like it, I think it is rather pretty. Is that the real name? I would consider having one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by angela View Post
    I like it, I think it is rather pretty. Is that the real name? I would consider having one.
    Thanks, Angela.

    That is what the tag says. Actually is says Blc. Michael's Charm '#24'. Pretty rare to get tags with these store bought ones. Sometimes there is a half a tag.

    I told my wife yesterday that she has bought more orchids than I have. She brought another one home yesterday. It's an oncidium type that I like quite a bit. I'll probably order one or two or three or ten in the fall that I've had my eye on. It's too hot to have them shipped right now. It got to 103F today.

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    Seems to depend on the store if they have a decent tag.

    And this is lovely, definitely going on my list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anteater View Post
    I'll probably order one or two or three or ten in the fall that I've had my eye on. It's too hot to have them shipped right now.
    Another option is to check out orchid shows in your region. Then you not only get to gander at huge array of chids up-close and personal, but you also get to avoid shipping fees and can inspect the plants before buying them. (Also a great time to get supplies.)

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    Pretty. I like it.

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    Love the colors in this bloom.

    cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by pavel View Post
    Another option is to check out orchid shows in your region. Then you not only get to gander at huge array of chids up-close and personal, but you also get to avoid shipping fees and can inspect the plants before buying them. (Also a great time to get supplies.)
    I would love to go to an orchid show. I imagine the nearest would be Reno or SLC. However, it probably wouldn't be a good idea, since I'm struggling with space/light competition right now, and between my wife and I, I imagine we could easily double our collection in that environment. LOL.

    There is a Phrag I have been eyeing for a year or so that I will get this fall, assuming it is still available. I think it will do well in my conditions, and it is just a stunning bloom. It would be my first Phrag, and it had better do well, since it is $300 and the most expensive orchid that I will have bought. There is no getting away from it though. I simply have to get it.

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