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Ascf. Cherry Blossom

This is a discussion on Ascf. Cherry Blossom within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; A cross between Ascocentrum and Neofinetia, this one is aptly named, the flowers remind me ...

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    Default Ascf. Cherry Blossom

    A cross between Ascocentrum and Neofinetia, this one is aptly named, the flowers remind me of pinkish cherry blossoms! I paid way too much for it at the Philly Flower Show this past weekend, but I fell in love and couldn't resist. The plant is in rough shape, with only a few leaves, but it's got a huge root system, so should recover strongly. It's currently growing in a plastic 3" pot in coarse bark. I'm planning to transplant it into a hanging slatted basket with coarse bark for medium, once it's finished blooming. Current leaf span is about 6 inches, with two growth points. Each flower is about one inch across, with a one inch spur. The plant has spent spikes at each previous leaf node, so has done its share of blooming in the past. It has one large spike, and a smaller one only carrying a single flower. Rumor has it that this plant is fragrant in the evening and early morning, but I haven't been able to smell anything. Look these guys up, they're darling! Here's a photo...


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    Default Nice!

    I have one of these that doesn't bloom until May/June (currently has two flower spikes about 1" long).

    Frangrace is hit or miss on these. (Kind of like Phal. schilleriana...)

    I enjoy mine as well...

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    Beautiful photo!
    Cheers. Hoa.

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    Very delicate and yes, excellent photo

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    That is a lovely picture - I only wish that I could get decent close up photos, but I really lack the knowledge and the equipment!

    Thumbs up to you

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    Beautiful blooms .. Gin

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    If you have a fairly new digital camera, it probably has a "digital macro" setting- that will help you get excellent close-up shots of your orchids :-) That's what I did this past week and the images came out amazing!

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    Thanks for the comments. Gotta love the minis!

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    Oh yes, love the minis because they don't take up as much space

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