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9 spike Sharry Baby question.

This is a discussion on 9 spike Sharry Baby question. within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; wonderful! mine is fully open now. the flower branches on yours really branch OUT from ...

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    wonderful! mine is fully open now. the flower branches on yours really branch OUT from the stem, i like that. the flower branches on mine sort of hug the main stem. it was that way when i bought it. does yours get actual direct sun? mine does not really, always some shadecloth or shade. mine could be another strain or something, but wonder if light is an issue? your yard must smell like heaven right now. good job on that monster orchid.

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    Illustrate perfectly the great paradox/dilemma. We want more spikes, bigger plants... when we get them, what can we possibly do with them ? Not an easy thing to put on the dinner table as an ornamental centrepiece when its this good - whereas a smaller plant, in a pot, with a more modest number of spikes could be shown that way.
    And take it to the Orchid Society for the display table - how ? I have tried suspending baskets from the roof of the car, but find I can't see throuigh the back window via the mirror etc...

    Still, not a bad problem to face !

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    That's one monster orchid! If you can, try a shot during the day, no flash, standing with the daylight source behind you, if you can. Just a quick thought.

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    Actually, it is in an 8" pot. I have it sitting in the basket so the spikescan hang "naturally" and not get broken (though I've still broken a few tips). Once the blooms fall I am going to actually plant it in the basket. I know some would say leave it in th epot but I am tired of all the pots and worrying about root rot. I will slowly move most of my collection to baskets. With my auto misting/watering systems it will make my life a lot easier.


    Quote Originally Posted by Dorsetman View Post
    Illustrate perfectly the great paradox/dilemma. We want more spikes, bigger plants... when we get them, what can we possibly do with them ? Not an easy thing to put on the dinner table as an ornamental centrepiece when its this good - whereas a smaller plant, in a pot, with a more modest number of spikes could be shown that way.
    And take it to the Orchid Society for the display table - how ? I have tried suspending baskets from the roof of the car, but find I can't see throuigh the back window via the mirror etc...

    Still, not a bad problem to face !

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    It is hanging under my arbor/pergola and receives broken direct light when the sun is overhead. The older leaves burned when I first put it outside but the new leaves are a nice green with some spotting. I did not stake my spikes so they were able to go where ever they wanted. I am hopeing they will all open before I start to get serious die off of the older spikes. Still debating if I want to bring it inside for a while since it is so hot here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coeruleo View Post
    wonderful! mine is fully open now. the flower branches on yours really branch OUT from the stem, i like that. the flower branches on mine sort of hug the main stem. it was that way when i bought it. does yours get actual direct sun? mine does not really, always some shadecloth or shade. mine could be another strain or something, but wonder if light is an issue? your yard must smell like heaven right now. good job on that monster orchid.

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    I need to get a better lens than the stock one that came with the cam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mauraec View Post
    That's one monster orchid! If you can, try a shot during the day, no flash, standing with the daylight source behind you, if you can. Just a quick thought.

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    How exciting to see and smell all those blooms.

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    I just found a new 10th spike!

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    How exciting to see and smell all those blooms.

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    WOW! Miller congratulations on this "Sharry Baby" it is stunning would love to have one hanging in my deck or gazebo.

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    Much better photo, Miller. I don't know what camera equipment you're working with, but it may be something(s) other than the lens that you're less than satisfied with. Often, white balance, exposure, and spot-focusing can be the culprits. I'd be happy to try to figure it out with you if you like.

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