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Meanwhile, Back at the Atlanta Orchid Conservatory 6/13/2012

This is a discussion on Meanwhile, Back at the Atlanta Orchid Conservatory 6/13/2012 within the Orchid Shows and Society Meetings forums, part of the TalkTalk category; This was really a pleasure to look at. Thanks for sharing them....

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    This was really a pleasure to look at. Thanks for sharing them.

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    Thank you for the wonderful photos... wait... there's an orchid conservatory in Atlanta? And it's open to the public? I have family in Stone Mountain and hope to be able to visit them sometime, this would be a great way to spend a day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pipsxlch View Post
    Thank you for the wonderful photos... wait... there's an orchid conservatory in Atlanta? And it's open to the public? I have family in Stone Mountain and hope to be able to visit them sometime, this would be a great way to spend a day!
    Glad you enjoyed them - I go there as much as possible. PLEASE do come and take advantage of it. It's world-class - in the Atlanta Botanical Gardens right in-town.

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    I had wondered about your absence. Glad to see you back. Some nice things there - the one that has me puzzled is the single flower hanging down with a lip like the sword of Damocles ! If you reember that one, or anyone else here can give an ID, it may just get onto my wish list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorsetman View Post
    I had wondered about your absence. Glad to see you back. Some nice things there - the one that has me puzzled is the single flower hanging down with a lip like the sword of Damocles ! If you reember that one, or anyone else here can give an ID, it may just get onto my wish list.
    Thanks, Geoff. Does Paphinia sound right for the pendant "Damocles" orchid? No scent that I can recall. It was in a suspended basket, the bloom hanging straight down over the edge. By the way, as you probably know, the photo right after that (not a very good one, but the only one I was able to get) was tagged a Paph. violascens, but I haven't ever seen a photo of one that looks like that. It sort of looked to me like a kind of lowii crossed with a victoria-reginae, but obviously not exactly like either one of those either. Not a multifloral. Do you know it? It was quite lovely.

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    Lovely photos, gal. Thanks for bringing us along, and happy to see you back in action.
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    welcome back Maura,hope you and Philip doing well.thank you for all beautiful pictures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mauraec View Post
    Thanks, Geoff. Does Paphinia sound right for the pendant "Damocles" orchid? No scent that I can recall. It was in a suspended basket, the bloom hanging straight down over the edge. By the way, as you probably know, the photo right after that (not a very good one, but the only one I was able to get) was tagged a Paph. violascens, but I haven't ever seen a photo of one that looks like that. It sort of looked to me like a kind of lowii crossed with a victoria-reginae, but obviously not exactly like either one of those either. Not a multifloral. Do you know it? It was quite lovely.
    Yes - could be a Paphinia ; I have grown and flowered P.herrera - and that had the same hanging flowers - big ones too - but about five in the head of flowers, and they were pink, not yellow . Unfortunately, not easy to grow and keep alive for more than 1 flowering in my experiences - I have tried three times - but my latest plant is a small one, maybe 2 or 3 years away from FS , and that is not doing well either.
    As to Paph violascens , I never had that in my collection ; years ago ( many ! ) when there were I think only 65 undisputed species - before all the Chinese discoveries, I had the UK National Collection , and I reckoned that I had 62 of the 65. I found violascens ( at a US dealer - CITES was no problem then - but baulked at paying a few thousand dollars for a smallish plant or indeed for any plant !)

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    Thanks for the tour, Maura. Glad to hear you are feeling well. Hope Phillip is as well. I would love to get to that conservatory some day!!!

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    YAY! You are back. Thanks for sharing the photos, Maura. You have been missed!

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