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a visit to the farm series 14

This is a discussion on a visit to the farm series 14 within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; It was very windy and chilly at the farm yesterday. However, I guess the plants ...

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    Default a visit to the farm series 14

    It was very windy and chilly at the farm yesterday. However, I guess the plants loved it. Plus, the two small clumps of Dendrobium junceum had hundreds of blooms, each. The blooming season's first Dendrobium anosmums were out.
    I was happy.





    I may have to do a separate posting on variability of Amesiella.
    Happy new year, everyone!
    Oh, I nearly forgot one more plant, lol...

    I had been having "stickiness" problems when posting photos lately. Has anyone else experienced this? Pasting the url a dozen times before the photo "sticks" to the page?

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    Lovely junceums, et al, Nelson!

    I have a D. Adastra that I give a hard winter rest to. Its normal season for blooms is Feb-Mar. But I only ever get a single flower off the new growth.

    Clearly my hard rest is too hard. A friend with a greenhouse said don't water it from late Oct to the first sign of growth in the spring. But she has good humidity, and in the winter my windowsill doesn't.

    What would you recommend, Nelson, in a dry winter environment, to encourage more vigorous blooms come early spring? An occassional watering, misting, pointing out to it non-performers who recently croaked... Or would it be more fert during the growing cycle, which is now past? I tried to do that more this year.

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    Default D. adastra

    Piper,

    Dendrobium adastra, a Dendrobium aphyllum x Dendrobium anosmum offspring, is a plant I am not familiar with. However, considering its parents, I would not water it during the winter.

    I have some difficulty in replying to questions like this, because my own plants are in an area that is close to their natural habitat. All they receive is water, practically. No fertilizing, and an occasional insecticide spray when the leaves or blooms get too eaten up, or when scales show up.

    I would not know how to grow them in an area like yours. I am sorry.

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    Default News flash!!!!!

    Jim Cootes believes this (the plant identified as D. junceum) may be an undescribed species.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ntgerald View Post
    Jim Cootes believes this (the plant identified as D. junceum) may be an undescribed species.
    That is so cool!

    These are all wonderful blooms and shots, Nelson. Thanks again!!

    Cheers,
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    That is cool!

    Nelson, I'm guessing you're environment isn't nearly as dry as my winters here. I'm going to try and up the humidity for my D. Adastra and see if I can't coax a few more flowers out of it in Feb.

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    hmmmmmmmmm...Nelson are you sure about the ID on cumingii?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron-NY View Post
    hmmmmmmmmm...Nelson are you sure about the ID on cumingii?
    I think that is the same plant that has been photographed for the 2008 calendar, that has been annotated by Jim Cootes.

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    I like your Vanda merilli very strong red color.

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    as always great shots... the Vandas are really really really killin me... i love em but can't grow em! Just as well, we get to see them often here... so thank you!

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