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This is a discussion on Epidendrum nocturnum within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; how is the scent?????? i've been wanting one of these....
how is the scent?????? i've been wanting one of these.
Beautiful flower! I love this species, to my nose the fragrance is similar to that of a really nice aromatic ripe pear. A couple of years ago I tied about 12 large seedlings to trees around my in-laws' yard in Valrico FL. Last time I was there, 6 months ago, at least 4 or 5 were still in evidence and growing well. Several of the dead/missing ones looked like they'd been ripped out of the tree, I'd guess by squirrels but who knows...
Thats a super looking bloom Connie. It being a Florida native orchid rather enhances it in my eyes also. Hope those tiny seeds make for big results! You never really know! AL
two words...pellet gun hahhhhahhah nuttin is gonna eat my chids......we keep squirrels as pets.....they different to American squirrels..Neotropical Red Tailed Squirrels
i hate squirrels. ever since one attacked me for picking 'his figs' from 'his tree' in my brother's back yard. and i swear that dang this bit into every avocado on purpose. i put out a birdfeeder and one broke into it and all but lived in there scaring off birds until the food was gone. greedy little fluffy tailed piglets. i agree, pellet gun is the way to go.
i grew up out in the woods, and they were not a bother. i guess they had more food sources and privacy, or something. here in the city they are very territorial, quite bold, and seem to be angry little things. and if you ever feed them they will hound you for food the rest of your life. they used to chew holes through the windows screens to get in and steal food after they gave one a piece of zagnut bar. we have some sort of 'invasive' squirrel from back east taking over the squirrel population here supposedly they are more aggressive and larger than local squirrels, although i have seen some huge grey squirrels too, not sure if they are a hybrid or not...