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My Orchid Family!

This is a discussion on My Orchid Family! within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; For some reason I just lost the whole post that was going with this photo, ...

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    Default My Orchid Family!



    For some reason I just lost the whole post that was going with this photo, so I'll start AGAIN. Quite a few of my orchids just happened to bloom all at once, so I thought I'd take a family portrait. Phillip is the very patient photographer as I reject series after series of photos because I don't like the composition I arranged. I'm still not thrilled with this one, but the colors are on target.

    In short, left to right:

    Paph. Jolly Holiday;Paph. Zycleon; Paph. Lynleigh Koopowitz;Catt. Portia; Paph Quasar; Catt. Tahoe Rose; and right up front are Phal. Malibu Imp and Phal Sogo Yenlin.




    I can't take a whole lot of credit for these - I got them when they were in sheathe (spathe) or just spiking and raised them well enough to bloom for me. I've lost a couple that had been budding inside the sheathe - very disappointing. All of these guys and their brother bonsai trees are going on vacation over the winter at the greenhouse where we buy all our cool species orchids. We practically live there!

    It's the closest I'll ever get to having a greenhouse, and I'd say it's pretty darn close.


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    I just realized this is in the wrong section - Bruce, could you move it to where you think it should go?


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    Impressive collection, love the wee cute Phals
    Last edited by jai_star; September 16th, 2012 at 10:07 PM.

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    Nice to see them all together Maura...gives a a sense of scale. They all look wonderful!
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    love the group view

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    Loving all the color in your orchid collection!

    cheers,
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    Very Nice Family portrait! Sure is nice to have them all bloom at the same time.

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    Thanks everyone! It has been fun to have them all blooming right now, especially since I'll be turning them over to my local orchid nursery for 4 months later this week.

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    I don't know how you can hand them over! I'd be worried about them all the time. You have a lovely arrangement. I know, sometimes when you set things in a group it takes a few dozen 'arranging sessions', to get it just right. Been there...lol. They all look amazing...great job!

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    Very nice collection of blooming orchids! Love all of them.

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    You have Beautifull collection and nice arrangement Maura.

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