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Where my orchids grow

This is a discussion on Where my orchids grow within the OrchidTalk Members Grow Area - Photos forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Here are 3 pictures from Nov. 2006. These show the greenhouse looking North (when it ...

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    Here are 3 pictures from Nov. 2006. These show the greenhouse looking North (when it was orderly), looking out from laundry room, and an example of the Orchids that were here when we moved in. They are obviously MUCH larger now.
    Have no idea of the name of these but they look like pictures of C. Portia 'Cannizaro'. Any ideas ??

    Will try to take some current pictures as it is much different now. At least half of the large Catts are residing outdoors. They bloomed beautifully last fall.

    Carl
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    A gorgeous riot of color! You said you weren't great with a camera, but these are impressive and I'm glad you posted. I was originally reluctant to post photos because mine are definitely not as good as many of the ones on this forum. However I was assured by others that this isn't a photography forum, but rather an orchid forum, and they urged me to continue. So, in turn, I hope you continue. Looking really good!

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    Portia is a fall bloomer but it may be C. bowringiana, one of the parents of Portia The lip of Portia is usually broader, that is why I am thinking bowringiana

    You have been dividing and repotting these for 30 years??? How many pots of this chid do you have?????
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    looking out from laundry room
    I wouldn't mind doing laundry if I could look outside of the window and see these beautiful orchids....

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    That is so wonderful! I moved your post to the member grow area photos section of the board so that folks who had already replied to your introduction thread would not miss these great shots!

    Cheers,
    BD

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    hi,
    wow, it looks more like a "purple house", stunning!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brutal_Dreamer View Post
    That is so wonderful! I moved your post to the member grow area photos section of the board so that folks who had already replied to your introduction thread would not miss these great shots!

    Cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Orchidzrule View Post
    A gorgeous riot of color! You said you weren't great with a camera, but these are impressive and I'm glad you posted. I was originally reluctant to post photos because mine are definitely not as good as many of the ones on this forum. However I was assured by others that this isn't a photography forum, but rather an orchid forum, and they urged me to continue. So, in turn, I hope you continue. Looking really good!

    Cheers,
    Rob
    Hi Rob,
    Actually these were pictures taken by my wife. I found the on the Computer while looking for others.
    I'll try to get her inspired tomorrow for current pictures.
    Carl

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron-NY View Post
    Portia is a fall bloomer but it may be C. bowringiana, one of the parents of Portia The lip of Portia is usually broader, that is why I am thinking bowringiana

    You have been dividing and repotting these for 30 years??? How many pots of this chid do you have?????
    Hi Ron,
    Thanx for the name, that was my second guess.
    There are really 2 sizes of the flowers. I do not remember for sure if this was by plant size--but think not. The larger of the two sizes is most prevalent.

    How many pots ? My guess would 35 or so, certainly not all as nice as the one in the picture. Will count this weekend.
    A couple of years ago I went and re potted ALL of them. Had no idea of when to do it, root growth etc. Classic example of "a little knowledge being dangerous". Most are OK but did lose some I divided.

    Carl

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    Hi Again,
    Here are current pictures of the GH area.
    1.--Through laundry room window
    2.--Looking North.
    3.--East Wall.
    4.--Looking South.

    Just the start of "Spring" here so lots of buds/blooms.
    Hope you enjoy the view
    Carl
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