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Paph Susan Booth

This is a discussion on Paph Susan Booth within the Paphiopedilum, Phragmipedium, Cypripedium IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; I posted about this orchid in an earlier thread, but am just now getting to ...

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    Default Paph Susan Booth

    I posted about this orchid in an earlier thread, but am just now getting to posting the photos. This paph was putting on a beautiful show with two full opened slipper orchid blooms and a third bud at the top starting to get puffy. - That was until I caught the third bud (top one) between my hand and the 5 gallon bucket of used bark I was moving. Long story short - I ripped off the top bud and toppled the plant onto the gravel of the greenhouse. The plant survived, but I thought I had better photograph it before the flowers fell off. It was so elegant too....

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    Cheers,
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    Beautiful slipper Bruce! Sorry to hear about that accident ...

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    That's a beautiful flower Bruce !!! Congrats on the blooms !!!

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    That's one pretty paph! I like the long petals...

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    Very NICE! Love everything about this one. Hope mine blooms soon. Sorry about the accident but it is still a beautiful bloom.

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    Very beautiful BD... thanks for sharing.

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    Thanks everyone. I love this slipper orchid and was so upset after breaking off the top bud. Oh well....

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    A very unique and pretty paph bloom, Bruce, sorry about the mishap but into every life a little poop must fall...I knocked over a phal the other day and every single bloom was damaged and it looked like it had survived a hurricane! I'm sure you have a much better batting average than I do! Best to you-Remo

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    Beautiful, quite rare and expensive Paph. Bruce don't wander like an elephant in the porcelain shop LOL, I hope the topple hasn't caused any permanent damage to the plant and that it will bloom with more vigor the next time.

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    Are all Susan Booth's doomed I wonder ?
    In 1994 or therabouts, I put up (yet another) greenhouse in the garden where I lived, intending it for my phallies - a 10 x 12 foot wooden construction, polythene lined, electric heated.
    I listened to a talk on the big multi-floral paph hybrids, and got the idea that they would like some extra heat too, beyond what they were getting in another greenhouse, so I moved a few plants in, including my biggest and best of this group - Susan Booth, in a 10 inch pot with about 4 flowering size growths and lots of others.
    We had a bad winter, I went away for a long week-end, the 'stat failed, and when I got home the greenhouse had an extra lining - ice crystals.
    Most of the phallies survived, and much else too . Susan B looked sorry for herself. I cut away all the blackened growths, still had two or three live fans of leaves, ....I still have the plant, it has still not got back to flowering size ! Patience is needed, it seems ; 17 years so far, and counting .
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