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Cypripedium reginae

This is a discussion on Cypripedium reginae within the Paphiopedilum, Phragmipedium, Cypripedium IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; I keep both in the garden, the pink one in a pot, the white one ...

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    I keep both in the garden, the pink one in a pot, the white one directly in the soil.
    Should anyone be willing to give it a try himself : I prepared the soil by putting some bricks at 30 cm depth and put a mixture of 1/3 horticultural sand, 1/3 perlite and 1/3 potting soil. Once or twice a year I add some lime.
    From what I read, they need shade most of the day.

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    I appreciate you like the perfect leaves but be aware that the damaged leaves (from the snail) on the ssp 'alba' are right underneath the picture...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rudy View Post
    I appreciate you like the perfect leaves but be aware that the damaged leaves (from the snail) on the ssp 'alba' are right underneath the picture...
    I also like to appreciate the good things, and shut my eyes to the bad things - I make a bad orchid judge in the white heat of Orchid Society competitions - I say " look there is not only one spike open, but another two on the way, so I'll give it 8" (out of 10) ... and "everyone has trouble with red spider mite with these plicate leaves - so I'll ignore that - 7 out of 10" ...etc etc ; the other judges say , "only one spike open - 4." and " damaged foliage - can't really judge this at all - give it 2."...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorsetman View Post
    I also like to appreciate the good things, and shut my eyes to the bad things - I make a bad orchid judge in the white heat of Orchid Society competitions - I say " look there is not only one spike open, but another two on the way, so I'll give it 8" (out of 10) ... and "everyone has trouble with red spider mite with these plicate leaves - so I'll ignore that - 7 out of 10" ...etc etc ; the other judges say , "only one spike open - 4." and " damaged foliage - can't really judge this at all - give it 2."...
    Quite often, we see what we look for. Look for beauty - see beauty! Not a bad way to go through life!

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    To Customs: *SNIFFLE* im sad. I cant get these here. Its all your fault MAF. Yours sincerely, Jordan Healey.

    WHY OH WHY!? the one orchid genera i am DIEING to get my hands on, and i need almost 200NZD to get them in the country! For now i must gaze for hours at the beautiful watercolour photos of these beauts. Thanks Rudy, greatly appreciated

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwiorchids View Post
    To Customs: *SNIFFLE* im sad. I cant get these here. Its all your fault MAF. Yours sincerely, Jordan Healey.

    WHY OH WHY!? the one orchid genera i am DIEING to get my hands on, and i need almost 200NZD to get them in the country! For now i must gaze for hours at the beautiful watercolour photos of these beauts. Thanks Rudy, greatly appreciated
    Jordan - you have time to appreciate these - your whole world is ahead of you! If you got one in now and then had to leave in 2013, whatever would you do then? Chin up - there you go!

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    Lovely, Rudy. Simply lovely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by panam View Post
    Jordan - you have time to appreciate these - your whole world is ahead of you! If you got one in now and then had to leave in 2013, whatever would you do then? Chin up - there you go!
    Atleast it would only be for a year....then i would be back to my babies!

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    I could never grow these outside here in the high desert, which makes me appreciate them all that much more. Really lovely flowers and those attractive leaves. AL

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