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Paph. Gina Short (Paph. Pinocchio x Paph. delenatii)

This is a discussion on Paph. Gina Short (Paph. Pinocchio x Paph. delenatii) within the Paphiopedilum, Phragmipedium, Cypripedium IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; First blooming of this plant for me and I've been very happy with the results. ...

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    Default Paph. Gina Short (Paph. Pinocchio x Paph. delenatii)

    First blooming of this plant for me and I've been very happy with the results. Three blooms - 10.8 cm and 10.6 cm for the first two blooms and the third is just now opening. It has been suggested that I take it to the AOS judging center this weekend but that would involve a 5 hour trip each way. Although it is beautiful I am hesitant to make the drive but know I'll always wonder how it would have turned out if I don't.

    Should I decide to go, any advice on what I should do to prep my plant? Thanks in advance.

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    First of all, congratulations on an excellent variety. I wouldn't hesitate to bring it to the judging table - you have a winner there! The blooms are well presented on the plant; staking is very well done; nice healthy plant, clean leaves; just be careful on the 5 hour drive and I'm sure you'll be successful on the judging table. BTW great shots of this beautiful paph!!

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    Love this beauty!!. I would suggest you take it to the judging table. Sure it would be a winner.

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    I thank you both for your comments and encouragement. Tomorrow I'll make the trip to the judging center and see what develops. The third bloom opened Wednesday... I've attached an updated photo for your enjoyment.


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    Very very beautiful! The purity of white never fails to be admonished. Great care you did. My hats off to you.

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    if i could give many likes on one picture, i would.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lijun View Post
    if i could give many likes on one picture, i would.
    Thank you.
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    My trip to the judging table ends with mixed emotions. My paph was not awarded but was well received and I was given several comments for the next time it blooms. All in all, a valuable learning experience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wolf71758 View Post
    My trip to the judging table ends with mixed emotions. My paph was not awarded but was well received and I was given several comments for the next time it blooms. All in all, a valuable learning experience.
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    Sorry that it was not awarded, but I'm so glad that you gained valuable experience and remain positive. Your plant is of award quality and I'm sure the next time you will be better prepared.In the meantime , positive vibes from here.

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    disappointed for you but lets stay positive and try a better one next time.

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