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Psycopsis krameriana

This is a discussion on Psycopsis krameriana within the Phalaenopsis, Oncidium, & Intergenerics IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Geoff, that is such a sad story. I feel so sorry for her; to have ...

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    Geoff, that is such a sad story. I feel so sorry for her; to have that much rage. She must have never spent time in the greenhouse with the orchids. No way she could have done that had she felt their calming presence. Sorry for your loss.

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    Geoff, so sorry to hear a sad story from you, what i can see always respect our spouse first than go to our hobby, when they are happy everything will go very smooth. Your hybrids very beautiful,lovely.

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    A great buy Zain and these orchids are not hard to care for as I am sure you have found out. Minda, in regards to Psychopsis Mendenhall, the most blooms I have had at once is three and by size and color they were all different. To me it was quite noticeable. I seriously doubt that me and geoff are alone in this. Geoff, 10 flowers at once! I wonder how many years your friend had that plant and if he had to do anything special to produce that many flowers. Geoff, I probably should not say this but your friend's wife's act of destruction and following out burst was indeed sad and totally unfair. She sounds like a very unhappy lady to begin with. Though I understand her mourning, she was trying to involve you in her own marital problems even after the fact. A very sorry situation you had no control over. Life can be strange.

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    Can all Phychopsis orchids grow such different flowers on the same plant?

    Well, as the song says, it's not unusual.. I think of miltoniopsis,for example, I have one out now, yellow, with purple blotches on some flowers and not on others ; and where they are is different from flower to flower. Even the vegetative parts ; look at a cattleya - are all the bulbs the same shape and proportions ? I find that as my culture has varied, I've got some thin bulbs and some fat ones, and so on. Different light is one thing for sure , and then of course flowers age ; maybe I took one pic when the flower just opened , and the other later on.

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    Hi Geoff,through my observation I noticed p. krameianum and P papilio alba/flava right now in bloom have maintan the same characteristic and morpholgy of the flower,say if the labellum folded subsequent bloom also their labellum remain the same, my papilio alba got 2 spikes and producing 4 flowers also maintain their shape, this is my observation maybe other people have different opinion.

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    Hi Zain. I wonder if your observations refer to succssive flowers only say 3-4 weeks apart ? I just checked on the metadata of my two pics - the one on the right was taken in May 09, and the one on the left in April 10. The difference in colour is I am sure just lighting, photography, and maybe technical issue with Photoshop and whether the monitor had been calibrated lately etc. The difference in shape could be culture - as I may have said somewhere I have not been doing too well with Psychopsis , and this plant has been moved up, down, sideways, into light into less light etc.. I wish I could say I'll post a picture every few weeks as he next flowers open - which ought to be posssible since it has two spikes, both with buds , but in reality they are not moving.I will post when they do open flowers, but don't hold your breath.

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    Hi Geoff, yes I'm referring to successive flowers, I agree with you, there are so many factor as you mention above, light play important role for the shape of the flowers itself, like mine in Malaysia the weather is almost constant hot and raining season that the reason the flowers almost maintain their character. Awaiting your post.

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    So very beautiful, Zain. Previously Psycopsis was my dream orchid

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorsetman View Post
    I wish I could have seen that 10 bloom display!


    Its very sad - the grower in question - maybe 7 years older than me ? Spent his days in his 70's and into his 80's , happily in his greenhouse, and his wife spent her days playing bridgewith women friends and grumbling that John is always in the greenhouse, not looking after me... jealousy. Maybe it was true,that in fact he loved his orchids more than he loved her, but no outsider ever knows the whole story.
    When he died , she literally brought in a bulldozer and had the whole greenhouse, plants and all, shovelled up and loaded into skips the next day - she must have been planning it. I didn't know, and when I heard that John was dead because she sent me a notice so that I could go to his funeral I went round to see if I could help sell the orchids for her - I knew that had a very nice collection of Catasetums, and some good Vandas too - I knew about that, 'cos I had sold them to him, when I was in a very brief commercial phase about 1990 - and when I saw the garden and the big hole - I was in a state of shock - and then I got sent away with a flea in my ear...I was one of them who had taken her John away from her , or something like that. One of the few occasions when I've been tempted to get drunk to forget ( I didn't of course ).
    that is pure evil, shovelling away your husbands prized collection like it was a pile of trash, i feel for you geoff. As connie said, how can someone be so vindictive, then spout off about how you took "her john" away from her? maybe she shouldve left him earlier in life....................and let him do what he loved.

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