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14-spike sharry baby!

This is a discussion on 14-spike sharry baby! within the Phalaenopsis, Oncidium, & Intergenerics IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; She outdid herself this time! Last year I asked OTF whether I should leave her ...

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    Default 14-spike sharry baby!

    She outdid herself this time! Last year I asked OTF whether I should leave her in her pot...I did, and she put on this show. This is a pic after 2 weeks of bloom, and there are more coming. Name:  Telluride 2013 and orchid 033.JPG
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    how wonderful. I bet the fragrance is outstanding with that many blooms.

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    This is going to be an awesome, awesome display! Congratulations for the excellent culture.Like Bruce says.. the fragrance must be outstanding with that many spikes!

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    Last week end of September there's the orchid show of Barcelona. If there are any for sale, I'll surely buy one. The dcent is so heavenly.

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    Makes me long for the day my "Sharry Baby" blooms! I got a rather small beat up plant cheap and I'm waiting since last fall. It's certainly been doing well, so hard to be patient!

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    But that's just it--I didn't DO anything! I threw it under a palm tree, which unbeknownst to me kept it from getting drowned in the heavy heavy rains we've had this summer while I was gone. Apparently it had just the right amount of filtered sun and shelter from the rain, and this is how it repaid my neglect. I don't deserve it! Last year I think it had 9 spikes, so will it continue exponentially?? I bought this as a tiny baby at a show about 6 years ago, and it was repotted twice, first into a larger pot and then about 3 years ago into this huge tub. Now I can't feel any bark when I stick a finger in it--surely the bark has completely broken down? It has many new tiny green roots...

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    Benign neglect is the BEST way to get monsters! Congratulations!

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    One hell of a plant!! A Oncidium in it's prime years. How nice to have something bloom on for months like this will. AL

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