Shop Orchid Care OrchidTalk Orchid Forum Weather Station Links Nursery

Welcome to OrchidTalk Orchid Forums


The Friendliest Orchid Community on the Internet!


  •  » Learn to Repot your Orchids
  •  » Learn Orchid Care Tips and Secrets
  •  » Find the perfect Orchid for your Growing Environment
  •  » Chat with Orchid Growing Professionals

OrchidTalk - "Bringing People Together to Grow Orchids Better!"


Let us help you grow your Orchids better; Join our community today.


YES! I want to register an account for free right now!


Register or Login now to remove this advertisement.

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 20 of 20

Phals in Bloom

This is a discussion on Phals in Bloom within the Phalaenopsis, Oncidium, & Intergenerics IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; This one I bought today isn't dying and I thought it was a real plant ...

Click here to increase the font size Click here to reduce the font size
  1. #11
    Tikva's Avatar
    Tikva is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    NH
    Posts
    356

    Default

    This one I bought today isn't dying and I thought it was a real plant and that it would have cool purplish blue coloring... It's in nice dry potting medium. It had a name and a date. I didn't have the internet to look up the name or ask you all if it was real. It looked real to me *sigh*
    But it has new growths and cost $25. It wasn't on the discount rack. And it was sold by a place that I know doesn't know much about orchids, but they have an orchid room hehe :c)
    I'm thinking I'm loving my Vanda's and others with very dry potting medium or basically just exposed roots. THOSE I can handle well. I SWEAR I don't overwater - I think mold and rot just seek me out!!!! But my Vanda type orchids are happy. My Paphs are doing well. My itty bitty plants are still alive.... as for blooming, I have my doubts I can ever acomplish that. BUT I have orchids growing things under my care and that's cool!!
    OK, done hijacking your thread. Post more pretty pictures. Make me want my wine.... I DO want a wine orchid or 2. Saw a really pretty one today at the place I bought my Dend. but it was a Phal for $35 and you know I see them for cheaper all the time. AND I can't keep my Phals alive haha!!!
    OK, now post pretties!!!!

  2. #12
    Piper's Avatar
    Piper is offline Hangs
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Massachusetts
    Posts
    7,068

    Default Phal. Baldan's Kaleidoscope

    This is a tried and true Phal. in many people's collections, and for good reason!

    It's one of the first orchids I purchased ten years ago, and it's been the engergizer bunny of my collection. It blooms twice a year, it's massive for a Phal, with nine humongous leaves, some nearly 6" across!

    This spike started blooming on 2/5, and has only dropped one flower. Blooms are nearly 4" across! It began with eight and then produced more buds. It has 12 blooming at the moment, with 3 more about to open. Simply amazing!

    The second pic is Hollywood lighting!

    Julie
    Attached Images Attached Images   

  3. #13
    Jmoney's Avatar
    Jmoney is offline Senior Member
    My Grow Area
    Windowsill
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    paphs, phrags, catts, vandas
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    West Hartford, CT
    Posts
    2,978
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    love that aphrodite!

  4. #14
    Hoa Tony Nguyen's Avatar
    Hoa Tony Nguyen is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Pasadena and Costa Mesa
    Posts
    2,408

    Default

    Oh dear ... Julie has jumped to hyperdrive mode ...

    Amazing show, my dear friend!!!
    I am kind of suspecting this after noticing your inquiry with Gerry about his photo set-up and it appears you have been planning this all morning! Hehehhehee! Not that I don't enjoy it!
    They all look fabulous and beautiful. Even though I also have the Baldan, your Baldan is fantastic! Nine leaves, my goodness! I don't have any phals with 9 leaves.
    The harlequin is also amazing! (Tikva, those are the plants that you want to buy!)
    The aphrodite is lovely, full of grace! And the pink phal is pretty!
    All eye candies and the photography is something new. Can we talk about that later? Hehhehehehe!!!
    Cheers. Hoa.
    Last edited by Hoa Tony Nguyen; June 14th, 2006 at 02:04 PM.

  5. #15
    Diane's Avatar
    Diane is offline Can't Re-Member
    My Grow Area
    Windowsill
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Catts and Paphs
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Surprise, AZ
    Posts
    6,250
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    It must be Baldan's Kaleidescope season. Mine doesn't have 9 leaves... only 6. And two spikes. It sure is a reliable plant. I let the receptionist in the building I work in keep it at her "station".

  6. #16
    ntgerald's Avatar
    ntgerald is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    manila
    Posts
    1,910

    Default Very lovely blooms.

    I like the simply colored phals with numerous blooms, but I have neglected my own plants in the office (all my hybrid phals are there).

    BTW, Phal aphrodite and Phal amabilis are the parents of most huge white phal hybrids.

  7. #17
    Piper's Avatar
    Piper is offline Hangs
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Massachusetts
    Posts
    7,068

    Default

    Thanks, all!

    I never think of my Phals as being "special," like those rare or unusual guys we seek and pay lots for, but they're so reliable, so long lived and plain old pretty, that I thought they deserved some attention.

    I try and do the photo shoot (transforming my kitchen into a surreal studio, but turning it back to a kitchen before dinner time) once a month, but didn't get to it last month. I like to send a "now in bloom" e-mail monthly with photos to my familiy and friends just to show off!

    The Baldan's is truly a monster. Its big leaf is 11" x 5 1/2," and it eats up Catt level light.

    It's hard to imagine that my petite, little aphrodite is parent to anything larger than a quarter, but so they say...

    Julie

  8. #18
    Molly Taco's Avatar
    Molly Taco is offline Re-member WHAT ??
    Real Name
    Cin
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Catts
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    SW FL
    Posts
    4,740
    Member's Country Flag

    Default Beautiful

    Julie,
    Those are wonderful shots I am with Jason though, I love the Aphridote and your pictures of it look like a wedding.
    Cin

  9. #19
    Tindomul1of9's Avatar
    Tindomul1of9 is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    NYC
    Posts
    896

    Default

    Great pics Julie!!!! The first one does look angelic!!!
    All those Phals are special!

  10. #20
    sunset's Avatar
    sunset is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    France
    Posts
    369

    Default

    Very nice
    The white one is very pure

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Similar Threads

  1. Some Phals in bloom
    By dougroc in forum Phalaenopsis, Oncidium, & Intergenerics IN BLOOM
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: August 5th, 2009, 08:05 AM
  2. Some NOID orchids in bloom, mostly phals
    By annacello in forum Phalaenopsis, Oncidium, & Intergenerics IN BLOOM
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: January 17th, 2009, 07:18 PM
  3. New to phals and last bloom fell
    By rradovitch in forum New Growers: Ask the Senior Members
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: June 4th, 2008, 08:23 AM
  4. Phals in bloom
    By ischel1 in forum Phalaenopsis, Oncidium, & Intergenerics IN BLOOM
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: February 25th, 2008, 11:05 PM
  5. How long do Phals stay in bloom?
    By xiongmaopanda in forum Phalaenopsis ('moth orchid') Information
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: June 22nd, 2007, 03:27 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
OrchidTalk --An Orchid Growers Discussion Forum brought to you by River Valley Orchidworks. A World Community where orchid beginners and experts talk about orchids and share tips on their care, cultivation, and propagation.