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by loujost
Mon Dec 22, 2014 8:37 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Phalaenopsis Tying Shin Cupid x violacea (Indigo)
Replies: 11
Views: 5197

Re: Phalaenopsis Tying Shin Cupid x violacea (Indigo)

The irony is that I was actually hoping for one of those electric magenta flowers that seem to express undertones of blue. I didn't want this one to be blue!
by loujost
Sun Dec 21, 2014 9:32 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Phalaenopsis Tying Shin Cupid x violacea (Indigo)
Replies: 11
Views: 5197

Re: Phalaenopsis Tying Shin Cupid x violacea (Indigo)

I think indigo violaceas make good parents even when we aren't hoping for blue. The latest ones have great shape, great fragrance, and very intense pigmentation. And you may have the chance of blue in future progeny from these, if you cross it with other blues.... Speaking of these blue x non-blue c...
by loujost
Fri Dec 19, 2014 7:23 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Phalaenopsis Tying Shin Cupid x violacea (Indigo)
Replies: 11
Views: 5197

Re: Phalaenopsis Tying Shin Cupid x violacea (Indigo)

In a violacea indigo cross, I suspect red leaves are bad news, in the sense that the flower will probably not be indigo. In this hybrid's case, there is no indigo in the other parent, so we would not expect these to be indigo in the first generation anyway. But in crosses where both sides had some i...
by loujost
Mon Oct 13, 2014 7:35 pm
Forum: F10-xx
Topic: F10-35 Phal Pylo's Java Celebration
Replies: 14
Views: 5469

Re: F10-35 Phal Pylo's Java Celebration

What wonderful diversity in this cross! I like this one best.
by loujost
Wed Sep 10, 2014 7:39 pm
Forum: Virus, Pest and Disease Control
Topic: Using cinnamon to control rot
Replies: 17
Views: 12696

Re: Using cinnamon to control rot

"I once used it to cure a case of athlete's foot - your feet smell nice, but the brown crud between your toes looks awful!." That's great! Once I had a severe skin infection on my finger that was not responding to topical antibiotics. I "potted" my finger in moist sphagnum moss. It cured me very qui...
by loujost
Sun Aug 10, 2014 7:45 pm
Forum: Primary Hybrids
Topic: Samera 'Purple Bliss'
Replies: 11
Views: 2928

Re: Samera 'Purple Bliss'

Amazing flower!
by loujost
Sat Aug 02, 2014 9:24 am
Forum: Indoor Growing, Care, Tips
Topic: Moss and planting phals
Replies: 16
Views: 6398

Re: Moss and planting phals

Ray, I think you may be neglecting to take into account the increased capillar action of densely-packed moss. Packed moss is a very efficient wick, which evens out the distribution of moisture in the pot, reducing the wet center (which is where rot usually starts) and facilitating drying by bringing...
by loujost
Thu Jul 31, 2014 9:03 pm
Forum: Phalaenopsis Species
Topic: Species post
Replies: 21
Views: 7879

Re: Species post

Thanks for checking.
by loujost
Tue Jul 29, 2014 8:39 pm
Forum: Phalaenopsis Species
Topic: Species post
Replies: 21
Views: 7879

Re: Species post

Have you detected any fragrance in your sanderiana? I had one that smelt very faintly of coconut....
by loujost
Sat Jul 26, 2014 7:40 am
Forum: Hybridizing, Trends
Topic: Coerulea breeding updates
Replies: 59
Views: 22906

Re: Coerulea breeding updates

Those are still beautiful!!! You are halfway there....
by loujost
Thu Jul 24, 2014 6:54 pm
Forum: Phalaenopsis Hybrid
Topic: Phal. I-Hsin Waltz
Replies: 3
Views: 621

Re: Phal. I-Hsin Waltz

I have three of these. This hybrid is the one that inspired me to grow Phal hybrids. I love it!
by loujost
Thu Jul 24, 2014 5:29 pm
Forum: Phragmipedium Hybrid
Topic: Nice Phrag surprise in my yard
Replies: 8
Views: 4974

Re: Nice Phrag surprise in my yard

Sylvi, I was thinking of you when I mentioned the Restrepia and Lepanthes growing outdoors. I'll post some pictures of them for you when I have more time....
by loujost
Tue Jul 22, 2014 7:01 pm
Forum: Phragmipedium Hybrid
Topic: Nice Phrag surprise in my yard
Replies: 8
Views: 4974

Re: Nice Phrag surprise in my yard

Thanks everyone. Since this is kovachii x schlimmii, I imagine its size is roughly intermediate between the two parents. So when I look that the size of this compared to schlimmii (see photo), it sends shivers down my spine to think of how huge the kovachii parent must have been to make a kovachii x...
by loujost
Mon Jul 21, 2014 9:07 pm
Forum: Phragmipedium Hybrid
Topic: Nice Phrag surprise in my yard
Replies: 8
Views: 4974

Nice Phrag surprise in my yard

Phrags grow wild in my yard naturally, so I often throw my cultivated cool-growing Phrags outside too. They love it. I forget about them and see them maybe every couple of months, They don't get any care, nor any repotting for many years. _DSC0248.jpg So today I was photographing a tree for a projec...
by loujost
Fri Jul 18, 2014 4:19 pm
Forum: Orchids - Open Discussion
Topic: Angulora clowesii v alba
Replies: 5
Views: 3954

Re: Angulora clowesii v alba

That's a lovely Anguloa. I have some Anguloas growing wild in my yard....they don't look as nice as yours.

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