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Merry Christmas 2018

Post by peterlin » Tue Dec 25, 2018 2:08 pm

Merry Christmas to everyone.

A few orchids from my greenhouse this morning.

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A reliable Christmas orchid. This is Cattleya percivaliana which I bought as a seedling many years ago from Carter and Holme in South Carolina. Always bloom at this time of the year. We have a mild weather this Christmas 59F outside. Cloudy.
This is CH8391 C percivaliana ('Alberts' X 'Summit' FCC/AOS) where 'Summit' is a parent. I bought this plant on November 2010. This was divided once. It's fragrant and very noticeable. Alas, it's not a sweet fragrance.

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Paph venustum var album
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Rhy. gigantea (red)
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Rhy. gigantea (white)
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Phal Jong's Gigan Cherry 'Prince' AM/AOS
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Bulb. arfakianum (Green Type)
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Re: Merry Christmas 2018

Post by Bob » Tue Dec 25, 2018 6:44 pm

They're all beautiful! Thanks for the show! Merry Christmas Peter!

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Re: Merry Christmas 2018

Post by WaltonInlet » Wed Dec 26, 2018 4:51 am

Peter, you have "got it" bad, man! At this point I'm sure there is no cure for your level of addiction. :D

This wide a variety of genera of orchids plus whatever that alien creature is in the last photo, all grown so well. Indeed, I second the motion of thanks for the tour!

Edit: living in Florida, I cannot help but notice the resemblance to the head of an alligator in that alien creature in the last photo. My advice is to always approach that plant from behind; when it comes time to repot/remount, remember to sit on its back -- it is harder for those creatures to bite you if they have to turn their head!

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Re: Merry Christmas 2018

Post by peterlin » Wed Dec 26, 2018 10:20 am

Thank you Bob and Walton.

The last photo is Bulbophyllum arfakianum. It's such a delightful plant that has been flowering since November. I too love the flower that resemble the head of prehistoric dinosaur. But I do see that it can look like a green aligator head also.
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