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Re: A few phals

Postby mebbie » Mar 04, 2012 3:09 pm

Orchidguy- They're beautiful.
Here are 2 of mine. The stripped mauve is new, the white/fushia old
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Re: A few phals

Postby mebbie » Mar 04, 2012 3:13 pm

I couldn't seem to upload 2 at once so here's the other one.
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Re: A few phals

Postby mebbie » Mar 04, 2012 3:14 pm

I've also one that is more interested in growing oodles of aerial roots but no flowers...yet.
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Re: A few phals

Postby Heidi S » Mar 11, 2012 11:22 pm

I have fallen in love with orchids - well, so far I have been collecting Phals, but I just received two gifts from my Master Gardening instructor. He is the greenhouse curator at our university and has quite a collection going in the Forestry Lab greenhouse. He let our class select two each from his recent divisions.

I have a purple dendrobium and a cymbidium of unknown colour. I don't know much about these two types, but I am willing to learn!

Here are few of my phals from 2011!

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Re: A few phals

Postby orchidguy » Mar 12, 2012 1:06 am

Heidi and Mebbie,
Those are gorgeous and will provide you with months of bloom.
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Re: A few phals

Postby Smitty » Mar 12, 2012 8:58 am

very pretty everyone!!! I'm kind of partial to orchids too...have one or two also.

a couple of pics I took with guidance of my niece the photographer...she says I'm getting better :-)

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part of my collection

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and the annual Manitoba Orchid Society Show and Sale is the weekend of March 23..may get one or two more then :-)
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Re: A few phals

Postby orchidguy » Mar 13, 2012 6:35 pm

Great looking orchids Smits.
The pics I posted a month or so back of the blooming cymbidiums and phals are still in bloom in the house. Here are a few of the greenhouse cyms . Like you Smitty, I was told my pictures were not really bad, there was just too much going on around the subject, so cropping fixes that
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One of these might be an older pic, as they were all in the same folder and all modified about a week ago, but the exact same plant is in bloom now anyway
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Re: A few phals

Postby Smitty » Mar 15, 2012 9:12 pm

I don't think I'll ever get all the drool off my computer now!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you Dan for sharing them (dang...would be nice to have a big smiley right about now...one beaming from ear to ear!!)
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Re: A few phals

Postby Smitty » Mar 18, 2012 12:15 pm

orchid lovers may like this..hope it works!!

http://manitobaorchidsociety.ca/main_mo ... htm?1-true
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Re: A few phals

Postby Heidi S » Mar 18, 2012 3:35 pm

Hi Orchidguy,

I just inherited a dendrobium and a cymbidium from my Master Gardener instructor, and really am not sure what I should be doing for them. I have about 10 phals that seem to do well without too much effort, but I don't have any special place for them in my house, and don't know if I should be trying to do something different for these new ones.

They both came from the greenhouse at our university, and have some black spots on the leaves that John said were common in the greenhouse conditions. They have no other bugs though. They were recently repotted in the greenhouse standard orchid mix after being divided. He grows these for students to use in experiments and occasionally gives away his extras. I have them sitting in my southerly bay window, which has a translucent, rice paper window film on it.

Any thoughts on what else I should be doing? Do you use specilized fertilizer or just regular stuff? when do you fert? etc.

Thanks in advance for any help!
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