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Da Plant Man 03-05-2011 06:08 AM

The official Orchid thread!
 
Alright, so I know some of you are really into orchids and I am getting into them! Right now I only have two orchids (Phalaenopis sp. hybrids), but I would like to get more! I don't if I can label this "official", but I am anyway :biggrin:

I just got a new one today from Home Depot, I am going to try and figure out the specie hybrid later.

http://i771.photobucket.com/albums/x...y/DSCF6892.jpg
http://i771.photobucket.com/albums/x...y/DSCF6890.jpg
http://i771.photobucket.com/albums/x...y/DSCF6895.jpg
http://i771.photobucket.com/albums/x...y/DSCF6896.jpg


Lots of pictures of one plant I know, but I was just messing with my camera. I really want to get a DSLR now :)

Eden Marel 03-05-2011 06:10 AM

I had one... but it died in a couple weeks... but here is what it looked like:

http://img192.imageshack.us/img192/9058/img0291vm.jpg


http://img684.imageshack.us/img684/4483/img0293ut.jpg


http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/9718/img0307qq.jpg

yikesjason 03-05-2011 06:22 AM

I have three different orchids in my plant wall. I have new growth on all of them, but it will be a while before I start to get new stalks. I really like orchids, but I don't know much about them. I was really happy last year when I actually got a Phalaenopis to bloom again after a year.

Dave-H 03-05-2011 06:25 AM

Yea orchids are amazing and sort of addictive. Check out this guy -

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5052/...ccb03606d8.jpg


Da Plant Man 03-05-2011 06:28 AM

That yours Dave?

I am going to try and get a bigger collection this summer, but I am not sure. My Phal that I bought last year at wal-mart for five dollars isn't doing that well. It shot out a new leaf but it broke, and two other leaves have died. I am trying to save it though!

yikesjason 03-05-2011 06:31 AM

Have you checked out the orchid forums. They are just as crazy about their orchids as we are about out fish and plants.

Da Plant Man 03-05-2011 06:51 AM

Yes I have! I am a member on Orchidboard, haven't posted there yet (maybe once...) but I think I will become a avid member! Got any pictures of your orchids Jason? Leaves need their spotlight too!

Didn't see Eden's post, that was a beautiful orchid!

Eden Marel 03-05-2011 07:03 AM

Thanks!! I was disappointed that it died, I spent like half an hour trying to decide which pattern I like the best and would take home. I got it at Home Depot or Lowes, can't remember which.

Maybe I will try again later in the Spring, when I put some of my Carnivorous Plants outdoors, I will have room on my plant shelf in my room since I have a humidifier set up there for my Sundews and Butterworts.

Stella Blue 03-05-2011 11:09 AM

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Very Nice Orchids TPT members!! I've been collecting orchids for a few years now... i keep them under a T8x6 in a spare room!! Truly addicting ;)

legomaniac89 03-05-2011 11:09 AM

I have a few. Like 20 or so :). Here are a few of mine that have bloomed recently.

http://i691.photobucket.com/albums/v...g?t=1299027505

http://i691.photobucket.com/albums/v...g?t=1299285949

http://i691.photobucket.com/albums/v...g?t=1292450014

http://i691.photobucket.com/albums/v...g?t=1293290152

ua hua 03-05-2011 02:10 PM

You have some very beautiful orchids Adam and have definitley mastered the art of taking pictures. Very cool.

Dave-H 03-05-2011 03:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Caton (Post 1315289)
That yours Dave?

Yea that's in our backyard. We tied it to the tree with the coconut shells last year and that little bloom finally came out in January. They don't like being moved, I don't think!

There's an orchid farm not too far from our place, here's the type of orchid they have hundreds of:

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5057/...0f856e213b.jpg

And check out this BIG MOMMA orchid that the owner says isn't for sale. It's a monster!

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5095/...5797bdbf66.jpg

orchidman 03-05-2011 05:23 PM

that last one is a grammatophylum of some sort.

chad320 03-05-2011 06:46 PM

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Heres a few of mine...

orchidman 03-05-2011 06:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Caton (Post 1315280)
Alright, so I know some of you are really into orchids and I am getting into them! Right now I only have two orchids (Phalaenopis sp. hybrids), but I would like to get more! I don't if I can label this "official", but I am anyway :biggrin:

I just got a new one today from Home Depot, I am going to try and figure out the specie hybrid later.


http://i771.photobucket.com/albums/x...y/DSCF6892.jpg
http://i771.photobucket.com/albums/x...y/DSCF6890.jpg
http://i771.photobucket.com/albums/x...y/DSCF6895.jpg
http://i771.photobucket.com/albums/x...y/DSCF6896.jpg


Lots of pictures of one plant I know, but I was just messing with my camera. I really want to get a DSLR now :)

nice one caton! unfortunately, there are so many hybrid phals that all look alike. its impossible to ID a plant that doesnt have a label. yours is beautiful either way though!
http://www.orchidboard.com/community...noid-noid.html

ahh, i collect a few.. maybe about 40.

im also a member at orchidboard. its a great place :D i encourage you, caton, to participate in the spring project. its basically where a group of people all buy the same plant and compare conditions and results. its a good way to branch out and get things you would have never gotten on your own.

here are some pics that were alrready uploaded to my picasa

here is my set-up. have 4 t12s over each shelf.
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_-...0/DSC_0108.jpg

big white noid- just a quick pic
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_-...0/DSC_0109.jpg

noid phal - my oldest one
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_-...ession-027.jpg

all open
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_-...0/DSC_0156.jpg

mini purple noid-
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_-...0of%206%29.jpg

bc kosh wallis
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_-...0of%206%29.jpg

neo. falcata
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_-...%20%282%29.jpg


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