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Author Topic: Pictures of New Orchids from SF Orchid Society Show at the Golden Gate Park  (Read 1082 times)

SusieQ

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I went to the orchid show and purchased these three beauties.

1. The first one is Stanhopea and due to heat wave this week, her bud dried up and died.  :cry:

2.  The second is Sedirea Japonica and I added a link so that you can see what the blooms would be like once they give me blooms.
http://www.andysorchids.com/pictureframe.asp?PicId=2582&PicNam=Sedirea%20%28Aerides%29%20japonica

3. Cattleya tigrina - has a very floral scent.

In case your interested. I did a vlog of that day with my family: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEy3D1eDOvg
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milla

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Thank you for the photos, they are beautiful and also very useful, because I can see what a healthy orchid looks like! My orchid is still flowering, although it is planted in a minimal amount of bark. I am going to the garden centre today and I will get some specialist compost. The video is great, thank you for the link!

SusieQ

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I love that phals flowers do last a long time.  When the flowers are spent, you'll need to replant it to make sure that from there to the next flowering that it gets all its need to give you more flowers next year!  Then you don't have to re-plant again for the next two years. 

Thank you, mills!  It had a great time and I wish I had purchased all that I wanted to buy.  My son is always hungry and likes to eat. I'm not sure where he puts it. :lol:
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Styyna

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Wow, I really enjoyed the video! I've never seen so many orchids. I love your enthusiasm, too. It reminds me of when I used to go crazy over new makeup or, now, when I am faced with lots of yarn choices.

Clearly you have an abiding love of orchids and have become very knowledgeable about them in a very short period of time. Good for you!

I hope you will continue sharing your passion for them with us.
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SusieQ

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Yes, I have moved from going gaga over makeup to just want to visit someone's greenhouse and just stare at all the orchids. I used to be afraid of touching the flowers of an orchid thinking that somehow I break them but in the short time I've been growing orchids, I found that they are not only beautiful but far stronger than most plants. 

So, when you see an orchid in a store, so ahead and sniff and touch the flowers. I do.  :)  Yes, I will continue to share pictures. My DH, bless his lovely heart, purchased a camera that not only take great videos but pictures, too. So, it's due this Friday but he is out of town, of course, so I won't see the camera until Saturday when he returns home, I think.

I love taking pictures. I took several classes in college for fun. I learned to not only take pictures but develop them, as well.  And, I actually did not mind the odor. Many of the people in class back then did not like all the chemical odors. But, the cost was too expensive to make it a hobby back in college.
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Styyna

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Sadly, there are no stores near us that have orchids to see, touch, and smell. We would have to travel well over 100 miles to find one. The Upper Midwest is probably not very conducive to growing orchids due to our great temperature variability. They all have to be grown and displayed indoors I imagine. And, as you pointed out in your video, space is a consideration.

So I'm very happy that you will continue sharing pictures. I'm always impressed by people with great photography skils and now I understand why your pictures are always so lovely - you know what you're doing with a camera!

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SusieQ

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DH bought me a cannon camera and it's charging right now.  He surprised me.  I think he knows that I a really serious about the youtube thing.  I went to the farmer's market today and purchased another orchid. It has not name but it's in the family of denbrodium nobiile.  I will post a picture on a separate post.

The colors reminds me so much of Hawaii.  She cost only $15!
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Styyna

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What a thoughtful and generous DH! And how sweet to surprise you with the new camera. :)
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