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Forum: Orchid Care Cultivation 09-20-2016, 01:35 PM
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Posted By mayres
I REALLY like this cross! Mine is now budding as...

I REALLY like this cross! Mine is now budding as well! We had someone with this plant get best "cattleya" hybrid in show a few years back - think it had 6-7 flowers on one new growth and was...
Forum: Orchid Care Cultivation 08-22-2016, 06:31 PM
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Posted By mayres
The old bulbs will not hurt anything to be left...

The old bulbs will not hurt anything to be left attached to the rest of the plant unless they go soft or otherwise begin to decay. As noted, they may not plump back up, but may otherwise provide...
Forum: Orchid Care Cultivation 08-17-2016, 01:43 PM
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Posted By mayres
I've never had phal leaves split due to heat -...

I've never had phal leaves split due to heat - I'd leave them outside as well and let them enjoy the warm weather outside while they can.......
Forum: Orchid Flasking and Seed Germination 07-07-2016, 11:07 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By mayres
Jealousy abounds! Can't wait to see bloomers! ...

Jealousy abounds! Can't wait to see bloomers! Great work.
Forum: Orchid Care Cultivation 06-15-2016, 06:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,473
Posted By mayres
That is a fairly common phenomena - peloric form...

That is a fairly common phenomena - peloric form of phalaenopsis flowers......click on this...
Forum: Orchid Care Cultivation 04-11-2016, 04:04 PM
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Posted By mayres
That was my instinctual response as...

That was my instinctual response as well......pest pressure......
Forum: Orchid Care Cultivation 04-06-2016, 06:01 PM
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Posted By mayres
Ahhhhhhh bummers! We've all done something at...

Ahhhhhhh bummers! We've all done something at one time or other (some of us more times that we'd like to remember) to accidentally loose flowers/buds - or even entire plants - after months and even...
Forum: Orchid Care Cultivation 03-31-2016, 11:28 AM
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Posted By mayres
I have a colmanara (oncidium type hybrid) that...

I have a colmanara (oncidium type hybrid) that I've had for about 8-9 years now......Yes, you are exactly right. Every year the older leaves start to die off, starting by turning yellow at the tips,...
Forum: Orchid Flasking and Seed Germination 02-01-2016, 03:51 PM
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Views: 1,549
Posted By mayres
I've had some good luck - maybe 75 (keiki) to 25...

I've had some good luck - maybe 75 (keiki) to 25 (subspike). I'm in fact starting another now (about 2 weeks) and have a node already enlarging - will see which I get! :) I have not actually done...
Forum: Orchid Pests and Diseases 01-11-2016, 01:13 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By mayres
Sounds wonderful - how about sharing a picture of...

Sounds wonderful - how about sharing a picture of the growing area with some of the orchids one of these days! Not many of us are blessed to be able to have our plants out year round as you...
Forum: Orchid Pests and Diseases 01-09-2016, 07:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,787
Posted By mayres
Do these plants reside outdoors year round? If...

Do these plants reside outdoors year round? If so......are there significant periods of wet? How about temperature? Are there periods of cool(er) as well? Those spots appear to me to be highly...
Forum: Orchid Care Cultivation 01-06-2016, 01:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,962
Posted By mayres
Interesting post Kat - also in the FWIW column,...

Interesting post Kat - also in the FWIW column, the speaker (who is a world-wide known grower of several genera) that I noted (who I don't wish to name for HIS sake - had nothing good to say about...
Forum: Orchid Care Cultivation 01-05-2016, 05:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,962
Posted By mayres
Sounds like a great plan. We have a salesman of...

Sounds like a great plan. We have a salesman of orchiata in our group that insists that orchiata lasts practically "forever" - no need to repot until the plant grows out of the pot! ...
Forum: Orchid Care Cultivation 01-05-2016, 11:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,962
Posted By mayres
I will be VERY interested to hear how you feel...

I will be VERY interested to hear how you feel about this product a year down the road. Yes - PLEASE keep us informed how it works long term. My experience is that the early pot-up plants ARE in...
Forum: Orchid Care Cultivation 01-04-2016, 05:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,441
Posted By mayres
Looks good - nice illustrations of process too! ...

Looks good - nice illustrations of process too! It should do fine.....
Forum: Orchid Care Cultivation 01-04-2016, 03:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,962
Posted By mayres
I've used quite a bit of orchiata in all sizes...

I've used quite a bit of orchiata in all sizes and have generally found it to be OK for my use. HOWEVER, I know quite a few folks who do NOT like it - one major orchid vendor in California REALLY...
Forum: Orchid Care Cultivation 12-30-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,814
Posted By mayres
New topic would be best

New topic would be best
Forum: Orchid Care Cultivation 12-29-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By mayres
Good job - yep.....tis the season for hybrid...

Good job - yep.....tis the season for hybrid (especially) phal spikes........
Happy New Year! :)
Forum: Orchid Care Cultivation 12-22-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,359
Posted By mayres
Interesting plant - first one I've seen. Looks...

Interesting plant - first one I've seen. Looks like it has been classified a number of ways - epidendrum as noted and possibly now coilostylis ciliaris - check link....IOSPE PHOTOS...
Forum: Other Plants 12-16-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,689
Posted By mayres
LOL - I wasn't familiar with the synonym tree rat...

LOL - I wasn't familiar with the synonym tree rat = squirrel. Not a bad analogy I suppose. Those pesky squirrels can be a real nuisance/pest alright. My parents actually feed them peanuts, just...
Forum: Orchid Care Cultivation 12-16-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,814
Posted By mayres
Those are fantastic suggestions.....and with over...

Those are fantastic suggestions.....and with over 25,000 species of orchids available, seems like no end of possibilities. Since you like cattleyas (of which there are many good species and hybrids...
Forum: Other Plants 12-15-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,689
Posted By mayres
There are so many hybrids of corn available now...

There are so many hybrids of corn available now days - trying to pick the "ideal" one based on anyone's recommendation is nearly impossible. It depends on what YOU like. I've worked with corn in...
Forum: Orchid Mounting 12-09-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,877
Posted By mayres
Mickey - thought I'd tag a little onto your...

Mickey - thought I'd tag a little onto your thread and add my Darwinara Rainbow Stars picture - mine is potted up in sphag in a terra cotta pot - this method seems to be working really well for me -...
Forum: Orchid Care Cultivation 12-07-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,358
Posted By mayres
I have one of these and LOVE IT! It bloomed...

I have one of these and LOVE IT! It bloomed every summer until I divided it last summer - the new growth is looking good - but no bloom this year. Old half is struggling to survive - will see how...
Forum: Orchid Care Cultivation 11-24-2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,213
Posted By mayres
If you water nearly every day bare roots or near...

If you water nearly every day bare roots or near bare roots seem to work for many growers of these. Kristen Uthus, owner of New World Orchids is an EXCELLENT resource for anything having to do with...
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