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    Paph. Vanda M. Pearman

    Oooh! I like this too.
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    Rlc. Lawless Walkiire ‘The Ultimate’ (Rlc. Hunting Island x Rlc. Toshie Aoki)

    You are amazing, thanks. Now I just have to figure out which the back of the flower is! 😉
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    Phrag. La Hougette 'Kelly Creek' AM/AOS

    Yes, unfortunately again, albeit mostly limited so far. Thankful then, you are only dealing with one pest. Sounds like you have a good plan. I do better with chemicals Than natural, as I know them well. I grew hybrid tea roses for 25 years and dealt with many of the same pests them. However, I...
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    Phrag. La Hougette 'Kelly Creek' AM/AOS

    You have to spray regularly, not as you see them. False spider mites at summer temps every 7 days. Thrips every 3. Always spray 3 times. Missouri Botanical Garden has some great info and photos. Also just found an article by Sue Bottom Www.staugorchidsociety.org/PDF/ThripsonOrchidsbySueBottom.pdf
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    Phrag. La Hougette 'Kelly Creek' AM/AOS

    Abax, Orthene is a great systemic insecticide but it’s not an acaricide. If these are false spider mites it won’t work. I’m going to go out in a limb and say I suspect two things. Mites and thrips. The streaky damage near the crowns and the critter at 25x mag look like thrips in their larval...
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    Rlc. Lawless Walkiire ‘The Ultimate’ (Rlc. Hunting Island x Rlc. Toshie Aoki)

    Light is from above. Because this is tall it is on the end of the table so could be reaching for greater light in center, but I don’t think so. I will try to separate flowers. I tried with ‘The Ultimate’ but had very little success but those stems were shorter. I also tried to twist it, but it...
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    Rlc. Lawless Walkiire ‘The Ultimate’ (Rlc. Hunting Island x Rlc. Toshie Aoki)

    Dr Leslie, here is another one in bloom that clearly has two buds that are going to be facing different ways.
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    Rlc. Lawless Walkiire ‘The Ultimate’ (Rlc. Hunting Island x Rlc. Toshie Aoki)

    Thank you, Dr Leslie! While I appreciated the comments on the flower, I was hoping someone would give insight on this.
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    Phragmipedium Jerry Lee Fischer

    Beautiful plant, flower and photo! Nice growing.
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    Rlc. Lawless Walkiire ‘The Ultimate’ (Rlc. Hunting Island x Rlc. Toshie Aoki)

    Linus: I got it from Waldor when he spoke at the VOS meeting in Richmond last year. I was taken by the deep saturation of color. It was in bloom, this is my first bloom with it. Deborah
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    Rlc. Lawless Walkiire ‘The Ultimate’ (Rlc. Hunting Island x Rlc. Toshie Aoki)

    Actually deeper than the photo. This one in natural light is more representative. And the scent this morning is intoxicating.
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    Rlc. Lawless Walkiire ‘The Ultimate’ (Rlc. Hunting Island x Rlc. Toshie Aoki)

    Photo does not do this color justice. I don’t know why one flower faced the right way and the other twisted. I tried to straighten it, but no luck.
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    Pros and Cons of Grodan rock wool mini cubes

    So, does soaking them take care of that?
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    Pros and Cons of Grodan rock wool mini cubes

    Growstone does not crush, perlite does potentially. However, growstone is pretty sharp. I didn't like soaking it, so switched. It also sticks to roots, much like bark, whereas perlite does not tend to as much. I have a lot of it, but plan to use it (unless someone wants it) in the garden to...
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    Pros and Cons of Grodan rock wool mini cubes

    Pete, the Sarrenicia are not mine. Someone else’s post.
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    Pros and Cons of Grodan rock wool mini cubes

    How do you punch the holes in your pots? And where do you get the deep clear pots?
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    Paph repotting

    It was unremarkable on its first bloom last Jan. Large, but poorly shaped pouch.
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    Paph repotting

    You are seeing the back of the tag with the hybridized’s info. Sorry for not giving the name. It’s Paph. Rod McLellan ‘Hillsview’ (AM/AOS) x Sorcerer’s Stone ‘Yellow Desire’ from Hillsview Gardens. I got it as a tiny seedling in October 2018. Potted in Orchiata Power 66%, with Grow Stone 15%...
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    Pros and Cons of Grodan rock wool mini cubes

    I’ve got 3 or 4 bags of both sizes of Growstone if anyone close by is interested. I’d pass it on at cost, as it has been discontinued by the company. I don’t know why. It is expanded glass. I used it for a couple of years and decided to change to perlite. Many use it and like it and I had no...
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