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  1. orchid527

    a tale of tails

    I don't remember for sure. It was most likely out of a flask from Chuck Acker years ago, but it could have been from Windy Hill Gardens as a small plant. Mike
  2. orchid527

    a tale of tails

    It struck me as interesting how similar these flowers are, but how different the petals are, so I took the time to investigate. The photo on the left is Les Dirouilles, which is Sorcerer's Apprentice x Leslie Garay. SA = longifolium x sargentianum. LG = caudatum x longifolium. The photo on...
  3. orchid527

    Wössner Favourite

    It really is a great flower. The first time you posted it, I was inspired to locate a couple of seedlings. They are still a year or so away from blooming, but I would be very happy if they turn out to be as nice as yours. Mike
  4. orchid527

    Has anyone planted a flask of paphs directly into sphagnum?

    Here are the photos comparing tigrinum in Orchiata + perlite vs moss. The plants have been in the compots for about 2 months. The roots of the seedlings did not appear to penetrate into the flask medium very well, but they were adequate. After taking the time to compare these, I've decide to...
  5. orchid527

    Has anyone planted a flask of paphs directly into sphagnum?

    Kate After 4-6 months, I have a lot of algae growing on the moss. It doesn't cause any problems, but I don't care for the look. By then, the fastest growing plants are ready to move into single pots. So, I gather all of the compots from the source flask and remove all of the seedlings. This...
  6. orchid527

    Has anyone planted a flask of paphs directly into sphagnum?

    I put some tigrinum seedlings out of a flask from Sam into sphagnum and they are doing just fine after 2 months. Also, I have started putting phrag seedlings from flask into sphagnum and it seems to work well, especially for kovachii. The phrags show excellent root growth in moss and I am...
  7. orchid527

    Question Paphiopedilum blooming

    I've bloomed hainanense two years out of flask. I have some roth hybrids that are more than 10 years out of flask and have not yet bloomed. Mike
  8. orchid527

    Lady Isabel

    Lady Isabel x conco-bellatulum, but I believe conco-bellatulum is now called wenshanense. It reminds me in some ways of Rolfei, but is much easier to bloom. Looks like it is doing well in your care. Mike
  9. orchid527

    for Brachy-lovers

    I have never seen, or even imagined, one so densely spotted. Mike
  10. orchid527

    Where are the bees?

    I live in a rural area and have a crappy 3/4 acre yard. In the spring it is full of dandelions and in the summer it is full of clover. I nearly always see a bumble bee or two when I mow, but I rarely see a honey bee. My guess is the ratio is at least 50:1. It has been like this for the 10...
  11. orchid527

    ISO: Paph. Vipanii in US

    Don't know if you are still looking for a Vipanii, but I have an unbloomed plant that has two mature growths and a new one on the way. Mike
  12. orchid527

    Awarded Peruflora's Cirila Alca for sale

    I think the plant is spoken for. Regarding the fertility, I haven't been able to use it either way, but I've only tried 5-6 times with different plants. I've heard others comment about fertility issues. I believe these were dalessandroi (pod) x kovachii (pollen). Perhaps the dalessandroi was...
  13. orchid527

    Awarded Peruflora's Cirila Alca for sale

    abax, I've sent you a pm
  14. orchid527

    Awarded Bel Royal x kovachii for sale

    sold - thanks everyone for responding
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    kovachii for sale

    This has been moved to ebay under seller Orchid527
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    Awarded Bel Royal x kovachii for sale

    This is Perusian Royalty "Peggy" AM/AOS, CCE/AOS (88 and 90 points 2017). The first photo is after the plant was awarded in 2017. The second photo is of the plant when it started branching in 2019. For reference, the display is on a 6 ft table. I divided it then and gave a piece to Chuck...
  17. orchid527

    Awarded Peruflora's Cirila Alca for sale

    This is a division of Peruflora's Cirila Alca "Peggy" AM/AOS (83 points, 2015) The plant has several previously bloomed growths and a new one just started. It will bloom on this new growth next spring. This plant is dalessandroi x kovachii, with dalessandroi as the pod parent. I also have a...
  18. orchid527

    kovachii for sale

    Mature, blooming size kovachii for sale $175, or best offer. I will ship bare root by USPS Priority for free. No AZ, AK, CA or OUS. The photo of the flower is from when it last bloomed for me February of 2019. I split the plant into two equal parts and it tried to bloom again this year, but...
  19. orchid527

    Orchid Inn order

    I'm envious. They look like they are in really good shape. Mike
  20. orchid527

    Paphiopedilum hirsutissimum confirmation

    The answer to this question is the same as for many other things with me. I know a little bit about many things, but not a lot about any one thing, so I must defer to experts. In this case, I purchased my plant from Windy Hill Gardens. Marilyn specializes in slippers and she is a judge. This...