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  1. shadytrake

    Time for the Paphs and Bulbos

    Hi All, As I make room for my Dendrobium collection (that grew exponentially this weekend), I am preparing my most of my Paphs and Bulbos for sale. I have general photos first, but because this is an extensive collection I won't post photos or prices until requested. Shipping/packaging will...
  2. shadytrake

    Selling Phrag collection

    Hi All, Now that hubby and I have completed our greenhouse, we have decided to specialize in our Dendrobiums that are my first love. Therefore, we have agreed to sell our Phrags. Please note that I will provide photos and information as best that I can and these will go out bare-root. Prices...
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    Gastrochilus japonicus

    Another one of my favorites. :D
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    Stanhopea embreei

    Well it turns out that my Stan wardii is actually embreei. The guy I got it from said it was either wardii or embreei but he couldn't remember and the tag was gone. After 2 years, it finally bloomed and now I know for sure. I actually like embreei better. :drool: Anyone know what the...
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    Dendrobium Judith Nakayama

    I was able to convince John at Clown Alley to part with this beauty from his show display last year. It was pulled for judging but did not have enough flowers. I am working on getting more flowers from it (4 new growths working). In the meantime, it gave me a beautiful bloom (not quite...
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    Re-Arranged Phrag Area

    After speaking with Glen at Piping Rock, I decided to move the Phrags lower in the Shade House closer to the concrete floor. I also added a piece of extra screen to shade them from the afternoon sun. I also took y'all's advice and raised the shade cloth off of the SH roof. I do feel the...
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    Ctsm Karen Armstrong

    This lovely came from Sunset Valley Orchids.
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    Zygostates lunata & Stanhopea wardii

    These two are working on blooms. So exciting.
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    Vendors near Rochester/Syracuse, NY?

    Hi All, I'm vacationing in the Fingerlakes area until next week. Any good orchid vendors within driving distance of Syracuse/Rochester, NY?
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    Large Phrag. Kai Quintal for Trade

    I have a 8 growth (maybe 9) Phrag Kai Quintal that I would like to trade. (Sorcerer's Apprentice 4N x amazonica 'Birchwood') amazonica is now richteri. SORRY USA ONLY. I would like to trade for an established Paph Magic Lantern, a Paph glaucophyllum (more purple than pink), or a Paph...
  11. shadytrake

    Light & Temp

    Hi Everyone, Rick got me to thinking last night about my light and temps so I thought I should take some readings and get your feedback. My shadehouse is situated in the East part of my back yard. As you can see from the photos, I can't do much about the neighbor's Crepe Myrtles and...
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    Paphiopedilum Roland var alba

    This is a lovely alba form that I got from Sam Tsui. Double Grey 1/2 album 'Mallingham HCC/AOS x S. Gratrix 1/2 album 'Full Moon' I think the math was that I had a 50% chance of the alba form so I purchased two. My other non-alba Roland perished. This one is finally blooming and looks...
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    Bulbophyllum echinolabium

    My first real stinker. Ewwwwww but pretty.
  14. shadytrake

    Paphiopedilum hangianum x bellatulum

    This is a first bloom of a Paph purchased for me by a friend at Redlands. It had a bud when it was shipped and I didn't expect it to bloom but here it is.
  15. shadytrake

    "What do Orchids Eat?" Experiment

    Recently at our MOS show, (May 17-19), I had a chance to sit down with Rick to discuss his article "What do Orchids Eat?" from the March issue of ORCHIDS. I had been experiencing the same declines he mentioned in the article and I was really struggling with my collection. He was patient...
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    iPhone Snapshots

    These are not the best shots but they will give you an idea of my shade house. I'm in the process of re-arranging so it is a mess. Not much in bloom now because the spring weather has been cold and wet. We are just starting to warm up.
  17. shadytrake

    Greetings from Memphis, TN

    Hello all. I have lurked here in the past and thought I was already a member. Found out I wasn't yesterday when I tried to login. :D Anyway, I'm Melissa and I grow in a shadehouse in Memphis, TN. I have roughly 300 orchids of which 20 or 30 are slippers. I look forward to chatting on...
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    Phrag Cahaba Jim Bailey

    Here is a photo of my Phrag. Cahaba Jim Bailey (Sunset Glow 'ORCHIDbabies' 4N x Lutz Rolke 'Emily' AM/AOS). This is a 4N cross from ORCHIDbabies. This is the first blooming for me and only my third Phrag bloom. I grow in a shadehouse here and Phrags are a challenge. This Phrag has never...
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