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Rick

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Happy New Year:clap::clap::clap:

Been super busy and will probably disappear again soon, but thought this was an exciting way to start 2017.

In 2006 I got wardii pollen from Gilda's 'Charles' (Gilda in East TN) and put it into a generic wardii I had from Andy's. Both parent plants have subsequently been lost.

This breeding produced some really nice progeny including 'Prince Charles', AM/AOS awarded in 2011.

SlipperKing Rick in TX sent me some pollen from an exceptionally dark wardii clone called 'Blackbird' that I put into one of the other Charles sibs in 2011.

Now here at the end of 2016 I have an open bloom from that 2011 breeding (and my first 2nd generation breeding of a Paph)!

Check these out:wink:





There are 7 growths (mix of post and unbloomed) growths in the Prince Charles basket. The Blackbird/Charles plant has only 2 growths and actually blasted its first bloom this summer (way too hot this summer).

So thank you ST for bringing me together with all these amazing slipper nuts for 10+ years of orchid friendships.
 

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Hey Rick, Happy to see you're still growing and blooming wardii out of 'Charles' progeny !!!
I see your coming to speak at Asheville..may have to pop in for a visit , although it's an hour and half drive !
Happy New Year and Congratulations !!!!
 
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Rick

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Hey Rick, Happy to see you're still growing and blooming wardii out of 'Charles' progeny !!!
I see your coming to speak at Asheville..may have to pop in for a visit , although it's an hour and half drive !
Happy New Year and Congratulations !!!!
Thanks Gilda. It's cool to see you as the first post on this thread.:wink:
 

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I agree with Dot. The wait is well-rewarded with both
friendships and very nice plants.
 

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Wardii has become a new love of mine.
Very nice orchids!
 

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Nice job Rick! Hey, you got the same fern as me. Did I give that to you :cool:

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