- Nov 28, 2009
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- Cambridge, UK
Thank you, David. It's very beautifull - and what a pity, fragrance can't (yet) be transmitted!This one is for Guldal.
That is a physical impossibility to just grow 1 or 2 catts hahahaha. We know that 1 catt (not necessary a catt ---- but any particular orchid) usually ends up to become dozens, or hundreds ----- even thousands. There are too many amazing ones out there to stop at 1 or 2 heheh. All orchid flowers are fantastic. This is all light-heartedly of course.If you only grow a couple of hybrid catts then this and the recently posted blue dinard are the way to go.
I think David's remark was meant for me - knowing, that I in most matters orchidiadic am an (almost) incorrigible speciesist, he, actually wrote:That is a physical impossibility to just grow 1 or 2 catts hahahaha.
That still makes room for growing thousands and thousands of species plants, right?! (If only...!)If you only grow a couple of hybrid catts...
hahaha. Guldal ----- since it looks like you are able to venture out of the state of being incorrigible ---- ie. 'almost' ---- from the perspective of species growing, then maybe you can later persuade yourself to become even more flexible and grow all kinds - species and hybrids. My take is ---- don't limit oneself (myself) heheheh. Just getting the best of all worlds!I think David's remark was meant for me - knowing, that I in most matters orchidiadic am an (almost) incorrigible speciesist,
It is true that 'beauty' is in the eye(s) of the beholder. In my eyes, all flowers and all plants are beautiful. I see beauty in both species and in hybrids. We see many examples in nature where hybrids are 'beautiful'. Very beautiful - in form, colour, etc etc. But even if a species or hybrid flower or plant is crooked or something ------ it's still beautiful of course - naturally. Although ---- if somebody likes species only, or wishes to just focus on species ----- absolutely fine too!I’ve moved to nearly all species catts over the last couple of years as there are very few that have the beautiful form of the species.
Looking massively forward to seeing that hybrid flower too ------ from your future pics!Well, well, the 'almost' signified the alarming movement from hardcore Paph-speciesist to a more mellow ecclectic stance...as my collection at the moment sports the following Paph. hybrids: Lady Isobel (f.k.a. Lady Isabel BS); Michael Koopowitz (young plant in good growth); 2 x Wössner Helene gx Green Charlene gp, BS; Cimabue, BS; Alexej and Dollgoldi - both very young plants; and, finally, I just bought another Alexej - a somewhat larger, good growing young plant (raised my hopes a wee bit about having a chance to see this hybrid flower in my life time! ).
It does or can indeed hehehehe. Or at least, for the less extreme cases ------ we won't be limiting ourselves to just 1 or 2 species plants heheh.That still makes room for growing thousands and thousands of species plants, right?! (If only...!)
That's beautiful! I have one in my collection though it lost it's tags, so I'm waiting for it to bloom someday and id it. It got set back, but doing ok now, so maybe next year.