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Discussion in 'Cypripedium' started by Linus_Cello, Apr 29, 2014.
The giselle have faded, but the clematis behind it is in its first flush of purple flowers.
Formosa. Will try to do another picture when sunny. First cyp of the season
Slightly better photo with his morning’s sun. (Thank you to tech folks, I love how I don’t have to resize pics before posting)
Second cyp of the season. First in pot. Gisela Frosch’s Noble Geisha. Not sure why this one is so early. I have another Gisela pastel in pot that is weeks from flowering. (Sorry another cloudy morning)
Well I guess I was wrong. Here is Gisella pastel. And the ones in the ground are not far behind (Ursel to the left).
Mine are still encased in ice. LOL
Cyp Paul. Just purchased at the January 2019 Paph Forum from Ron Burch
Very nice, thanks for sharing. I haven't had time to go to the backyard to see if anything has come back!
Sabine alba (and to come Gisella); and Paul (dark form)
Well, mine have just appeared (Quebec City area). Don't give up. In what general area do you live?
I'm in Ottawa. The last of the ice is gone today.
Ottawa Orchid Show this weekend. Shawn Hillis of GardenSlippers will be there with a sales table. I've bought from him before and he sells good stuff.
Lovelies !!!! I suppose you don't have problems with snails yet, but what about mice aso ? Good tip for keeping them away !??
Sorry I don’t think I’ve had problems with snails or mice in my cyps. My problems are squirrels/chipmunks digging in the ground and pots, and slugs/snails on Hebenaria.
I had voles who did a good job on a clump of Cyp montanum - only once. Maybe cover the clump with a 1/4 inch wire mesh like one does with tulips.
I know. He's bringing me guttatum and Christian. The tibeticum I bought last fall is poking up through the soil now.
Tibeticum from Mrs Perner? I bought from her a tibeticum & a flavum (+ a dozen other things...). Both are coming up. I was a little worried they might not make but they did. Got luck with your guttatum - it might be a challenge. I've hadn't had much success. It seems winters aren't long enough and it's really too hot during summer.
Gisella in ground. Sabine alba still blooming
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