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Michael Bonda

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These unexpected surprises are some of many reasons I enjoy growing-caring for-individual watering-buying and sharing orchid “stuff” with other enthusiasts. Thankfully there is a site like Slippertalk.com to share these photos with:

surprise buds at this time of year -some noticed today on a holiday filled with watering......

Paph. purpuratum first time in bud:
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Paph. Carolyn Butcher first time In bud:
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Paph. Shirley Amundson In bud again just after blooming:

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Phrag. Cardinale continuing in spike since 4/2020:
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Paph Rolfei first time blooming bud getting larger:

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Paph. thaianum First time blooming nearly open:
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Phrag. Professor Bream with A surprise bud that just opened from a spike that finished months ago:

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Paph. Majic Lantern bud nearly open:

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Phrag. Schroderae still in bloom (my very favorite all time plant ):
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Encyclia tampenesis in wooden basket originally collected 15 years ago from an Oak tree on my property in Florida in full bloom: ok
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Michael Bonda

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More:
Paph stonei bud present for 2 months very slowly developing:
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Paph. Lady Roth x gigant. third flower nearly open:
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Phrag. QF Leina’ala 2 plants each with spikes:
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Paph. roth x Chiu Hua Dancer in spike - can’t wait to see what it looks like!
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Very nice! And I agree that it fun to share with fellow-slipper fans. There is just something about these plants that is hard to fully appreciate unless you’ve actually watched them unfold. Thank you, Michael, for taking the time to share them with us.
 

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Thanks a lot! I'm glad you enjoy sharing your treasures!!! It compensates the cancelled orchid shows...
 

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I might have missed but has Rolfei bloomed already?
That thaianum ready to pop open is too cute!!
What LED product and how many per shelf are you using?
 

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I’d be happy with that!
I had four Rolfei, two bought as a mature plants and two small seedlings. Two small seedlings grew big fast into multiple-growths plants. Never bloomed. I got rid of them all but one.
 

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@Happypaphy7 ditto to those rolfei not flowering comments... I'd be happy with Michaels ... maybe it'd open a little more on next flowering...

Can't wait to see that roth x Ching Hua Dancer...
 

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well interesting... my first bloom hung sheng eagle (roth on gigant.) had 3 buds where the first 2 were mangled (first looked peloric, second had a split dorsal) but the third (last) opened very nicely...

if you get a better result on subsequent buds please post updates (?)
 

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