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Chien

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This one getting better and better every year.


A fat violacea:)



Very soft coloration.
 
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Nice. I have been seriously considering adding a violacea or a bellina to my collection. I have a amboinensis seedling that is struggling because it came with a mealy bug infestation. :( So far I have been able to keep the infestation limited to this one plant. (Is it proper to name the offending supplier on this forum? Should I tell the supplier of the problem? A little help with the edict here please)

I really want to get an orchid with a nice fragrance and I have been leaning towards the bellina but your violacea are really beautiful.

PS. How do you set up so that a quote is always attached to your post. I found a good one the other day that really suit me. :D "A weekend wasted is not a wasted weekend"

Thanks in advance Ed
 

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You mean like this! :mad: These spread to and damaged 5-10 plants before I caught them. The plant came from a vendor I buy from often and I know has a history of these problems but if I blow them up here I might get scrod in the long run! :( [I guess I have tyo be more careful!]
 
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Corbin

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Yes, Alcohol and a q-tip time and after you kill all the adults watch the leaves, particularly the underside for the eggs and get them off before they have a chance to hatch.
 

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Chien, thanks for posting, your phals are GORGEOUS!

I just bought a bellina from Jason Fischer. Can't wait! I had several before but now want to try a few phal species again. I had a hard time deciding bellina vs. violacea!

PS. How do you set up so that a quote is always attached to your post. I found a good one the other day that really suit me. :D "A weekend wasted is not a wasted weekend"

Thanks in advance Ed
Ed, if you go into User CP up in the menu bar, and then click on "Edit Signature", you can put a your name in and a quote underneath it.

Oh Eric, I bet I know who sold you those plants!!! :poke: Here's a good quote for you: "Once burned shame on you, twice burned shame on me!"
 

Chien

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I really want to get an orchid with a nice fragrance and I have been leaning towards the bellina but your violacea are really beautiful.



If you want an orchid with a nice fragrance, tetraspis is also a good choice.
Some has elegant fragrance, some has wild fragrance, all smell good!
 
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Thanks all for the help:rollhappy: Now I just have to get me a picture to put at the top.
 
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I have also had Sweet Memory recommended and someone had a post on this forum of a Sweet Memory. It obviously has either bella or violacea in its breeding. Have you had any experience with Sweet Memory? I do not think it is as pretty as your violacea.
 

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Oh Eric, I bet I know who sold you those plants!!! :poke: Here's a good quote for you: "Once burned shame on you, twice burned shame on me!"
Maybe you do and maybe you don't but there are some crosses I still want and here's the important part:
"The plant came from a vendor I buy from often and I know has a history of these problems but if I blow them up here I might get scrod in the long run!:("
 

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Ed, Sweet Memory is a good one. I had one for years. Nicely fragrant and an easy bloomer. Google for photos as there are lot of them on the net.
 

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Maybe you do and maybe you don't but there are some crosses I still want and here's the important part:
"The plant came from a vendor I buy from often and I know has a history of these problems but if I blow them up here I might get scrod in the long run!:("
You make your choices, Eric, but personally, it's not worth infecting a collection to me, and probably others here. Want me to say it? I have nothing to lose!
 

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