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PS as a fly, you must be aware the nicotinic residues that may endanger your state of affairs !
Great post, thank you! I was a goner the first time I saw cool-growing orchidariums with cuthbertsoniis and masdevallias at the NYC International Orchid Show - back before 9/11 when they were held at the Winter Garden. I'm designing an artificial light table for my downstairs playroom at the moment. 73 x 40 with portable tracklight spots. I think I'm going to use it for cattleyas, but an orchidarium for true cool growing species is in the back of my mind, nagging me. What a playground that would be!
I don't have the true visual scope of your growing space, but I'm getting that it's far more expansive (and customized) that I imagined. Cudos to you, from a comparative dilettante. (Thanks to my parents, I'm relatively nicotine tolerant)
 

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Great post, thank you! I was a goner the first time I saw cool-growing orchidariums with cuthbertsoniis and masdevallias at the NYC International Orchid Show - back before 9/11 when they were held at the Winter Garden. I'm designing an artificial light table for my downstairs playroom at the moment. 73 x 40 with portable tracklight spots. I think I'm going to use it for cattleyas, but an orchidarium for true cool growing species is in the back of my mind, nagging me. What a playground that would be!
I don't have the true visual scope of your growing space, but I'm getting that it's far more expansive (and customized) that I imagined. Cudos to you, from a comparative dilettante. (Thanks to my parents, I'm relatively nicotine tolerant)
If you have the heart and passion, anything is possible! You never know what is humanly achievable until you dip your feet into the intricate maze of creating your growing space with specific ecological niche, especially one that can harbor the cool growers that you crave. In the words of Nelson Mandela who said "It always seems impossible until it's done'! Dilettante or not.
 

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The third bud is finally fully opened now. Too bad the first flower decided to retire, or else we would get a triplet portrait.

Basking in the sun mid day. What a life!

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Will self this with a flask sibling from a friend within the week. More green eyed cyclops babies!
 

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That's seems like a heavy dose of Calmag. Do you feed all your plants like that Dr?
 

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Ended up being gorgeous. Could be Minion's twin, really. What's the NS? Minion got up to around 8cm.
That's a big compliment Tony, thanks. I'll measure the NS tomorrow but I think it's about that as well.
 

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Here are the measurements:

Natural spread 8 cm
Vertical height 9.5 cm
Dorsal sepal 5 cm W x 5 cm L
Petals 4.5 cm L x 1.2 cm W
Pouch 3 cm W x 4.5 cm L

I think it's close to Minion.
 

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Here are the measurements:

Natural spread 8 cm
Vertical height 9.5 cm
Dorsal sepal 5 cm W x 5 cm L
Petals 4.5 cm L x 1.2 cm W
Pouch 3 cm W x 4.5 cm L

I think it's close to Minion.
Bigger than when it was awarded, but about the same size as it blooms as an adult. Shame there's no judging :-(
 

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Bigger than when it was awarded, but about the same size as it blooms as an adult. Shame there's no judging :-(
Was Minion from Taiwan breeding too? I think you said you grew out a flask?
 

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Was Minion from Taiwan breeding too? I think you said you grew out a flask?
I got it from Parkside before they closed as an unbloomed adult. It was Miao Hua something or other x sib. I collaborated with Woodstream to do an outcross to one of Bill's awarded clones, those are the flasklings I'm growing out.
 

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Cool!

Maybe next generation with outcross our two lines.
 

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