Rhyncholaelia digbyana ‘Ford Blackwell’

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  1. May 9, 2020 #1

    PeteM

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    Edward Wood received a CCM for this plant in 1983. The last picture is Mr. Wood with his plant a few years prior to the award. I picked up a virus free division of this monster from his daughter Tina in 2015, the year her father passed away, when she started to close down her greenhouse.

    I divided it a few years back and put a division into a large basket in hopes of creating another future monster to pass on to the next generation. There is something very special about growing a plant that is older than oneself.

    Enjoy.


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    Nice. And nice scent?
     
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    PeteM

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    Just opened, I’ll check at different times this weekend.
     
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    well done. Great provenance
     
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    Wonderful. I finally broke down and purchased this species a little while back. No idea if I've actually got the light to bloom it, but I'm going to give it a try. And if not, I figure I can either gift it or sell it to someone who can bloom it, or perhaps my lighting situation will change for the brighter. Pretty cool to know you're growing a plant that's older than yourself. I can't say I've got that kind of achievement under my belt.
     
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    Nice to see there are guys who are able to flower these species. I owned one many years ago and never was the lucky one to flower it. Maybe it was the lack of light, maybe other things...who knows
     
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    Cool to see it still thriving. I had a few plants from the 60s my dad had grown for years, but after coming to Japan, I had to see them - hopefully a few still survive somewhere.
     

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