Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by ConfusedInPA, Jun 25, 2013.
Are y'all ready for a new game??
Good luck! Happy googling, and guessing!
There are more varieties of orchids than any other flower. At least that's what Gordon tells
me. Perhaps this is the upside down orchid aka Stanhopea.
I would have to say it's a variety of a bulbophyllum orchid. I've tried my hand several times at growing orchids. I'm back into them slowly. I have brought two phallanopsis orchids to bloom this month after getting them a year ago. I can't tell you how many have gone into the dumpster though.
In my research, I'm finding nothing about "upside down", "Stanhopea", or "bulbophyllum."
I have to admit that I was thinking of you and Gordon when I found this pic, Rock. I know how you've written about Gordon and his love of orchids!
Sun, Oh you got me smiling. My grandma was that way with African Violets. She would try and try and try, and maybe one or two blooms every couple of years. She certainly didn't have a green thumb when it came to the African Violets. Me, I basically have a "brown thumb."
Keep guessing, y'all.
I've got two African violets someone gave me a year ago. Darn if I can get them to bloom but the leaves are gorgeous and they get the eastern sun on a table. I've been giving them the orchid food so maybe they need something else. My mom had them blooming everywhere. Here's a link to some of the orchids.
It's Elvina track flying duck orchid......they're very cute too
I think I found it. Is it the "Caleana Major" or Duck Orchid ??
Hey, did you find it Sun? Geez !!
SUNFLOWERGIRL WINS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hooray!
Granni, Sun was quicker by about 7 minutes, in the posting time.
I enjoyed that link, Sun. Thanks!
I found a pic of an "exotic flower" last week, but I could not find an image that was in the public domain, so I didn't post the pic for the game. This is what got me started thinking about orchids:
I better start googling for more pics!
Forgot to say:
Two orchids in bloom, Sun? That's great!!!
I looked up on Wiki the type you mentioned:
Did you use any for a painting??
I had some help from an orchid person......so I really don't get credit this time either. What's the name of that game show where you can "phone a friend" when you're stumped.
I was into painting orchids years ago and yes, I did several. Maybe I'll take a photo and put it up as my avatar.
Sometimes horticulture is like real estate. The important thing is location, location, location.
When I was a kid my mother grew African violets in Minnesota. They were considered
difficult to grow. When she moved to California she found they were easy to grow and were
Congratulations, sunflowergirl. I've never heard of a duck orchid. Have seen lots of
bulbophyllums at the orchid shows. Used to go to the biggest orchid show
in Southern California every Spring at the Otoni Hotel in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles. The
local orchid clubs would put on elaborate displays. Vendors would bring plants for sale from
all over the world.
But for reasons never disclosed the hotel stopped hosting the show ten years ago or so. Even
the hotel has changed. It is now the Kyoto Grand Hotel and Garden.
BTW, the change of font was sua sponte by the computer.
Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?? (That's the first game show that came to mind!)
Rock. I need to tell my African violets that they live in So. Calif! I guess I need to talk to a neighbor about them. This lady grows them in her special room in her house. She turned her living room into a greenhouse because she rarely used it.....she does shows. My mom was always rooting the leaves in water on a window sill.
That's the show!
Rock: Do you still live in So. Calif?
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