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Old 12-12-2004, 07:05 AM
 
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I'm sure nobody here really cares since I'm not a regular on the
newsgroup, but I'm happy and I wanted to share.

The (mislabelled I'm sure) department store phal I bought this summer
has new blooms and a new leaf. Well one full new bloom that just
opened up today and three more buds. It also looks like it is starting
a fourth bud, but I'll have to wait and see if it fully matures. The
plant also has a new leaf. Needless to say I'm very pleased.

The flower isn't huge -- two inches at its widest point and about two
inches in height -- but I'm still very satisfied. The new leaf is
about one and a half inches long. I'm a bit concerned about it because
it seems to have a few red/burgundy spots on it. The four mature
leaves are pretty solid green, but I've decided that since it looks
healthy otherwise, I won't worry too much.

When I first posted here, the plant wasn't in bloom and I couldn't
offer a very good description of the flower. Now with it sitting in
front of me I can do slightly better. I'll try to apply the right
terms to the various parts of the flower, but I'm really new at this
so I'll apologise right now before I commit my inevitable errors.

The Sepals are very white, but looking at them from the back they have
a hint of green and a hint of pink. Shape-wise, they are fairly soft
and round -- sort of like that perfect chuch window arch -- and not
the sharper, pointier style that I've seen on other orchids.

They are also very snow white except toward the white column (probably
the wrong word) where they have some small magenta spots. If I take
the column (that volcano shaped thing that sticks out at the centre of
the bloom) as the centre of a clock, the spots on the lateral sepals
radius out from the centre at the 5:00 and 7:00 positions and don't
extend any further than the width of the Labellum.

The Petals are also fall on the softer and rounder side of the scale.
The best way to describe them as very broad aces (from a deck of
playing cards) with a rounded tip.

The Lip is magenta. Now this is where I'm going to mess up on the
names (if I haven't already done so). From what I can tell the Lip or
Labellum is supposed to be one petal, but when I'm looking at the
plant, it really looks like four separate and distinct parts: the
skinny bit that attached to the column, the two side petals and the
longer bottom lip. The two arms/petals that are attached to the Lip
(at the 3:00 and 9:00 position to the lip's 6:00 position) are mostly
magenta, but they have a centre stripe of white that extends half-way
down the centre of the petal. The white stripe isn't pure white. It
serves as the background for magenta dashes (like divided highway
lines). There are (roughly) four or five parallel rows of dashes.

At the centre where the Lip attaches to the two other petals -- the
stigmatic surface I guess or the anther cap -- it is mostly white
white with magenta dashes. Under the dashes is a hint of yellow
shading. The part I'm trying to describe sits up and makes a V shape
-- parallel to the stem of the plant, unlike the column which is
perpendicular to the stem (or parallel with the table, if you like).

The Lip is much pointier than the attached petals (or whatever they
are called). It looks like the oultine of the space shuttle
(triangular bottom wings near the stigmatic surface) with a pair of
curled bug antennae on the nose cone. The two connecting petals are
shaped more like the oultine drawings of lightbulbs with the narrow
part connecting near the wing part of the shuttle.

I realize that it would be impossible to identify the plant from my
lousy description, but I promised I would attempt to post a better
description when the plant bloomed, so I'm trying to keep my word. I
don't have a digital camera otherwise I'd just post a photo.

As was discussed in my previous post, the plant tag says it is a P.
Golden Poeker but I really don't think it is. Honestly I really don't
care. I know it's not an expensive or exotic phal, but it's mine and
it's blooming.
--Vic




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Old 12-12-2004, 09:37 AM
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da wrote:
I'm sure nobody here really cares since I'm not a regular on the
newsgroup, but I'm happy and I wanted to share.

The (mislabelled I'm sure) department store phal I bought this summer
has new blooms and a new leaf. Well one full new bloom that just
opened up today and three more buds. It also looks like it is starting
a fourth bud, but I'll have to wait and see if it fully matures. The
plant also has a new leaf. Needless to say I'm very pleased.

The flower isn't huge -- two inches at its widest point and about two
inches in height -- but I'm still very satisfied. The new leaf is
about one and a half inches long. I'm a bit concerned about it because
it seems to have a few red/burgundy spots on it. The four mature
leaves are pretty solid green, but I've decided that since it looks
healthy otherwise, I won't worry too much.

When I first posted here, the plant wasn't in bloom and I couldn't
offer a very good description of the flower. Now with it sitting in
front of me I can do slightly better. I'll try to apply the right
terms to the various parts of the flower, but I'm really new at this
so I'll apologise right now before I commit my inevitable errors.

The Sepals are very white, but looking at them from the back they have
a hint of green and a hint of pink. Shape-wise, they are fairly soft
and round -- sort of like that perfect chuch window arch -- and not
the sharper, pointier style that I've seen on other orchids.

They are also very snow white except toward the white column (probably
the wrong word) where they have some small magenta spots. If I take
the column (that volcano shaped thing that sticks out at the centre of
the bloom) as the centre of a clock, the spots on the lateral sepals
radius out from the centre at the 5:00 and 7:00 positions and don't
extend any further than the width of the Labellum.

The Petals are also fall on the softer and rounder side of the scale.
The best way to describe them as very broad aces (from a deck of
playing cards) with a rounded tip.

The Lip is magenta. Now this is where I'm going to mess up on the
names (if I haven't already done so). From what I can tell the Lip or
Labellum is supposed to be one petal, but when I'm looking at the
plant, it really looks like four separate and distinct parts: the
skinny bit that attached to the column, the two side petals and the
longer bottom lip. The two arms/petals that are attached to the Lip
(at the 3:00 and 9:00 position to the lip's 6:00 position) are mostly
magenta, but they have a centre stripe of white that extends half-way
down the centre of the petal. The white stripe isn't pure white. It
serves as the background for magenta dashes (like divided highway
lines). There are (roughly) four or five parallel rows of dashes.

At the centre where the Lip attaches to the two other petals -- the
stigmatic surface I guess or the anther cap -- it is mostly white
white with magenta dashes. Under the dashes is a hint of yellow
shading. The part I'm trying to describe sits up and makes a V shape
-- parallel to the stem of the plant, unlike the column which is
perpendicular to the stem (or parallel with the table, if you like).

The Lip is much pointier than the attached petals (or whatever they
are called). It looks like the oultine of the space shuttle
(triangular bottom wings near the stigmatic surface) with a pair of
curled bug antennae on the nose cone. The two connecting petals are
shaped more like the oultine drawings of lightbulbs with the narrow
part connecting near the wing part of the shuttle.

I realize that it would be impossible to identify the plant from my
lousy description, but I promised I would attempt to post a better
description when the plant bloomed, so I'm trying to keep my word. I
don't have a digital camera otherwise I'd just post a photo.

As was discussed in my previous post, the plant tag says it is a P.
Golden Poeker but I really don't think it is. Honestly I really don't
care. I know it's not an expensive or exotic phal, but it's mine and
it's blooming.
--Vic



Congratulations! It sounds like a nice flower and you are satisfied
with it, so good job! I have several orchids with no names, but their
flowers are pretty and that's why I bought them. Keep on taking good
care of it and it will bloom for years to come.

--
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Old 12-12-2004, 09:37 AM
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da wrote:
I'm sure nobody here really cares since I'm not a regular on the
newsgroup, but I'm happy and I wanted to share.

The (mislabelled I'm sure) department store phal I bought this summer
has new blooms and a new leaf. Well one full new bloom that just
opened up today and three more buds. It also looks like it is starting
a fourth bud, but I'll have to wait and see if it fully matures. The
plant also has a new leaf. Needless to say I'm very pleased.

The flower isn't huge -- two inches at its widest point and about two
inches in height -- but I'm still very satisfied. The new leaf is
about one and a half inches long. I'm a bit concerned about it because
it seems to have a few red/burgundy spots on it. The four mature
leaves are pretty solid green, but I've decided that since it looks
healthy otherwise, I won't worry too much.

When I first posted here, the plant wasn't in bloom and I couldn't
offer a very good description of the flower. Now with it sitting in
front of me I can do slightly better. I'll try to apply the right
terms to the various parts of the flower, but I'm really new at this
so I'll apologise right now before I commit my inevitable errors.

The Sepals are very white, but looking at them from the back they have
a hint of green and a hint of pink. Shape-wise, they are fairly soft
and round -- sort of like that perfect chuch window arch -- and not
the sharper, pointier style that I've seen on other orchids.

They are also very snow white except toward the white column (probably
the wrong word) where they have some small magenta spots. If I take
the column (that volcano shaped thing that sticks out at the centre of
the bloom) as the centre of a clock, the spots on the lateral sepals
radius out from the centre at the 5:00 and 7:00 positions and don't
extend any further than the width of the Labellum.

The Petals are also fall on the softer and rounder side of the scale.
The best way to describe them as very broad aces (from a deck of
playing cards) with a rounded tip.

The Lip is magenta. Now this is where I'm going to mess up on the
names (if I haven't already done so). From what I can tell the Lip or
Labellum is supposed to be one petal, but when I'm looking at the
plant, it really looks like four separate and distinct parts: the
skinny bit that attached to the column, the two side petals and the
longer bottom lip. The two arms/petals that are attached to the Lip
(at the 3:00 and 9:00 position to the lip's 6:00 position) are mostly
magenta, but they have a centre stripe of white that extends half-way
down the centre of the petal. The white stripe isn't pure white. It
serves as the background for magenta dashes (like divided highway
lines). There are (roughly) four or five parallel rows of dashes.

At the centre where the Lip attaches to the two other petals -- the
stigmatic surface I guess or the anther cap -- it is mostly white
white with magenta dashes. Under the dashes is a hint of yellow
shading. The part I'm trying to describe sits up and makes a V shape
-- parallel to the stem of the plant, unlike the column which is
perpendicular to the stem (or parallel with the table, if you like).

The Lip is much pointier than the attached petals (or whatever they
are called). It looks like the oultine of the space shuttle
(triangular bottom wings near the stigmatic surface) with a pair of
curled bug antennae on the nose cone. The two connecting petals are
shaped more like the oultine drawings of lightbulbs with the narrow
part connecting near the wing part of the shuttle.

I realize that it would be impossible to identify the plant from my
lousy description, but I promised I would attempt to post a better
description when the plant bloomed, so I'm trying to keep my word. I
don't have a digital camera otherwise I'd just post a photo.

As was discussed in my previous post, the plant tag says it is a P.
Golden Poeker but I really don't think it is. Honestly I really don't
care. I know it's not an expensive or exotic phal, but it's mine and
it's blooming.
--Vic



Congratulations! It sounds like a nice flower and you are satisfied
with it, so good job! I have several orchids with no names, but their
flowers are pretty and that's why I bought them. Keep on taking good
care of it and it will bloom for years to come.

--
Reka

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http://www.rolbox.it/hukari/index.html

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Old 12-12-2004, 09:52 AM
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It probably is a Golden Peoker,there are so many different variations.And if
I were you I would go and treat yourself to a digital camera so you can
share your pics,I don't think you can really ID a plant through description
alone,if you really get into orchids it also opens up a new world,its great
to see other peoples plants and to get to now the people,as most are
regulars.Cameras are quite cheap to buy nowadays.

--
Thanks Keith,England,UK.
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...
I'm sure nobody here really cares since I'm not a regular on the
newsgroup, but I'm happy and I wanted to share.

The (mislabelled I'm sure) department store phal I bought this summer
has new blooms and a new leaf. Well one full new bloom that just
opened up today and three more buds. It also looks like it is starting
a fourth bud, but I'll have to wait and see if it fully matures. The
plant also has a new leaf. Needless to say I'm very pleased.

The flower isn't huge -- two inches at its widest point and about two
inches in height -- but I'm still very satisfied. The new leaf is
about one and a half inches long. I'm a bit concerned about it because
it seems to have a few red/burgundy spots on it. The four mature
leaves are pretty solid green, but I've decided that since it looks
healthy otherwise, I won't worry too much.

When I first posted here, the plant wasn't in bloom and I couldn't
offer a very good description of the flower. Now with it sitting in
front of me I can do slightly better. I'll try to apply the right
terms to the various parts of the flower, but I'm really new at this
so I'll apologise right now before I commit my inevitable errors.

The Sepals are very white, but looking at them from the back they have
a hint of green and a hint of pink. Shape-wise, they are fairly soft
and round -- sort of like that perfect chuch window arch -- and not
the sharper, pointier style that I've seen on other orchids.

They are also very snow white except toward the white column (probably
the wrong word) where they have some small magenta spots. If I take
the column (that volcano shaped thing that sticks out at the centre of
the bloom) as the centre of a clock, the spots on the lateral sepals
radius out from the centre at the 5:00 and 7:00 positions and don't
extend any further than the width of the Labellum.

The Petals are also fall on the softer and rounder side of the scale.
The best way to describe them as very broad aces (from a deck of
playing cards) with a rounded tip.

The Lip is magenta. Now this is where I'm going to mess up on the
names (if I haven't already done so). From what I can tell the Lip or
Labellum is supposed to be one petal, but when I'm looking at the
plant, it really looks like four separate and distinct parts: the
skinny bit that attached to the column, the two side petals and the
longer bottom lip. The two arms/petals that are attached to the Lip
(at the 3:00 and 9:00 position to the lip's 6:00 position) are mostly
magenta, but they have a centre stripe of white that extends half-way
down the centre of the petal. The white stripe isn't pure white. It
serves as the background for magenta dashes (like divided highway
lines). There are (roughly) four or five parallel rows of dashes.

At the centre where the Lip attaches to the two other petals -- the
stigmatic surface I guess or the anther cap -- it is mostly white
white with magenta dashes. Under the dashes is a hint of yellow
shading. The part I'm trying to describe sits up and makes a V shape
-- parallel to the stem of the plant, unlike the column which is
perpendicular to the stem (or parallel with the table, if you like).

The Lip is much pointier than the attached petals (or whatever they
are called). It looks like the oultine of the space shuttle
(triangular bottom wings near the stigmatic surface) with a pair of
curled bug antennae on the nose cone. The two connecting petals are
shaped more like the oultine drawings of lightbulbs with the narrow
part connecting near the wing part of the shuttle.

I realize that it would be impossible to identify the plant from my
lousy description, but I promised I would attempt to post a better
description when the plant bloomed, so I'm trying to keep my word. I
don't have a digital camera otherwise I'd just post a photo.

As was discussed in my previous post, the plant tag says it is a P.
Golden Poeker but I really don't think it is. Honestly I really don't
care. I know it's not an expensive or exotic phal, but it's mine and
it's blooming.
--Vic





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Old 12-12-2004, 12:04 PM
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On Sun, 12 Dec 2004 07:05:54 +0000, vicsage wrote:


Snip

As was discussed in my previous post, the plant tag says it is a P.
Golden Poeker but I really don't think it is. Honestly I really don't
care. I know it's not an expensive or exotic phal, but it's mine and
it's blooming.
--Vic



Congrats! I got my phal "Barbie" to re-bloom this year!

I hate the wait though...




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Old 12-12-2004, 12:04 PM
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On Sun, 12 Dec 2004 07:05:54 +0000, vicsage wrote:


Snip

As was discussed in my previous post, the plant tag says it is a P.
Golden Poeker but I really don't think it is. Honestly I really don't
care. I know it's not an expensive or exotic phal, but it's mine and
it's blooming.
--Vic



Congrats! I got my phal "Barbie" to re-bloom this year!

I hate the wait though...


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Old 12-12-2004, 01:54 PM
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Hi there Vic & welcome. A super job on the description of your Phal.,
but even with a photo, one could not ID as there are thousands of hybrids
out there.
Just enjoy & keep an eye on those red spots, if they turn yellow or
start to pit into the leaf, then could be a problem.
If I were you, I would get your Phal a friend or two! *g*
Good growing,
Cheers Wendy

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da wrote:
I'm sure nobody here really cares since I'm not a regular on the
newsgroup, but I'm happy and I wanted to share.

The (mislabelled I'm sure) department store phal I bought this summer
has new blooms and a new leaf. Well one full new bloom that just
opened up today and three more buds. It also looks like it is starting
a fourth bud, but I'll have to wait and see if it fully matures. The
plant also has a new leaf. Needless to say I'm very pleased.

The flower isn't huge -- two inches at its widest point and about two
inches in height -- but I'm still very satisfied. The new leaf is
about one and a half inches long. I'm a bit concerned about it because
it seems to have a few red/burgundy spots on it. The four mature
leaves are pretty solid green, but I've decided that since it looks
healthy otherwise, I won't worry too much.

When I first posted here, the plant wasn't in bloom and I couldn't
offer a very good description of the flower. Now with it sitting in
front of me I can do slightly better. I'll try to apply the right
terms to the various parts of the flower, but I'm really new at this
so I'll apologise right now before I commit my inevitable errors.

The Sepals are very white, but looking at them from the back they have
a hint of green and a hint of pink. Shape-wise, they are fairly soft
and round -- sort of like that perfect chuch window arch -- and not
the sharper, pointier style that I've seen on other orchids.

They are also very snow white except toward the white column (probably
the wrong word) where they have some small magenta spots. If I take
the column (that volcano shaped thing that sticks out at the centre of
the bloom) as the centre of a clock, the spots on the lateral sepals
radius out from the centre at the 5:00 and 7:00 positions and don't
extend any further than the width of the Labellum.

The Petals are also fall on the softer and rounder side of the scale.
The best way to describe them as very broad aces (from a deck of
playing cards) with a rounded tip.

The Lip is magenta. Now this is where I'm going to mess up on the
names (if I haven't already done so). From what I can tell the Lip or
Labellum is supposed to be one petal, but when I'm looking at the
plant, it really looks like four separate and distinct parts: the
skinny bit that attached to the column, the two side petals and the
longer bottom lip. The two arms/petals that are attached to the Lip
(at the 3:00 and 9:00 position to the lip's 6:00 position) are mostly
magenta, but they have a centre stripe of white that extends half-way
down the centre of the petal. The white stripe isn't pure white. It
serves as the background for magenta dashes (like divided highway
lines). There are (roughly) four or five parallel rows of dashes.

At the centre where the Lip attaches to the two other petals -- the
stigmatic surface I guess or the anther cap -- it is mostly white
white with magenta dashes. Under the dashes is a hint of yellow
shading. The part I'm trying to describe sits up and makes a V shape
-- parallel to the stem of the plant, unlike the column which is
perpendicular to the stem (or parallel with the table, if you like).

The Lip is much pointier than the attached petals (or whatever they
are called). It looks like the oultine of the space shuttle
(triangular bottom wings near the stigmatic surface) with a pair of
curled bug antennae on the nose cone. The two connecting petals are
shaped more like the oultine drawings of lightbulbs with the narrow
part connecting near the wing part of the shuttle.

I realize that it would be impossible to identify the plant from my
lousy description, but I promised I would attempt to post a better
description when the plant bloomed, so I'm trying to keep my word. I
don't have a digital camera otherwise I'd just post a photo.

As was discussed in my previous post, the plant tag says it is a P.
Golden Poeker but I really don't think it is. Honestly I really don't
care. I know it's not an expensive or exotic phal, but it's mine and
it's blooming.
--Vic



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Old 12-12-2004, 01:54 PM
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Hi there Vic & welcome. A super job on the description of your Phal.,
but even with a photo, one could not ID as there are thousands of hybrids
out there.
Just enjoy & keep an eye on those red spots, if they turn yellow or
start to pit into the leaf, then could be a problem.
If I were you, I would get your Phal a friend or two! *g*
Good growing,
Cheers Wendy

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da wrote:
I'm sure nobody here really cares since I'm not a regular on the
newsgroup, but I'm happy and I wanted to share.

The (mislabelled I'm sure) department store phal I bought this summer
has new blooms and a new leaf. Well one full new bloom that just
opened up today and three more buds. It also looks like it is starting
a fourth bud, but I'll have to wait and see if it fully matures. The
plant also has a new leaf. Needless to say I'm very pleased.

The flower isn't huge -- two inches at its widest point and about two
inches in height -- but I'm still very satisfied. The new leaf is
about one and a half inches long. I'm a bit concerned about it because
it seems to have a few red/burgundy spots on it. The four mature
leaves are pretty solid green, but I've decided that since it looks
healthy otherwise, I won't worry too much.

When I first posted here, the plant wasn't in bloom and I couldn't
offer a very good description of the flower. Now with it sitting in
front of me I can do slightly better. I'll try to apply the right
terms to the various parts of the flower, but I'm really new at this
so I'll apologise right now before I commit my inevitable errors.

The Sepals are very white, but looking at them from the back they have
a hint of green and a hint of pink. Shape-wise, they are fairly soft
and round -- sort of like that perfect chuch window arch -- and not
the sharper, pointier style that I've seen on other orchids.

They are also very snow white except toward the white column (probably
the wrong word) where they have some small magenta spots. If I take
the column (that volcano shaped thing that sticks out at the centre of
the bloom) as the centre of a clock, the spots on the lateral sepals
radius out from the centre at the 5:00 and 7:00 positions and don't
extend any further than the width of the Labellum.

The Petals are also fall on the softer and rounder side of the scale.
The best way to describe them as very broad aces (from a deck of
playing cards) with a rounded tip.

The Lip is magenta. Now this is where I'm going to mess up on the
names (if I haven't already done so). From what I can tell the Lip or
Labellum is supposed to be one petal, but when I'm looking at the
plant, it really looks like four separate and distinct parts: the
skinny bit that attached to the column, the two side petals and the
longer bottom lip. The two arms/petals that are attached to the Lip
(at the 3:00 and 9:00 position to the lip's 6:00 position) are mostly
magenta, but they have a centre stripe of white that extends half-way
down the centre of the petal. The white stripe isn't pure white. It
serves as the background for magenta dashes (like divided highway
lines). There are (roughly) four or five parallel rows of dashes.

At the centre where the Lip attaches to the two other petals -- the
stigmatic surface I guess or the anther cap -- it is mostly white
white with magenta dashes. Under the dashes is a hint of yellow
shading. The part I'm trying to describe sits up and makes a V shape
-- parallel to the stem of the plant, unlike the column which is
perpendicular to the stem (or parallel with the table, if you like).

The Lip is much pointier than the attached petals (or whatever they
are called). It looks like the oultine of the space shuttle
(triangular bottom wings near the stigmatic surface) with a pair of
curled bug antennae on the nose cone. The two connecting petals are
shaped more like the oultine drawings of lightbulbs with the narrow
part connecting near the wing part of the shuttle.

I realize that it would be impossible to identify the plant from my
lousy description, but I promised I would attempt to post a better
description when the plant bloomed, so I'm trying to keep my word. I
don't have a digital camera otherwise I'd just post a photo.

As was discussed in my previous post, the plant tag says it is a P.
Golden Poeker but I really don't think it is. Honestly I really don't
care. I know it's not an expensive or exotic phal, but it's mine and
it's blooming.
--Vic



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Old 12-12-2004, 04:39 PM
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Hi there Vic & welcome. A super job on the description of your Phal.,
but even with a photo, one could not ID as there are thousands of hybrids
out there.
Just enjoy & keep an eye on those red spots, if they turn yellow or
start to pit into the leaf, then could be a problem.
If I were you, I would get your Phal a friend or two! *g*
Good growing,
Cheers Wendy


Thanks for all the nice responses. So I guess I didn't make a total
idiot of myself while attempting to describe my plant. The botanical
pictures and parts descriptions I was using as a reference didn't show
Phals as their sample plants, but Laelias and Cattelyas, so I found it
a bit tough to make the proper comparisons.

I've got a good quality 35mm SLR camera that handles 99% of my photo
needs, but it really doesn't help me in circumstances like these. Oh
well, maybe Santa will be listening and pick up a hint. g

As for getting my plant a "friend," I'd love a fragrant plant, but I
really don't have the room or the space for another -- a small
apartment with north facing widows isn't the ideal orchid nursery. I
did, however, see a few nice ones at an orchid show, but I held off
buying them because in addition to my space issues, I wasn't sure how
successful I was going to be with this one. Maybe by next summer I'll
have enough confidence in what I'm doing to buy a second one.
--Vic

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Hi there Vic & welcome. A super job on the description of your Phal.,
but even with a photo, one could not ID as there are thousands of hybrids
out there.
Just enjoy & keep an eye on those red spots, if they turn yellow or
start to pit into the leaf, then could be a problem.
If I were you, I would get your Phal a friend or two! *g*
Good growing,
Cheers Wendy


Thanks for all the nice responses. So I guess I didn't make a total
idiot of myself while attempting to describe my plant. The botanical
pictures and parts descriptions I was using as a reference didn't show
Phals as their sample plants, but Laelias and Cattelyas, so I found it
a bit tough to make the proper comparisons.

I've got a good quality 35mm SLR camera that handles 99% of my photo
needs, but it really doesn't help me in circumstances like these. Oh
well, maybe Santa will be listening and pick up a hint. g

As for getting my plant a "friend," I'd love a fragrant plant, but I
really don't have the room or the space for another -- a small
apartment with north facing widows isn't the ideal orchid nursery. I
did, however, see a few nice ones at an orchid show, but I held off
buying them because in addition to my space issues, I wasn't sure how
successful I was going to be with this one. Maybe by next summer I'll
have enough confidence in what I'm doing to buy a second one.
--Vic



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da wrote:
On Sun, 12 Dec 2004 05:54:35 -0800, "wendy7"
wrote:


Hi there Vic & welcome. A super job on the description of your Phal.,
but even with a photo, one could not ID as there are thousands of hybrids
out there.
Just enjoy & keep an eye on those red spots, if they turn yellow or
start to pit into the leaf, then could be a problem.
If I were you, I would get your Phal a friend or two! *g*
Good growing,
Cheers Wendy



Thanks for all the nice responses. So I guess I didn't make a total
idiot of myself while attempting to describe my plant. The botanical
pictures and parts descriptions I was using as a reference didn't show
Phals as their sample plants, but Laelias and Cattelyas, so I found it
a bit tough to make the proper comparisons.

I've got a good quality 35mm SLR camera that handles 99% of my photo
needs, but it really doesn't help me in circumstances like these. Oh
well, maybe Santa will be listening and pick up a hint. g

As for getting my plant a "friend," I'd love a fragrant plant, but I
really don't have the room or the space for another -- a small
apartment with north facing widows isn't the ideal orchid nursery. I
did, however, see a few nice ones at an orchid show, but I held off
buying them because in addition to my space issues, I wasn't sure how
successful I was going to be with this one. Maybe by next summer I'll
have enough confidence in what I'm doing to buy a second one.
--Vic

An aside: you can get your SLR photos put on CD, you know, and usually
fairly cheaply (at least over here) in addition to your prints. Then
you could share them. You can even have reprints put on CD.

--
Reka

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da wrote:
On Sun, 12 Dec 2004 05:54:35 -0800, "wendy7"
wrote:


Hi there Vic & welcome. A super job on the description of your Phal.,
but even with a photo, one could not ID as there are thousands of hybrids
out there.
Just enjoy & keep an eye on those red spots, if they turn yellow or
start to pit into the leaf, then could be a problem.
If I were you, I would get your Phal a friend or two! *g*
Good growing,
Cheers Wendy



Thanks for all the nice responses. So I guess I didn't make a total
idiot of myself while attempting to describe my plant. The botanical
pictures and parts descriptions I was using as a reference didn't show
Phals as their sample plants, but Laelias and Cattelyas, so I found it
a bit tough to make the proper comparisons.

I've got a good quality 35mm SLR camera that handles 99% of my photo
needs, but it really doesn't help me in circumstances like these. Oh
well, maybe Santa will be listening and pick up a hint. g

As for getting my plant a "friend," I'd love a fragrant plant, but I
really don't have the room or the space for another -- a small
apartment with north facing widows isn't the ideal orchid nursery. I
did, however, see a few nice ones at an orchid show, but I held off
buying them because in addition to my space issues, I wasn't sure how
successful I was going to be with this one. Maybe by next summer I'll
have enough confidence in what I'm doing to buy a second one.
--Vic

An aside: you can get your SLR photos put on CD, you know, and usually
fairly cheaply (at least over here) in addition to your prints. Then
you could share them. You can even have reprints put on CD.

--
Reka

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http://www.rolbox.it/hukari/index.html

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da wrote:
On Sun, 12 Dec 2004 05:54:35 -0800, "wendy7"
wrote:


Hi there Vic & welcome. A super job on the description of your Phal.,
but even with a photo, one could not ID as there are thousands of hybrids
out there.
Just enjoy & keep an eye on those red spots, if they turn yellow or
start to pit into the leaf, then could be a problem.
If I were you, I would get your Phal a friend or two! *g*
Good growing,
Cheers Wendy



Thanks for all the nice responses. So I guess I didn't make a total
idiot of myself while attempting to describe my plant. The botanical
pictures and parts descriptions I was using as a reference didn't show
Phals as their sample plants, but Laelias and Cattelyas, so I found it
a bit tough to make the proper comparisons.

I've got a good quality 35mm SLR camera that handles 99% of my photo
needs, but it really doesn't help me in circumstances like these. Oh
well, maybe Santa will be listening and pick up a hint. g

As for getting my plant a "friend," I'd love a fragrant plant, but I
really don't have the room or the space for another -- a small
apartment with north facing widows isn't the ideal orchid nursery. I
did, however, see a few nice ones at an orchid show, but I held off
buying them because in addition to my space issues, I wasn't sure how
successful I was going to be with this one. Maybe by next summer I'll
have enough confidence in what I'm doing to buy a second one.
--Vic

An aside: you can get your SLR photos put on CD, you know, and usually
fairly cheaply (at least over here) in addition to your prints. Then
you could share them. You can even have reprints put on CD.

--
Reka

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On Sun, 12 Dec 2004 19:18:43 +0100, Reka
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major snippage

An aside: you can get your SLR photos put on CD, you know, and usually
fairly cheaply (at least over here) in addition to your prints. Then
you could share them. You can even have reprints put on CD.

--
Reka


Hi Reka,

Thanks for the suggestion. I'm well aware of the CD option, but the
one time I tried it, it was a huge hassle. I needed really good
quality digital photos, and it took the photo lab three or four
attempts to produce a CD of sufficient quality. The first few times
the results were streaky and grainy. I kept having to return to the
photolab, and a couple times I even hauled in my laptop to show the
technicians just how bad the photos were.

The cost was fairly high, but I that could be because I had three or
four rolls of film to transfer. To make matters worse, I was under a
tight deadline. It was supposed to be one of those 24 hour or 48 hour
turn-around jobs, but it took over a week to finally get the job done
right -- managers had to give approval, machines had to be
recalibrated, etc. I'm just lucky that the person waiting for the
photos was understanding.

I know my experience was probably the exception to the rule, but for
the most part I really don't need digital photos, so I don't bother.
The photolab was the same one that does all my regular processing and
that usually does a wonderful job for me. I guess I just got lucky.
g Now if I could only get lucky like that with my lottery
numbers.... :-D

So how long can I expect my blooms to last? I don't know how long my
plant had been in bloom before I bought it, and I don't know what the
shock of transporting it around did to it, so this is my first real
experience with orchid blooms.
--Vic

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On Sun, 12 Dec 2004 19:18:43 +0100, Reka
wrote:

major snippage

An aside: you can get your SLR photos put on CD, you know, and usually
fairly cheaply (at least over here) in addition to your prints. Then
you could share them. You can even have reprints put on CD.

--
Reka


Hi Reka,

Thanks for the suggestion. I'm well aware of the CD option, but the
one time I tried it, it was a huge hassle. I needed really good
quality digital photos, and it took the photo lab three or four
attempts to produce a CD of sufficient quality. The first few times
the results were streaky and grainy. I kept having to return to the
photolab, and a couple times I even hauled in my laptop to show the
technicians just how bad the photos were.

The cost was fairly high, but I that could be because I had three or
four rolls of film to transfer. To make matters worse, I was under a
tight deadline. It was supposed to be one of those 24 hour or 48 hour
turn-around jobs, but it took over a week to finally get the job done
right -- managers had to give approval, machines had to be
recalibrated, etc. I'm just lucky that the person waiting for the
photos was understanding.

I know my experience was probably the exception to the rule, but for
the most part I really don't need digital photos, so I don't bother.
The photolab was the same one that does all my regular processing and
that usually does a wonderful job for me. I guess I just got lucky.
g Now if I could only get lucky like that with my lottery
numbers.... :-D

So how long can I expect my blooms to last? I don't know how long my
plant had been in bloom before I bought it, and I don't know what the
shock of transporting it around did to it, so this is my first real
experience with orchid blooms.
--Vic



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