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winwen

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Orchids of WinWen
« on: June 18, 2010, 07:45:44 AM »
Hi,

as far as I remember, I have never posted any pix of my orchids here. But since they are just flowering so beautifully now, I couldn't resist any more.......
So here they are: white Calopogon tuberosum (flowers about 4cm in diameter) and Dactylorhiza maculata with special coloring (white flowers retaining the pink marks with yellow pollinia, flowers quite large: around 2cm in diameter)
Vienna/Austria (USDA Zone 7b)

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Re: Orchids of WinWen
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2010, 10:25:12 AM »
the calopogon is stunning,not one I have grown. The dactylorhiza is equally beautiful.
Chorley, Lancashire zone 8b

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Re: Orchids of WinWen
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2010, 10:13:25 PM »
Interesting and beautiful plants. Where do you live, WinWen?
Maren in Marlow, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom - Zone 8

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Re: Orchids of WinWen
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2010, 08:25:25 AM »
Hello Maren,

I am livinig in Vienna/Austria (USDA Zone 7b). Our weather has been quite hot in mid June, therefore the Calopogon is further developed than someone might expect. Currently I am selfing all my orchids, trying to preserve their characteristics. I hope it will work!
Vienna/Austria (USDA Zone 7b)

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Re: Orchids of WinWen
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2010, 09:34:01 AM »
Great plants Winwen !!  :D
What medium are the Dactylorhiza growing in ???
Luc Gilgemyn
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Re: Orchids of WinWen
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2010, 08:48:38 AM »
The medium I use for my Dacties is a quite organic one. I try to simulate woodland-soil feeling. It is a mixture of decayed bark, wood-fiber, leaf-mould as well as coconut-fiber and 25% Perlite (for the purpose of structure-stabilizing). It is only slightly organic fertilized (about 80mg N/l).
In Addition I top-dress with Perlite since I don't want the leaves to touch moist organic soil.
I think the Dacties love it!
Vienna/Austria (USDA Zone 7b)

 


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