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Re: ground orchid?


Ladyslippers in the woods here in north Idaho. White, pink & lavendar all
came home in my dad's lunchbox when I was a child in the '50s. 1 at a time &
never the only bloom. Couple of times he took mom out hiking to show her an
especially pretty colony. Neighbor lady successfully transplanted a few to a
shady planter by her carport.
----- Original Message -----
From: "james singer" <jsinger@igc.org>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Thursday, March 03, 2005 2:16 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] ground orchid?


> So it's been a week and no AHA. I don't know what I might've suggested
> Theresa. Cymbidiums, as someone pointed out, might well grow outdoors
> for you--and they fairly inexpensive to try.
>
> I don't know if there are any native orchids on the West Coast, but
> there are natives all over the Eastern States, particularly the
> ladyslippers [Ms Fatma was astounded to find them in the woods in
> Vermont last summer].
>
> On Sunday, February 27, 2005, at 11:24 PM, Theresa wrote:
>
> > Ok- maybe it was
> > */Epipactis gigantea
> > /*/*Pleione formosana
> > *//*Orchis spectabilis,*/*
> > **/Habenaria blephariglottis
> > /*/*Spiranthes cernua odorata
> >
> > */*/and I found a nifty website that lists a bunch of terrestrial
> > orchids some of which grow in the mid-atlantic states (never knew
> > that).  Now to figure out which ones will tolerate our heat and dry
> > summer air.
> >
> > http://www.worldplants.com/orchids.htm
> >
> > And another-  http://www.thimblefarms.com/98orchidtf.html
> >
> >
> > So- not sure which one was discussed before- but looks like I have
> > homework to do to see what looks good now.  I love the bletilla I have-
> > it is now a nice clump coming up.  Can't wait to see the blooms.  I
> > have
> > both white and pink.
> >
> > Theresa
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > /*
> >  Scottie Baugh wrote:
> >
> >> Jewell orchid is Ludisia, but I don't think it would take growing
> >> outdoors
> >> year round.  We keep it in the greenhouse.  We do grown cymbidiums
> >> outdoors
> >> year round -- they are in bloom now.  Sure looked odd at Christmas
> >> surrounded by snow.
> >>
> >> Scottie
> >> ----- Original Message -----
> >> From: "james singer" <jsinger@igc.org>
> >> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> >> Sent: Sunday, February 27, 2005 10:22 AM
> >> Subject: Re: [CHAT] ground orchid? remodel update
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>> I've got but a vague memory, and it doesn't seem to be budging. I
> >>> think
> >>> I only grow three--Phaius, Spathoglotis, and whatever the jewel
> >>> orchid
> >>> is, so it must not be one that I now have.
> >>>
> >>> On Sunday, February 27, 2005, at 10:41 AM, Theresa wrote:
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>> Yep- I've been hunting through that.  Hey Jim-  can you just list
> >>>> every
> >>>> ground orchid you can think of?  I thought this was something you
> >>>> had
> >>>> grown in the past.  It came up when we are discussing
> >>>> Bletilla...(Hoping
> >>>> to jog your memory as mine seems dysfunctional lately)
> >>>>
> >>>> Theresa
> >>>>
> >>>> Donna wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>> Might want to check the hort archives for this list.... if you have
> >>>>> some
> >>>>> idea of when the message was posted. It is sortable, by author, as
> >>>>> well as
> >>>>> searchable.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Donna
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>>> neither of these sounds quite right.  It was something I could
> >>>>>> plant
> >>>>>> in
> >>>>>> the garden and would overwinter outside....
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> Theresa
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> james singer wrote:
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>> Hmmm. Wonder what it was? Don't think it was either Phaius or
> >>>>>>> Spathoglotis--although they'd be worth a try.
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>
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> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>> Island Jim
> >>> Southwest Florida
> >>> 27.0 N, 82.4 W
> >>> Hardiness Zone 10
> >>> Heat Zone 10
> >>> Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
> >>> Maximum 100 F [38 C]
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> Island Jim
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