Eszter Bogolin

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  • in reply to: Masdevallia Measuresiana #2512
    Eszter Bogolin
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    Hi Shane!

    Wow, that is absolutely gorgeous! What a vibrant red!

    I remember seeing at least 4 or 5 plants for sale, I wasn’t sure which one of the red Masdevallia species or hybrids was it, there are a good few… Thank you so much for pointing out the right one!

    I know you are an amazing orchid grower, most of us are struggling to keep one alive and yours are flowering twice a year πŸ™‚ ! Hope you are ready to share your secret!

    Kind regards,

    Eszter

    in reply to: Best Places in Dublin to Buy Orchids #2509
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    Hello David!

    A fellow Cattleya lover here!!!

    Just ordered a book on Classic Cattleyas, written by A.A. Chadwick and his son. They are really famous Cattleya growers in the US…I am growing a good few of them, also Laelias and various hybrids…

    Sadly never seen a Cattleya for sale in any of the flower shops I visited, I also do most of my shopping online.

    I really like Orchids& more for Cattleya hybrids, but the best Cattleya plants I got from Lucke Orchideen from Germany…

    They also have a tendency to put an extra plant in the box, I got a huuuuuge Miltonia before and last time a Dendrobium as gratis…

    I got some rare-ish Cattleya dowianas from them for great price, one var aurea and a var rosita…

    I hope to see some of your pictures! If you happen to be on Facebook, you can post them as a visitor there pictures without size restrictions.

    Happy growing!

    Eszter

    in reply to: Masdevallia Measuresiana #2506
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    Hi Susan!

    Are you sure you meant Masd measuresiana?

    Any picture I found of it is white/really light pink/ivory, with pink in the middle and some light pink stripes…

    It’s actually a hybrid of a red colored seed parent, Masd amabilis and a white colored pollen parent, Masd tovarensis,

    I remember seeing red Masdevallias for sale (perhaps Masd coccinea) at the orchid show in 2018, can’t recall one that was shown, but I have been wrong before πŸ™‚

    I completely agree with Shane, I’ve read the same advice to keeping Masdies happy…OrchidKarma is another great source of info on Masdevallias, the lady who is writing the blog/owning the website is successfully growing many species and hybrids.

    To be completely honest I am also finding them tricky to grow (no matter how much I try and follow all instructions)… You are not alone!!!

    For some reason I find Restrepia and Pleurothallis species much easier to grow and flower…

    I hope you find a replacement plant soon! Not sure if you will be able to find any for sale in Ireland, might in a private collection…

    A few websites carrying Masd measuresiana, Akerne, Wichmann and Kopf Orchideen in the EU are having it for sale…I can only highly recommend the last two, I ordered several times from them and got always high quality plants in great health…I haven’t tried Akerne yet, but only heard great things about them.

    Best of luck with the plant hunt!

    Kind regards,

    Eszter

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    in reply to: online shopping #2482
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    Hi everyone!

    I meant to write about my experience with online purchases, but never actually did…so here I go…

    Best value place would be a German website, Orchids&more
    http://www.orchideen.com/Shop/
    The plants are strong and healthy, shipping is quick, and you get to pay after you receive the plants…There is also a reward system: 1 point can be collected every 25e spent and 2.50e will be deducted from your next purchase for each point. Packaging isn’t the best, it’s basically a cardboard box with packaging beads, no other protection. Damaged leafs and broken canes are not uncommon! Be warned!

    Great German nurseries are: Roellke, Elsner, Lucke, Wichmann, MSB.orchideen, Wlodarzyk…I ordered from all of them before, never had any major issues. You have to pay in advance, but PayPal is accepted. In case of small problems things were sorted quickly and communication is really good! Packaging is first class in case of these nurseries, plants in flower/spike are making the journey without any problem.

    Claessen Orchideen is another nursery I ordered from, it’s in the Netherlands…There was always something wrong and communication was really slow. I only have 3 or 4 plants from them I am really happy with, the rest is not great value…

    I haven’t tried Akerne yet, but I know people who are happy with their plants…

    I have an order pending from Ecuagenera. They are offering to post plants from European orchid shows they attend for a relatively small service charge…I can’t say anything yet, I am getting the plants in September… again, people who ordered from them before recommend them. The plants are coming bare root, so they will be most likely a bit dehydrated… I’ll post an update in the future about my experience if anyone is interested.

    There are a few other website I really like but did not ordered yet…

    One of them is https://judithprinstuinorchidee.nl/shop/
    It’s a specialist of hardy orchids…

    Elsner Orchideen had an offer early this year for ordering free of charge some Brazilian orchids from their partner company. These plants came bare root as well and were healthy and quiet big…

    Other nurseries import plants relatively often mainly from Asia or South America, it’s good to have a look from time to time at their website, also there are often plants on sale…

    Oh yes, almost forgot. Orchidgarden is a Polish nursery but they have an English website as well with a .co.uk web address. The plants are shipped from Poland, so the uncertainty around the UK’s EU membership is not affecting sales…I have some really nice plants from them, again there were a couple of issues that got sorted quickly…

    That’s all from me for now regarding online purchases of orchids…I hope I helped with some of the information.

    It can be very addictive to strolling trough these websites and making a purchase is tempting every single time! Please use the info provided above responsibly!!!

    in reply to: Bull Island – June 2019 #2481
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    I’ve been out too a few days after Aleks and I have to agree with Shane! Orchids were in abundance, it must been a very special year condition-wise.
    Great pictures, Aleks!

    in reply to: Dendrobium Nobile #2329
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    That’s beautiful, Úna!

    I have a few Nobile type Dendrobiums as well, I really love their honey fragrance!
    I mounted a few of mines just for experimental purposes and because I got somewhat annoyed that they become so fast top heavy with the big and plump canes…The mature one I mounted had an amazing display of soft colored flowers, I’ll try to upload a photo…
    The dry rest is really important, and I think they do like cool and dry combined (they make more buds in my experience)… I actually have a moss box, like an incubator on my balcony beside the rail with some bare old canes since the summer and just checked on it’s content yesterday…the keikis grow happily and are not bothered by the cold outside the box…Such an amazing genus, I truly love Dendrobiums!

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    in reply to: Best Places in Dublin to Buy Orchids #2328
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    Hi David!

    Welcome to the Society!

    I found great selection of orchids in bigger garden centres/flower shops, like Urban Plantlife and Johnstown garden centre. It can be a hit or miss, the best is to give them a call…(Spring and summer is the best time to look for orchids there and before Easter and Christmas, Valentine’s day and Mother’s day. The above shops are present on social media, you can see it there when fresh plants are coming in!)
    Interestingly IKEA had amazing selection of orchids in late 2017/early 2018, with Phal type dendrobiums, Nobile type dendrobiums, Miltonias, Cymbidiums, I even found a sorry looking Maxillaria once… sadly these days it doesn’t have such a diverse selection.
    Even Lidl had some nice orchids for Mother’s day (I got an amazing Dendrobium Berry Oda for 13e!)
    Tesco had Miltonias and some intergeneric hybrids (Cambrias) for 5e at Mother’s day…
    Woddies and B&Q has some other-than-phalaenopsis orchids sometimes.

    For special or rare orchids the best would be online shopping… I’ll try to find time and write a little list of the websites I used and recommend…

    Kind regards,

    Eszter

    in reply to: The Notorious…Nelly Isler #2290
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    Hi Shane!
    Yes, I know Danni’s channel. She is in Mediterranean climate, and as far as I understand Cambrias don’t like to be too hot for too long…so might that’s why it’s challenging for her to make them flourish.
    I don’t do anything special for them, they are just growing seemingly by themselves. I hold water back a bit when they are in flower, other than that they are sitting in the north-east facing window…I did changed the bark for coir when I’ve seen them struggling with the heat and seemingly solved the problem… I can’t wait to see how the roots are doing after they finished flowering…

    in reply to: Spiranthes cernua Chadds Ford #2236
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    Hi Brendan!

    It’s absolutely stunning! Very delicate looking!

    What is the scent like, how could you describe it?

    I wish there would be a scent button on the forum…:)

    Kind regards,

    Eszter

    in reply to: Vandas indoors for winter? #2231
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    Hi Kimberly!

    Welcome in the forum!

    I do have the same Vanda as yours and mine came in a plastic basket last year…I decided to use a plastic pot in the summertime because in the extreme hot summer I had to dunk it at least two-three times a day to keep it hydrated…I only have one another Vanda, a little V. coeruela and she is sitting in jam jar in the kitchen… I had again the same problem in the summer, it’s roots started getting dry too fast…
    I have both of them since last November, and they seemed to bemore or less happy in my care. I don’t use any humidifier, grow lights, etc, but I do keep one in the kitchen (gets some extra humidity when I cook and I do cook every day) and the other one is living in the bathroom, it is hanging front of my window.
    I water them as usual in the autumn/winter, just dunk them for 15-20 minutes in the morning, and check on them again in the afternoon. If the weather is hot I do mist lightly the roots…I have a little routine…Dunk them in the morning when I put the kettle on, and take them out when I finish my coffee…it helps me not to forget to water them 😊…
    I have a designated bucket for the V. denisoniana…and she started growing roots all over the stem…the little V.coeruela pushed multiple leafs out at the same time, she looked like a bunny for a while…not sure why they did these, but I was never too concerned about them to bring them in to the monthly discussions…

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    in reply to: Bull Island 2018 #2198
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    And a few more…

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    in reply to: Bull Island 2018 #2188
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    A few more pictures 😊

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    in reply to: Scented Phalaenopsis orchids #2170
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    Correction to Phal hyerogliphica:

    It is flowering from 3 spikes with 4 flowers πŸ™‚

    One very short spike was hiding under a leaf…

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    in reply to: Scented Phalaenopsis orchids #2168
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    Phalaenopsis Corning’s violet

    Parentage: Phal violacea x corningiana

    This small flower has an amazing sweet and very strong scent…

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    in reply to: Scented Phalaenopsis orchids #2165
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    Phalaenopsis hyerogliphica

    I was so excited to get this plant, and though it did came with one (still green) flowerspike, it is currently flowering from two new flower spikes…

    It is native to certain islands of The Philippines, considered vulnerable to extinction and is protected since 1975…

    Not much known about its natural habitat and pollinators. It is found at elevations bellow 500 meters, of it’s genus this species grows in the coolest and deeply shady locations of humid forests.

    (Info from: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phalaenopsis_hieroglyphica)

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