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    PaK... My brassia is an Edvah Loo "Goldilocks" The last spike of flowers is really hanging in there! It's been a month in bloom so far....

    side note... my Oncidium 'Wildcat' flowers have opened this week too!!! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] I'll bring pictures on Monday [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
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    Awww...I've been wanting an Edvah Loo! I've eyeballed a few on eBay where the prices are pretty good. Mine is 'Spider's Feast'.

    I have an Onc. 'Wildcat' too. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

    I did recently buy a spectacular brassia that is orange with maroon bars (out of bloom and on sale for just $12&#33[img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]. But to my horror, the excessive rains in the spring got to it and its rotting I think. I could kick myself!

    Do you have any phrags? The paphs and phrags are my personal favorites, though I love all my orchids.
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    PaK,
    I don't have any phrags. I have several moth orchids, a few dendrobiums, several oncidiums, a masdevilla and a zygopetalum which is so far a lovely leafy green plant (one would never know it's an orchid, as it never flowers&#33[img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img].

    It's a shame about the rain and the brassia. It seems like you could bring it in and let it dry a bit. ?
    You could always replace it with this one I found on ebay...
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws....4783572

    Do you know anything about dividing a brassia? Mine has four growing points. I thought I might divide it when the flowers have finnished. It looks like it needs repotting too. I don't know much about dividing though and I wonder if I ought to just leave it alone. Any thoughts on the matter?
    I get almost all of my orchids from work. Every 2-4 weeks the office manager buys a new orchid for the lobby. Just before the last flowers fade, I get to take it home! and add it to my collection. It's a very inexpensive (FREE&#33[img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img] way to get orchids. And I have even begun to suggest which plants she should choose [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]
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    Me again [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
    Here are some photos. The first one is a photo of my last brassia spike. I didn't stake it up and now it's dangling over the counter. The second is of my recently opened Wildcat spike. It seems that there is a lot more red than last year ... but I still love it.

    PaK - do you have a dendrobium nobile? I have one that has made a puppy on the top. I've posted a picture here. When the flower is gone, I'm going to cut the pup off and plant it. It already has tons of roots. Would you like it? I was planning on just putting it into the bark of the mother plant, but I'd be happy to share. The flower will still last a few weeks, but when it's gone you're welcome to have it.
    Let me know [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]


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    Hi Holden

    Nice pics! Beautiful flowers! I was never able to get a good pic of my brassia. Maybe the next time it flowers. I took some Wildcat photos but wasn't "wild" about any of them. hehe [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/rolleyes.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

    I have one nobile den. It suffered in the weather disaster. I think it will be ok though.

    As for dividing the brassia...I have never done that. I would expect its no different than dividing any other orchid. Most of the brassia I have seen are exploding with roots so I'm not sure thats a sign of needing to be repotted. But not being a brassia expert, maybe Merlin or Tony could help there.

    I'll PM you about the pup. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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    I'd leave the Brassia undivided. Sympodial orchids like Brassias are typically left intact until you have 3 or 4 pseudobulbs for each division, so you've got a while to go.

    Beautiful pics, BTW [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
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    ...in which case I shall leave it alone in the pot it's in for awhile longer [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] Thanks!
    I've just removed the last flower spike.... two months of beautiful flowers! It was amazing! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

    PaK, feel free to send a message about the pup. Or I'll send you one when it's ready [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
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