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Author Topic: Orchid Park, Kuching  (Read 180 times)
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« on: May 28, 2016, 09:25:32 »

HI ALL Visited here today, mostly orchids with some broms so reckon it qualifies for this forum. Sorry Nev in advance for the lack of plant names. This is my only criticism but otherwise very interesting. Park established 6 years ago. Here's a few images

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Inside cool house building, which does not seem to be on the above map
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outside, Aechmea Blanetiana bordering a pond

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Clumps of Aechmea Chantini in trees all over the park

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Even bigger clumps planted, never seen so many all together before

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« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2016, 23:36:33 »

Hi everyone.

John - That's a wonderful array of brom's and orchids you've posted for us to feast our eyes on today.

There’s no doubt about it, it’s amazing what you can grow and flower when you have the right climatic conditions do so, and your pictures have me virtually dribbling from my mouth as I look at all the wonderful  Vandas, Antelope Dendrobiums and Phalaenopsis which I so often longed for when I grew orchids over fifty years ago.

I don’t know why it is, but when I grew orchids, it was always the ones I couldn’t grow in my environment that I found the most interesting and beautiful and it was always a case of wanting what I couldn’t have. For example, when I grew orchids, Phalaenopsis were the ones I loved and tried every way I could afford to try and grow, but to no avail. In those early days, these, and Vandas and the hard cane type Dendrobiums needed a heated glasshouse in our area and that was way out of my budget.

Just like with Bromeliads, we have a lot to thank the hybridisers for, because we can now buy flowering Phalaenopsis in Bunnings, K-Mart, Big –W and other department stores. We can take them home and keep them inside while they are in flower (sometimes for many months) and then put them out in  the shade house where they more often than not, will produce secondary flower spikes from the original spike. In fact my daughter bought my wife a beautiful white Phalaenopsis for Mother’s Day a couple of years back, and it flowered no less than three times, and as the last flower would finish, the new spike would start to grow; a far cry from the early days.

I’m afraid if I keep looking at your pictures, you’ll fire up my old enthusiasm for orchids once more which will be to no avail as the brom’s have taken over the yard and I wouldn’t have anywhere to grow them anyway. But thanks for sharing a wonderful collection of pictures and just because they don’t have names doesn’t detract from their beauty.

All the best, Nev.
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