Welcome to OrchidsForum.com. We are a friendly online community for Orchid Growers all over the world. If you haven't joined yet we invite you to register and join our community. Hope to see you on our forums!

Sunset blooms- a cattleya and a renanopsis

Discussion in 'Orchid Hybrids' started by lothianjavert, Dec 15, 2008.

Tags:
  1. lothianjavert

    lothianjavert New Member

    Messages:
    95
    Likes Received:
    14
    Location:
    North East, MD
    Two interesting bloomers are just coming into bloom in the greenhouse. The first is a cross of Blc. Owen Holmes x C. Chocolate Drop that I purchased from Carter and Holmes a few years back. Sadly, it's still in its 2.5" pot, but it bloomed anyway. I expected rich red flowers, but was quite surprised (and perhaps a bit disappointed-- I love rich red) when it opened up and was... orange. The texture is extremely heavy like that of Chocolate Drop, but it lacks the waxiness. Instead, it has a bit of "sparkle" to it, and a velvety-ness to the lip.

    aimg100.imageshack.us_img100_8441_blcowenholmesmendenhallvr1.jpg

    Next, a really cool hybrid is blooming out. I've been watching this spike grow with anticipation the past couple of months. Renanopsis Embers 'Woodland's Best' AM/AOS was a gift from a very gracious on another forum. (Vndps lissochiloides x Ren monachica ) It's simply amazing! The color really is unbelievably bright-- a vivid deep yellow tinged with a touch of orange speckled with fire-engine red... WOW! :D My favorite colors together in one bloom! It stays at the very top of the greenhouse near the *&^% Mokara and my schombos, so it gets a LOT of light.

    aimg391.imageshack.us_img391_1985_renanopsisemberswoodlango9.jpg
     
    lindamarie and Kipper like this.
  2. Jean

    Jean whatever

    Messages:
    877
    Likes Received:
    11
    Location:
    TX
    Very nice!
     
  3. dounoharm

    dounoharm almost there

    Messages:
    111
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    in a log cabin in the hills of caroline
    both very nice....hard to say which is my fav of the two! well grown plants and i love the green root tip showing up! good growing
     
  4. Mary Jane

    Mary Jane New Member

    Messages:
    4,342
    Likes Received:
    14
    Location:
    Duluth, Georgia USA
    I like them both as well but I must say, the first photo really caught my eye. Very nice.
     
  5. Brant

    Brant dazed

    Messages:
    1,668
    Likes Received:
    39
    Location:
    Near the border
    :clap::clap:
     
  6. vmijct

    vmijct Clif

    Messages:
    391
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Poquoson, VA
    Beautiful.
     
  7. Wanda

    Wanda Orchid Nut

    Messages:
    56
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Puerto Rico
    The Renanopsis is my favorite too. The colors are so vibrant. BEAUTIFUL!!
     
  8. katiedid

    katiedid New Member

    Messages:
    25
    Likes Received:
    6
    Lothianjavert, I just came across your post of Renanopsis Embers 'Woodland's Best' AM/AOS and I fell in love. I would consider myself very lucky to find one. I know you said yours was a gift from a friend but I thought you might possibly know the origin or source. Any info. would be appreciated.
     
  9. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

    Messages:
    12,841
    Likes Received:
    2,476
    Location:
    Santa Rosa, CA
    The Blc is a fabulous color! Not every one can be red.
     
  10. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

    Messages:
    4,437
    Likes Received:
    88
    Location:
    Denver CO, USA
    lothianjavert hasn't logged on in almost two months. You might try sending her a PM, katiedid.
     
  11. Karen

    Karen Species nut

    Messages:
    2,559
    Likes Received:
    19
    Location:
    Southern California
    Hi there, Lothinjavert!

    Missed you!

    Hope all is well?

    Hugs, anyway! (((())))
     
  12. Bob2741

    Bob2741 New Member

    Messages:
    107
    Likes Received:
    4
    That Renanopsis is really nice good job on both I had a choclet drop cross that disapointed me for a couple of the first years it bloomed and after that really matured into something beautiful Give it time