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Title: The American florist : a weekly journal for the trade
Authors: American Florists Company
Publisher: Chicago : American Florist Company
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114 The American Florist. Oct. 15,
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Rochester Notes. Apart from being one of the most com- plete and valuable collections in the country, the Kimball orchids are one of the best grown, and not only are they grown with a view to good looks as plants but also for flowers. When European nurserymen begin to attach the names of American cultivators to orchids of sterling merit, for instance Vanda Kimbslliana, Vanda Amesiana, and Cypripedium Mor- ganianum it means that these names are of much importance in the new world. Orchids that bloom in winter are more to be desired than those that bloom in sum- mer when "nobody" is at home and we have lots of outdoor blossoms, hence an effort is made to retard the too early or hasten the too late to suit the winter season; but in so large a collection as Mr. Kimball's there are lots of orchids in bloom all the time, and not only one plant of a kind, but perhaps hundreds of a kind. Lselia Dayana was in all its glory in little baskets and pans suspended near the glass. Some Brassavolas were in bloom and although not very showy are much liked amorg cut flowers. Oncid- ium varico'um and its variety Rogersii, both magnificent orchids had thrown up flower spikes as stout and long as stems of garden asparagus. The lovely gilded butterflies of O. Kra- merianum occurred most everywhere. Mr. S. says the secret of success in its cultivation is don't give it much water. O. Forbesi and O. crispum displayed the vast floral profusion of some orchids in comparison with the size of the plants. Saccolabium Blumei was both striking and beautiful ; its dense racemes of fra- grant rose-tinted flowers hung down 17 inches long and several to each little basket. The perfumed Odontoglossum hastila- bium was in good bloom. And I noticed that all the plants of O. citrosmum were grown in suspended pots or pans ; this is to preserve the young flower spikes from the voracious slugs. Many cypripediums were in bloom. One compartment was nearly filled with large plants of C insigne (not in bloom, of course) which Mr. S. called my atten- tion to to show that cool, airy treatment in summer is better for them than warm, close quarters; they may not make such rank foliage but they will out-blossom any coddled plants. The pretty little Lffilia monophylla was in bloom, so too were Phahenopsis Esmer- alda, Epidendrum vitellinum majus, Max- illaria grandiflora and venusta, and some others. Some renantheras interested me much, for unlike as we usually see them they were strong and vigorous and had been in grand bloom shortly before I saw them, the long and branched spikes and faded blossoms attested this fact. They included R. mutatina, R. histrionica and R. Storiei. Bulbophyllum Lindleyanum and its varieties album and roseum were the lilli- putians among the orchids ; their pseudo- bulbs were about the size of peas and their leaves about an inch long. Among Utricularias, which are bladder- worts, besides montana and Endresii, Mr. Kimball has several other tropical species, conspicuous among them being a gigantic one from Brazil and called U. reniformis. Mr. Savage likes small glass houses for growing orchids in very much better than large ones. Cockroaches trouble him as they do the rest of us. As traps for them he uses wide-mouthed, transparent, glass bottles, about one-fourth filled with sweet- ened water; the cockroaches in attempt- ing to get at the sweets fall in and as they cannot climb out again, get drowned. And Mr. S. assures me that in bottles in which one or two roaches are already drowned he can catch more than in those from which the dead roaches have all been removed. The presence of one or two of their kind already floating in the liquid instills confidence into the others to come in too. W. F. Hail Storm at Philadelphia, A severe hail storm struck this city on Tuesday October i, shortly after 5 p. m. It was accompanied by sharp claps of thunder and the most vivid lightning that I ever recollect. It is unusual to have hail storms at this season of the year. The damage done can hardly be esti- mated, and especially is this so just now, when everything should be snug and tight ready for winter. It extended about six miles square. On the west from 60th street to loth street on the east, and from Susquehanna avenue on the north to Baltimore avenue on the south. So far as can be ascertained the follow- ing are among the heaviest losers: Craig & Bro. about 7,000 square feet; August Lu'z and David Beam one fifth of ttieir glass; Jacob Becker one eighth; D. D. L. I'arson one sixth; James Shelly light; Frederick R. Krebs very heavy; Henry Eagler two new houses recently finished completely wrecked, in addition to his other houses; Julius WolflT, Sr., only 100 square feet, whereas Edward Bauyard not far away lost very heavily; W. F. Fan- court, Phillip Alburger and the Fergusson Bros , near neighbors to the two last named, did not lose a pane; James Kent and George W. Carpenter were badly damaged; James Cole about one eighth of his glass; Clarence Dunn and William Sutherland were both hit hard. The storm seemed heaviest in the neighborhood of 22nd and Diamond Sts. Habermehl Bros, lost quite three fourths of their glass; Charles Fox and Joseph McMurray lost some, and A. Blanc's cactus houses were slightly damaged; Supplee & Brown and William Scott & vSon are among the unfortunates. The storm which equaled this one in severity and the area covered happened May I (Sunday), 1870, and two years later a heavy one struck here, and not more than two years ago Dennison Bros and Faust & Bro. were damaged by hail to a great extent. In 1S70 the Darby Road florists caught it very bad, but on this occasion we are glad to record they were not touched nor were the last two firms named. Robert Craig says that on their place the double thick glass was not broken nearly so bad as the single thick. Wm. K. Harris says that he would not use single thick glass for glazing greenhouses if he could get it for nothing. Dan Farson says he "thought he was outside the hail belt, but he was belted by the hail like hail." Some of the flo- rists were insured in "The Florists' Hail Association of America," but the majority of them were not. Some glass was broken in the green- houses in Fairmount Park, and the houses in the Girard College grounds were sadly damaged. One redeeming feature in this unfor- tunate matter was that very few plants were injured. Edwin Lonsdalb. Boston. The frost has kept away from us most persistently thus far, a most gratifying condition of things to those who possess or who admire outdoor floral decorations, but not so pleasing to those who depend upon the sale of flowers for their living. Much as the latter may admire verdure clad shrubberies and gardens gay with salvias, geraniums and cannas, yet they can not keep down the longing for the withering frosts and cheerless cloudy days which bring life to the flower market and put prices somewhere near a living figure. As it is the rose market is in a deplorable state, with slim prospects of immediate improvement. All the stand- ard kinds are abundant, good and cheap. Outside of roses there is nothing extra choice with the exception of lily of the valley. There is a fair supply of carna- tions and asters, the white varieties being the only kind salable however. Tube- roses, mignonette, candytuft, with a few violets and callas are about all there is besides. A few straggling chrysanthe- mums are seen. They are of finest qual- ity and bring almost orchid prices. Adiantums and smilax are in good supply. The monthly meeting of the Gardeners' and Florists' Club on October i was well attended and was a most interesting occa- sion. The subject of "bulbs" was dis- cussed, particular attention being paid to freesias and anemones. The drift of the freesia discussion indicated that the aver- age market price of this favorite had got about as low as any one can afford to grow it. Regarding anemones it seems that there is a possible future for them, but care is required in handling the bulbs, especially in the matter of keeping them dry or nearly so from the time they are planted until they begin to grow. Dahlias were also discussed and a very handsome vase of the blooms was shown by Mr. John Parker. Mr. C. M. Atkinson exhibited at Horti- cultural Hall on October 5, a nice plant of Vanda Kimballiana with a fine spike of flowers on it. It was specially inter- esting from the fact that this was the first time any one has succeeded in blooming it in this country. It was awarded a silver medal. The annual election of officers in the Mass. Hort. Society was held on Saturday October 5, and resulted in the choice by a large majority of Wm H. Spooner for president, and Patrick Norton as chair- man of the committee of arrangements. These were the two principal oflices over which there was any contest. The oppo- sition took advantage of the apparent loyalty of the gardeners and florists to the regular nominations to cast discredit upon their motives and to create an un- just prejudice against this element in the society. This fact, together with the adoption by the opposition of certain other tactics which were geuer.illy disap- proved resulted in an enthusiastic rally to the support of the regular ticket which was elected by an overwhelming majority. It would certainly be most discouraging were this society to admit the plea that with a record of over half a century it had failed to develop a floricultural con- stituency within its membership worthy to be entrusted with a fair share of its responsibilities and an equable repre- sentation in its councils, and it is to the
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At Marie Selby Gardens in Sarasota. It didn't have a tag so I'm not sure which it is.
A small sized, cool to warm growing epiphyte from Western Malaysia, Borneo, the Philippines, Papua and New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, and Northern Australia from 50 to 800 meters in elevation.
''pensei que não conseguiria nunca; com a ajuda de um senhor da aosp (???) aí está: resultado perfeito!
Species: Bulbophyllum blumei [Lindley]J.J. Sm. 1906
Common name:Blume's Bulbophyllum
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the correct is Bulbophyllum kermesinum not Bulbophyllum blumei
Widespread species from southeast asia and Queensland, Australia
Grown by the Conservatory of Flowers, San Francisco
Bulbophyllum blumei (Kuntze) J.J.Sm., Orch. Java: 459 (1905).
Expositor: Newton Hasseimann da ASSON- Associação Orquidófila de Niterói – RJ.
Exposição Orquídeas no Jardim realizada pela OrquidaRio-Orquidófilos Associados no Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro de 05 a 07 de setembro de 2014. Floração de setembro de 2014. Inverno.
Natural habitat, West Malaysia, Sumatra, Boneo and the Philippenes.
Easy to grow and soon forms large clumps.
Widely distributed from Sumatra to New Guinea and Australia. A warm growing epiphyte, easy to grow and soon makes up into a large specimen. This plant flowered last July(2008) again in October and is again in flower this March.
From the lowland forests of Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo to the Philippines, New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Australia.
A tropical species found in Borneo, Java, Peninsular Malaysia, the Philippines, Sulawesi, Sumatra, New Guinea, Soloman Islands and into Northern Queensland.