2013 Archived Messages

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February 22—28

From: Tricia Garner
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Flowers in February − Dropbox
Date: Sun, 24 Feb 2013 13:35

Herewith a link to some of my latest flowers. Click on the first pic to start the slideshow.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/7g194sns482gjjt/mK3NpaQsXv /

Masdevallia tovarensis was awarded Best Species on the North Hampshire OS display at the society's show. Also received the Howe Trophy as Best Species exhibited by a North Hampshire OS grower. I was very pleased as the standard was high − the only other time I won an award at a show I was the only exhibitor in that particular class :-)

Masdevallia Davina was placed third, also very pleasing.

The other two Masdevallias, Lynn Timoney and Prince Charming, weren't awarded but I like them!

The Cymbidium Sarah Jean ’Ice Cascade' is a young plant in its second year of flowering so I hope for more spikes in future. Note to Sheila: this year the spike is heavier so is beginning to arch unlike last year's.


I used to be indecisive. Now I'm not sure.


From: Geoff Hands
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Flowers in February − Dropbox
Date: Sun, 24 Feb 2013 13:55

Well done, trish ' that's certainly the best tovarensis I have ever seen.
Btw did you know that the word means "comrade" in russian ?

In Bournemouth we are only allowed one entry per class , so we can't get a first and a third....this would not make it difficult with tovarensis plus.. But would make it more difficult without tovarensis, in this particular case.



From: Tricia Garner
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Flowers in February − Dropbox
Date: Sun, 24 Feb 2013 19:20

Thanks, Geoff (blushes). No, I didn't know the meaning of
'tovarensis' but thinking about it, it does sound Russian. It's a
good value plant as it flowers again on old stems so it is possible
to build up a good display over the years. This year several of the
stems bore four flowers each whereas only two did last year. The
Davina also seemed to pull out all the stops, with nine flowers on a
small plant.

As a small Society we don't have classes as such but award First,
Second and Third on each Society Display whether hybrid or species.
The First Place and Best Hybrid Award went a superb Cymbidium Sarah
Jean 'Ice Cascade' with numerous spikes.



"If it's beautifully arranged on the plate, you know someone's fingers have been all over it." -- Julia Child


From: rudolf gûnnel
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Flowers in February − Dropbox
Date: Sun, 24 Feb 2013 21:10

Geoff, sorry to correct you but Masdevallia tovarensis is named after the Venezuelan town/borough 'Colonia Tovar'.
'Colonia Tovar' is situated about 70 km west of Caracas at an altitude between 1.800 − 2.000 m.
This region is the origin of the endemic Masdevallia tovarensis .

The Russian word for comrade/companion/pal/friend/classmate/ is ' (tovarich / tov i '

Best wishes, rudolf


From: Geoff
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Flowers in February − Dropbox
Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2013 10:00

I'm always happy to be corrected, when I'm wrong !

It is easy to see where the idea came from − tovar as the first two
syllables. But then, my Russian always was rubbish ( aka hardly-existent).



From: Horace Hands
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Orchid Wiz and shh don;'t look now iMac
Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2013 11:25

For those to whom the subject is of interest, OrchidWiz runs fine on
Apple, using the Parallels Desktop and with Windows XP installed on
that. This does not need any rebooting − the icons for the Windows
programmes I have installed − so far, one set of digital maps for the
whole of UK for my walking activities, OrchidWiz, and a couple of other
even more obscure things, live on the corner of the Windows Desktop, and
all I have to do is select the Parallels icon from the Mac Doc, two
clicks , and there it is ready to use , whichever one I have selected.

I am now pondering the alternatives of searching for free tutorials for
use of iPhoto and Aperture − both of which seem to be typically Apple
obscure without some considerable level of help , or installing
Photoshop on the Windows side.

In the meantime I have done some pics of my latest flowers, and will
post them shortly, probably still using the Windows Live mail app. which
seems to work quite well.



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