Thursday, September 30, 2010

Lc Marl's Song 'CMT217' HCC/AOS x Slc Circle of Life 'Artistry'

Lc Marl's Song 'CMT217' HCC/AOS x Slc Circle of Life 'Artistry'This is the first time this little plant has bloomed since I started taking care of the collection. The flower is pretty in color but very cupped. I am not one of those who insists that flowers be flat, but this is a little too much closed in my opinion.

Lc Marl's Song 'CMT217' HCC/AOS x Slc Circle of Life 'Artistry' - Plant photo by Richard LindbergPart of the problem may be cultural. The spike is very short, barely allowing the flower to show out of the fold of the leaf. We have had a very bright, very hot greenhouse this year.

Both of these conditions were my doing. The bright was that I opted not to put up the shade cloth over the entire greenhouse but used panels over specific areas. The hot was that I did not catch that the air conditioners were not coming on as a backup to the under-bench misters and vent fans.

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