Flowers for the Holidays: Cymbidiums, Anybody? (OT)

J.E. Shields
Sun, 13 Dec 2009 08:46:09 PST
I have some Cymbidiums in bud, but the flowers are not yet going to be open 
for the Christmas-New Year period.  I let these sit outdoors through 
October and most of November, almost up until the first actual frosts.

Is there any way to get them to be in full flower by late December?  Are 
there strains of Cymbidium that naturally flower in December?

I have a surfeit of yellow-flowering Cymbidiums.  Does anyone want to 
trade?  I could use red, white or brown.  I already have two or three 
slightly different pinks, so I have enough of this color.   I'm especially 
interested in earlier flowering strains as well.

Jim Shields
in chilly, wet Westfield, Indiana'

P.S. Do pseudobulbs count?  These are definitely not geophytes.

Jim Shields             USDA Zone 5             Shields Gardens, Ltd.
P.O. Box 92              WWW:
Westfield, Indiana 46074, USA
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