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I am just an orchid hobbyist, trying to grow and bloom these wonderful plants. Most of the orchids are in the greenhouse, and the rest are under the patio attached to the main house.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

12/26/2009 - Blooms update

Dendrobium NOID mounted on driftwood.

12/26/2009 Blooms update

Lc Puppy Love 'True Beauty' - All flowers open.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Current Bloomers

Dendrobium NOID, mounted on driftwood.

Cattleya maxima

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Current Bloomers

Howeara Lava Burst 'Puanani'

Epicattleya Siam Jade 'AVO'

Diacattleya Chantily Lace 'Twinkle'

Monday, July 27, 2009

Recent Flower Photos

Hawkinsara Sogo Doll 'Jennifer'

Phaleonopsis (hybrid, unidentified)

Encyclia prismatocarpa

Blc. Waianae Leopard 'Ching Hua'

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

04/14/2009 - Blc. Sanyang Ruby 'Sin May'

This plant is a recent purchase. It was already in bud when I got it so I can't take credit for the flowers.
We will see next year how the plant performs at bloom time.

Thursday, April 09, 2009

04/09/2009 - New flowers update

Cattleya maxima

I bought this about two years ago as NBS (Near blooming size) which means that it is anywhere between 1 to 3 years from blooming.

Some online vendors claim that their plants are NBS but could actually fall into these other size categories:
ksNBS = kinda-sorta near blooming size.
dpNBS = definitely probably near blooming size.

And then there is the dreaded nNBS = Nowhere near blooming size.

I'm glad the plant I got was closer to actual blooming size.

Unidentified cymbidium
Something happened to this plant and only produced four oversized flowers.
Cymbidiums normally produce long inflorescences with smaller flowers.

Assorted epidendrums

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

01/20/2009 Its a new year!

Happy New Year Everyone!

I know its several days late but I have been quite busy with chores (gardening and otherwise).
It is starting to warm up again and I have retired the electric heaters. They are back in storage until they are called up to service again next winter.

It is getting quite windy and several of my bubble wrap sheets around the greenhouse are getting ripped out.

Overall, the greenhouse and the inhabitants handled this winter quite well. There are a few orchids that are in bud and I hope to see more around spring-autumn.