I purchased this Wilsonara Hilda Plumtree Purple Wings from Ecuagenera during the Santa Barbara Orchid Show on March 9, 2018. I potted this plant into my bark mix immediately, as it came wrapped in paper, with some sphagnum moss. This plant is currently in bloom with 2 flowers and 14 buds on a 24″ spike. This flowers are quite large for a Wilsonara
Looks like a good plant.
I purchased this Lycaste Sunray from Cal Orchid at their open house during the Santa Barbara Orchid Show on March 9, 2018. This is one of those plants where my hand just “picked it up” as I walked by. I didn’t really want another Lycaste, as they are so big, and I really don’t have the space, but this was just too pretty.
Second bloom is just opening in the background.
I purchased this Dockrillia Julie Skillicorn from the Santa Barbara Orchid Estate on March 9, 2018 at their open house during the Santa Barbara Orchid Show. It is a hybrid between Australia Dockrillias striolatum and mortii. This should be an interesting plant, because striolatum is an terrestrial orchid, growing mostly on rock faces, and mortii is an epiphyte, growing in trees. It is currently in bloom with several yellow flowers with white lips.
It should grow well in my intermediate/cool conditions if I give it plenty of light. The green leaves will turn purple if there is too much light on the plant, although a few purple leaves should be OK. I will either mount this one or put it in a small basket, where it can grow in a pendant fashion.
I purchased this Phragmipedium Schlimii ‘Joan’ from the member’s sale table at the January 3, 2018 meeting of the Sacramento Orchid Society. It is a very good plant, with several new growths, and has bloomed with two flowers (the second coming out after this picture was taken). Beautiful little flowers..
I purchased this Odontioda (Pacific Palisades ‘Brook Otis’ AM x Les Landes ‘Trinity’) from Russ Vernon at New Vision Orchids on October 29, 2017. It was initially planted in a mix of 50% coir (coconut fiber), 25% charcoal and 25% #2or #3 perlite, and I repotted it into my bark/perlite mix. For some reason, this caused it to spike immediately from a very immature pseudobulb, and the spike has only one flower. I look forward to growing this well, next growth/spike should be better.
I acquired this Odontoglossom Vanillie x Nobile from Bob Hamilton on my visit to his greenhouse on May 7, 2017. This is the second bloom for me (I bloomed immediately after I acquired it). Four flowers on an 18″ spike. It is currently planted in a 3″ pot with a combination of bark and lava rock, but will have to be repotted after this bloom.
I acquired this Odontoglossum Spectatissimum from Bob Hamilton on my visit to his greenhouse on May 7, 2015, and it has been in bloom for a couple of weeks. This is a cool growing epiphyte, and I have kept it on the second shelf of the western side of the solarium, where the cool air seeps in around the swamp cooler.
Seven flowers on a two foot spike.