I purchased this Aerangis Luteo-alba var. rhodosticta x self from Brookside Orchids at Orchids in the Park in San Francisco on Saturday, July 22nd. It was in bud when I purchased it, and it is now in bloom. Very pretty white flowers with a red lip.
I have it mounted on the side of one of my Stanhopeas, where it seems very happy. It currently gets sprayed every day I am here (possibly four days without water occasionally), and drenched twice per week.
I purchased this Laelia Lucasiana on my visit to SLO Garden Orchids in Arroyo Grande on September 13, 2015. I initially had this planted in semi-hydro, but it did not do well. When I built out the solarium, I placed it on the bottom shelf on the west side of the room, and it finally had a very small bloom. Earlier this year, I divided the plant into two, and repotted them into my bark mix. One sits on the upper shelf of the solarium, and one sits in the west-facing window of the orchid room.
Each is now in bloom, with three flowers apiece, and the solarium-plant has another sheath.
This picture is of the plant in the orchid room, and it is tinged red by the grow lights. The blooms have started out white, and then turned purple.
I purchased this Mediocalcar Decoratum from Cal Orchid on my visit to their open house on July 14, 2017. I purchased the stick mount from Cal West Tropical Supply at Orchids in the Park in San Francisco on July 22, 2017. I had decided that I wanted to mount this plant, and have always liked these types of mounts. The center of the stick is stuffed with sphagnum moss, and hopefully the plant will eventually grow to cover the stick.
Mediocalcars are cool/cool-intermediate growers that like air movement, so I have placed this near the swamp cooler outlet in the solarium.
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I purchased this Brassidium Wild Warrior ‘Chieftain’ from the Santa Barbara Orchid Estate on my visit to their open house on July 14, 2017. I found it while digging through hanging plants, and couldn’t resist. I really don’t have anything this color pattern.
Unfortunatley, the colors are fading somewhat on the flowers, so the picture doesn’t show the true colors. I will repot this when it finishes blooming.
Thought I would just post this picture of Stanhopea Wardii fully in bloom. 24 flowers!
I purchased this Odontocidium Everglades Elegance ‘Nancy Lee’ HCC/AOS from an eBay vendor while on a riverboat cruising down the Danube River in May of 2015, and it was shipped to me after we got home. It bloomed in August of 2016, and is now blooming again. It sits on the floor on the south side of the solarium, and seems to like it there.