Monthly Archives: July 2015

Frilly Doris bloom is progressing

 The bloom on my Catasetum Frilly Doris is progressing well.  It is starting to turn color now.  [I note that Chris Johnson has a Frilly Doris x Voodoo Dragon that has already bloomed.  So we are a few weeks behind his greenhouse-grown … Continue reading

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Volcano Trick has a sheath

 I have had this Eplc. Volcano Trick ‘Fireball’ since the last week in February, and have watched it grow two new pseudobulbs.  It was one of the first Cattleya orchids that I really liked.  Yesterday, I noticed that the bigger one is … Continue reading

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Ansellia Africana ‘Primero’ FCC/AOS x Ansellia Africana ‘Collete’ HCC/SAOC

 I purchased this Ansellia Africana from Cal Orchid at the Sacramento Orchid Show on April 19th.  I had almost finished buying plants, and while talking to their owner, James Rose, I showed interest in this plant.  He took my to the center … Continue reading

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Oncidium Jungle Monarch ‘Pacific Pride’ is now in bloom

Our Oncidium Jungle Monarch ‘Pacific Pride’ is now in bloom.  It has two tall spikes (nearly three feet each), and should have over 30 flowers soon.

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Only One Hole Necessary in Semi-hydrophonics Pots

Normal practice with semi-hydroponics pots is to have two holes approximately one inch above the bottom of the pot.  In talking with Chris Johnson over email, I found that he only uses one hole.  He says he talked with Ray … Continue reading

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New Trays Arrived Today

My new trays arrived today.  I had ordered two from Amazon and two from Greentrees Hydrophonics.  Amazon only sent one tray, which was fairly beat up, and will evidently send the other tray later.  The Amazon tray had obviously been … Continue reading

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Orchids in the Park

I went to Orchids in the Park today in San Francisco.  It was held in the County Fair Building in Golden Gate Park.  They had several vendors there that I had not previously seen — Orchid Zone (featuring some of Tom … Continue reading

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