Monthly Archives: August 2015

Skylight Covers Off

I took my skylight covers off today.  They were 60% shade cloth, and they did their job.  I did this for several reasons: I have been looking at the plants that I have received in the mail, and the color … Continue reading

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First use of Physan

Today was my first use of Physan, a fungicide that has many uses in the orchid room.  I mixed up a solution of 1 tsp per gallon of water and sprayed it on two of my orchids: My Dendrobium Unicum, … Continue reading

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Repotting Galeopetalum Giant ‘Rhein Moonlight’

My Galeopetalum Giant ‘Rhein Moonlight’ finally stopped blooming.  I cut off the spikes and repotted it into S/H today.  We purchased this plant from Trader Joe’s in June, and the blooms lasted well.  I have put it on the top shelf … Continue reading

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Just Arrived — Pptm. Bumble Bee ‘SVO’ AM/AOS x Pptm. Mathina ‘Elizabeth’ HCC/AOS

I purchased a Yellow/Red Zygopetalum Hybrid from SVO Orchids in my last shipment, but through a mixup, it was not delivered.  I received the plants from FedEx today, and not surprisingly, there were two of them (I like this orchid … Continue reading

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Progress in the Orchid Room

It has been a good week in the orchid room. I fixed a leak in one of my trays.  It wasn’t a big leak, but I re-caulked the inside, and now it doesn’t leak any longer. Catasetum Frilly Doris has … Continue reading

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Laelia Ipanema Beach

I received this Laelia as a gift in my order from Fred Clarke at Sunset Valley Orchids. It is a Laelia Briegeri ‘Star of Brazil’ HCC/AOS x Laelia Tenebrosa v. alba ‘Thonhauser’s Treasure’.  The free gift is one reason I … Continue reading

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Coleottia Green Tyger ‘H&R’ AM/AOS x Batemannia peruviana ‘SVO’ HCC/AOS

I received a Zygopetalum Hybrid — Coleottia Green Tyger ‘H&R’ AM/AOS x Batemannia peruviana ‘SVO’ HCC/AOS from Fred Clarke at Sunset Valley Orchids.  This was a mistake because I had ordered a Pptm. Bumble Bee ‘SVO’ AM/AOS x Pptm. Mathina ‘Elizabeth’ HCC/AOS … Continue reading

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