Monthly Archives: September 2015

Wilsonara Castle Issa ‘Hilo Bay’ is in bloom

I purchased this Wilsonara Castle Issa ‘Hilo Bay’ on eBay in early September.  It has now started to bloom, with 18 flowers distributed over two spikes.  The maroon over white pattern is very nice.

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Help from a 3D Printer

 I used the 3d printer at work yesterday and today to make two items that will improve operations in the orchid room.  The first is a screen for the 3/4″ PVC pipe that is used to drain the trays.  This … Continue reading

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Cirrhopetalum Makoyanum

This Cirrhopetalum Makoyanum was a gift from Rudy at SLO Garden Orchids, where I visited on September 13th.  I had purchased six orchids, and he gave me this one as a gift.  I had told him earlier that I did … Continue reading

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Encyclia Mariae x sib in bloom

It was the blooms that attracted me to this Encyclia Mariae.  I purchased this plant from SLO Garden Orchids on September 13th, and I got the one that was in bud.  The buds have now opened.

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Salt buildup on my orchids

 I did some searching on the web last night and have come to the conclusion that I am doing a couple of things wrong with my watering.  First, I may be using too much fertilizer.  I have wondered about the … Continue reading

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Dendrobium Uniflorum

I purchased this plant on my visit to SLO Orchids on September 13th.  It had a tag with a number, 1793, and we evidently forgot to generate the correct tag for the plant.  After emailing Rudy at SLO Orchids, the … Continue reading

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Dendrobium Princess x Unicum

I purchased this Dendrobium Princess x Unicum on my visit to SLO Garden Orchids on September 13th.  This plant caught my eye as it was sitting in Rudy’s CO2-cage prototype.  It didn’t fit with the other orchids in the cage, … Continue reading

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