Monthly Archives: October 2015

Miltassia Shelob is in spike again

 For the third time this year, Miltassia Shelob is in spike.  I purchased this plant at the Sacramento Orchid Show in April, and it had a single spike when I brought it home.  After that spike flowered and faded, the … Continue reading

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Two holes. Not one.

I exchanged email with Ray Barkalow last week, about my over-fertilizing problem, and he emphasized flushing of the pots at each watering.  After a little contemplation, I decided today to open up all holes on my pots.  Several months ago, I … Continue reading

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Stenoglottis is abloom

My Stenoglottis Venus Jamboree is abloom.  Many beautiful purple flowers.

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Repotting my orchids

I repotted several orchids today. Cattleya Lulu ‘Carmela’, which had suffered from too much fertilizer.  I asked Ray Barkalow about this over email, and he recommended repotting, rather than flushing.  So this orchid was repotted this morning.  Its roots were … Continue reading

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Wilsonara Tiger Brew ‘Pacific Holiday’

 I purchased this beautiful young Wilsonara Tiger Brew ‘Pacific Holiday‘ from a vendor at the Monterey Farmers Market, on Friday, October 9th.  I went to the farmers market to look for McLellan Botanicals, a large wholesale orchid vendor, who sold orchids … Continue reading

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Phragmipedium pearcei ‘Cloud’ x St Ouen ‘Sweet Blush’

 I purchased this Phragmipedium from The Orchid Zone on my visit there on Wednesday October 7th.  It is a beautiful plant, a sequential bloomer, with cream-colored pinkish flowers that are very soft. The picture is of one of the blooms … Continue reading

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Sarcochilus Picotee (elb) (‘Spring Snow’ x ‘Starlet’)

 I discovered this Sarcochilus Picotee (elb) (‘Spring Snow’ x ‘Starlet’) in the Ondontoglossom greenhouse of the Orchid Zone on my visit there on Wednesday October 7.  John had an entire greenhouse table of these (He said that they were all white). … Continue reading

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