Monthly Archives: October 2015
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
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
My Stenoglottis Venus Jamboree is abloom. Many beautiful purple flowers.
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
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
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
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