Monthly Archives: November 2015

Insecticide — I finally did it

I finally decided that my bug problems were bad enough that I needed to take some stronger steps.  The bug problem started with my Dendrobium Victoria-Reginae, and has spread around the orchid room from the east-facing lower shelf to the west-facing … Continue reading

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Dendrobium Kingianum

I purchased this Dendrobium Kingianum at Trader Joe’s on November 21st.  I was surprised to see it there, as these orchids are sometimes hard to find. From the orchidnature.com website [my changes to their text]: The Dendrobium Kingianum, recently reclassified … Continue reading

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Colmanara Wildcat Ocelot

I purchased this Colmanara Wildcat at Trader Joe’s on November 21st.  After comparing images online, I suspect that it is a Colmanara Wildcat Ocelot.  The red lip and rounded petals limited the choice.  I will label it with this name. [It is … Continue reading

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Angraecum Leonis in bloom

  I purchased this Angrecum Leonis x self from Hausermann Orchids in Chicago on Thursday, October 29th.  It had one bloom coming at that time, and a second bloom developing.  The second bloom did not fully develop and eventually died, but the … Continue reading

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Our Thanksgiving Orchids

Our Thanksgiving orchids this year…  We found these two at Trader Joe’s on Saturday.  The first is a Colmanara Wildcat, which has one spike,  two new growths, and a dozen blooms — a very nice plant.  The second is a … Continue reading

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Systematic repotting of plants

Now that my watering system is complete, and working, I have started a systematic repotting of my plants.  In my orchid-growing infancy, I had been giving the plants too much fertilizer (probably twice as much as they should have), and … Continue reading

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Dendrobium Victoria-Reginae and Bugs

My Dendrobium Victoria-Reginae has been in the master-bath shower now for more than a month, and it still has bugs.  It keeps blooming, so it likes the location, but each time new buds appear, they are covered with bugs almost immediately. … Continue reading

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