Monthly Archives: December 2015
This notice appeared on my eBay app this evening. I purchased Phragmipedium Z5398 from the Orchid Zone in September, and have been wondering about the actual name of the plant. I had seen it listed before, but just as “Orchid … Continue reading
I have been repotting many of my orchids lately. This efforts was recommended by Ray Barkalow in an email exchange, where he recommended repotting the orchids to change out the “salty” pellets that had accumulated because of my over fertilizing … Continue reading
I have constructed a small shelf attached to the south side of the orchid room to hold the Zygopetalum seedlings. I have had them in shady, non-direct light, areas (first in the kitchen, and second on the upper shelf of the … Continue reading
I have now started putting plants on the new top shelf in the orchid room. I have initially placed cattleyas and laelias on the shelf, primarily because I think they need the increased light. One can see from the picture … Continue reading
I deflasked the Zygopetalum seedlines on November 12th, and had kept them in a 100% humidity tray since that time. I decided it was time to open them up to the real world, and have started “airing” them for … Continue reading
This high shelf is finally complete. I had a little trouble getting it up there, but remembered how my father and I mounted drywall, and built a jig to hold it up while I screwed it in. I have constructed … Continue reading
Miltassia Shelob is in bloom. I purchased this plant at the Sacramento Orchid Show in April, and this is the third time it has bloomed. It has a single spike with four flowers. A good plant!