Monthly Archives: February 2017

New Additions from the San Francisco Orchid and Garden Exposition

The San Francisco Orchid and Garden Exposition was held February 24-26 in the County Fair Building in Golden Gate Park.  This was a new (and smaller) venue for this show, and there were fewer vendors than in previous years — … Continue reading

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Small Additions

I purchased two small Lepanthes orchids from eBay vendor shermantp, and they arrived today.  Lepanthes terborchii, on the left in the picture, is a native of Peru, is a cool growing orchid that requires high humidity and mostly shade.  It’s … Continue reading

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Odontioda Tricolour 4N x (Tiffany x Joe’s Drum) is in bloom

I acquired this Odontioda Tricolour 4N (Tiffany x Joe’s Drum) during my visit to Bob Hamilton’s greenhouses on May 14, 2016.  It was a healthy seedling when I acquired it, and I kept it in the same pot.  It has now … Continue reading

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Wilsonara Bouley Bay ‘Golden Showers’ x Odm. Parade ‘Goldilocks’

I purchased this Wilsonara Bouley Bay ‘Golden Showers’ x Odm. Parade ‘Goldilocks’ from eBay vendor letstalkplants on February 6th and it arrived on February 10th.  It is currently in bloom and bug with two spikes, each having 10 flowers about 2″ in … Continue reading

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Five New Additions

On Saturday, February 4, I visited Brookside Orchids in Portola Valley CA, and picked up five new plants.  Brookside Orchids has a very nice showroom, but the interesting things are in the greenhouses in the back.  Here they have their … Continue reading

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Initial Greenhouse Design

I have completed the initial greenhouse design and run the plans past my homeowner’s group and the local city.  There are some “gotcha”s with both groups, but things are positive so far.   Everyone seems to be impressed with my … Continue reading

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Coelogyne Unchained Melody is in bloom

I purchased this Coelogyne Unchained Melody from Cal Orchid while attending their open house on July 8, 2016.  The plant was not in very good shape when I purchased it, and I considered it a “rescue”.  It has remained in its … Continue reading

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