Monthly Archives: March 2018

Odontioda (Le Marais x St Wood) is in bloom

I acquired this Odontioda (Le Marais x St Wood) from Bob Hamilton on my visit to his greenhouse in May of 2016.  It did not bloom for me last year, but has bloomed this year with two spikes (both coming out … Continue reading

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Sarcochilus Kulnura Rusty ‘Pink Red’ x Sarcochilus Rosetta ‘Lovely’ is in bloom

I purchased Sarcochilus Kulnura Rusty ‘Pink Red’ x Sarcochilus Rosetta ‘Lovely’ from Sunset Valley Orchids at the Pacific Orchid and Garden Exposition in San Francisco in late February, 2017, and it is now in bloom again.  This is my “really red” sarcochilus.  It has … Continue reading

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Cochleanthes Discolor

I purchased this Cochleanthes Discolor from California Orchids at their spring open house on March 17, 2018.  This is an intermediate epiphytic grower that likes shade, and should grow well in a corner of my solarium.  It is native to Costa … Continue reading

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Masdevallia Macrura

I purchased this Masdevallia Macrura from California Orchids at their open house on March 17, 2018.  This is a large Masdevallia compared to my other plants.  I noticed it right away when entering the building, and picked it up.  A is … Continue reading

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Dendrobium Aggregatum is now in bloom.

I acquired this  Dendrobium Aggregatum in the plant raffle at the January 3, 2018 meeting of the Sacramento Orchid Society, and it has now developed a single spike, which is in bloom.  It sits high in my orchid room, on the east … Continue reading

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Wilsonara Hilda Plumtree Purple Wings

I purchased this Wilsonara Hilda Plumtree Purple Wings from Ecuagenera during the Santa Barbara Orchid Show on March 9, 2018.  I potted this plant into my bark mix immediately, as it came wrapped in paper, with some sphagnum moss.  This … Continue reading

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Lycaste Sunray

I purchased this Lycaste Sunray from Cal Orchid at their open house during the Santa Barbara Orchid Show on March 9, 2018.  This is one of those plants where my hand just “picked it up” as I walked by.  I didn’t … Continue reading

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