Category Archives: What’s Happening

Progress in the Orchid Room

Lots of happenings in the orchid room this week. Winter is over!  All plants will now receive their full complement of fertilizer.  The dendrobiums are mostly in bloom, or about to bloom, and one Catasetum has a new growth coming.  Time … Continue reading

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Progress in the Orchid Room — returning from vacation

The orchid room survived our vacation well.  The plants were a little dry, and the humidity trays were dry — but that was it.  I lost two plants… Ascocentrum Garayi, that I purchased from eBay vendor Kawamoto Orchids on March … Continue reading

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Progress in the Orchid Room

It has been a good week in the orchid room. I fixed a leak in one of my trays.  It wasn’t a big leak, but I re-caulked the inside, and now it doesn’t leak any longer. Catasetum Frilly Doris has … Continue reading

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Frilly Doris bloom is progressing

 The bloom on my Catasetum Frilly Doris is progressing well.  It is starting to turn color now.  [I note that Chris Johnson has a Frilly Doris x Voodoo Dragon that has already bloomed.  So we are a few weeks behind his greenhouse-grown … Continue reading

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Volcano Trick has a sheath

 I have had this Eplc. Volcano Trick ‘Fireball’ since the last week in February, and have watched it grow two new pseudobulbs.  It was one of the first Cattleya orchids that I really liked.  Yesterday, I noticed that the bigger one is … Continue reading

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Progress in the Orchid Room

Progress in the orchid room today While checking the orchid room this morning, I noticed that our Catasetum Denticulatum had broken off at the base of the new growth.  It seems to have rotted at the base.  I have only had … Continue reading

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