Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Miltonia Vexillaria "Arctic Moon" AM/AOS

A pride and joy.  It gets an additional shoot every year and the fragrance, which emanates from the bloom every couple of hours or so, is citrusy and spicy, strong enough to fill the whole room.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Phalaenopsis Ellie

A lovely pastel,a gift from my neighbor Ellie, seems to contain the essence of Spring.


Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Dendrobium Nobile

Isn't this a beauty?  I just bought it at Little Brook Orchids, here in Lancaster.  It's 16" high and apparently never gets any higher, just blooms vertically along the main stems.  The color is called a "blush."  Very fitting, I think.  

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Dendrobium unknown hybrid


This Dendrobium came with the name "Rosy Pink."  When it bloomed, I saw the most gorgeous purple of all my plants.  I can never get the actual shade with my camera, no matter how many times I try.  But this one comes close.  The one below,   
taken in my living room, is the truest.

Paphiopedilum Bulldog

These orchids are called "Bulldogs" for some reason.  Imposing and grand, they deserve a more important name.  I have a harder time getting them to bloom than any of the others.    In the fall they have to have night temperatures of 50 degrees or a little lower, then moved inside to at least 20 degrees higher during the day.  If you want to try one, keep it moist, watering every 3-4 days.  Direct sun not necessary, but plenty of light is.   Lots of luck!

Phalaenopsis Chain Xen "Ming Ho"

This is the best-performing orchid I've ever had. I bought it in 2008 and it's been blooming ever since-- AND adding shoots.  The blooms last for six months or more and by the time they fall, new buds are beginning to form on a new stem.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Iwanagara Apple Blossom "Snow Flake"

" And for all this, nature is never spent;

  There lives the dearest freshness

  Deep down things;"

  Gerard Manley Hopkins