Epipactis helleborine 3

Epipactis helleborine
Seems a few of these have sprung up in our garden. I believe them to be Epipactis helleborine but I am no hardy orchid expert can anyone confirm?  

Phalaenopsis corningiana

Phalaenopsis corningiana
Blooming season for these beauts. Looking forward to breeding them.

Interesting colour change

Interesting colour change
These flowers only opened a few days apart on the same plant. The one with the strong red pigment is the slightly older one. Plant is Phalaenopsis Lokelani (sanderiana “Seashell” x cornu-cervi var. sanguinea “Carmine”)

Phalaenopsis Yaphon Festival

Phalaenopsis Yaphon Festival
This plant was a gift and not something I would normally buy. However now that it has bloomed I kinda like it.  

Phalaenopsis Lokelani (sanderiana “Seashell” x cornu-cervi var. sanguinea “Carmine”)

Phalaenopsis Lokelani (sanderiana “Seashell” x cornu-cervi var. sanguinea “Carmine”)
I made this cross a few years ago and it has finally bloomed. Oscar Kirsch registered this cross in 1949 but I have never been able to find a photo. The cross is made with very differently shaped parents. I do like the results.   Parents

Phalaenopsis pulcherrima var. laotica?

Phalaenopsis pulcherrima var. laotica?
Anyone that has every been in my Pinkhouse knows that I have way too many pulcherrimas. I am fascinated by this species and its variable colour forms. I do have a several of a form that I find very unusual from its growth pattern to its flowers size. I believe it to be pulcherrima var. laotica  They were imported ...

Flasking day 5

Flasking day
It is going to be a long day in the lab today but it will all be worth it once them bloom.

Phalaenopsis Flores Sunset 2

Phalaenopsis Flores Sunset
This is our remake of this pirmary hybrid (floresensis x inscriptiosinensis). Must be blooming season as we have numerous in bloom. I am a big fan of the creamy white background of both parents. I also love this form too bad the judges tend not to.  

Phal. San Shia Appendo (appendiculata x pulcherrima) 1

Phal. San Shia Appendo (appendiculata x pulcherrima)
Miniature phal primary, very brightly coloured. I’ll have a few for sale tomorrow(June 24) at the OSRBG monthly meet.  

Phal bellina & violacea 1

Phal bellina & violacea
Very similar species but are nicely scented and how great colouring.   Phal violacea (sumatra x standard) Phal violacea f. coerulea   Phal bellina f. coerulea (colour is a stronger purple in person) Phal bellina   Phal. Samera(alba violacea x alba bellina)

Pinkhouse’s pink flowers 1

Pinkhouse's pink flowers
Pink flowers from the Pinkhouse   Phalaenopsis mentawaiensis. One of our newly acquired species in its first bloom.   Phalaenopsis pulchra. This species has a nice saturated pink colour that is enhanced by the glossiness of the petals. It keikis(make small baby plants) often, so if you own one you will probably own several soon ...

Phalaenopsis honghenensis

Phalaenopsis honghenensis
Beautiful miniature Phal. this species is often confused with stobartiana(fig 3) as their colour, size and shape can be very similar. One major difference is a pronounced spur at the rear of lip structure(fig2) vs that of a stobartiana(fig 4).  

Phalaenopsis Fizzbin

Phalaenopsis Fizzbin
Much better form than it’s first bloom. This Fizzbin is scented and has a nice lip.

Phalaenopsis japonica

Phalaenopsis japonica
Got a bunch of japonicas in bloom, even got an alba form with three flower. The alba form tends to be a little harder to grow and generally has fewer flowers.

Phalaenopsis Quatloos 4

Phalaenopsis Quatloos
(Phal. modesta x Phal. pallens ‘Mellow Yellow’) two first bloomers. The difference in colour intensity of the patterns is striking.

Phalaenopsis stobartiana

Phalaenopsis stobartiana
Rare miniature Phal species from China.  

Summer is here!

Summer is here!
The Pinkhouse got its shadecloth put on this weekend, that is a good sign! Summer is here.

Phalaenopsis chibae

Phalaenopsis chibae
One of the smallest Phal flowers around but it makes up for it with a high flower count. The large lip is very prominent in it’s hybrids. Tying Shin Glider

Phalaenopsis Penang Girl

Phalaenopsis Penang Girl
This dark form (made with a Norton Violacea) absolutely rocks! It’s scented and blooms reliably.

From the nodosa side of the pinkhouse 2

From the nodosa side of the pinkhouse
I don’t post a lot of photos of our nodosa hybrid collection but it is fairly large. Jacquie, my wife, loves them and collects every nodosa cross she can get her hands on. I do understand her obsession they are highly scented and come in striking colours. Below are a couple examples. (E. tampensis x ...