I think we can all agree that Bellinas are simple divine. Bright colours and a strong scents make these crowd favorites time after time. I prefer the pale yellow on the second one. Oh and the guard dogs snuck in too.
Three examples of this interesting species. Large plant that rewards you with large scented flowers.
I know they should technically be called capsule but pods sounds cooler. A couple new primaries and a species I’ve never flasked that a friend gave me. Anyone got experience with Chysis?
A couple pics of a nice violacea named Grimace.
We had a great weekend COOS and to our great surprise one our Phals won a AOS award! It got 81 pts for a CHM award.
It is always fun to see a friend or customer beat you at blooming your own cross. This is our remake of Phalaenopsis Eiderstedt (venosa x cornu-cervi var. sanguinea) that was grown and photographed by our friend Spencer Hauck.
Yes folks we are going to be a vendor at the COOS show.
I got surprised by this guy today, like javanica it hides flower under its leaves.
Alba Samera and deliciosa, these bad boys just got crossed.
A pretty rare species up here in Canada. I grow it potted and it does okay. It is most definitely not an easy species to grow. Cream white flower with red markings.
Phalaenopsis mariae (got crossed with a hieroglyphica) Phalaenopsis gigantea ‘Polly’ (got crossed with bellina ‘Nikki’) Phalaenopsis bellina ‘Nikki’ (got crossed with gigantea ‘Polly’)
Our first full summer and the plants are loving it. Blooms a plenty and over 40 seed pods on the way, overall a grand success but beware of the guard dogs.
The wonder and variety of the Phal species. I find it very interesting how different the side lobs are on the standard form, whereas the hookeriana(yellow) form seems far more consistent. Quarter for size reference
Made using a Norton strain violacea, I simply love this plant and she is scented too.
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?