New plants for OSRBG orchid show preorder

New plants for OSRBG orchid show preorder
What happens when this orchid nut goes to an orchid show with a few coins in his pockets? The same thing that happens to all orchid nuts, we buy way too many plants.  Because of this we are adding a bunch of new plants to our preorder list for the OSRBG(this is on top of ...

Pre-order list for SOOS and OSRBG orchid shows 2

Pre-order list for SOOS and OSRBG orchid shows
Pre-order list is up at http://this-side-of-paradise.com/plant-list/

NEWS FLASH we will be at SOOS 1

NEWS FLASH we will be at SOOS
We are extremely happy to announce that we will be going to SOOS orchid show in Toronto. We only have a week to prepare for the show, we will do our best to our preorder list up on Saturday. Toronto Botanical Garden, 777 Lawrence Avenue East, Toronto, Ontario, M3C 1P2, Canada February 10 & 11, ...

In bloom in the Pinkhouse 4

In bloom in the Pinkhouse
It’s been a rough winter so far. Re-learning how to grow in a greenhouse has been a challenge but the days are getting longer now and things are starting to pick. Here are a few plants that have not missed a beat up.

Phalaenopsis equestris ‘B100’ 1

Phalaenopsis equestris 'B100'
Phalaenopsis equestris ‘B100’ I am not usually one for the round flat flower type, I normally prefer “wild” type but these guy is a cuties. The pollen fell into a gigantea 🙂

Phalaenopsis gigantea

Phalaenopsis gigantea
My plants are only about 8 years old so their leaves are not that large but this species can have leaves that live up to it’s name and be up to 90cm long. Two plants in bloom in the pinkhouse today.

No SOOS this year 2

No SOOS this year
We will not be at the SOOS( Toronto) orchid show this year, we were informed that they are full and have no more room for additional vendors. We will be reaching out to all of you that placed pre-orders to find suitable accommodations. However we shall be at the OSRBG (Burlington) orchid show on Feb ...

On the inside of This Side of Paradise

On the inside of This Side of Paradise
Nothing beats spend an afternoon working in the “pinkhouse” when it is freezing outside.

This Side of Paradise 3

This Side of Paradise
It may be winter but I still have my slice of paradise. -10c outside, +20c on the inside.

Brassoepidendrum Green Dragon 1

Brassoepidendrum Green Dragon
This cross between Epidendrum magnoliae x Brassavola nodosa is a highly scented miniature. The lip is highly influenced by nodosa but the size of the plant by the magnoliae. We will have these for sale at the winter shows.

Phalaenopsis hieroglyphica 3

Phalaenopsis hieroglyphica
Named because its patterns resemble Egyptian hieroglyphs. I think the petal on the left says “eat Tuna sushi it is yummy”.

Phalaenopsis Borneo Star

Phalaenopsis Borneo Star
Cross between belina and lueddemanniana. Strongly scented flat flower.

We are speaking at NROS Nov 8th on Phal Species

We are speaking at NROS Nov 8th on Phal Species
Talking at NROS on a subject that we are extremely passionate about, Phal Species. We will be bringing plants for sale, anything on our plant list can be pre-ordered. Non-members are welcome. Nov 8th Regular Meeting 7:30 p.m. Holy Rosary Church Hall 35 Queen Street North Thorold

Phal Shronk

Phal Shronk
Phalaenopsis Shronk our latest registered cross. (Phal. mannii x Phal. kunstleri) First bloomed in Oct 2017 Pollinated Mar 2015

Flasking fun 2

Flasking fun
Flasking two new phal primary hybrid seed pods. In about 2 years they will be big enough to share. What a slow process! Phal lobbbi x deliciosa subsp. hookeriana Phal cornu-cervi var. sanguinea x javanica I think I enjoy wearing my gear a little too much.

Phalaenopsis cornu-cervi var. flava peloric

Phalaenopsis cornu-cervi var. flava peloric
Love the colour, wish it was not peloric.

Phalaenopsis cochlearis

Phalaenopsis cochlearis
Come see this and more at the COOS orchid show this weekend in Cambridge for the address click here For preorder list click here

COOS plant list 1

COOS plant list
All orchids are Seedling sized and will vary from 15-25$ and are in limited quantities Phal. Species 20$ Phal. kunstleri Phal. bastianii Phal. celebensis Phal. pulcherrima var. Aquinii (orange flares pink flower) x Phal. pulcherrima peloric form (yellow flares white flower)   Phal. Hybrids 15$(some exceptions) Phal. bastianii x Phal. tetraspis “C#1” Phal. pulchra x Phal. ...

Phalaenopsis pulcherrima 1

Phalaenopsis pulcherrima
This is a miniature version of the species, leaves are full grown at less than 2 inches and much rounder than the typical species.  The normal leaf size for this species is 4-6 inches. For reference the pot is 3 inches wide

Winterizing the Pinkhouse 1

Winterizing the Pinkhouse
Lots to do now that the weather has started to turn. Insulating the door, closing the vents and adding much need lights(it gets bloody dark in the winter). For next weekend: -extra insulation on the vent -removing the shadecloth from the exterior and bringing it into the inside. Panorama shot