Phalaenopsis cornu-cervi

Phalaenopsis cornu-cervi
Phalaenopsis cornu-cervi Amazing how different each form can be.

Phalaenopsis stobartiana 2

Phalaenopsis stobartiana
Phalaenopsis stobartiana This Chinese flower is probably the rarest Phal I own and I am so happy it finally bloomed.  It is a miniature with few leaves, long root system and no noticeable scent. The section Aphyllae can be difficult to tell apart,  one of the ways to do so is to review the rear ...

Parishii Party

Parishii Party
Tiny and cute these miniature Phals are a challenge if you don’t have the right conditions. Once you do they can reward you with numerous flowers. Phalaenopsis parishii “Polly” another Phalaenopsis parishii another Phalaenopsis parishii

Phalaenopsis Chienlung Luedgiana 2

Phalaenopsis Chienlung Luedgiana
Phalaenopsis Chienlung Luedgiana (lueddemanniana x corningiana) Same parent very different results

Phalaenopsis Penang Girl

Phalaenopsis Penang Girl
Phalaenopsis Penang Girl This is the deepest coloured one I’ve got.  

Phalaenopsis Mini Mark 5

Phalaenopsis Mini Mark
Phalaenopsis Mini Mark (Micro Nova x philippinensis) A highly requested plant that I only have a couple left for breeding purposes. May breed this to a parishii, thoughts?

Pleione Watch Part Deux 3

Pleione Watch Part Deux
The watch is over tons of these little guys are in bloom. Pleione formosana Pleione limprichtii Pleione Vesuvius (scented)  

Lighting talk in Kitchener

I will be giving a lighting (strong focus on LEDs) talk at COOS on Monday the 27 of March, address St Jospeh’s Church 148 Madison Ave S, Kitchener, ON. They welcome non-members so come out and hear the talk. I will also be bringing plants for sale.

Phal Kingfisher’s Dragon Wing (John Ewing ‘KFO’ x ‘Dragon Tree Eagle ‘DT#1’) 1

Phal Kingfisher’s Dragon Wing (John Ewing ‘KFO’ x ‘Dragon Tree Eagle ‘DT#1’)
Phal Kingfisher’s Dragon Wing (John Ewing ‘KFO’ x ‘Dragon Tree Eagle ‘DT#1’) The yellow is super bright and intense. Opens like clockwork, within a week of last years bloom.

Phalaenopsis Germaine Vincent 1

Phalaenopsis Germaine Vincent
Phalaenopsis Germaine Vincent (speciosa x violacea) It’s pink, scented and oh, did I mention it was pink. Who could ask for more!    

Pleione watch 2

Pleione watch
The Pleiones are a great plant easy to grow and flower. Basically water them lightly when you see new growth. Water more heavy when in flower. Water until ~sept, then stop and put them in the garage until Feb. I’ll update when they flower

Sarcochilus x Phalaenopsis 2

Sarcochilus x Phalaenopsis
Jacquie and I had the great pleasure of visiting Jean Ikeson’s greenhouse yesterday. Back in 2011 Jean published a supplement on sarcochilus’ for the AOS and when she spoke at our society on the subject last year, I took the chance to talk to her about my desire to try breeding sarcochilus to phalaenopsis. During our greenhouse visit Jean pulled ...

Phalaenopsis Kingfisher’s Princess 1

Phalaenopsis Kingfisher's Princess
Phalaenopsis Kingfisher’s Princess (Kung’s Princess ‘Lena’ x Princess Kaiulani ‘Carriage Hill’ AM/AOS) same flower backlit

Flasking Party 2

Flasking Party
Going to be a busy long day. I’ve got 60 flasks to replate and 2 pods to sow.

Phalaenopsis David Lim 3

Phalaenopsis David Lim
Phalaenopsis David Lim (amboinensis x gigantea) This plant is huge. I have it mounted currently it has 3 spikes.

Phalaenopsis Penang Girl 1

Phalaenopsis Penang Girl
Phalaenopsis Penang Girl Love the colour!

Upcoming Event: Orchid Society of the Royal Botanical Gardens Annual Show Feb 25-26 1

Upcoming Event: Orchid Society of the Royal Botanical Gardens Annual Show Feb 25-26
Last minute decision, we will be vending at the OSRBG show this weekend Feb 25-26. Come stop by and say hi, we should have a few new Phals available. OSRBG show details http://osrbg.ca

Phalaenopsis Mugato 3

Phalaenopsis Mugato
Phalaenopsis Mugato (Phal. tetrapsis x Phal. javanica) Say Hello to our newest little friend. Many of you bought one of these at SOOS last weekend and now it has a name Phal. Mugato. We were able to get this to flower in less that 27 months from pollination.

SOOS show

SOOS show
Had a great time at the SOOS show today. Tons of fun questions, great enthusiam towards our plants and meeting everyone was fantastic. We did find out that our contact page has not been working at all for a couple weeks. As such we apologize to anyone who sent us an email and did not receive ...

Pre-Order List: Southern Ontario Orchid Society Annual Show Feb 11-12 1

Pre-Order List: Southern Ontario Orchid Society Annual Show Feb 11-12
We will be vending at the SOOS show this year. We are really excited to be releasing several brand new Phal primaries and some old favorites. The following pre-order list is first come first served. Email your desired plants to info@this-side-of-paradise.com We will have more plants available at the show that didn’t make it to ...