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 ...

Upcoming Event: Southern Ontario Orchid Society Annual Show Feb 11-12 2

Upcoming Event: Southern Ontario Orchid Society Annual Show Feb 11-12
Yes folks we will vending at the SOOS show this year. We are really excited to be releasing several brand new Phal primaries and some old favorites. We are gathering up our plants and will have a pre-order list ready by this weekend. SOOS show details http://www.soos.ca/Show/index.htm preview

Phalaenopsis lueddemanniana

Phalaenopsis lueddemanniana
Pretty in pink. One of most colourful Phal species around, it is scented. A must in any collection. A primary hybrid with lueddemanniana as one of the parents Phalaenopsis Chienlung Luedgiana (corningiana x lueddemanniana)

Phalaenopsis Lowland Juwel

Phalaenopsis Lowland Juwel
Cross between Phalaenopsis Veitchiana x Phalaenopsis stuartiana. Veitchiana is a natural hybrid between equestris and schilleriana. Very nice flat flower easy to grow and flower easily

Phalaenopsis equestris

Phalaenopsis equestris
Standard equestris. They guys are great small, colourful and floriferous. Because of these traits they are used in so many different hybrids.

Phalaenopsis parishii

Phalaenopsis parishii
Small, pretty easy to grow and purple. Oh, I love purple… Vicki Vale I grow all of my parishiis mounted water daily in a room that at 75-85%% humidity.

We only grow Phals over here 1

We only grow Phals over here
There are rumours that we grow other types of orchids other that Phals. We want to put these rumours to bed, We grow nothing but phals. See here a Phal Cattmondo . Looks like it may have some amabilis for the white and parishii for the lip colour in its background. Phal Smellinice hard to ...

Phalaenopsis violacea

Phalaenopsis violacea
Phalaenopsis violacea I absolutely love this one! Smells like cinnamon.