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?
Blooming season for these beauts. Looking forward to breeding them.
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”)
This plant was a gift and not something I would normally buy. However now that it has bloomed I kinda like it.
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
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 ...
It is going to be a long day in the lab today but it will all be worth it once them bloom.