Epipactis helleborine 3

Epipactis helleborine
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?  

Phalaenopsis corningiana

Phalaenopsis corningiana
Blooming season for these beauts. Looking forward to breeding them.

Interesting colour change

Interesting colour change
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”)

Phalaenopsis Yaphon Festival

Phalaenopsis Yaphon Festival
This plant was a gift and not something I would normally buy. However now that it has bloomed I kinda like it.  

Phalaenopsis Lokelani (sanderiana “Seashell” x cornu-cervi var. sanguinea “Carmine”)

Phalaenopsis Lokelani (sanderiana “Seashell” x cornu-cervi var. sanguinea “Carmine”)
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

Phalaenopsis pulcherrima var. laotica?

Phalaenopsis pulcherrima var. laotica?
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 ...

Flasking day 5

Flasking day
It is going to be a long day in the lab today but it will all be worth it once them bloom.