We are speaking at the London Orchid Society on the 18th of Nov 6

We are speaking at the London Orchid Society on the 18th of Nov
The subject of our talk is Why Phalaenopsis don’t come from Walmart. An exploration of the Phal. Species.  Of Course Phals are close to our heart and we are really excited about sharing that passion with others. Details can be found on LOS  hope to see you all there. We have updated our plant list for this ...

Tuberolabium kotoense 1

Tuberolabium kotoense
These flowers are tiny but very cute and scented. This is an easy to grow species than can be grown along side Phals. We are trying to cross them with Phal pulcherrima var coerulea and a deliciosa var. alba.

Nodosa crosses 2

Nodosa crosses
I know I usually only post Phals but 1/4 of the Pinkhouse is dedicated to growing Nodosa crosses and we have started to breed them. Here are a few in bloom currently.   B Jiminy Cricket     Bc. Karin Lomer   Bc. Aka’s Angel

Orchid nut

Orchid nut
What does an orchid nut do on vacation in Mexico? Well he hunt’s for orchids of course. Our resort had a small area dedicated to orchids grown on trees but we were also able to find some in situ. in situ in situ

Bellina time

Bellina time
I think we can all agree that Bellinas are simple divine. Bright colours and a strong scents make these crowd favorites time after time. I prefer the pale yellow on the second one. Oh and the guard dogs snuck in too.    

Phalaenopsis hieroglyphica 4

Phalaenopsis hieroglyphica
Three examples of this interesting species. Large plant that rewards you with large scented flowers.

Fun with pods

Fun with pods
I know they should technically be called capsule but pods sounds cooler. A couple new primaries and a species I’ve never flasked that a friend gave me. Anyone got experience with Chysis?

Phalaenopsis violacea Norton style 4

Phalaenopsis violacea Norton style
A couple pics of a nice violacea named Grimace.

Phalaenopsis pulcherrima ‘Dilithium’ 4

Phalaenopsis pulcherrima 'Dilithium'
We had a great weekend COOS and to our great surprise one our Phals won a AOS award! It got 81 pts for a CHM award.

Phalaenopsis Eiderstedt

Phalaenopsis Eiderstedt
It is always fun to see a friend or customer beat you at blooming your own cross. This is our remake of Phalaenopsis Eiderstedt (venosa x cornu-cervi var. sanguinea) that was grown and photographed by our friend Spencer Hauck.

We are going to COOS 2

We are going to COOS
Yes folks we are going to be a vendor at the COOS show.

Phalaenopsis tetraspis f. speciosa

Phalaenopsis tetraspis f. speciosa
A nice purple version.

Phalaenopsis cornu-cervi 3

Phalaenopsis cornu-cervi

Phal. Sogo Kaiulani ‘Joy’ x Phal. LD’s Bear King ‘YK1’

Phal. Sogo Kaiulani 'Joy' x Phal. LD's Bear King 'YK1'
First flowering

Phalaenopsis bellina 2

Phalaenopsis bellina
Love this bellina.

Phalaenopsis hieroglyphica var. flava x javanica 1

Phalaenopsis hieroglyphica var. flava x javanica
I got surprised by this guy today, like javanica it hides flower under its leaves.

Albas 2

Albas
Alba Samera and deliciosa, these bad boys just got crossed.  

Phalaenopsis maculata 5

Phalaenopsis maculata
A pretty rare species up here in Canada. I grow it potted and it does okay. It is most definitely not an easy species to grow. Cream white flower with red markings.

A Few blooms 1

A Few blooms
Phalaenopsis mariae (got crossed with a hieroglyphica) Phalaenopsis gigantea ‘Polly’ (got crossed with bellina ‘Nikki’) Phalaenopsis bellina ‘Nikki’ (got crossed with gigantea ‘Polly’)

The Pinkhouse in sunny July 4

The Pinkhouse in sunny July
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.