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

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

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.

Phalaenopsis mariae 1

Phalaenopsis mariae

Phalaenopsis deliciosa

Phalaenopsis deliciosa
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

Phalaenopsis Penang Girl ‘Dark’ 4

Phalaenopsis Penang Girl 'Dark'
Made using a Norton strain violacea, I simply love this plant and she is scented too.

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?