On the inside of This Side of Paradise

On the inside of This Side of Paradise
Nothing beats spend an afternoon working in the “pinkhouse” when it is freezing outside.

This Side of Paradise 3

This Side of Paradise
It may be winter but I still have my slice of paradise. -10c outside, +20c on the inside.

Brassoepidendrum Green Dragon 1

Brassoepidendrum Green Dragon
This cross between Epidendrum magnoliae x Brassavola nodosa is a highly scented miniature. The lip is highly influenced by nodosa but the size of the plant by the magnoliae. We will have these for sale at the winter shows.

Phalaenopsis hieroglyphica 3

Phalaenopsis hieroglyphica
Named because its patterns resemble Egyptian hieroglyphs. I think the petal on the left says “eat Tuna sushi it is yummy”.

Phalaenopsis Borneo Star

Phalaenopsis Borneo Star
Cross between belina and lueddemanniana. Strongly scented flat flower.

We are speaking at NROS Nov 8th on Phal Species

We are speaking at NROS Nov 8th on Phal Species
Talking at NROS on a subject that we are extremely passionate about, Phal Species. We will be bringing plants for sale, anything on our plant list can be pre-ordered. Non-members are welcome. Nov 8th Regular Meeting 7:30 p.m. Holy Rosary Church Hall 35 Queen Street North Thorold

Phal Shronk

Phal Shronk
Phalaenopsis Shronk our latest registered cross. (Phal. mannii x Phal. kunstleri) First bloomed in Oct 2017 Pollinated Mar 2015

Flasking fun 2

Flasking fun
Flasking two new phal primary hybrid seed pods. In about 2 years they will be big enough to share. What a slow process! Phal lobbbi x deliciosa subsp. hookeriana Phal cornu-cervi var. sanguinea x javanica I think I enjoy wearing my gear a little too much.

Phalaenopsis cornu-cervi var. flava peloric

Phalaenopsis cornu-cervi var. flava peloric
Love the colour, wish it was not peloric.

Phalaenopsis cochlearis

Phalaenopsis cochlearis
Come see this and more at the COOS orchid show this weekend in Cambridge for the address click here For preorder list click here

COOS plant list 1

COOS plant list
All orchids are Seedling sized and will vary from 15-25$ and are in limited quantities Phal. Species 20$ Phal. kunstleri Phal. bastianii Phal. celebensis Phal. pulcherrima var. Aquinii (orange flares pink flower) x Phal. pulcherrima peloric form (yellow flares white flower)   Phal. Hybrids 15$(some exceptions) Phal. bastianii x Phal. tetraspis “C#1” Phal. pulchra x Phal. ...

Phalaenopsis pulcherrima 1

Phalaenopsis pulcherrima
This is a miniature version of the species, leaves are full grown at less than 2 inches and much rounder than the typical species.  The normal leaf size for this species is 4-6 inches. For reference the pot is 3 inches wide

Winterizing the Pinkhouse 1

Winterizing the Pinkhouse
Lots to do now that the weather has started to turn. Insulating the door, closing the vents and adding much need lights(it gets bloody dark in the winter). For next weekend: -extra insulation on the vent -removing the shadecloth from the exterior and bringing it into the inside. Panorama shot

Phalaenopsis tetraspis

Phalaenopsis tetraspis
Random red barring of this make every flower unique. 

Phalaenopsis lobbii

Phalaenopsis lobbii
Couple Phal lobbii in bloom, Really easy to grow and bloom. Nice choice for a beginner miniature phal species.  

Phalaenopsis cornu-cervi 1

Phalaenopsis cornu-cervi
Glossy and thick substance to the petals make this a beautiful flower. Phalaenopsis cornu-cervi   Phalaenopsis cornu-cervi forma chattaladae

COOS show: we will be there, will you? 2

COOS show: we will be there, will you?
We are going to be vending at the COOS show Sept 23rd & 24th. We will be posting our show plant list in a couple weeks, feel free to put in a pre-order based on our Fall list(many plants are in limited quantities and might not make the show list) at info@this-side-of-paradise.com Let the show ...

Phalaenopsis fimbriata

Phalaenopsis fimbriata
Creamy off white flower with soft pink markings. Uber fuzzy lip! The flower tends to look downwards and blooms below the leaves, which make them hard to find sometimes. I almost missed these!

Phalaenopsis kunstleri 4

Phalaenopsis kunstleri
I love the lip on these guys, they are such an unusual flower

Phalaenopsis Germaine Vincent

Phalaenopsis Germaine Vincent
Nice scent and it flowers very easily. violacea x speciosa = Germaine Vincent