Flasking talk at OSRBG

Flasking talk at OSRBG
We will be giving a talk on Flasking at the www.OSRBG.ca on Feb 17th 2018. Hope to see you there.

SOOS orchid show this weekend!

SOOS orchid show this weekend!
http://www.soos.ca/index.htm  We do not have a pre-order list as life got in the way but we will have tons of Phals and other goodies for sale. Stop by and say hello. Epi, Wedding Valley will be the show special at 15$ for a Blooming size plant.

Phalaenopsis schilleriana

Phalaenopsis schilleriana

Phalaenopsis David Lim

Phalaenopsis David Lim
amboinensis x gigantea

Phalaenopsis stuartiana var. punctatissima 1

Phalaenopsis stuartiana var. punctatissima
A great species with pink freckles and a fun lip.

Phalaenopsis mannii

Phalaenopsis mannii
This Himalayan species is pretty easy to grow and blooms regularly in the winter. The two pictures attached are the standard and black form.

Speaking at The Central Ontario Orchid Society on Jan 28th 1

Speaking at The Central Ontario Orchid Society on Jan 28th
I will be giving my talk on “Why Phalaenopsis don’t come from Walmart. An exploration of the Phal. Species” to the Central Ontario Orchid Society on Jan 28th. Look forward to seeing you there.https://personal.uwaterloo.ca/jerry/coos/

Speaking at The Niagara Region Orchid Society on Jan 9th

Speaking at The Niagara Region Orchid Society on Jan 9th
I will be giving a talk on the topic of flasking to The Niagara Region Orchid Society on Jan 9th. Look forward to seeing you there. Holy Rosary Church Hall (rear entrance), 35 Queen St S, Thorold, Ontario.

Potting Time

Potting Time
Preparing for show season is a long process and the next growing season. We repotted over 1000 plants, including: Phals primary hybrids, Phal species, Jewels, Catts… seedling clumpmarmoratatons of phalsjewelsDiminyl Judy14 inch long roots long NZ mossSea FoamSea Turtle

’twas the night before christmas

'twas the night before christmas
when all through the pinkhouse,Not a seedpod was stirring, not even a bud,The new lights were hung by the roof with care,In hopes that more flowers would soon be there.

Giant nodosa

Giant nodosa
This nodosa beats all AOS awarded nodosas in natural spread for width and length. Too bad it will not be in bloom for judging. She has a lot of spots too! We made a couple crosses with it.

Phalaenopsis venosa

Phalaenopsis venosa
What is not to like about a venosa. Easy to grow, easy to bloom and strongly scented. The orange one below smells like Bacon! Venosa is a major building block in modern novelty breeding. It also boast a few very popular primary hybrids such as, Joshua Irwin Ginsberg, Kuntrarti Rarashati and Penang Girl.

Nodosa crosses 2

Nodosa crosses
Blc. Hawaii Stars “Hsinying” Bc. Hippodamia Bc. Punakea Bc Maikai ‘Louise’ Bc Theresa Ricci Bct. Sun Mei Gold ‘ORCHIS’ Blc. Marg Putman ‘Doris’ Blc. Mari’s Glory ‘H&R’

Phalaenopsis lueddemanniana

Phalaenopsis lueddemanniana
First lueddemanniana of the year. These are large colourful flowers that keiki often and make fabulous species plants.

In bloom

In bloom
A real hodgepodge of blooms today.

Oh, The weather 4

Oh, The weather
Oh, the weather outside is frightful But the seedpods are so delightful. And since we’ve no place to go Let ’em grow, let ’em grow, let ’em grow

Next Gen 3

Next Gen
We have been busy creating the next generation of phals. Numerous select species have been crossed to create numerous new primaries and straight species. Many of our friends and customers have taken advantage of our free flasking services. Please do not hesitate to inquire about flasking or to ask advice about breeding.  

We are speaking at the London Orchid Society on the 18th of Nov 7

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