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

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?  

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.