Phalaenopsis hieroglyphica

Phalaenopsis hieroglyphica
Named for its markings, they remind me more of leopard spots than hieroglyphics. Guess you can’t change a phals spots!

Phalaenopsis amboinensis var. flavida

Phalaenopsis amboinensis var. flavida
A yellow background on this amboinensis makes it particulary striking. The leaves are a massive 16 inches long.

Phal Seedlings?

Phal Seedlings?
Did someone say Phal seedlings? We’ve been busy deflasking of late, mostly species and primaries. This breeding program has been three years in the making.

Phalaenopsis violacea

Phalaenopsis violacea
Phalaenopsis violacea Just a standard violacea nothing special. But there is nothing ordinary about violaceas, they smell fantastic and they have a intense colour.

Phalaenopsis venosa 1

Phalaenopsis venosa
Phalaenopsis venosa I love the smell of bacon in the morning. Forget sweet smelling flowers this bad boy smells of smoked meat, making it a favorite of mine.

Phalaenopsis pulcherrima mounted on rock 1

Phalaenopsis pulcherrima mounted on rock
Decided to try mounting a flask of Phalaenopsis pulcherrima on lava rock and on coral. They are both sitting in a tray of water.

Species seed pods

Species seed pods
We have been requested by our customers to do more species flasks. Of course we got right on it and I thought we would demonstrate some of size and shape differences between several species seed pods. From top to bottom: Phal. lindenii Phal. pallens Phal. cornu cervi var forma chattalada Phal. fimbriata Phal. amabillis var ...

Phalaenopsis deliciosa

Phalaenopsis deliciosa
Phalaenopsis deliciosa Same species but look how different the lips can turn out

Phalaenopsis fasciata

Phalaenopsis fasciata
Phalaenopsis fasciata Bright yellow with a light pink lip

Phalaenopsis maculata

Phalaenopsis maculata
Phalaenopsis maculata Added limestone this year and voila she bloomed

Phalaenopsis Horta 1

Phalaenopsis Horta
Phalaenopsis Horta (Phal. mannii x Phal. modesta) It’s an exiting time my first cross that I made has finally bloomed. The plant is very small and really should not have bloomed yet. It has only been 28 months from the point of pollination to flower. The flower is still cute:)

New plants in from Thailand

New plants in from Thailand
Bulbophyllum medusae B/S 25 Bulbophyllum papulosum S/S 15 Bulbophyllum pulchellum B/S 20 Bulbophyllum sumatrana S/S 15 Dendrobium bracteosum var alba S/S 15 Dendrobium cretaceum S/S 15 Dendrobium delacourii N/B/S 15 Dendrobium leonis B/S 20 Ionocidium Popcorn  B/S 15 Phalaenopsis cornu-cervi B/S 25 Phalaenopsis Dragon Tree Eagle N/B/S 22 Phalaenopsis lowii B/S 25 Phalaenopsis parishii B/S ...

Lost one of the greats

Lost one of the greats
Over the weekend we lost one of the great Orchidist of our time. Mario Ferrusi with over 450 AOS awards under his belt, he will go down as a legend. However he will not be remembered for awards he will be remembered for his passion towards orchids and their betterment. Mario was always kind to me, ...

Phalaenopsis pulcherrima f. coerulea

Phalaenopsis pulcherrima f. coerulea
Phalaenopsis pulcherrima f. coerulea I ordered a bunch of these a couple years ago and this is the first one to bloom. I was really hoping it was going to be the purple I expected and it was! This purple is intense and I love it.

The Greenhouse Build Part 3

The Greenhouse Build Part 3
Progress has been slow. Who knew moving 3 Cubic yards down two flight of stair would be so much hard work.   1 yard of screening. Picked some large pavers.   Pavers went down easy but man are they heavy at 30 lbs a piece. Most of the pavers that needed cutting are done   ...

The Greenhouse Build Part 2 5

The Greenhouse Build Part 2
This past weekend we started the build and man was it a hot one. Every day was above 30C in the shade. Day 1 A little bit more digging to get the beams in   Hole is finally ready for the screening   One layer of beams   Finished the beams   Day 2 Corners ...

Phalaenopsis deliciosa and subsp. hookeriana

Phalaenopsis deliciosa and subsp. hookeriana
Phalaenopsis deliciosa I grow these little mininuature phals on mounted on cork and they love it they bloom readily twice a year. First picture is the standard version the second a different colour morph. Not shown in the photos but these plants have wavy leaves no matter what conditions you give them.

Phalaenopsis pulchra

Phalaenopsis pulchra
Phalaenopsis pulchra The colour on this species is nice strong purple/pink. The petals are super glossy, they remind me of lipstick.

The Greenhouse Build Part 1

The Greenhouse Build Part 1
After a great internal debate I finally decided to take the plunge and purchase a greenhouse. I selected a cedar DIY kit with polycarbonate glazing. The kit would take two weeks to be delivered, so we started by opening a twofour of beer and inviting some friends over to dig a big hole. Two tree ...

Phalaenopsis wilsonii

Phalaenopsis wilsonii
Phalaenopsis wilsonii This is smaller flower than my other ones but the pink is very nice and strong.