SOOS show

SOOS show
Had a great time at the SOOS show today. Tons of fun questions, great enthusiam towards our plants and meeting everyone was fantastic. We did find out that our contact page has not been working at all for a couple weeks. As such we apologize to anyone who sent us an email and did not receive ...

Pre-Order List: Southern Ontario Orchid Society Annual Show Feb 11-12 1

Pre-Order List: Southern Ontario Orchid Society Annual Show Feb 11-12
We will be vending at the SOOS show this year. We are really excited to be releasing several brand new Phal primaries and some old favorites. The following pre-order list is first come first served. Email your desired plants to info@this-side-of-paradise.com We will have more plants available at the show that didn’t make it to ...

Upcoming Event: Southern Ontario Orchid Society Annual Show Feb 11-12 2

Upcoming Event: Southern Ontario Orchid Society Annual Show Feb 11-12
Yes folks we will vending at the SOOS show this year. We are really excited to be releasing several brand new Phal primaries and some old favorites. We are gathering up our plants and will have a pre-order list ready by this weekend. SOOS show details http://www.soos.ca/Show/index.htm preview

Phalaenopsis lueddemanniana

Phalaenopsis lueddemanniana
Pretty in pink. One of most colourful Phal species around, it is scented. A must in any collection. A primary hybrid with lueddemanniana as one of the parents Phalaenopsis Chienlung Luedgiana (corningiana x lueddemanniana)

Phalaenopsis Lowland Juwel

Phalaenopsis Lowland Juwel
Cross between Phalaenopsis Veitchiana x Phalaenopsis stuartiana. Veitchiana is a natural hybrid between equestris and schilleriana. Very nice flat flower easy to grow and flower easily

Phalaenopsis equestris

Phalaenopsis equestris
Standard equestris. They guys are great small, colourful and floriferous. Because of these traits they are used in so many different hybrids.

Phalaenopsis parishii

Phalaenopsis parishii
Small, pretty easy to grow and purple. Oh, I love purple… Vicki Vale I grow all of my parishiis mounted water daily in a room that at 75-85%% humidity.

We only grow Phals over here 1

We only grow Phals over here
There are rumours that we grow other types of orchids other that Phals. We want to put these rumours to bed, We grow nothing but phals. See here a Phal Cattmondo . Looks like it may have some amabilis for the white and parishii for the lip colour in its background. Phal Smellinice hard to ...

Phalaenopsis violacea

Phalaenopsis violacea
Phalaenopsis violacea I absolutely love this one! Smells like cinnamon.

Phalaenopsis gigantea 2

Phalaenopsis gigantea
Phalaenopsis gigantea Very small plant, I was surprised it bloomed. Leaves are only 8-9 inches long.

Guess who 3

Guess who
I am a Phal species I am a little on the big side Who am I

Phalaenopsis bellina 1

Phalaenopsis bellina
Phalaenopsis bellina(‘Ingrid Ohh’ x ‘joy’) Great form, colour and fragrance!

Happy Halloween 2

Happy Halloween
Happy Halloween from The gang at This Side of Paradise

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 ...