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.

Phalaenopsis fimbriata

Phalaenopsis fimbriata
Phalaenopsis fimbriata I’ve been after one of these for years. I’ve bought a few that have turned out to be something else but this one is a keeper

Phalaenopsis pallens

Phalaenopsis pallens
Phalaenopsis pallens I actually find this hard to flower, easy to get to keiki but flowering always proves a challenge.

Phalaenopsis Stone Dance 2

Phalaenopsis Stone Dance
Phalaenopsis Stone Dance Yes it’s a Stone Dance. The hybridizer Patrick van Adrichem explains http://www.kingfisherorchids.ca/design-peisagistic/phalstonedance

Phalaenopsis lindenii 4

Phalaenopsis lindenii
Phalaenopsis lindenii This flowers 3 times a year for me 🙂 Check out the cool leaves above the flowers

Phalaenopsis lobbii

Phalaenopsis lobbii
Phalaenopsis lobbii Miniature Phal

Phalaenopsis violacea

Phalaenopsis violacea
Phalaenopsis violacea With a fresh lemony smell and beautiful colouring, it is a favorite amongst hobbyist. It is easy to grow and thrives in low light.

Phalaenopsis chibae

Phalaenopsis chibae
Phalaenopsis chibae One of the smallest Phals around