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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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’
First lueddemanniana of the year. These are large colourful flowers that keiki often and make fabulous species plants.
A real hodgepodge of blooms today.
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
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.
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 ...
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.
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
What does an orchid nut do on vacation in Mexico? Well he hunt’s for orchids of course. Our resort had a small area dedicated to orchids grown on trees but we were also able to find some in situ. in situ in situ
I think we can all agree that Bellinas are simple divine. Bright colours and a strong scents make these crowd favorites time after time. I prefer the pale yellow on the second one. Oh and the guard dogs snuck in too.
Three examples of this interesting species. Large plant that rewards you with large scented flowers.
I know they should technically be called capsule but pods sounds cooler. A couple new primaries and a species I’ve never flasked that a friend gave me. Anyone got experience with Chysis?
A couple pics of a nice violacea named Grimace.
We had a great weekend COOS and to our great surprise one our Phals won a AOS award! It got 81 pts for a CHM award.
It is always fun to see a friend or customer beat you at blooming your own cross. This is our remake of Phalaenopsis Eiderstedt (venosa x cornu-cervi var. sanguinea) that was grown and photographed by our friend Spencer Hauck.