We got the temps and light levels in check but still have a slight humidity issue to address but today we finally put in the first “test” 100 orchids. Took the whole day to repot them all in fresh moss and bark but it’s the new rule only repotted orchids in the greenhouse. Greenhouse specs: ...
Not bad for a first flowering.
One layer of 50% white shadecloth and a 6mm solar-ice film is on but the heat is still not low enough. Looks like I need more exhaust fans. Electrician comes on Tuesday. Getting really excited over here!
Phalaenopsis mariae Often plants labeled mariae turn out to be bastianii or the hybrid Lovely Marie (bastianii x mariae) but this one is the real deal. Flowers are very similar looking to bastianii but the inflorescence growth is less erected than that of bastianii.
Podangis dactyloceras A species from Africa, I grow it potted but it can be mounted. The flowers are transparent almost crystalline and the green center really pops.
We’ve got heat. I know the summer is coming but nights are still too cool for my Phals. Shadecloth is hopefully going on today.
Phalaenopsis lobbii “Big boy” This particular lobbii is really prolific, third bloom in 13 months span. Loonie in the second photo shows how big this guy is.
Phalaenopsis amboinensis Scented, long lasting and quite striking.
Phalaenopsis deliciosa This is one of my favorite Phals. Clusters of flowers usually about 4-8 of them at one time. “Nikki” var. hookeriana “Jax” “Sunrise”
Phalaenopsis Fizzbin (Phal. tetrapsis x Phal. modesta) First bloomed in Feb 23, 2017-pollinated Dec 21,2014 One of our newly registered hybrids. Form is very close to that of modesta.
A quick Greenhouse update: insulation is installed and some of the second glazing layer. Heater has been delivered awaiting installation. Still missing interior electrical. Security system/cameras installed. Hoping two weeks to plants, fingers crossed.
Phalaenopsis cornu-cervi Amazing how different each form can be.
Phalaenopsis stobartiana This Chinese flower is probably the rarest Phal I own and I am so happy it finally bloomed. It is a miniature with few leaves, long root system and no noticeable scent. The section Aphyllae can be difficult to tell apart, one of the ways to do so is to review the rear ...
Tiny and cute these miniature Phals are a challenge if you don’t have the right conditions. Once you do they can reward you with numerous flowers. Phalaenopsis parishii “Polly” another Phalaenopsis parishii another Phalaenopsis parishii
Phalaenopsis Chienlung Luedgiana (lueddemanniana x corningiana) Same parent very different results
Phalaenopsis Penang Girl This is the deepest coloured one I’ve got.
Phalaenopsis Mini Mark (Micro Nova x philippinensis) A highly requested plant that I only have a couple left for breeding purposes. May breed this to a parishii, thoughts?
The watch is over tons of these little guys are in bloom. Pleione formosana Pleione limprichtii Pleione Vesuvius (scented)
I will be giving a lighting (strong focus on LEDs) talk at COOS on Monday the 27 of March, address St Jospeh’s Church 148 Madison Ave S, Kitchener, ON. They welcome non-members so come out and hear the talk. I will also be bringing plants for sale.
Phal Kingfisher’s Dragon Wing (John Ewing ‘KFO’ x ‘Dragon Tree Eagle ‘DT#1’) The yellow is super bright and intense. Opens like clockwork, within a week of last years bloom.