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 ...

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.