Monthly Archives: December 2009

Paphiopedilum NOID

Paph. NOID This was basically my first orchid (though there were some around the house before that I didn’t pay much attention to) that I must have gotten around four years ago this spring and the first orchid I ever … Continue reading

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Amaryllis ‘Black Pearl’

Amaryllis (Hippeastrum) ‘Black Pearl’ This was in flower for Christmas but due to circumstances (i.e., cats) the first flower was knocked off before opening, the second had tooth marks in it, the third had a crooked top petal and the … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

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Great orchid link

Backbulbs: Developing an Orchid Collection Using Backbulbs. I probably found it googling “orchid salvage” or “shame regarding almost rotting off the roots of several plants and I want to learn to look after orchids better” or something similar to that. … Continue reading


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NOID Orchid picture

Picture taken summer 2008 Some sort of Miltonia/Miltoniopsis/Miltonidium. We’ve had it for a while but it was the only save from the great scale purge. We now have two of these, one the main plant and the other was a … Continue reading

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Off topic – Vanilla cookies

These are the easiest cookies ever and so good. Very fast to make and they look nice, to bring in to work, or as gift, or to have around at a Christmas party. And you probably already have everything you … Continue reading

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Oncidium Sharry Baby ‘Sweet Fragrance’ AM/AOS

Onc. Sharry Baby ‘Sweet Fragrance’ Smells nice but does not remind me of chocolate. Attractive though, and with a reduced price. Oh, and while I was shooting closeups found aphids (At least aphids are easy but I seriously need to … Continue reading

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Gesneriads in bloom

NOID Saintpaulia Saintpaulia ‘Shy Blue’ Saintpaulia ‘Rebel’s Rose Bud’ Saintpaulia ‘Merlot’ (‘Senk’s Merlot’ Maybe?, label on the pot reads “MERLOT Wasp Violet”) Saintpaulia ‘Merlot’ leaf Streptocarpus ‘Royal Grape Fizz’

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If there’s one thing I’ve learned it’s that a plant we’ve had at work longer than a week has a very high chance of having mealybugs. This means getting an orchid in, waiting for it to go out of flower … Continue reading

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Winter container step by step

So I said earlier that I would do a step by step of how I made an evergreen branch pot fairly cheap. Start with a pot. I used garden soil (not potting) packed pretty hard. Pot My design will be … Continue reading

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