Monthly Archives: January 2010

Southern Ontario Orchid Society Meeting

Today I went to the Southern Ontario Orchid Society’s meeting which was also at the Toronto Botanical Gardens (where I will be again next Sunday (probably) for another Gesneriad meeting and again in two weeks for the SOOS Show). I’ve … Continue reading

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Cryptocoryne spp.

Cryptocoryne is a genus of some 50-60-ish species of semi-aquatic aroid from south east Asia, ranging from India to Papua New Guinea north to south west China. Wild growing conditions range from hard water (C. crispatula var. balansae) to black-water … Continue reading


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Seed order

It’s my first time since Kindergarten that I’ll be trying to grow something from seed. My current list (so far) is so much more awesome than whatever type of bean we grew back then. Amorphophallus bulbifer – this is the … Continue reading

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Succulents, followup

So I have my list narrowed down to a few selections that might work out well for me. Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Hahnii’ Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Hahnii’ Tolerates less than perfect lighting, stays relatively small (to 12″ I believe? Varieties with less green … Continue reading

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Wish list addition: Succulents. All of them.

I’ll be perfectly honest with you: I don’t have any succulents (pause while I think about that for a minute… no I think that’s about right. Nothing in houseplants anyway). But the internet is an enabler (people on the internet … Continue reading

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Well, I’m all out of pre-written posts and while there are things happening they are all the same things that have happened before/haven’t stopped. I’m pretty sure most of the African Violets and Streptocarpus that were flowering before either still … Continue reading

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Neofinetia falcata

Neofinetia falcata, public domain image from here. This very attractive little Vandacious orchid seems to be a potential problem for me. It is small, attractive, fragrant, white flowers and is basically my kind of orchid. So it would make sense … Continue reading

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Dtps. Sogo Tris ‘MP0980′ update

I’d mentioned that the newer flowers on my Doritaenopsis had opened the correct way with the lip at the bottom but apparently never posted an updated picture. The first flowers have dropped now but I managed a picture when it … Continue reading

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Random Picture: Elkhorn Fern

I would be lying if I told you this wasn’t my favourite plant at the Toronto Zoo. Platycerium bifurcatum (Elkhorn Fern), picture taken Sept. 7, 2009 Won’t be able to grow one of these basically ever unless I get a … Continue reading

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Wish list addition: Miltonia spectablis

Miltonia spectablis (&/or var. moreliana) IOSPE Pagevar. moreliana picturevar. moreliana on FlickrAOS Page Miltonia spectablis var. moreliana is by far my preferred of the forms of this species. Love the colour on this and the subtle veining on the lip … Continue reading

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