Tag Archives: Orchid

Foliage Followup – March 2011

I was going to head outside to get some shots of some bulb foliage that didn’t manage to bloom in time for Bloom Day but it’s raining so instead I looked around inside for a few things to shoot. Saintpaulia … Continue reading

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Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day – March 2011

Mostly Gesneriads this month again. I’ve got Snowdrops and Crocus up but neither of them opened on time for today. Episcia ‘Jim’s Hall’s Choice’ – First time this one has bloomed for me. It’s got a ton of buds coming … Continue reading

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SOOS Orchid Show, Part 7: Odds & Ends – Mostly Vandaceous

Last post from the show. A few other Orchids of note that either don’t fit the previous posts or that I missed. Psychopsis cv. – Nearly bought a different cross with red patterned leaves but not sure if I’d have … Continue reading

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SOOS Orchid Show, Part 6: Paphiopedilum & Phragmipedium

Two of my least favourite to type out names in one post! I’ll will be referring to them as Paphs and Phrags. I took more pictures of these last year so I skipped over a lot. Here are a few … Continue reading

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SOOS Orchid Show, Part 5: Dendrobium

The Dendrobium genus is incredibly diverse. Would you ever have guessed these plants were all in the same genus? I definitely wouldn’t. Dendrobium tetraqonum var. giganteum Dendrobium King Rose ‘June Patricia’ Den. Roy tokunaga x Roy tokunaga ‘Spots’ Den. capituliflorum … Continue reading

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SOOS Orchid Show, Part 4: Cymbidiums

Big impressive plants I don’t have a lot of luck with and don’t really have room for. I think even the bigger rounder hybrids are growing on me. I’m also including Tolumnia to this post because while it’s Oncidium-like, it’s … Continue reading

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SOOS Orchid Show, Part 3: “Orchid-Like” Orchids

Here are the common plants, the Phalaenopsis, Cattleya, and Oncidiums that are the gateway plants of the Orchid family. I only really took pictures of stunning plants or oddballs of the group, walking past crowded tables of Phals that look … Continue reading

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SOOS Orchid Show, Part 2: Oddballs

I found myself really taking a lot of pictures of these guys today. I was very tempted by some stunning orange Masdevaellia in the sales area but there is no way I could provide the cool temperatures they need. As … Continue reading

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SOOS Orchid Show, Part 1: New Plants

Here are the plants I picked up today, the first two are off my wish list and the others are two complete impulse buys. All should do well under lights in warm to hot conditions at around 50% humidity (ie, … Continue reading

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New Camera, Pictures of (some of) the pets etc

I’ve upgraded my camera from a Nikon D40 to a D90. (You can skip this wall of text if you don’t care about the details). What does this mean? Not a whole lot right now since I’m still learning how … Continue reading

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