Wednesday, March 9, 2011

A repeat bloomer, and a new acquisition...

Here I have a Phalaenopsis Tzu Chiang Grace, which is Golden Peoker X lobbii. It is a small sized plant, with larger than expected flowers.

...lastly, I purchased a Pabanisia (formerly known as Aganax) Eva's Blue Amazon. I LOVE the color of the flowers. This is my first orchid from the Zygo family, so I will have to wait and see if I can keep it happy and alive.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Phal braceana

Here is a miniature Phalaenopsis species, Phalaenopsis braceana, that can go deciduous. It does not do so in my care though. The flowers fade to a lighter greenish color as they age.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

I'm showing this orchid again because I am amazed with: a)The random barring on the flowers, and b)how well it grows for me.

Here's a photo of a few more flowers from the plant, showing more barring than the previous photo from a couple blogs ago.

Monday, February 21, 2011

It's almost spring!

I've impatiently been waiting for the temps to go up and get out in the yard. Spring brings a lot of things for me to do outside in the flower beds. It also gives me a lot to look at inside as well, as there are going to be a bunch of orchids opening blooms shortly. Here are a few that have opened since I last posted.

To the left here is Phalaenopsis Linda Cheok (mannii X equestris). This plant is on the smaller side, with a leafspan of approx. 10 inches.
To the right is Phalaenopsis Lovely Kid (parishii X lobbii). Very small dark leafed primary hybrid.

Next, we have Phalaenopsis Sogo Vivien (left), which is considered a miniature. This plant currently has a leafspan of approx. 6 inches.
(Right) Phalaenopsis Liu's Cute Angel, also another miniature, current leafspan is approx 6 inches as well. Bother wonderful growing little plants.

This last photo is of Phalaenopsis I-Hsin Spot Eagle 'Montclair'. The flowers on this plant are EXTREMELY thick, waxy, and shiny. They last for a very long time, and it is rare that the plant doesn't have at least one open flower. It is fragrant, and smells sickly sweet to me.

I can only hope that you enjoyed looking at the current blooming photos. Hopefully I will be back soon with more recently opened blooms to share.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Blooming things...

Well I am back, after a couple month hiatus.
Thought I'd share a few blooms from my lovely orchids. First is Brassavola Little Stars. Very fragrant at night.
<----That is Phal pallens. A great, vigorous species Phalaenopsis. It is blooming for a the first time for me, and has 3 additional spikes, each with at least 1 bud, so more flowers to come.

Here is Bulbophyllum auratum 'Other World'. I recently got a division of this great little plant, and it surprised me with some neat little blooms shortly after receiving it.

Last, but definitely not least is Phalaenopsis Yaphon Lobspis. It is a primary hybrid, and takes after the tetraspis parent, having random red bars on the sepals and petals...It only opened one flower so far, but currently has about 5 more buds to open, which I am giddy with anticipation to see where or IF they will have any random red bars. It is a great little plant.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

A strange one...

Tomorrow's Halloween. Jaeden is very excited, and talks about it constantly. Today I am trying to get all the regular cleaning done, along with some yardwork, and hope to carve the pumpkin, and do chocolate lollipops. We'll see.

Currently flowering in my house is my Bulbophyllum corolliferum. (See picture). It is one that a lot of people may not find pretty. The flowers are extremely small. I also have a few spikes starting so far this fall, and hope to have a lot more as the temps stay cooler and the days grow shorter. Definitely can use the color and happiness of the flowers during the winter.

Jordan is now 15 months old, which is unbelieveable. He also still has no teeth, which I find hilarious and cute.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

First post

I am honestly surprised at myself for taking the time to even start a blog. I usually don't have time to do anything for myself on a regular basis. I feel this may be good, to help me keep track of a few things that I am thinking of, etc.

I hope to post updates with my many orchids as they bloom, as well as different crafty things I may try throughout the year. I am currently trying to make as many things as possible homemade rather than buying ready-made from the store. So far I've had a lot of fun. Another thing I am hoping to learn this year is to crochet.

Today was complete and utter chaos. I have 2 dogs, 1 cat, 2 guinea pigs, 2 sugar gliders, and 2 kids. I am ALWAYS cleaning my house. It is a neverending task. It doesn't help that I have mental issues with any speck of dirt that I may see on the floor. Today's cleaning included vacuuming the entire house as usual, cage cleaning, and the usual picking up of objects, and placing them where they belong. I am exhausted from all of that, let alone that I have also have a work-at-home job that I work every night. Dinner for tonight was pot pie. No, not the kind that looks like an actual pie...I hate calling it by the technical name of 'slippery pot pie' because that just sounds gross. I don't think I sat down at all today, until now. I will be working late tonight as usual. Same ritual starts again at 7am. Tomorrow is watering day for my 100+ orchids. Did I mention I am exhausted?

I will leave you with a beautiful bloom from my Epicattleya Tropical Jewel 'Hihimanu'