Sunday, February 14, 2016

Lc. Blue Angel 'Glove' SM/JOGA

My new mounted orchid, it's very fragrant and the photo does not reflect how beautiful it truly is. 

C. maxima 

This little orchid has plenty of new growth so I'm hoping it will bloom this year or next.  The picture below is a grown plant with blooms, certainly amazing, 

Friday, February 12, 2016

The bulk of my orchids sit on these two little wooden tables in my family room.  This area is home to quite a few of my exotic cattleyas and lady slipper orchids as well as some pretty moth orchids I found at grocery stores. 

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Last March I got this vanda orchid and at the time it had a beautiful full orange flower stem blooming.  I was told that the plant could bloom three times a year for me with proper care but it's been nearly a year and so far nothing happened.

I've been diligently taking care of this orchid hoping that for the second year it will bloom some flowers, recently I potted the orchid using this method, it's really filled with 2 inch net pots inside in order to give the roots lots of air, but I'm still yet to see the results, in the mean time it sure is pretty sitting in a terra cotta pot!

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

The past few days has been like the middle of summer where the temperature hit the 90s, it really made me want to wear sandals and sip mai thai on the Hawaiian beach, but I can't do that so the next best thing would be to get lost in an ocean of orchids and enjoy gentle fragrance of a green house, well, kind of...

My little orchid set up at home, complete with a humidifier ... in a few weeks this table is going to be booming with flowers!

Monday, February 8, 2016

Many of my orchids have send out flower spikes recently, since I'm still relatively new to this hobby, I am just guessing that orchids like to bloom during the winter time?  In any case, I feel much encouraged now that I am about to see some flowers soon after starring at boring leaves all year long.  

Sunday, February 7, 2016

One of my orchid re-bloomed after a year, the leaves got beat up quite a bit after surviving a bad sunburn and being accidentally dropped on the floor, but it's overall in pretty good health and faithfully sent out a nice set of flowers!  

Well, it certainly has been a while since I checked in here, but today feels like the right time to pick it up again!  Mostly I...