Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Onc. Heavenly Scent blooming

I've been neglecting my blog lately.  I've recently become a Scentsy consultant, and it seems to have taken over my life.  :)

Anyhow, my Onc. Heavenly Scent's buds are starting to open.  Yay, I'm soo excited  :)

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Two new Rescues.

I haven't blogged in a while, I know.  I've been trying to wait till I have some blooms to share.  ((It won't be long)).

Anyhow, I picked these two up from a nursery in Ft. Worth this morning.  Both are in great shape (just a little sunburned).  I'll post some pics once I get home  :)

1st one:  Phal. Malibu Debutante

2nd.      Phal Sinica Cherry


Monday, August 1, 2011

New Free Plants :)

I went to a social thing at my grandmother's retirement community and while I was there they were replacing their plants.  


I am VERY happy with my newest additoins  :) The Snake plant is almost 5 feet tall and the emerald thing is large too.    Not to bad for free  

New Growth Pictures :)

Here's some of the new growth that has been emerging lately.

 Onc. Maureen x Onc. Haematochilum  (Mule Ear Oncidium) - 
You can just barely see a small little one poking through the bark. 






Encyclia Profusa - 
This plant I had actually thrown away. It was in my pile of sun victims from last month. This was a big surprise when I went to throw them out last week.  


I re-potted her in a small ceramic pot with a plastic insert.  














oncidium jairak rainbow - 


You can just barely make out a new division between the two adult plants. 


This has been one of my favorite plants 






Slc. Jewel Box 'Scherazade' - 

Small growth just emerging from the bark   :)


My White Dendrobium - I thought that I was actually losing this plant a couple of weeks ago.  She was so sad looking after her sunburn that I had placed a red "watch me" sticker on her pot.  To my surprise, a cute little cane is suddenly emerging  :)



Blc. Mildred Hollingsworth Sun Bulb-

Here's a new growth that I noticed yesterday. 


















Sunday, July 31, 2011

Crazy Couple of Weeks

It seems like I have new growth sprouting from everywhere. I've been trying to get some pictures together, but everything has been just crazy.  

We are currently working on a remodel at home and I'm sorry to say that I feel like I'm neglecting my plants.  I'm pretty sure that they don't miss me since everywhere you look something new is growing.  :)

Hopefully soon I'll be able to get some new pictures together. 

Thursday, July 21, 2011

NOID Dendrobium

I couldn't resist this pretty girl.  I went into a nursery this afternoon to see about getting some fir bark and came out with a NOID.  I was laughing to myself, I have no self control  :)

Summer New Growths

This month has been full of growth. . . Last month everyone was dying, and this month they are growing  :)                                                                                                                                                                            


This is one of my rescued Dendrobiums. I've been watching this sheath emerge over the past couple of days. I can't wait to see what color this one is.





This is my white Dendrobium.  I believe by tomorrow you might be able to see the spike peek through :)
This is one of my rescued mini phals.  This one makes me extremely happy.  Just a couple of months ago this little guy was very wilted and over-watered. 

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

New Plants.

I just wanted to share my newest kids.  I ordered most of these from Clown Alley Orchids.

B. Little Stars
Onc. Heavenly Scent (Sweet Baby)  - In Spike
Rhyn. Gigantea Peach
Maxillaria Tenufolia
Blc. Mildred Hollingsworth Sun Bulb

I can't wait for some blooms.

Monday, July 11, 2011

More Rescues

So, I went back to Lowes this evening to see about getting the other "stressed" plants.  :)  Anyhow, I came home with four more.  I did remove these guys from their ceramic pots and placed them in some plastic ones for draining purposes.  I plan on re-potting them in bark later this week.  I wanted to give them some time to acclimate to my indoor climate.                        

                                                                             
There are two plants to each pot. The mini in the middle has a keiki on the remaining spike. 






My plan for my rescues is to get them back to "ideal" health and find new homes for the duplicates. :)







These are the cute ceramic pots that my 
rescues came in.  I really like them and I will probably put something non-orchid in them.






They I know they are worth more than what I paid for the plants.  

A New Group of Rescues

I went by Lowes yesterday for some supplies and noticed that they had SEVERAL sunburned phals and they didn't seem concerned at all.  I asked about their price and they told me to come back tomorrow and talk with a manger. Anyhow, I went back this morning and bought 4 of the worst of the lot for $0.75 each. They wanted way too much for the rest of them.  I may go back tonight and talk with the night manager (who I know pretty well) and see about the rest.     So here's what I brought home. . .


 I brought home two P. (Golden Peoker x Brother White Windian)

Both of these two are very sunburned, but they have nice roots and at least two green leaves.  


This one is P.( Salu Spot x Golden Peoker)


This poor baby is the worst of the group. 










I also brought homw one  P. Christina. 
 This  one has a couple good leaves and nice looking roots, but no blooms.  I'll post a pic soon. 

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Thursday, June 30, 2011

New Growth Pics


My Emma White Dendrobium has a new cane that is such a welcome site. I was pretty cure that this plant hated me. I had repotted it in bark, but  for some reason it had started to wilt and just look pathetic.  This is such a welcome site.







This new spike just suddenly appeared out of the blue. This is one of my NOID rescues that has really perked up.

I swear this wasn't there a few days ago  :P





A new spike on my Haraella retrocalla.   I've been so happy with this plant. It's such a "cute" little guy.
A very welcomed bloom on one of my NOID rescues.

Still a crappy June :(

I'm in the process of working up a list of that plants I've lost and which are hanging on.  Most of the ones that I've lost were just so badly sunburned that they just shrivled. 

I've been praying that they will all send up a keiki or something, but so far. . . . nothing.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Rough Week.

This has been a rough couple of week for my plants and myself.  The weather's been very crazy, and my plants have suffered greatly.

With the 100+ degrees and high humidity, my A/C took a beating and quit on me.  It's been very hot and humid in my plant rooms. Most of my Phals are stressed, my Encyclias look pretty good, and I think my Oncidiums are loving the change.

Hopefully, some of my wilted babies will perk up very soon.

On a positive note, I have some new growth on my Cattleyas and some of my Encyclias.   Yay!!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Degarmoara Winter Wonderland 'White Fairy Sheath

I found a little surprise this evening while looking over some of my plants.  My little Degarmoara finally has a sheath.  Now I can't wait for a spike :)  


I'll post a pic tomorrow.  .. .  I just couldn't wait to share  :)

Monday, June 6, 2011

My being proud of myself didn't last too long :)

A friend of mine was thinning her collection and gave me these two gorgeous ladies. 

P. Jetgreen Lisa











Dtps.  Queen Beer Red Sky


Saturday, June 4, 2011

I'm proud of myself :)

I actually passed up an orchid sale  :)


Today at my local Kroger they were having a nice sale on Phals.  They had several large (6"+) pots for $9.99.  
I saw the table and turned the other way. They really had some nice looking plants this time.  


Anyhow, if anyone's looking for a phal, they really had some good plants. 

Crown Rot Week 4

Wow, it seems like forever since I've blogged. .  but, my cat chewed the power cord for my laptop and my replacement just arrived.  :)


Anyhow, my Orchiee Papillion is still hanging in there. I keep hoping that at some point I'll start to see some new growth.   Hopefully soon  :)

Thursday, May 26, 2011

I've been a very bad girl today :)

Today has been a very interesting day, for me anyhow.  I had to drive my grandmother 70 miles to deal with some insurance thing (which sucked and was not how I wanted to spend my day), but on the way home I saw this little nursery that had just opened up. . . .   Anyhow I bought 4 orchids.  Yes, 4. . . I couldn't decide between them. Go figure!


The 4 that I purchased are: ( I'll post pics soon)


1. BLLRA. Marfitch ' Howard's Dream - a cute little Intergeneric hybrid


2. ODCM. Wildcat ' Green Valley' -  Beautiful Oncidium 


3. Blc. Fritz Nicholaus ' Spring Dance' Lavender - Beautiful purple Cattleya


4. (Lc. Edgar vanBelle x C. Intermedia) x Blc. Magic Meadow 'Green Genius 4n' -  Stunning Green cattleya with a pink lip   

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Rescue's Keiki :)

This is the 2nd of the rescues that surprised me this week. 


This little guy was one of my very first rescues.  I had actually given up on this one and had stuck him in a corner with a bunch of empty pots.  I've basically ignored him for the last month or so.  Anyhow, this morning I went looking for a small pot and found this.  Yeah!!!!! 

Rescue Bloom

I'm sorry that I haven't blogged in a few days, but I haven't been able to login. :(


Anyhow, two of my rescues surprised me this week.  :)   I've been babying  this one for a couple of weeks, and it's finally paid off.  I am very pleased with this little NOID.  Beautiful color  :)

Friday, May 20, 2011

This is a Glorious Sight :)

Today was watering day, and I was checking some of my rescues that I haven't looked at recently . . . and this is what I saw.   Just take a look at those beautiful roots. There's a couple more new tips on the other side.  :)  

Thursday, May 19, 2011

P. Long Pride Green Pixie

A really good friend of mine called me this morning from a Lowes in Dallas, she went shopping for some palms for her patio, and called me telling me that they had one little mini that was the only one they had alive. She said that they had 10 or so that were nothing but roots and just this one lonley little mini that was nice and green.  


So guess what. . .     

                    Yep, she bought her for me.  I should have her tomorrow.  Just what I needed - RIGHT  :)

Crown Rot Week 2

It's been two weeks since I noticed crown rot on my Orchiee Papillon, and there's still no change. I'm still hopeful that this one will pull through.  :)

I'm going to try and get some updated pictures of this one this weekend.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Rescued Orchid (New Bud)

One of my rescued Mini Phals has a new bud.  I've been watching this NOID for a couple of months and I'm excited to see some progress.   :)

This particular phal is located:                
                                   Mini #5 
                                   Unit 2 / shelf 2 / row 3b
                                   Substrate:  s/h  

 

Encyclia Profusa Blooms

My Encyclia Profusa's buds opened this morning.  When I got home from work, I found it upside down in the floor. So, most of the blooms are crumpled.  I'll try and get some better pics later.  



Monday, May 16, 2011

OMG New Rescues :(

Ok, I'm just going to quit going to Lowes all together.  I'm an addict .  Actually, this time was a little different, a friend called and told me that they had some nice looking plants on their "half-dead" rack and that she had bought 4.  So, I went down there and came out with 4 nice plants with great roots for 90% off. Actually, one pot has two large phals in it.  


I also got a surprise with one of these. I found a mealy bug while I was repotting.  CRAP!!! I guess that's what you get for 90% off.  Anyhow, I rubbed everyone down with alcohol. I found 4 actual bugs (hopefully I got them all). I'll continue to check daily.



This is the only one that I got with a tag.   This guy is Haur Jih Diamon x Brother Lawrence.  I honestly can't find anything wrong. I did remove the spike, but I do that with most of my rescues anyhow.  :)
            This is a nice looking mini.  
 This is my mealy bug carrier. a beautiful plant that has a new leaf emerging and several new roots. 

This is the plant that has two phals in it. It looks like it's two individual plants rather than a keiki. I'm very curious to see what this one becomes.  Oh, I did separate them b/c both plants were too large for the one pot

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Haraella retrocalla (odorata) New Bud

I'm so excited!!!  I've been watching a new spike emerge from this little guy for weeks now, and FINALLY we have a new bud.  Yay!!!!  

 

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Epidendrum ibaguense

I've had this kid one for a couple of months now, and I really can't believe that I haven't blogged about her.
Anyhow, this kid has since lost her blooms, but is showing a couple of sheaths. So, hopefully soon we;ll have some new flowers.  :)


I bought this one at a local nursery, and honestly I wasn't even looking for orchids. I was really shopping for some black elephant ears for my patio, but being me. . . . I just had to buy the orchid.  Atleast for the time being. . . she's living on my patio (I'm pretty much out of room, and this plant is rather large). Oh, and I really don't know why I left the tag on this one. 

 

Some of my rescued Phals. UPDATES

 This is one of my rescues that was in pitiful condition when I got it. It has a new leaf that has been growing nicely. I found this pot or whatever it is at my grandmothers and I just couldn't wait to plant something in it. Also, this one has several new root tips since it was moved to s/h.    :)
  This is one of my many shelves of rescued phals. Some are in s/h while others are in a fir bark/ perlite/ and charcoal mix. Everyone is doing pretty good. 



These two pics are of the same plant. I just wanted to show the new leaf that has just emerged and the new root that is moving through the media. 

I really like the s/h media, it's been a nice adjustment.   

Blue Mystique Blooms

I just wanted to share a couple  of new pics of my blue mystique. 

I've been watching this one as the buds continue to open. Watching as the blooms continue to revert back to white.  I, personally think the white with blue spots are even more striking than the solid blue. 

 

Dtps. (Taisuco Happyfire x Chian Huey Red Rose)

                This is such a beautiful plant. The pictures just don't do her justice.