Wednesday, November 24, 2010

No problem!

OK, we're good.  Here you can see the min-max thermometer which recorded a low/current of about 46 (blue = low, green = high, red = current) when the outside temp was probably 29 or 30.  Excellent.

You can also see a spike on the L. anceps that bloomed for the first time last year.  This year's growth and spike are much more robust than last year, so expecting a better blooming.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


Going down to the high 20's tonight.  I hope my little heater can keep the temps above 40.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Cattleya labiata semi-alba buds

Way back in August I posted a pic of a first bloom seedling.  The (fat) buds are finally emerging - at least three, possibly a fourth.  This is an extremely robust young plant - hoping that translates into high quality flowers.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Finally, a flower to post

In a previous post I showed you a C. purpurata that was imported from South America and was getting ready to bloom at the "wrong" time up here.  Well here is the flower - not bad for a first bloom.  I like striata types.  At the same time it is blooming it is developing a new growth, which is not typical for purpurata.  It is getting on Northern hemisphere time.