Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Cattleya walkeriana fma.albescens 'White Face' (Tokyo No.1 x Puanani)

Note that this grower appears to have the plant in potting mix. What is more likely is that there is a layer of styrofoam peanuts (or something similar) and only a thin layer of potting soil (or something similar) over it. Just guessing...

Friday, January 18, 2013

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Huell Howser on the Orchid Trail

Huell Howser travels around California taping shows. On this trip he visited the Santa Barbara Orchid Show and a few local nurseries including Cal-Orchid and Santa Barbara Orchid Estates.

Follow the link to the list of shows and scroll down until you hit the Orchid Trail episode (then click on mp4 file).

Monday, January 7, 2013

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Cattleya Callistoglossa

This bloomed for the first time in June. Primary hybrid between purpurata and warscewiczii, alba version from the good folks at Cal-Orchid. James Rose tells me that with good culture one can get 5 or more flowers on a stem. I have two (fairly large) flowers per stem on each of the first two blooms.