Saturday, September 26, 2015

A few blooms from summer

Cattleya gaskelliana alba

Cattleya gaskelliana alba

Cattleya tigrina (leopoldii)

C. Callistoglossa

Friday, July 10, 2015

Cattleya purpurata carnea

Small plant blooming in a 3" pot. Nice color, but form not great, which is typical of carnea types.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Cattleya purpurata (striata x tipo)

This is a small seedling in a 3" pot blooming for the first time. From Bela Vista Orchids in Brazil. Nice!

Monday, June 29, 2015

Cattleya purpurata sanguinea

I have been growing this for several years, a selfing of 'Valley Isle' from Exotic Orchids of Maui. It's a strange plant. It has nice roots but little vigor, and this is the first time it has "really" flowered. Even though plant is old and of decent size, the flower quality is iffy. But, the color is amazingly dark and I'll give it a little more time.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Cattleya lueddemanniana

This is a first bloom from the cross Arthur Chadwick x Jim Elmore, from Sunset Valley Orchids. The plant is very small (2.5" pot) so it isn't surprising flower quality is low.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Cattleya lueddemanniana

This is a cross from Bela Vista Orchids - first time blooming for me. I expect it will improve as it matures.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Cattleya mossiae

This semi-alba is from the Blanca x Aurora cross. It is doing OK, but past experience shows that it can do better, with bigger growths and flowers. Still, pretty nice.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Catcyclia hybrid

This is Encyclia plicaboa x Cattleya bowringiana - so it is 3/4 C. bowringiana and 1/4 E. plicata.  A first bloom seedling from H & R Nurseries.