Some buds popped out this week. Exciting!
Two black leucochilums, two vietnamense (one of them a dark select from OI that has blasted 2 years in a row 🤞) and the scandalous niveum album (passed at judging last year with drama).
There will be a block party for April judging!
At least the...
Coming up on five months post flasking of this seedpod, Paph. Jennifer Stage frma. alba (godefroyae x philippinense) x leucochilum frma. album. I’m expecting albino flowers from this weird backcross of an intersectional Paph hybrid (Polyantha x Brachypetalum) crossed back to Brachypetalum...
Acquired off the show display from Zephyrus Orchids (thanks JD) from last weekend’s Toronto (SOOS) show from a group of six in bloom.
Since they came in a pair I decided to name them the most famous couple of their time.
Such serene and delicate lime green coloration with a white staminode...
I just got my first FCC today at judging! Now I know how Tyler felt! I’m on the moon still lol.
Presenting ‘Her Majesty’, the charlesworthii album with 90 points! The 4th FCC to be given by the Toronto Judging Center (TJC) in over 30 years!
I named this as a tribute to my treasured...
Just opening with two buds plus 2 more low sheaths. Strong grower, a division from Hillsview Nursery (Theresa) I got about 4 years ago. Still expanding and will get much larger (the name gives a hint lol).
Hopefully all opens together in a month?
Awarded today with an HCC 77 points from AOS monthly judging today. Funny, of all the 5 plants I thought this one (added last minute) was the least to get an award lol. This is the album version of fowliei.
Today my godefroyae album that I thought was a leucochilum album was awarded 80 points AM by the AOS Toronto Judging Centre.
I only figured out it was godefroyae when I prepped the plant this morning and saw the label lol. Silly me 😇.
It’s named ‘Double Happiness’ because it carried two...
Some of my plants are stucked in US at my buddy Austin’s place. Here’s one that just opened. A sib is not far behind. Still young so I won’t sib them yet.
NS 7.9 cm
There are brown spots on the basal part of the petals and inflorescence stem is brown. These traits will omit the album...
I got this multigrowth plant from Eggshells and it finally threw a single bloom after 1.5 years. A very reluctant bloomer for Eggshells that he finally gave up and sold to me.
Just opening. Hope it flattens out.
Popow Orchids posted this today on FaceBook and caused a sensation. It’s the album or rather alboviride version of tigrinum.
It’s absolutely stunning, majestic form with jade green color. An ethereal presence!
Pictures sent to me by Boscha with permission to post on here:
Just opening... will get larger and more petal twisting... color glows like a fresh green alpine meadow. Maybe I'll name him 'Spirit of the Forest.' or 'Fuzzy' lol.
The sibling received an FCC/AOS in Chicago in 2018 (Sam's Choice).
More pics to follow when fully open.
Today was day 3 from opening of this first-bloom seedling from Sam and my first-ever orchid pollination! Here’s hoping for success. Anybody want to give me tips on maturing the pod? Sam will be flasking but he grows in a phenomenally state-of-the-art facility, whereas I am but an...
Poor thing had two buds dropped off earlier in spike development. Now a lonely flower stands guard by itself on a tall spike a foot from the base. No wonder his toes are curled lol.
Still expanding I think. Will see in a few days if he brazens up.