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  1. Malipoense

    Johnston IA Orchid Show/Speakers Day

    I was down in Iowa for the orchid show and get some various orchids and got to see Alan Koch from Gold Country Orchids and Fred Clarke from SVO do talks on growing orchids and species that are easy to care. Orchid judging was also done. Quite a bit orchids were passed on judging, but a few got...
  2. DrLeslieEe

    Cattleya dowiana var rosita ‘Red Emerald’

    My rosita came into bloom in Japan with two gorgeous red veined flowers. I’m in love! I had to give it a cultivar name, and after various options, I decided on ‘Red Emerald’, which is a real red beryl gem from the green emerald family. NS 14 cm. Pictures by Wakayama. The red veins...
  3. DrLeslieEe

    Cattleya dowiana (Ex situ)

    Visited a private collection of dowianas near the its habitat in Turrialba, central Costa Rica and saw some wonderfully grown dowianas on trees and wood pieces. Elevation 800-1000m T range 16-27C
  4. DrLeslieEe

    Cattleya dowiana var aurea ‘Golden Dragon’s Blood’

    My plant flowering beautifully in Brazil by my orchid friend/grower/foster parent Anderson Cassano (dentist/orchid judge in Sao Paolo). Bright yellow 14-cm fragrant flowers with a golden veined red lip.