So… this one came home with me today from our monthly meeting. It was hiding among the tall huge Dendrobium and Phalaenopsis hybrids. Poor thing.
It bears this moniker name since it has to be screened by our ever watchful ST leucochilum commitee 🤓.
Also because it has two flowers 😏.
I’m happy to report that Oreo got an AM of 82 points here at the Ottawa Show! Pretty happy about it!
I changed the name because it fitted this cookie better lol.
And incidentally DavidB was the team captain that led the team on this award. Thanks Dave!!
Well, the little brother is finally opening and his pouch is much much whiter (will keep the purists happier). A few acne spots but not like the ample rouge on the ‘Blackest Knight’ (who might have gotten it in some ill-reputed tavern after a couple drinks lol).
NS 7.5 cm and stretching …. I...
I was nervous about judging today for my leucochilum and thought it was passed… but as it turned out, an award! It scored 85 points, a solid score. The judges loved the really round petals and the intense dark pigmentation.
Here’s pics from the day’s event and the glamour shots lol 😂.
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...
This paph. leucochilum x sib ('Dark' HCC/AOS x 'Fine Spots') i bought from Orchid Inn is finally open. I have it since November and it grows pretty well. I am hoping it will open up a little more.
Two days ago this peeked out... signalling the end of their wintry hibernation and the coming of the brachy season in my little forest abode.
It also means summer is here... earlier than most years in Canada. But I’m not complaining lol.