Log in

Orchids [entries|archive|friends|userinfo]

[ userinfo | livejournal userinfo ]
[ archive | journal archive ]

Blooms! Blooms! [May. 7th, 2010|11:47 pm]

While my photography skills can't hold a candle to lunar_alchemy, I'm still jumping over my blooming den. :-) *dance*

Link1 comment|Leave a comment

Orchidaceae; [May. 2nd, 2010|06:06 pm]

the majority of these were taken at Allans Gardens in Toronto, ON, and a few were taken at the Centennial Park Conservatory in Etobicoke, ON.
the Allans Gardens shots were nothing short of a miracle, as they were taken through extremely dirty plexi glass - thank goodness for manual settings and for the sun helping me focus properly and get some decent shots :)
such beautiful little flowers - the staff did an excellent job cultivating them ♥

Link2 comments|Leave a comment

Blooms! [Apr. 28th, 2010|03:33 pm]

[Current Mood |excitedexcited]

My very first orchid, which I bought on sale because it wasn't blooming, is about to bloom!

I've never seen its flowers, so I'm ridiculously excited.
Link5 comments|Leave a comment

New orchid grower here! [Apr. 4th, 2010|01:22 pm]

[Current Music |Bat for Lashes - Sleep Alone | Powered by Last.fm]

Hey there! Happy Easter everyone... :)

I am growing my first pair of moth orchids. One is a mini moth orchid.

I have a question about watering them...

They're blossoming their little buds, so based on what I've learned so far, I shouldn't re-pot them this very second into a pot with draining holes. The pots they're in don't have drainy wholes. I've been poking the moss everyday to see if its still moist, and today the moss feels quite dry. (Although, obviously, I've only been able to poke the very top of the pot's moss.)

So, is it safe to place an ice cube on top of the moss to let that amount of water water my orchids? My mom said using an ice cube will burn my orchids (?). I only saw this "ice cube" thing in the tag my orchids came with.

My other noob-y questions: a) How much water should I use? and b) tap or filtered (I don't have rain water collected).

Pictures for fun:

+Collapse )

Link2 comments|Leave a comment

Keikei [Mar. 21st, 2010|08:47 pm]

So my dendrobium has sprouted two keikei's, and I was wondering how big they had to be before I removed them and planted them.

One is still only a little bigger than a quarter, but the other has roots that are about an inch and a half long, and about two inches of leaves.

Any thoughts on when/how to cut them off and how to plant them?
Link3 comments|Leave a comment

New Blooms! [Feb. 19th, 2010|11:42 am]


Hooray, my newly acquired equestris orange is in bloom!

As is my Mini Mark "Maria Theresia" AM/AOS, I-Hsin Salmon "Copper Star" (still) and a Howeara "Lava Burst".

And my slipper Paphiopedilum "Delrosi" (delenati x rothschild.) and a tiny noname phal.

Link5 comments|Leave a comment

Phalaenopsis I-Hsin Salmon 'Copper Star' - Miniature Form [Jan. 20th, 2010|01:36 pm]


Hallo, new member and first time poster here! *waves*

The above mentioned phal plopped the first bud day before yesterday and spent all day yesterday with opening further and stretching. It's blooming for the first time, but as I bought it in spike this isn't my merit. Anyway I'm really happy, as it is my first phal with a name on it.

I have eight more phalaenopsis, but mostly no-names from the home-depot, and three Cattleyas. Recently I acquired an Angraecum Longiscotti and am just waiting for my first Coelogyne.

Happy growing, all!

Link2 comments|Leave a comment

Eria javanica [Jan. 18th, 2010|01:21 pm]

I saw one of these in a professional greenhouse a couple of years ago, and enjoyed the fragrance.  I picked one up last year.  It sent up a spike a couple of months ago, but only started giving flowers last week.  It looks like it might open a few at a time for the foreseeable future (I hope!).  It's certainly not an impressive bloom, but again, the fragrance is sweet.  My sister thinks it smells a bit like honeysuckle.  I'm not so sure how I'd classify it.  (The flowers weren't originally brown-tipped, they're starting to get "old".  Each flower is a bit over an inch in diameter.)

Read more...Collapse )
Link4 comments|Leave a comment

Orchid pictures [Oct. 27th, 2009|04:02 pm]

[Current Mood |worriedworried]

In reference to my Last post here are pictures:

Any chance?
Any chance?
So I cut off the flower spike after it failed to produce any new flowers, and it seems this cause some sort of stress to my orchid and the leaves yellowed and fell off. This is my second Phal that I've lost and I was wondering if there was any hope of it surviving if I repoted it.
There seem to be a lot of dead roots, however there are still some live ones that I could hopefully salvage provided it could survive with just its crown

Link8 comments|Leave a comment

(no subject) [Oct. 22nd, 2009|01:10 pm]

[Current Location |zone 5]
[Current Mood |artistic]
[Current Music |True Blood]

I have an [i]Oncidium[/i] "sherry baby" that's currently in bloom, potted in sphagnum moss. The moss isn't drying out and I've previously lost leaves and an old bulb to rot, seeing some more going down now.

I'm using my oven's pilot light to dry it up a bit for the moment, and can do that every few days till flowering is over, but I need ideas as to repotting. I'm guessing the roots will be small and am not sure how well the bark/stone mix will work for them. What else might be good for potting these little plants?
Link1 comment|Leave a comment

[ viewing | 10 entries back ]
[ go | earlier/later ]