Dendrobium cyanocentrum

My very first flask to flower!

Well… I did not get the actual flask to flower, that would have been quite a trick, but rather the orchid seedling in it and I am so excited! This is a very big day for me as an orchid grower. The very first flask baby that I have raised all the way from a […]

By |March 20th, 2010|My orchids|10 Comments

Project flask babies, an update

So a whole bunch of the little flask babies I ordered from Equatorial Plants last summer got to move out of the nursery this week. It was a pretty big job, but really fun to see how much the little guys have grown in about 9 months. It is almost like giving birth, well I […]

By |April 26th, 2009|Flask babies, Projects|0 Comments

My first flask babies (orchilds) are moving out of the nest…

My first flask baby orchids have grown up enough to move out into the world. They are still small, but they are off to a good home. A quite well grown little Dendrobium cyanocentrum and a Promenaea rollinsonii baby plus a little keiki off my Gastrochilus calceolaris is now on their way to their new […]

By |March 3rd, 2009|A day in the life of...|0 Comments

Finally! A phalaenopsis bellina for me!!

I don’t know how it happened, and I can’t remember where, but I fell in love with phal bellina about a year ago and have ever since dreamed about a vivarium for warm growing species. Now that I have one, I finally came home with my beloved bellina. I am soo happy!! I had ordered […]

By |February 7th, 2009|My orchids|0 Comments

Flask babies update

Time for another update on the flask baby project. Yesterday was a big day! The first few teenagers got to move out of the community pots and into a little pot of their own today. :) Granted, I still placed them in sphagnum moss and keep them in a separate mini-greenhouse in pretty much the same conditions […]

By |January 19th, 2009|Flask babies, Projects|0 Comments

Flask baby orchids status report

The flask baby project is progressing nicely… here you see the Phalaenopsis amboinensis babies.

The UK kids from Equatorial Plants are growing slowly… oh so slowly. For some you can see clear growth, especially Cattleya schilleriana and D. cyanocentrum. Even Paph. bellatulum and Phal. amboinensis (in the picture) are looking good, some are growing faster than […]

By |December 1st, 2008|Flask babies, Projects|0 Comments

Learned something new, again!

Today, I had to replant all my orchid flask babies. I learned that the aluminum baking trays I was usng for pots, when put in water on leca do not last… do not know what causes it, but the bottom is entirely “eroded”. Then of course, the moss is wicking up too much water. So […]

By |November 16th, 2008|Flask babies, Projects|0 Comments