Paphiopedilum Vinicolor

Paphiopedilum VinicolorIn Othello, William Shakespeare wrote, “good wine is a good familiar creature if it be well used.” This impressive Paphiopedilum Vinicolor orchid is a very nice familiar creature indeed. It bloomed last year in November, and here we go again. Nice with dependable orchids you can set your watch to. About being well used… well… at least it is very much appreciated.

The beautiful waxy […]

By | November 24th, 2010|Categories: My orchids|Tags: , , , |4 Comments

Phalaenopsis Mini Mark ‘Holm’

Phalaenopsis Mini Mark 'Holm'It is Mini Mark season again… mine blooms twice a year with 2 inflorescences each time. I have said it before, but I really love this cute little hybrid. It is small, but I would definitely not call it a mini, even though I have seen it listed as such. The leaf span on mine measure 26 […]

Pollination update – week 1

Prosthechea cochleataOne week has passed since my first pollination attempt and, impatient as I am, I feel that it is time for a status update. In the right corner we have the graceful Paphiopedilum Vinicolor and in the left corner, the faithful bloomer Prosthechea cochleata.

Paphiopedilum VinicolorThe P. Vinicolor flower have now started […]

The violation of Vinicolor – my first attempt at pollination

Paphiopedilum VinicolorThe congenial morning cup of coffee gave way to much more indecent ideas as the second bud on the voluptuous Vinicolor begun to unfold. The first flower was still in fine form and with one more on the way I felt the first could be sacrificed for science… or at least some experimenting. I have never pollinated an orchid before, but I have […]

By | December 13th, 2009|Categories: Projects|Tags: , , , |6 Comments

A true gem of a nice vintage

Paphiopedilum VinicolorPaphiopedilum VinicolorPaphiopedilum VinicolorIt is easy to see where the inspiration for the name of this gorgeous Paphiopedilum Vinicolor came from… from a nice vintage of light-styled classic Pinot Noir in the dorsal sepal, to a deep ripe Syrah through the petals and […]

By | November 11th, 2009|Categories: My orchids|Tags: , , , |8 Comments
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