Beallara Patricia McCully “Pacific Matriarch”

Update: still alive, no new growth

This plant has had it rough.  When I bought our first garden shade, it fell on this plant and broke one bulb in half and nearly snapped the other.  Somehow, it’s managed to stay alive.  I’m hoping some new growth will show up in this upcoming year.   2016, jun 6


Phalaenopsis KHM.2228 P.I-Hsin Red Jujube


Update: dead.  I tried my best but root rot got the best of this guy.  I’ve since learned to repot plants ASAP after receiving them.  Will do better next time
UPDATE:  New blooms came in on this Phal after moving it to the shadier back yard.  Super cool.  And the original blooms from November are still there!  2016 Jan 25

original photo posted: 2015 Nov 11

Phalaenopsis NOID, one of my first orchids

I bought this orchid about a year ago.  This picture was taken this past spring. I think it’s my second orchid.  The first being a purple Oncidium NOID that I don’t have a picture of.

My Popo had a small greenhouse my Goong Goong had built her, and it was full of the most beautiful orchids.  They are probably gone now, but I mean to go and check.  It’s not longer my grandparents’ house, they have passed on.

I remember that Popo would fertilize her orchids by hanging an old nylon stocking full of chicken manure in her greenhouse.  And that was it, as Brian says, simply “shit hanging in there.”  I won’t be doing that, lucky neighbors.

I do, however,  think that I’ve got a new love for orchids blooming… Ha!  I’ve probably bought 4 in the last 2 months.  I’ll post more pictures here as I take them, along with notes.