what’s growing in the garden…

  • Popcorn Orchids - When I was growing up, my Popo grew orchids. On one side of the house were the giant yellow Oncidium “Popcorn” orchids.  On the other side was the screen house with numerous Cattleya and Anthurium.  She hung old nylon stockings full of chicken manure in the screen house for fertilizing.  The popcorn flowers were grown […]
  • Repot/Divide Wallace - ​ ​
  • In the garden today 2016-0214 -
  • Wallace - We are going to call this plant Wallace. Because it’s one of the two large orchids given to me by my aunt BB about a year ago, from my late grandma’s collection.  I named the other one Kamila, after my Popo, Margaret Kamila Yuen.  This one is Wallace, after my Goong Goong, Wallace Lin Chew […]
  • New plants for XMAS 2016 … awesome!!! - Vee has named this cool plant as Key Lime This guy is Aloha Sparks Halloween! This one had a long name according to Vee… “as sweet as Purple Pudding Plum”….  And Buttercup, another name by Vee 8)
  • Ruby - A No ID orchid from my Aunt BB’s garden.  2016-0914
  • Mounted Dendrobium  - This plant was a well developed keiki on its mother, who I got from Aunty BB. I am not sure where I want to set her up for good, so for now she is tied to a side of the trellis.  2016 jun 6
  • Viola - A new acquisition from the Mililani Farmer’s Market, Penny’s Orchids’ booth.  Very nice plant, in great condition!  Just potted her up in LECA.  She’s a dendrobium miniature with No ID.   2016, jun 6
  • Orchids from Aunty BB, Popo - The other day, my Aunt calls, distressed because she has to get rid of her plants.  “Of course, I’ll take the orchids,” I say. These are what she brought. #nicknames #organizing #newhashtageverytime  Above: a very mature #dendrobium Above: a very mature #oncidium This plant interests me very much because it is apparently originally from my […]
  • NOID dendrobium – I think it’s a goner - As with most of my first orchids, by the time I began to look into orchid tending, these were already suffering from major root rot.  This guy lost all his leaves, and never quite made it back.  It would be my first loss.  I am going to let it go in its pot on its […]