Epidendrum Pacific Butterscotch ‘Twinkle’ X Snow Cocktail ’ El Supremo’
A hybrid epi of some sort that I bought while at the expo.
The current progress on my oncidium Sharry Baby. Its flower spike seems to be developing nicely and it even has a new growth coming out. Gosh, I wish I had a smaller version of this because I feel that it takes up so much valuable space.
My oncidium ‘Sweet Ears’ is beginning to grow something which is a sight of relief because I’ve been neglecting it lately and was afraid that I was starving it. This growth seems a bit damaged but I’m pretty sure that it isn’t something to be concerned about. Ever since I lopped off that thick flower spike, this thing has become a lot more manageable. Gosh I can’t wait to see one rise while under my care.
‘Kinkaku’ and ‘Hakuhou’
Two miniature dens that I picked up at the orchid expo. It’s nice to hear that they stay this size forever because I wouldn’t know what to do with them if they became huge. I also bought a third that I will be handing away as a gift to a friend of mines. I don’t think the flowers are that special. I was just fascinated by how small they were. Three for $30.
Dendrobium Oriental Smile ‘Fantasy’ AD/AOS
Hot… damn. She was basically an “insta-buy” in my book, as in there really wasn’t much to think about when it came down to the decision of whether or not I should purchase this fine specimen. The vibrant flowers and the somewhat peachy smell made this one truly irresistible as in there was no way I was going to leave this place without one. haha
Funny thing is, I was scoping this one a while back, so I guess you can say that it was destiny.
More photos from the expo! I wish I bought more, but I doubt that my wallet could have handled such expenses. D: I can’t believe that little plant (photo 6) costs a hefty $200. In the end, I left this unforgettable place with some new dendrobiums and one towering epidendrum that I shall be posting in the near future. Hopefully I can return next year and nab some more lovelies. And yes, those are urinals on display. That Venus flytrap one looks painful if you ask me!
So today I (literally) payed a visit to the Pacific Orchid Exposition in San Francisco’s Fort Mason and might I say that they have some pretty nice paphiopedilums. Don’t worry, there’s more where that came from.
None of these are my plants but I wish some were, especially the one in the third photo. haha
I’ve noticed that the growths on my dendrobium nobile are starting to open up so now I know for a fact that these will not become keikis. Oh what a relief! Oddly enough, one growth in particular seems to be opening a lot faster than the others that are trying to catch up. Perhaps it got more sunlight? Who knows. Along with that, the new cane is starting to look a bit yellow which is good and the roots just keep on coming.