October means flowers!

Generally I am not a fan of autumn; it means that winter heating costs begin and that orchid plant growth slows down due to lower temperatures and a limited amount of sunlight from shorter day length. But it also means the blooming season for fall Cattleyas has arrived, and this year I have more blooming size plants than ever!

I often get the question “in which month do you have the most orchids in bloom?” The answer is always overwhelmingly October.  Continue reading “October means flowers!”

Mid-February greenhouse pictures

This winter I have been working a 9-5 job in Raleigh, so I have had less time than I would like to keep this blog up to date. I will add to the sparse descriptions as time allows.

The early spring-blooming orchids are starting to pop. As you probably know, most orchids bloom in either the spring or the fall with many fewer in summer and mid-winter. I like spring flowers the best; after winter I am ready for some flowers! Oh, and the Brassavola nodosa has been in on our bar in the dining room for 2 months now, perfuming us every evening!

Greenhouse Photos 11/19/2016

This is what was in bloom as I walked through the greenhouse today. Many things have faded since the last documented walk-through, but many new and wonderful things have replaced them!


Greenhouse orchid photos 10/29/2016

Lots of showy Cattleyas and Dendrobiums this time of year. I took these in the greenhouse today.