Saturday, November 27, 2010

Unexpected frost's only 31 degrees right now and was probably a bit lower before dawn? Was only predicted to go down to 38 but that was way off....I checked all my epis and orchids and no damage. I hope it doesn't get any colder than this in December and January!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Potinara Eye Candy "Sweet Sensation"

Just picked this up today from Trader Joe's...really cute! The blooms are a bit banged up but there is a new bud and lots of healthy nice new growth.
"Potinara" is not a genus per se. It's a name given to intergeneric hybrids that are mixes derived from Cattleya, Brassovola, Laelia, and Sophronitis. The designated name of "Potinara" sort of reminds me of how the US is a "melting pot"...and so are Potinara orchids!
Hopefully next year the blooms will be nicer for me.

Friday, November 5, 2010