"My clubs stand, we did not win, we did have one guy who got best plant type in show. Points are added up from awards given to orchids types and this determines the over all winning club not the one who has the best looking stand. However you do get…"
"Phalaenopsis, Moth Orchid native to South East Asia, a new buy for me, so I can not put it in the show, that would be cheating, I learnt years ago, that you might be able to fool other people but never yourself."
"Moved this Cym inside to try and get the spears to grow and open in 3 weeks for the Orchid challenge our club has entered.
They are growing about an inch a day in the warmer conditions, but I will need luck for it to be in full bloom.I think this is…"
"My cymbidiums are just sending up spikes now, which is the last week of Autumn. They have been under trees all summer in pots and flower during our winter. Some flowered last year for six months until the late spring heat burnt them off. "
Hi Asherah, Your photographs are beautiful - what a wonderful space you have! I can't imagine being able to grow orchids in my back yard - too cold and windy. I dedicated one of our bathrooms to orchids and violets - my "greenhouse in the loo". There's not nearly as much room as I'd like to have, though. I'm fairly new to orchids, and have had reasonably good luck with them so far, but there's lots I don't know yet, and have lost a few. I hope I can pick up some "education" from you and potential new members...
Lorraine, yes, I really wish the growing season was a bit longer. I will have to google "viscaria" -- I'm not familiar with them. I agree that potato vines are rather vigorous and can take over a planter. That's why…"