orchids – May ’14

A note from God today “Whenever trouble comes, think of all that you are thankful for. Your thankful heart and praise remove mountains.

Today I am thankful for our life, our home, our good health, our fur people and beauty.

Thought I’d share some of our beauty with you all.

5.1OrchidsWith the sun pouring into the porch, KiKi watches the birds bathing outsideā€”only a few feet away. Even though I’m sure sheĀ reminisces about her days as a hunter, she’s not ungrateful for the safety of the porch, because she’s made herself perfectly at home here.

5.1porchAs you can tell, besidesĀ the White Phal I shared last month andĀ the Schlumbergera (Christmas Cactus), several of our orchids are flowering right now.

Nobile dendrobiums can be grown and flowered in the home or greenhouse. However, they have rather specific cultural requirements. When those requirements are met, they will produce a profusion of sweet-scented, long lasting flowers usually in spring. Ā Thanks OrchidWeb.com

Intergeneric hybrids consist of several different genera that are can be crossed together to create new “man made” intergeneric orchids. Cochlioda, Miltonia, Odontoglossum, Oncidium and Ada are some of the genera that are commonly used. The result of these hybrids leads to new genera names that can get pretty confusing. Some common intergeneric names are Vuylstekeara (Vuyl.), Colmanara (Colm.), Odontonia and Adaglossum. You will commonly see “mericlones” of intergenerics as they are very easy to clone and produce high quality/high quantity plants.Ā Thanks OrchidWeb.com

So…as you can see…we have a great deal to be thankful for. Ā Hope the same goes for you.
see ya soon