My new Plants:
1. Ludisia discolor - lovely floiage, It spreads easily in ordinary planting soil.
2. S/C Jewellers Art x S/C circie of life. This one is interesting. It is about 4 years old from seed. When it blooms the breeder will apply to have it registered and named. It is tiny and may come into bloom in a couple more years. I think it is a miniature cattleya.
3. Masd. 'Dark Star' - macrura x cucallata - this one has a tiny bud. A new kind of orchid for me. I believe it will have several flowers on the the spray of blooms. (Chow)
4. My notes say: Pot. Lisa Taylor Gallis "Nora" (BLC. California Girl x SC. Beautort) A small cattleya, in pink/purple tones, I believe. We will see when it comes into bloom in a couple of years. (H & R Nurseries, Hawaii)
5. Paph. Wossner's Vietnam Love (Forest View Gardens www.fvgardens.com
I attended the orchid show and sale on March 3, out at the Students Union Building at UVic. The show did not seem to be as big as I have seen it in the past. There were some fine displays but the opportunities for photos on the day I attended were limited by the number of people, as well as more photographers.
I have repotted my orchids and they all seem to be doing ok. The Masd's little bud is progressing. I hope to have a flower from the little Paph. in a year or two. The miniature cattyleyas may take awhile. I do have a lovely 'Pixie" cat. that blooms and is very forgiving of my neglect. I have no success with dendrobiums. I have 3 of them languishing at the back of the light garden. I might liberate their pots and space for something that I can get to bloom.
I am quite excited about the air plant. It is going to be spectacular. These plants seem to take ages to bloom, but are worth the wait.
I transplanted my orange trees a couple of weeks ago. I might have lost one or two of them. I transplanted them because I had some with 2 plants per pot. I mist them every morning. Yesterday, I watered and fed all the indoor plants. All are doing well, but will watch the Orange trees.
Otherwise, I have been cleaning cupboards, closets, etc in the suite. The renovation is coming along quite nicely. Painting is finished. Flooring is done. Counter top needs some adjustment. I have one side of the cabinets to clean and do shelf lining. The drapery is to be done on the 20th. It smells of paint, but that is far better than the cat stink.
We have had some high wind storms recently. There have been a lot of people with their power out. Lots of wind damage. Fortunately, we had no problems. Our power was on all the time.
Since taking the photos of my crocuses, the crocus field has suffered a bit of damage from the high winds and rain. The daffodils will soon be open. The hellebores, cyclamens and a few of the primulas are in bloom.