Saturday, September 14, 2013

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day - September 2013

This is almost the Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day post that never was. My internet connection at home is having technical issues yet unresolved. These photos were taken quickly under overcast conditions. However, I am a garden blogger and must persevere! 

Purple hard-cane dendrobium orchid

White chrysanthemum

Pink chrysanthemum

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Sunday, September 01, 2013

Phalaenopsis - Dtps Sogo Golden 'A07867'

Probably the most common and popular orchid in temperate regions, phalaenopsis orchids aren't kept as much as hard-cane dendrobiums, vandas, cattleyas and epidendrums in the Tropics.

I don't have much experience with phals. I've tended to stay away from them in favour of hard-cane dendrobiums.

This little doritaenopsis is a recent impulse purchase. The foliage was damaged but it had a keiki and two developing spikes. 

One spike produced three flowers and the other only two. Not very floriferous but the medium-small yellow flowers look nice on the compact plant.

Keep phals out of direct sunlight and fertilize lightly but regularly. The potting media must be free draining but never allow it to completely dry out. 

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