Monday, October 15, 2012

Monday, Monday...

I've never had a diary or a journal, so this is a new experience for me.  I think its going to take a while to get used to this blogging stuff. 

At any rate, since this is mainly about my orchids, let's get on with it.  I've had a couple of recent blooms, some on plants that have already bloomed this year, some are new.

First up is my Haraella retrocalla.  It started blooming about a month ago, but there are three spikes so far, and they are quickly budding up.  I have two flowers on it now, with another one or two soon to follow.

Next is Prosthechea Green Hornet.  Got this one last year, and it struggled a little after I mounted it.  Its looking pretty good now, though.

This is one I am particularly happy about.  Its a Bulbophylllum Elizabeth Ann 'Buckleberry' FCC/AOS.  I also got this one last summer and it sulked a little after I repotted it.  But, I got a spike!!  Loving the blooms...

This is a new one I picked up at Lowe's a couple of weeks ago.  THe crazy pattern on the blooms blew me away.  Its called Burr. Austin Powers 'Sweet Summer Morn'...YEAH, BABY!!!

The whole plant


  1. very cool Brigitte, i'm sure you'll get used to this blogging thing, i like making a post every day even when i don't feel like it that much :) but it is always worth it and a great way to get more followers ;) hehehe

    it's great to see everything thats in flower, i normally miss a lot of it on geeks :) and i have an Elizabeth Ann and i just adore her... :) and i can't wait until my H. retrocalla flowers

    1. Thanks, Michael. Yeah, I was never one for a diary or journal, so it'll definitely take some getting used to. See you on the 'geeks.!

  2. Beautiful! I love the Bulbophylllum Elizabeth Ann 'Buckleberry', I keep kicking myself for not piking one up when I had the chance last year. Every time I see that bloom I start drooling.

    Nice job on the blog, I just noticed a link to it on Orchid Geeks. It takes some getting used to, I was never a journal writer ever either. I'm just hoping my writing improves as I go on!

    1. Hi Melody! Its definitely a work in progress. Maybe I'll get better at the blog as I get better with the orchids.

      For sure you need to get the E.A.B. She's really fun to watch as she unfurls. I have a longissimum, too, and its about as much fun. Get both!!