More Orchid Pictures

Finally got around to uploading more orchid pictures here.  Willie might like the Tuberolabium.  It’s another one of those crystalline white miniature vandaceous species that smells like iris, only more intense.  While I do have a few hybrids, my collection is mostly species.  Some folks find them more challenging; I find them more interesting.

Or-Kids

They take your money, but they don’t talk back!

No news on the Nicky front, but I have plenty on my orchid blog.  I have a good two or three pages worth of new entries, with pictures.  It’s no skin off my back if you don’t give a shit about orchids, but I like them.

OT: Brassavola perrinii

New post over on The Orchid Place.  It’s Brassavola perrinii, a nifty orchid that only pimps out its scent at night.  It’s small, white, and something Willie might like.  He seems to be my only reader who has a degree in botany.  I think my Reine des Violettes OGR (circa 1840) is a Bourbon, but I’m not sure.

The task of moving half my orchids outside this time of year, and trying to find the perfect spots for them, is a bit of a chore.  The good news is that the deer leave them alone, and find tastier grub elsewhere.  I suppose it’s time to mix up a batch of stinky deer deterrent stuff to spray on my roses and other deer fodder.

OT: Fall ‘Chiddie Pr0n

Orchid pics of Blc. Dennis Kone, B. Little Stars, and Barkeria melanocaulon here.  I also have C. Chocolate Drop and Mediocalcar decoratum in bud.  For all the years I’ve owned a Mediocalcar, I’ve never gotten the darn thing to bloom.  It’s only got two buds on a pretty big, sprawling plant (for a miniature, that is), but dammit, I’ll take them.

The Langoliers

No, not really.  It’s Scaphosepalum anchoriferum, another one of my miniature species orchids.  The bloom is about 1/2″ tall, on a plant that’s only about 8″ tall, including its pot.  It’s the kind of freaky looking thing that Karen might like.  Reminds me of a langolier, with a really long tongue instead of sawblade teeth.  Gotta love the dual fuzzy pompadours.  It likes it cool, shady, and wet.