What happens when engineers pot orchids? Think parallel processing. Potting orchids, doing laundry and cooking at the same time! Recipe for disaster or a model of efficiency?
I discovered some divisions of some very special (and very large) plants. Thats the thing about repotting, it's like having a reunion with your old friends. Imagine trying to untangle several 40+ growth Cattleyas that have grown over each other (including an awarded intermedia orlata and a gorgeous Lc. Aloha Case) tangled up with some Epi. stamfordianum albas. They were all growing really well up in the sunny corner of the greenhouse.
Finally, I'm stopping for the evening...I'm out of sun, out of moss and out of bark (and running low on pots). Looks like a bark run tomorrow.
Saturday, November 30, 2013
Friday, November 29, 2013
Thursday, November 28, 2013
*I never realized how beautiful wild turkeys are until I saw them up close, with the sun reflecting off of their iridescent feathers. They are, in my humble opinion, up there among the most stunning American birds for beauty. It leads one to wonder what we might have if we had bred domestic turkeys for beauty rather than for food. It could have been the domestic peacock! This one lives in the aviary at the San Diego Safari Park so she's well fed and safe from the Thanksgiving festivities.
**No turkeys were harmed in the creation of this photo. ;-P
Sunday, November 10, 2013
Thursday, November 07, 2013
Wednesday, November 06, 2013
Monday, November 04, 2013
Saturday, November 02, 2013
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Pierre and I carved jack-o-lanterns for Halloween. It seemed pretty festive and, if we carve them tonight, they should still be fresh and sassy for Halloween. I used a paring knife to carve the holes and an old teaspoon to scrape out the seeds. Pierre had some really cool micro-saw like tools that he uses for pottery. I think they both worked out just fine! Here are the results.
The Pumpkins, pre-carving.
Arnold's pumpkin, the one toothed wonder!
Pierre's pumpkin, with the shy pumpkin grin.
Monday, October 28, 2013
Sunday, October 27, 2013
Lc Little Irene 'Lise' AM/AOS 80pts
Onc Alosuka 'Claire' AM/AOS 80pts
Phal Malibu Bistro 'Richard Waugh' HCC/AOS 76 pts