Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Orchids from the Greenhouse

Phalaenopsis equestris 'Sue' HCC/AOS. This is blooming in the kithen right now. It has a prime spot by the window. These little guys hail from the Philippines and this one comes from two venerable lines of equestris breeding, 'Riverbend' AM/AOS, a good grower and breeder, and 'Malibu', a great parent for dark color. This one grows well and has a nice stardust sparkle on top of dark lavender segments with a nice white picotee to set it off. Small, pretty, easy growing. What's not to like? They do prefer to be warm, however, so they suffer a little in my greenhouse since I run the greenhouse cool to avoid having a huge electric bill. That's why this one is still hanging out in the kitchen!


Stephen Baird said...

your flowers are beautiful.

MartininBroda said...

That’s indeed beautiful. I’ve guessed it’s always hot where you live (and too hot for my taste and too dangerous, snakes in the garden brrr, so be save).