Sunday, January 27, 2013

January Orchid 2

Another cattleya, see its sepal and petals are different from the previous post. 

Dendrobium. This was a division from an orchid society's
 friend  few years ago. (1/21/2013)
Dendrobium. Their growing condition is similar as Cattleyas. 

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

January Orchids 1

Cat. Big plant, mediurn size flowers
This orchid needs to be repotted or divided. Its roots are so crowded,
this is the reason there are not as many flowers as previous years. (1/14/2013) 

Oncidium. Sunlight " Hilo Honey"
The stems are so tall but it's not enough
 flowers. I think it has a bit of malnutrition.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Winter Snow- Using Left Over Materials

All white materials arrangement (Painted branches,
 Baby's breath ,Carnation and Calla lily) - Snow is
coming. (1/14/2013)

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Two or More Containers

After we have finished 4 text books, My teacher likes us to practice repeatedly in book 3 or 4, plus another free style with theme for each class until we are ready for the teacher's certificate. (1/8/2013)
Material: Pine, Calla lily, Carnation, Baby's breath and  Japanese quince
Two identical metal containers 

Hope in a Hopeless Environment

I witnessed the super storm Sandy's powerful destruction and revival.
The budding Japanese quince branch and one small flower are the HOPE.
Base: Leftover cider roof  pieces 

Friday, January 4, 2013

Two Cattleyas to Start The New Year 2013

Earlier this month I only have two new cattleyas to post, one big and one small. Hopefully I have more to show later.
I put these two cattleya orchids together to compare their size.

Bllra. Tohoma Glacier " Ithan" AM/AOS  Fragrant

This tiny cattleya flowers are only 2" compared to the flowers
 in the top picture which are 6".

The first snow (3") of this season on December 28.