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Looking for Dereel Orchids

Field Nats Bill and Paul, visited several sites at Dereel on Tuesday – the Dereel Stone reserve,  Swanson Road and Bliss Road reserve (east side). Unfortunately there are several gorse plants, some gladiolus and at least one plant of boneseed along the northern section. 52 more words

Field Reports

Tiptoe Through the Tulips

Amsterdam was the last port of call on this transatlantic sailing that we had visited before.  Originally I thought we might not even do anything in Amsterdam, as we had spent several days there last time and had done everything I thought we wanted to do.  848 more words


Stem rot - end game 

So today, while checking on my resuscitation orchid I noticed a tell-tale mushy spot on the Orchid…

I desperately hoped it was just another small patch so I unpotted for a check over… 172 more words


Watering my girls

In light of a conversation about dehydrated orchids, I thought I would show you my method for watering my orchids. Well…. I say my method, it’s not mine, many people water this way and it works for me. 500 more words


The anticipation of spring

As the days grow longer and the temperature begins to rise, likewise does our anticipation for spring.

It’s that time of year when we dust off our binoculars and clean our camera lenses in preparation for the increased activity that ensues throughout the warmer months. 238 more words

Another Barn Another Orchid Show

Last Sunday my friends Ang and Ben took me to the St. Ives Orchid Fair where they have displays of many orchid societies in one barn.   210 more words


Same Orchid, different spike

Having struggled with painting orchids – replicating the close-up beauty of the flowers a la Georgia O’Keeffe has been too tall an order for me – I’m having more success now. 95 more words