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Paphiopedilum Thunder Sea x Winston Churchill is in bloom

I purchased this Paphiopedilum Thunder Sea x Winston Churchill from Paph Paradise at the Gold Country Orchidsopen house on Saturday, November 19th.  It was in bud when I purchased it, and it has slowly opened over the past couple of weeks.  Absolutely stunning flower.


new books in horticulture and agriculture: ag in the southwest, mesquite history and uses, prteo cultivation, and orchids

Orchid: a cultural history, by J. Endersby

SB409.48 E64 2016, Parks Library Tier 1

At once delicate, exotic, and elegant, orchids are beloved for their singular, instantly recognizable beauty. 608 more words


Puerto Vallarta Botanical Garden

The garden has a multitude of features, such as this suspension bridge leading to one of the many trails…
These stairs that remind me of ruined pyramids… 273 more words


Orchid Dreams

Today we have a special release from Power Poppy in honor of the 50th birthday of our Instant Gardener team member, Rhea Weigand. I first met Rhea a couple of years ago when I started taking her Copic classes at my local scrapbook store, … 186 more words


Mums, Plant Records, Christmas, and Orchids

The 12 weeks since I last blogged have been a complete whirlwind at Longwood.

In October, I helped to finish the Thousand Bloom Chrysanthemum which turned out to be the largest in Longwood history — 1523 individual blooms on a single chrysanthemum plant!! 383 more words

Longwood Gardens

On all things green

I’ve spent a lot of time in the past few weeks working on my orchid manuscript. It’s beginning to take form, and a pleasing life of its own – it draws me in, won’t let me go, and demands feeding. 521 more words