Apr. 3, 2015 [update]: Just wanted to update that our Scaphosepalum breve is still alive and well!
Sept. 2, 2014 [update]: The Scaphosepalum breve has not stopped blooming for us!
Jun. 1, 2014 [update]: We got a great deal for mounting bark from Larry’s Orchids and Tropicals so I thought I’d try my hand at mounting the Tolumnia variegata that has just been sitting on spanish moss all this time.
Apr. 26, 2014: First stop for this dry run of Larry’s Urban Orchid Expeditions: Destination Lansing is Little Frog Farm! It was an absolute blast! So much plants in a seemingly small area. Every time we peeked and poked somewhere, we find something interesting. We knew he would have Pleurothallids, Paphs and Phrags, we didn’t realize how much variety he had. Ended up picking up more plants than we planned.
I had spent most of my time at Little Frog Farm considering which Masdies to get (there were a dizzying amount to choose from). These were what made the cut (we’re definitely going back for the others tho!). It was extra challenging to choose since we didn’t have cellphone signal to check online for the flowers of any of these.
Masd. Othello flowers (picture from Internet). I’m so excited to have picked this up. There was only one of these plants on the Masdie shelf and it didn’t have as many leaves as the other plants but the tragic Shakespearean name made me imagine an interesting flower. I wasn’t disappointed to find out how it really looks now.
On the Masdevallia shelf sat some very healthy looking Scaphosepalum plants. We’ve always been fascinated by these rams-head orchids that we’ve only seen pictures of online. We were so geeked to find out it was very affordable to add to our collection.
We were done with our shopping at Little Frog Farm when Rob mentioned he has some Paph. helenae plants! That really perked me up since I didn’t know any of our local vendors had these. We’ve been keeping an eye out on every show we went to hoping we’d stumble across it. The search is over!
Orchid count: #154-160