Jul. 29, 2014 [update]: The more flowers open up on the Bllra. Wine Spots ‘New Star’, the more beautiful the plant is looking!
Jul. 26, 2014 [update]: More of the flowers on the Bllra. Wine Spots ‘New Star’ are open!
Jul. 18, 2014 [update]: The first few flowers on the Bllra. Wine Spots ‘New Star’ plant is now open!
Jun. 7, 2014: The day has finally come! We’ve had the flyer for Taylor Orchid’s Summer Sale on our fridge from the moment we heard of it (the first Michigan Orchid Society monthly meeting we attended back in Feb). Although we had spoilers for this sale last weekend, it was still exciting to see what we would add to our collection today.
Paph. Faire-Maud (fairrieanum x Maudiae ‘Coloratum’). Walking through all the Paph plants, the spike on this one caught my eye. The tag on this plant actually read: Paph. fairrieanum x Maudiae Coloratum Wylecourt. We love fairrieanum!
Bllra. Wine Spots ‘New Star’. We knew we wanted to pick up some Oncidium Alliance plants on this trip. When we saw the name of this plant, we remembered that during this year’s Michigan Orchid Society Orchid Show, a plant with the same name was shown and was absolutely amazing.
In fact, here’s a picture I took of that plant. It was labeled Allcra. Wine Spots as the picture shows but we know it’s the same; one of those victims of the whole genera shuffle that seems to be happening in the orchid world these days.
Cirr. Louis Sanders. We happened to be standing beside a tray of small plants while chitchatting with fellow summer sale shoppers. They suspiciously look like Bulbos and after checking the tags, they were indeed. It’s awesome that the tags have the traditional Cirrhopetalum genus.
Orchid count: #242-247