Oct. 11, 2015 [update]: The Phal. Cassandra has bloomed and it does indeed have (faint) candy-stripes.
Dec. 28, 2014 [update]: Since the Cym. Big Tim White was beginning to take up too much space, we decided to cut the blooming inflorescence off. Before they were cut tho, Larry took a picture of the whole plant and our orchid pal Paul Z. did some Photoshop magic to isolate the plant in the picture. Thanks Paul!
Dec. 25, 2014 [update]: A couple more pictures of the Cym. Big Tim White on the grow shelf it sits on with more flowers open.
Dec. 21, 2014 [update]: The Lansing Cymbidiums have been in spike for a while now and they’re starting to open! First one is the Cym. Big Tim White.
Oct. 25, 2014 [update]: The C. Lavender Lulu bloomed out of the blue. It was tucked in the back of our shelf and we just noticed the flower. The flower we got is far from perfect. It’s looks wonky but still neat that it bloomed for us!
Aug. 13, 2014 [update]: The Phrag. Sedenii v hartwegii flower is absolutely beautiful!
Aug. 10, 2014 [update]: The large Phrag. Sedenii v hartwegii plant that we got from the Lansing Orchid Society picnic that was in bud is beginning to open up.
This was how it looked this morning:
This is how it looks this afternoon:
Jul. 20, 2014: At the Greater Lansing Orchid Society summer picnic, there were plants specifically set aside for the auction. So despite the fact that we already bought a bunch of plants from the flat-rate tables (story told here), we still had “a few” plants we wanted to bid on at auction.
Phrag. Sedenii v hartwegii. Although we already picked up a Phrag. Sedenii from the flat-rate sale tables, we couldn’t resist vying for this humongous plant in spike since the bids were extremely reasonable.
(picture from Internet) The plant tag that came with this plant had “v hartwegii” on it. It would be interesting to see if the flowers of this plant would be distinctly different from the other Phrag. Sedenii we got.
(picture from Internet) The flowers of this named Cymbidium hybrid looks like the pink NoID Cymbidium we got from Kroger before (story told here). The pseudobulbs look different, tho.
(picture from Internet)
This hybrid doesn’t seem to be registered with the RHS yet but there are some pictures of its flowers online. (Thanks, Paul Z. for letting us know the registered name for this hybrid! It’s Cattleya Lavender Lulu) Very pretty. It’s interesting to see that the flower does indeed have spots! Little Frog Farm Rob who was acting auctioneer mentioned how the flowers would probably have spots considering the leaves had spots.
Orchid count: #364-379