Dec. 30, 2014 [update]: It is fascinating observing the flowers of the Lepanthes telipogoniflora develop. It’s like origami how such a tiny plant produces these satellite dish flowers.
Dec. 21, 2014 [update]: The Lepanthes telipogoniflora has finally bloomed and it’s so cute!
Nov. 1, 2014 [update]: The Pleurothallis amparoana is blooming and it’s so wacky cute.
Sept. 20, 2014: Lansing will forever be our second home. When life in the D gets too crazy, a quick drive out to the Lansing area never fails to de-stress. Because of that, we figured joining the Greater Lansing Orchid Society (GLOS) made sense to feed our orchidelirium further. This weekend was the first official meeting we had the opportunity to attend and it was a ton of fun!
The guest speaker was Marni Turkel from California and she brought a lot of amazing miniature orchids for sale. That was perfect since now that we brought in our plants from the makeshift greenhouse into our spare bedroom, we really didn’t have any more space left for regular-sized plants. We also couldn’t resist participating in the silent auction and the raffle. Feels great to give to the society!
From Marni Turkel’s wares, we picked up several exciting little gems:
This plant immediately caught our eyes while the vendor table was being setup. We initially thought it was a Scaphosepalum but we got more excited to find out it’s one of those fuzzy toilet bowl orchids!
(picture from Internet) I’ve always wanted to supplement our Masdevallia and Dracula collection with Porroglossums but they’re not as widely available. We’re geeked to have been able to pick up a cute little plant from Marni.
The few plants on the silent auction table looked great and we were able to win these two:
The raffle table only had this one orchid available among the other non-plant goodies that were there to chose from. We got to take it home with us!
Orchid count: #427-433