Apr. 2, 2015: Larry dropped by Yvonne’s (Michigan Orchid Society) place after work to pick up some Paph. amabile pollen to pass on to Jack (Saginaw Valley Orchid Society). During the visit, Yvonne gave us a Masdevallia plant (THANKS, YVONNE!). We’ve been resisting the urge to buy any more Masdies since we’ve lost so many in the past year while we were figuring out our growning environment. I’ve never lost appreciation of the beauty of Masdevallia flowers tho! Hopefully we get lucky with this new plant and be able to rebuild our Masdevallia collection.
The one that we originally got from Porter’s Orchids (story told here) has since died on us. It was one of my favorite orchid hybrids tho and it’s exciting to get a second chance at growing it.