That took a while


Nov. 25, 2015: H&R Nurseries is one of the vendors that our local buying group gets plants from. They always have a very interesting array of plants available with intriguing descriptions (check out their price list here). Digging through my email, we sent our wishlist for H&R to Paul around June last year–back when we were briefly into Dendrobiums–then we simply forgot about it.

Earlier this month, we get an “order update” from the group that shows we have some plants from H&R that we had wanted. This was obviously a surprise to us since we were consciously cutting down on acquiring new plants since we absolutely have no more space at our tiny home. The giant Cattleya Molly Tyler from New Vision Orchids (story at this post) did not help. When we found out this was from the wishlist from last year, we couldn’t resist the opportunity of getting some plants from H&R finally. Reading through their price list didn’t help resisting the urge. We’re not into Dendrobiums (much) any more tho so we ended up changing our wishlist.

Cattleya guttata v. albina x self
Cattleya guttata v. albina x self

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(picture from Internet) The price list says “Light greens with light spotting and white lip”. We want polcadotted Catts and we like albas. This was a no-brainer choice.

Rhyncholaelia digbyana 'MAJ Green' x 'Mrs. Chase' AM/AOS
Rhyncholaelia digbyana ‘MAJ Green’ x ‘Mrs. Chase’ AM/AOS

Rhyncholaelia digbyana internet picture
(picture from Internet) Another green Catt for our collection.

Cattleya amethystoglossa (4N)
Cattleya amethystoglossa (4N)

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(picture from Internet) This choice was inspired by Russ Vernon’s talk at the MOS meeting last week. It’s a pretty pink polcadotted Catt!

Theocopus secunda
Theocopus secunda

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(picture from Internet) From our original wishlist, this was the only plant we kept since it’s such a wacky-looking species!



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