Monday, February 15, 2010

Some updates of Phals

Here are some update photos of my currently blooming Phals.

First is my Vivien 'Sogo' cross, which I think looks like it has a bunch of butterflies on it.

Next is 'Pauline', who continues to put on one heck of a show.

And next is my White Phal NOID. I love those tiger stripes! This one has several branches like my Vivien Sogo-- I expect an impressive showing.

Last but not least-- a group shot!!

Phal Balden's 'Kaleidescope'

Here is Balden's 'Kaleidescope'-- the first time this plant has ever bloomed. I love this flower-- it is so odd, busy, colorful and captivating all in one. It isn't your run-of-the-mill white phal with some added color here or there. That's not to say I don't love my white phals, because I do. But this one is just unique and strange.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Sogo Vivien x Dtps. Taisuco Jewel

Yesterday I posted a shot of my Vivien cross just beginning to open-- well last night she finished opening! Love the stripes on this one. This years bloom (so far doesn't seem to have as strong of striping on the lip as I remember it having last year. Below is the comparison.

Last Years Blooms

Current (2010) Blooms

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

An Update: 'Pauline', A NOID, Schilleriana, Another I can't remember, & 'Vivien'

Its been several weeks since I first spotted spikes on both my species, 'Schilleriana', and Balden's 'Kaleidescope' and both spikes are roughly 6-8 inches tall now. As seen here:

This is a terrible pic of this next one--

And my Schill continually amazes me because even while sporting new roots and a flower spike, I still get a new leaf coming in.

Next I have a 'Vivien' cross just now opening. This one sports stripes on everything-- petals, lips, you name it. If its a part of the flower, it has a stripe!

Next is a grocery store save-- a NOID-- but what I might call a standard white. It has yellow-green hues near the spotted center and really has a classic "moth orchid" look and feel to it.

It has loads of buds-in-waiting and it'll be fun to see it full of blooms within the next few weeks. This particular plant does a lot of branching, too. Where with some phals you get one long and arching inflorescence, this one may have only one spike, but many branches. It gives it a really nice effect.

'Pauline' and the NOID together, as seen below. 'Pauline' has several flowers open now and they look very good and healthy. She continues to grow her established buds, but for now, it looks like the spike has finished growing. That is how I bought her, too. A shorter spike but large and long-lasting blooms. I wonder if this is as big of a spike as she'll get. Either way, it looks great.