Hello and Greetings,
Like you, I have a lot of time to focus on my orchids. If you have a question about orchids, feel free to ask by sending questions via e-mail to
May - Annual Orchid Auction - wait and see mode, stay tuned
The rest of the month I will be working on small groups of my orchids. The nice thing is that over 30 are dormant and just waking from a short winter's rest and started new growth but it is way too soon to start watering them.
I will be doing some in-depth research via the internet on them, cleaning any scruff from the old growth and making some notes on appropriate care for the up-coming growth cycle.
Look a your own collection of orchids, perhaps do the same, clean, fluff, and give them some extra attention in this era of unexpected free time.
Orchids awarded a ribbon at the 2019 Show this past October can be found here.
Interested in the orchids in a specific group? Search orchid alliances (Cymbidiums, Cattleya, etc) starting here
Latest Catasetinae additions and Grow Blogs
(Catasetum Extravaganza 'Super Nice' x Catasetum dentigrianum 'Best')
I acquired the above orchids during Sunset Valley Orchid's "save me the work re-potting" sale at the end of this past March. I managed to acquire one of each offering from Fred Clarke except for 3 or 4 for a total of about 25 new Catasetinaes to my collection. I will keep an eye out for those I missed and any duplicates will be eventually added to a "trade" list. Looking over his flask offerings, 2021 should be another very good year for Catasetinae hybrids.
In June, when Sunset Valley shares their updated hybrid list it will be a new year or class of group of orchids - "Class of 2021".
A source for previously offered, limited in quantity, hybrids from Sunset alley Orchids is the folks at The Tiny Jungle.