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
April - Potting Party - Tentative, based on current events, stay tuned
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.
The Potting Party date is most likely cancelled (too early to tell) and many of you might be concerned about re-potting your orchids. If you have questions, just ask. Your answers will give me something to do.
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
The following Grow-Blogs have been updated, including images, as of 23 March 2020,
This is currently in spike and should bloom by end of March into April.
( Catasetum lucis 'SVO' x Catasetum lucis 'Dana's Bird of Paradise' AM/AOS )
( Clowesetum Abigail Parsons 'SVO' HCC/AOS x Catasetum spitzii 'SVO Solid Gold' FCC/AOS )