My orchid problems continue -- the most recent development is the discovery that the Sophrolaeliocattleya I bought last winter had an impressively developed scale infestation (under a leaf, in a spot that was only visible from one angle -- and apparently I never looked from that angle in the last few months), so it's gone in the trash. I mean, I was looking for an excuse to get rid of it anyway, so.
The others have (after inspection for scale; I didn't find any) been relocated to the living room, where they will receive better air circulation, though it'll be drier air, and better light, and a more consistent watering schedule. And we'll see how that goes. Those of you who were hoping for a PATSP orchid giveaway should take heart; I'm still kind of hoping for one too. I just can't give them away while I think I could try something else to rehabilitate them, so we're making a small effort at rehabilitation. If/when it fails, then the giveaway will happen.
Meanwhile, we have photos from the orchid show in March, and I have to say, this is one of the most incredible orchids I have ever seen.
I do kinda wish that they'd used a different background for their display -- it sort of echoes the coloration of the plant, admittedly, which might be a cool effect, but it's a close enough match that it also sort of blurs the line between plant and background.
Friday, June 3, 2011