Monday, January 14, 2013

Pretty picture: Paphiopedilum NOID

So. Much. White.

No tag, so:

wrong tags: 9
incomplete tags: 1
missing tags: 14

Imidacloprid has now been added to all the plants in the basement, so the only thing left to do is wait and see if more scale show up. I bought two more pounds of imidacloprid last Wednesday: one pound I opened but only used a tiny bit of, and the other I didn't open at all and could probably return to the store. The question now is whether to be an optimist and return the latter, or be a pessimist and use the nearly two remaining pounds to dose some more plants (maybe everything in the plant room?), on the off chance that that might make anything better.

Actually it's not that much of a question. We already know I'm a pessimist.

Not that I'm telling the plant collection what to do or anything, but remember how last summer when everything was horrible, and then the Epiphyllum and Clivia both bloomed and I was all like okay, I guess I can't stay mad at you, and things got better for a while? This would be a really excellent time for the Eucharis to decide to grow a flower. I'd even accept one of the Begonias, or Aechmea fasciatas. In my wildest dreams, maybe the Brassolaeliocattleya (still, inexplicably, alive) or Selenocereus chrysocardium. I do feel like the collection owes me something for all this.


Dee Kitchen said...

What a second! Is it just me or is there no mention of that stunning white orchid in this post? Tell us more!

mr_subjunctive said...

Well, I pointed out that it's white. Saying anything else about it would involve knowing what it is, and they didn't tag it, so.

Vertical Gardener said...

Sorry to hear about the scale :( I will broadcast seeds of hope into the universe for you and your plants.

Landscape Designer said...

Beautifully and pristinely white! Love it! And sorry about the scale, too.