Botanica, May 7, 2018

Paeonia suffruticosa “Kokuryu-nishiki”

As always, click to embiggen.

Veronica “Snowmass”

Rose “Harison’s Yellow”
Rose “Harison’s Yellow”

Iris siberica “Victorian Secret”
Iris siberica “Victorian Secret”

Geranium sanguineum

Botanica, March 17

Click to embiggen.

Stacked focus close-ups are always iffy outdoors. If the images don’t line up well, use a lot of filters and pretend it’s art.


Prunus “Okame” reached peak bloom on a day when I could get to Botanica and the March wind wasn’t gale-force — a rare occurrence. As always, click the pictures to embiggen and see with richer color.

Orchids, mono and stereo

Tolumnia Pink Panther

At the orchid show last weekend, I got careless and took my checkbook along. Big mistake. I now have half a shelf of allegedly “easy” orchids under lights in my kitchen. As usual, click to embiggen.

To view a stereo picture, cross your eyes as you look at the image pair until you see three images. Focus on the center image, and the image should snap into three dimensions. It’s not difficult, but it does take a little practice.

Tolumnia Pink Panther — crossview stereo
Tolumnia Pink Panther — crossview stereo
Paphiopedilum (Lizard Lover x Macabre) x Paphiopedilum Hsinying Rubyweb ‘V-29’
Phalaenopsis Little Gem Stripe — crossview stereo
Vanda (Neofinetia) falcata
Phalaenopsis equestris, wilting flowers

Not pictured: the Masdevallia I took home. The dealer claims that he’s been able to accustom many pleurothallids to the Kansas climate. If I can keep this one thriving, I might try growing a Dracula species next year.

Update: Better pictures of Phalaenopsis equestris, and one of Masdevallia Redwing.

Phalaenopsis equestris. The flower is one inch wide.
Phalaenopsis equestris – crossview stereo
Masdevallia Redwing

Orchid show, odds and ends

Orchid for sale #6

Some of the orchids on the sale tables at the Kansas Orchid Society show, November 4-5, 2017, at Botanica in Wichita, Kansas.

Orchid for sale #1
Orchid for sale #2
Orchid for sale #3
Orchid for sale #4
Orchid for sale #5
Orchid for sale, #7
Orchid for sale #8
Orchid for sale, #9
Orchid for sale #10
Orchid for sale, #11
Orchid for sale #12
Orchid for sale #13
Happy Dracula
Fish-eye view of the sale tables

A couple of panoramas of the show. These are large pictures; right-click and open in a new window to see at full size.

Panorama 1
Panorama 2

Some low-resolution interactive panoramas of the orchid show. Click on the titles to see them in motion at their Flickr pages.

Orchid show 2017 C

Orchid show 2017 A

Orchid show 2017 B

Orchid show, fourth pair of tables

Habenaria Pegasus

Bulbophyllum, pleurothallids and miscellaneous genera at the Kansas Orchid Society’s show and sale, November 4-5, 2017 at Botanica in Wichita, Kansas. Click to embiggen and to see with better color. Right-click and open in a new window to see the pictures at maximum size.

Bulbophyllum Elizabeth Ann “Jean” 2
Bulbophyllum Elizabeth Ann “Jean”
Cymbidium Chen’s Ruby
Habenaria rhodocheila
Maxillaria callichroma
Pleurothallis (Acianthera) scalpricaulis
Pleurothallis (Acianthera) scalpricaulis 2
Pleurothallis sijmii
Pleurothallis sijmii 2
Stelis quadrifida
Bulbophyllum Meen Mercury Sandal
Bulbophyllum rothschildianum
Habenaria rhodocheila f. xanthina
Lycaste Corrimal
Lycaste Gladys Eljuri
Masdevallia Doctor Joe Walker
Maxillaria striata
Pleurothallis (Acianthera) tricarinata
Pleurothallis Imp’s Pal
Rhomboda petelottii
Specklinia alata
Vandachostylis Lou Sneary “Blue Bird” 3
Vandachostylis Lou Sneary “Blue Bird”
Coelogyne fimbriata “Mini”
Lycaste Corrimal 2
Perreiraara LeBeau Blue

Orchid show, third pair of tables

Dendrobium Golden Gate Sunrise

Phalaenopsis, Dendrobium, Oncidium and allies at the Kansas Orchid Society show at Botanica in Wichita on November 4 and 5, 2017. As usual, click to embiggen and see with better color.

Bratonia Cairns New River
Cischweinfia pusilla
Dendrobium Anucha Flare Winfield
Dendrobium taylorii
Dendrobium Walnut Valley Purple
Oncidium Tsiku Marguerite HFC#1
Oncidium Tsiku Marguerite NN#1
Oncidnopsis Celtic Sun Maya
Phalaenopsis equestris
Phalaenopsis Golden Butterfly
Phalaenopsis Kaoda Twinkle
Phalaenopsis Kenneth Schubert
Scaphyglottis imbricata 2
Scaphyglottis imbricata
Tolmunia Calypso Queen
Dendrobium bigibbum
Dendrobium Thai Jewel
Phalaenopsis hieroglyphica
Phalaenopsis Yu Pin Polar Star 2
Trichocentrum Walnut Valley
Dendrobium Peter Shen x Dendrobium johnsoniae
Oncidesa Walnut Valley Cloud Leopard 2
Phalaenopsis valentinii
Phalaenopsis Yu Pin Polar Star

Orchid show, second pair of tables

Vanda Thailand Beauty

Mostly Vandas, slipper orchids and their allies at the Kansas Orchid Society show at Botanica in Wichita on November 4 and 5, 2017. As before, click to embiggen and see with better color.

Trichoglottis atropurpurea
Angraecum didieri
Eurygraecum Walnut Valley Max
Paphiopedilum Buena Lace
Paphiopedilum Green Hornet
Paphiopedilum In-Charm Topaz
Paphiopedilum Vanguard’s Lebeau
Phragmimpedium caricinum
Phragmimpedium Don Wimber
Vanda Thailand Beauty
Vanda christensoniana
Phragmimpedium QF Walter Scheeren
Phragmimpedium Peruflora’s Cirila Alca
Phragmimpedium Inca Embers
Vanda Walnut Valley Mike
Vandachostylis Lou Smeary “Blue Bird” 2
Vandaenopsis Mike Metzger
Vandaenopsis Xeno’s Delores
Vanda sandersoniana “M & B”

Orchid show, first pair of tables

Laelia (Schomburgkia) splendida x Cattlianthe Ernest Renan

Mostly Epidendrums and Cattleyas and their allies at the Kansas Orchid Society show at Botanica in Wichita on November 4 and 5, 2017. Click to embiggen and see with better color.

Brassocattleya Rustic Spots “Timbucktoo”
Brassocattleya Yellow Bird
Cattleya Hybrida x Cattleya Ateshperest
Cattleya labiata v. semialba
Ceratostylis rubra
Epicattleya Newberry Elf
Guarianthe bowringiana
Stellamizutaara Kelly “Lea” 2
Stellamizutaara Kelly “Lea”
Epidendrum piliferum
Barkeria lindleyana
Cattleya Walnut Valley Sparky 1
Cattleya Walnut Valley Sparky 2
Cattlianthe Precious Ruby
Rhyncattleanthe Blazing Gold “#15”
Rhyncholaeliocattleya Merrily Murison
Rhyncholaeliocattleya Oconee Circle
Rhyncholaeliocattleya Walnut Valley White
Vaughnara Fifthieth Anniversary

There’s lots more to come.

Botanica, September 28, 2017

Chrysopsis graminifolia
Water, statue
Missing or hidden label
Coleus “Florida Sun Rose”
Anecdote of the bucket
Senna alata
Hesperaloe parviflora “Brakelights”
Leonotis leonurus
Senna alata
Chrysopsis graminifolia
Poncirus trifoliata