August Landscaping Blooms

As an orchid addict, I found it difficult or impossible to throw away unhealthy plants.  I’ll bet a few of you out there can relate.  With much trial and error, I figured out how to bring them back to health.  When I was sure the plant was virused or had bacteria, I threw it away.  Bacteria has a nasty smell that’s hard to forget. Virused is more difficult, but I tried to err on the side of safety and tossed when in doubt.  That left the fungus infected and just unhappy-with-me plants.  Why I had so many unhappy plants would be the real issue, but in the process of it all, I learned a whole lot about Landscaping with Orchids.   Below are some of the survivors.

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See what’s blooming in Ocean View 7/4/2014

These beauties are gracing my farm and home.

On another note, while I walked around today, I found myself wondering if I should water something. I decided that since it rains/pours every day in Central America where  Peristeria elata live, giving mine more water would be just the thing. It seems best to try grow plants that come from areas with similar weather patterns to where one lives.  Remember the airlines brought them from somewhere. Having lived in Central America, I remember the pouring rains almost every day in the summer. We look at books and charts for climate information but nothing teaches us more than being in a place and experiencing the weather for ourselves.

Peristeria elata

Peristeria elata

A bit of encouragement is always nice

I’m sharing this letter I received last July but I never get tired of reading it… and yes, we are working on that online store!

“Hello!

I am Pam Castle and I just received the package of lovely Dendrobia that Jurahame selected for me. These are truly some of the very NICEST Dends that I have ever seen.

Thank you very much and thank you for the awesome packaging job! Some folks grow great orchids, only to have them ruined by bad shipping. All the blooms and spikes arrived intact! 🙂

If you ever create an online store, do let me know, as I will be happy to purchase from you again.

Cheers! Pam”

This entry was posted on October 13, 2012. 1 Comment