Thursday, June 14, 2012

Phalaenopsis Orchid

Phalaenopsis Orchid

There hasn’t been an Orchid posted here in quite awhile. This white beauty was in the big display at a local wholesale nursery. Even though I find the prices high it is nice to know you can always go there and get a couple of fresh, blooming Orchids. The selection is good and they rotate out the ones that are past their peak. I once went behind the large greenhouses and found maybe 50 or 60 Orchids in the dumpster. It took all my will not to pull them out and try and save them.

The Orchid collection at work, which had been slowly dwindling had a bit of a resurgence after all the propagating we did last fall. We got a decent crop of flowers and some new plants and they are outside for the summer.

We are starting a fairly large installation at another house today. It is a big vegetable garden with raised beds. Of course the beds all have mitered joints. It took some time to locate non-pressure treated timbers for the construction but we were able to get a mix of White Pine and Hemlock for the job.