Sunday, November 22, 2009

Thanksgiving Is Only Three Days Away

All of us at the Orchidaceous Blog want to wish you and your family a safe and happy Thanksgiving.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Orchid Product Review: White Phalaenopsis

The white phalaenopsis has captured the hearts of anyone who is lucky enough to be around such a beautiful and graceful plant. Just being around a white phalaenopsis makes you feel special and you will see why in my words and pictures of this most magnificent of blooming orchid plants.

What makes the white phalaenopsis orchid so special. First of all, when you are near a white phalaenopsis you are captured by its grace and beauty. The flowers are so white they glow and you are captured by the sheer whiteness of the flower. The center is kissed with yellow and tiny fuchsia spots that is only visible by closer inspection. You can't help but admire such whiteness.

Next, one is captured by the versatility of the white phalaenopsis. They go with just about any decor from the rustic to the modern and everything in between. You better look good next to a white phalaenopsis because you know the white phalaenopsis is looking good baby! After seeing hundreds of orchids, I recently saw a basket of orchids with all white phalaenopsis orchids and I could not help but smile at the beauty. Tall arching sprays with ten to twelve blooms on each plant.

Finally, a white phalaenopsis makes you happy. Being happy is important because that's what radiates out from within. Blooming orchid plants are special and just being around them makes you feel good. Just think, the orchid has existed since the Mesozoic era when dinosaurs roamed the earth! Buy a white phalaenopsis and wonder as you gaze at the beautiful white blooms - I have existed forever just like this beautiful white phalaenopsis orchid.

Visit: White Phalaenopsis Orchid

Friday, August 21, 2009

Oncidium Sharry Baby "Sweet Fragrance" AM/AOS - The Cholocate Orchid
You may want to send something more rare and exotic to the old time orchid collector than Oncidium Sharry Baby "Sweet Fragrance" AM/AOS (the abbreviations stand for Award of Merit / American Orchid Society) but to someone that is new to orchid collecting, Oncidium Sharry Baby "Sweet Fragrance" AM/AOS is a real treat. Of course the old time orchid collector will enjoy any orchid gift, especially from but to the orchid newbie, receiving this orchid as a gift is a special gift indeed. I would like to share with you some of the reasons I think this is a special orchid gift.
What makes Oncidium Sharry Baby "Sweet Fragrance" AM/AOS such a special orchid? First of all, it's fragrant... actually it's very fragrant. A blooming plant can fill a small room with the smell of chocolate. Yes, this orchid smells like chocolate combined with vanilla. The scent makes you think the orchid is edible, but it's not, so don't try eating one. Next, this orchid is easy to grow. The foliage is usually very green and lush and since it is an oncidium, it enjoys bright light. An east or west facing windowsill will be ideal for this orchid, just make sure it doesn't get direct sun, meaning you may need to shield the foliage so it doesn't burn. Monitor the color of the foliage, if it start to turn lighter yellow or white, you are allowing the sun to burn the foliage.

Finally, the Oncidium Sharry Baby "Sweet Fragrance" AM/AOS orchid is valued priced at about $49.95 - $59.95. If you get an orchid with new buds, the flowers should stay in bloom for at least one month. That's value!


Steve Peralta
Oncidium Sharry Baby Sweet Fragrance

Friday, August 14, 2009

Orchid Product Review: Lc. Loog Tone "African Beauty" HCC/AOS

To receive an orchid gift makes you really special especially if it is a favorite cattleya orchid called Lc. Loog Tone "African Beauty" HCC/AOS. The HCC/AOS denotes that this orchid has received a Highly Commended Certificate (HCC) from the American Orchid Society (AOS)for its flowers, which scored from 75 to 79 points on a 100-point scale. As the orchid plant ages, the flower stem becomes more robust producing flower spikes with up to twenty flowers.

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Calling all orchid lovers

The Southwest Florida Orchid Society will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, Aug. 10, at 7:30 p.m. at the Rutenberg Eco Living Center, 6490 South Point Blvd., Fort Myers. Dan Christensen of Dan & Margie's Orchids in Fort Lauderdale will be guest speaker. His presentation will be "A Common Sense A...



Thursday, January 22, 2009

Man given probation for orchid theft

A Bradenton man accused of stealing $10,000 worth of orchids will spend a year on probation.

John-Nathan Allen Bass was expected to go to trial this week for a felony grand theft charge. Instead Bass, 25, accepted a plea deal and agreed to plead no contest to a charge of misdemeanor petit theft.

According to a Bradenton Beach Police Department report, the victim found Bass' truck outside his home and watched as Bass loaded the vehicle with orchids. Bass drove off with the flowers after the victim tried to stop him.

Bass' attorney, Paul Hudson, told The Bradenton Herald that his client denies taking the plants, despite the plea deal. Hudson said Bass has "always been adamant he didn't do it."


Steve Peralta