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...