Monthly Archives: March 2012

C. warscewiczii: In Bloom

C.  warscewiczii var semi-alba ‘Bedford’ x self Another one of my orchids is getting ready to bloom. I bought this beautiful plant on Ebay and have been watching its progress. It has one sheath, and today a tiny corner of the bud has stated pushing its way out. According to Chadwick and Son, this is…

C. skinneri: In Bloom

(C.  skinneri albescens ‘Kensington’s Angel’) I had bought this beautiful plant last year from mikesorchids on Ebay. At the time the plant came with a seed pod. While the seed pod was eventually unsuccessful, the plant aborted it, the plant has finally recovered from the ordeal and is now getting ready to bloom. You can…

J Salik and the World Minorities Alliance

By far the crowning event of my recent visit to Pakistan was a meeting with Julius Salik. A towering figure in the history of Pakistani activism, J Salik has fought all his life for the rights of the poor and the weak. He has now launched a more ambitious and revolutionary project: The World Minorities…

Disaster in the Greenhouse

As you might be aware, I was gone for about ten days for a visit to Pakistan. In preparation for my absence I set everything right in the greenhouse and hoped for the best. Sadly, though, upon my return I found quite a few of my plants either dead or dying. Surprisingly, the only plants…