Cattleya Species

Cattleya Cottage: Summer Report

Now that the new extension has been built and the plants have been relocated to the spots best for them in the greenhouse, I thought I should post pictures of the plants in the greenhouse. Greenhouse Plants

Orchid Exchange: C. maxima and C. quadricolor

As one of our site members suggested, I am now starting this orchid exchange venture. I have quite a few seedlings that are waiting to go to new homes. I am listing two here today. Please feel free to take a look and let me know if you have any plants that you would like…

New Growths in My Plants

As we are experiencing an early spring in Texas, quite a few of my plants have started developing some remarkable new growths. This means a lot to me as this was my first attempt at getting my plants through the winter after some really untimely repottings. Here sre some pictures:  

Cattleya Divisions and Backbulbs

Since I started my collection, I have also been, when possible, dividing my plants. By now I have quite a nice collection of divisions and backbulbs. I have added this information as a subpage under my “My Collection” page but thought to post it as a blog entry as well. If all goes well, I…

My C. warscewiczii Quest

Of all the classic Cattleya species that I had set out to collect and grow, the quest for C. warscewizii turned out be the most interesting and also the most fortuitous. At first I could not find even a single plant on Ebay, and for one plant listed a few months ago the bids quickly…

Cattleya skinneri in my Greenhouse

C. skinneri albescens ‘Kensingston’s Angel’ Cattleya skinneri is one of the two additional species that I added to my quest to collect and grow the classic Cattleya species orchids. I was lucky enough to win this amazing plant in an Ebay auction: the plant was sold by mikesorchids, one of my most trusted Ebay sellers.…