Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Amazing seaside succulent garden

Succulents need the right light to thrive indoors. These are not indoor but look at this amazing garden on the seaside in Southern California:
 

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Bird of Paradise Bloom

One of our Bird of Paradises bloomed indoors - this is hard to do and requires the right lighting:
 What stunning colors!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

exotic Oncidium Orchid

We received this orchid from our supplier with a long stem and just one bloom and thought that maybe they made a mistake.  Was this the Charlie Brown Christmas tree of orchids?
 It turns out this is an Oncidium Mendenhall 'Hildos' -- a seasonal orchid that only has one bloom but is quite dramatic when it opens:
 It has about a 5 inch wingspan -- wow!