After a truly dreadful month of weather in February, March is shaping up to be relatively warm. I hope you all have power back and are clearing away some snow and ice. The good news is that I’m shipping plants again, so keep an eye out for tracking notifications if you have been waiting (oh so patiently!). My deepest and sincerest thanks to all of you who have been waiting with understanding and without complaint. Orchid people are the best people in the world.
During this crappy weather, there are still signs that spring is coming and the days are getting longer. I’m seeing lots of new growth on pretty much everything. Flowers are popping up all over, too. Every time you walk in the greenhouse, something else is open. And man, does it smell good in there! There are a lot of pleurothallids open, including a couple Draculas and a number of masdevallias–I’ll get those posted on social media when I can catch my breath. There are some Dendrobiums blooming, including the truly gorgeous Den. trigonopus. I just got some more in, and they are in bloom and bud. In fact, I just got a lot of stuff in from Thailand, so if you were sad to have missed out on some spectacular minis from the last shipment, check for availability again (especially Gastrochilus and Schoenorchis which went like hotcakes).
If it’s still too cold for you to spend much time outdoors (personally I HATE being cold AT ALL), it’s a great time to do some repotting. This is a perfect time to put some new moss on your Neofinetias and take a look at your other plants in moss. Sometimes just the top layer looks kinda scungy, but it’s worth checking. Moss loses its wonderful properties of water retention and airiness when it gets old. I have the super compressed moss back in stock–yea! I’m always amazed at how quickly plants respond to some attention and new potting material.
If you want to see what the greenhouse actually looks like, check out my videos on YouTube. I’m hoping to add more soon–after I get you all your plants!
Happy Growing, my friends!