What is in bloom in July 2020

This year the heath of the Summer came later than usual and we had a week of very strong rains. That caused higher humidity and less pests and diseases which resulted in more orchids to bloom in July as expected.

In July 2020 in bloom are the following species and hybrids:

Leptotes bicolor

Seidenfadenia mitrata

Dendrobium lidleyi

Paphiopedilum Maudiae “green”

Paraphalaenopsis laycockii x Paraphalaenopsis serpentilingua

Coelogyne flaccida

Thecostele alata

Chiloschista ramifera

Chiloschista viridiflava

Vanda Jairak blue

Zelemnia midas

Broughtonia negrilensis x Guaricattonia (Cattleytonia) Starrlyn is about to bloom

Laelia rubescens x Broughtonia negrilensis

Neofinetia (Vanda) falcata is in spike to bloom soon

and Tetratonia Dark Prince is in bud

 

What is blooming in JUNE 2020

Different years the orchids grown in greenhouses bloom at different times, depending on the weather changes and the experimentation of the grower which some times lead even to happy incidents. In 2020 we had a very mild winter and some cooling of the weather at the end of May. That was great for our orchids and many of them spiked to bloom later than expected, but in greater numbers.

In June 2020 in bloom are the following species:

Bulbophyllum auratum

Bulbophyllum macranthum

Leptotes bicolor

Seidenfadenia mitrata

Dendrobium lidleyi

Paphiopedilum Maudiae “green”

Paraphalaenopsis laycockii x Paraphalaenopsis serpentilingua

Coelogyne pachystachya

 

Orchid sale at Bulgarian Orchid Society meeting

We will bring orchid plants for sale in bud and others to the meeting of the orchid society on the 8th February 2020, 18:30 at Art Salon of Radio Varna. The orchids are specimen plants of high quality. They will be available for general public, but th emembers ofthe society will enjoy a discount. Orchids available for sale will be from the following: (if you wish to place a order you could do so through the site – payment will be collected when th eplant is picked up)

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Chinese immortality medicines

Chinese are some of the first to discover and cultivate orchids. One of the first orchid depicted on pottery and praised in the poetry is Dendrobium moniligorme Tie pi Shi hu. Even today in China people drink the dried pseudobulbs and the flowers ot this orchid in a form of a tea for longevity and rejuvenation. Together with Dendrobium nobile (Shi hu) it is one of the nine herbs of immortality. The other herbs are:

3. Saussurea involucrata Tian Shan Xue Lian (from Tian Shan Mountain)

4. Panax ginseng San Liang Zhong Ren Shen (three liang of ginseng),

5. Wolfiporia extensa He Shou Wu, Fu Ling (cycle of sixty years)

6. Cistanche deserticola Cong Rong

7. Ganoderma lucidum Shen Shan Ling Zhi

8. Pearls Hai Di Zhen Zhu

9. Ophiocordyceps sinensis Dong Chong Xia Cao