Friday, May 7, 2010

Brassavola nodosa

Maggie the dog and Mckenna the granddaughter meet for the first time

We have had a dog for about 6 weeks. That's Maggie meeting our newest grand-daughter Mckenna for the first time. They hit it off right away.

I have had to make some changes to dog-proof the greenhouse. Maggie likes to go in and explore and likes to chew on things too. With the warmer weather I need to leave the door open to let air in so I leaned a plastic barrier against the doorway. Not enough to keep a fun-loving dog out.

Late afternoon I found the barrier down and a Brassavola nodosa missing. I found it shreded all over the lawn. There was only one small piece that MIGHT grow back.

The barrier is now reinforced and I have another opportunity to practice my backbulb and rescue skills.

Maggie has lots to learn about dividing orchids

4 comments:

  1. Awww. Maggie does have alot to learn about dividing orchids the proper way, doesn't she? Hope your rescue efforts save it. Is that a new growth, or just a new green root in the middle?

    Btw, thank you for the Renanthera 'Twin Star' and the Kingianum. They both made it safely to Florida, with all flowers in tact!

    Have a great weekend Richard!

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  2. That is a new growth in the middle. Without that, the plant is total mulch!

    I will mount the piece and see what happens.

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  3. Ouch! I think you should buy another one. And a chew toy...

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  4. Plenty of "authorized" chew objects around. I have the barrier much more stable now.

    I will see it this can be re-grown first. If not, I can get a piece from the plant in Sonoma.

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