Sunday, September 26, 2010

Orchid BBQ and auction (cont)

As the saying goes, a good time was had by all. The 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. event was fun and a chance to socialize. And I love our host's greenhouse. It is the same size as mine and yet ever so much more attractive.

There was a silent auction, lunch and a live auction. There were lots of plants and some wine-related items (we ARE wine-country after all) to bid on. I know I bid like crazy, but since I only brought a little money, I tried to stop before letting emotion kick in too much. Even so, I won 12 plants for a total of $93. Roll-over flower are examples, none are in bloom.

Laelia autumnalis Mounted, five pseudobulbs, actively growing roots

Laelia lundii Mounted, about 30 pseudobulbs with about a half dozen leads and actively growing roots

Miltonia spectabulis var virginalis 'Frosted Pearl' HCC/AOS Mounted, 20 pseudobulbs with three leads

Ornithophora radicans Mounted, 6 pseudobulbs in spike

Epicattleya Rene Marquez 'Flame Thrower' HCC/AOS Four canes with a nice new growth

Dendrobium Roy Tokunaga x Silver Wings Nine canes, two leads with new growth just starting

Slc Hazel Boyd 'Apricot Glow' HCC/AOS • Fifteen pseudobulbs, two leads with new growth

Epidendrum rousseauae • Twenty pseudobulbs, crowded in pot

Bulbophyllum guttulatum • At least thirty pseudobulbs, 3-5 leads and new growth going over the edge

•   Bulbophyllum lasiochilum A shallow 6x8-inch tray full, new growth

•   Bulbophyllum lobbii A shallow 6x8-inch tray with about 25 pseudobulbs, new growth

•   Laelia albida Five pseudobulbs, poor roots

These outside-of-meetings events are the best part of being an orchid society member.


  1. Quite a haul and good price for that many plants.

  2. I think so, especially since I bid on some of them solely because I could divide it and sell pieces.

    Laelia lundi will be the first. It looks like 5 divisions and a few backbulbs, but I can't tell for sure until I get it off the mount.