Brooklyn Orchids 2016 Calendar is Now Available

Good news, orchid lovers: the 2016 Brooklyn Orchids calendar is now available in my Zazzle store! This calendar includes original orchid photography by yours truly (the exception being the cover/June photo, which was taken by my husband). Most of the photos were taken at this year’s New York Botanical Garden Orchid Show,


When and How to Stake an Orchid Spike

Fall isn’t traditionally the time of year for new plant growth; fall is the season in which the leaves on many outdoor plants start to turn all manner of fiery colors and drop off. On the other hand, certain types of household orchids, such as the ever-popular Phalaenopsis, often begin to put


New Apartment, New Orchid Room, & An Update on My Orchid Collection

Well, it’s been far too long since I last posted, yet again. Sorry for that, folks! It’s been a pretty crazy summer, with the biggest news being that we moved into a new apartment in a new neighborhood at the end of June. We lived in the same apartment in Park Slope


Wild Fairy Slipper Orchid Spotting in the Oregon Forest

This past weekend, my husband and I traveled to the Oregon forest for a lovely wedding. The festivities took place in Camp Sherman, but on the drive back to Portland the day after the wedding we decided to take a little detour to Sahalie and Koosah Falls in Willamette National Forest. It


My New In Vitro Orchids from Costa Rica

A blog post two days in a row; this is most definitely a recent record for me! I got a very nice surprise this week when my friend had a visitor from Costa Rica: he brought me two types of in vitro orchids! I have never tried growing orchid seedlings before, so


What Is a Peloric Orchid?

Wow, it has been WAY too long since I last posted here. I started my own personal blog a little while back, and I got all excited about that. I think I had burned myself out on writing about orchids after doing quite a bit of freelance writing about them, and I’ve