Brooklyn Orchids

Happy New Year! + NYBG Orchid Show 2018 Dates

Happy 2018, everybody! Now that we’ve put the dumpster fire called 2017 behind us, my wish is that 2018 is filled with less stress, outrage, and drama…globally.

Although I no longer live in New York City I wanted to post about this year’s New York Botanical Garden Orchid Show dates. The first time I attended the Orchid Show was the day my obsession with these plants began, so it will always hold a special place in my heart. Sadly, I didn’t even get to go to the show last year because we moved to DC at the end of February and I was too busy packing up our apartment to visit the show before our move. Maybe I’ll have a chance to go to NYC and see the show this year!

Phal at Orchid Evenings 2016

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Brooklyn Orchids Calendar – 60% off on Black Friday!

Hello, readers! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with quality friends and family time.

I wanted to update you on Zazzle’s Black Friday deal—calendars are 60% off today when you use the promo code ZBLACKFRIDAY. So you can get my 2018 Brooklyn Orchids calendar at a massive discount today!

The promo is only valid through 11:59pm PT today (November 24, 2017). If you’ve been on the fence about whether to get one of my calendars, this is a pretty amazing incentive.  🙂

Thanks in advance for your support!

Brooklyn Orchids 2018 Calendar Now Available!

Hello orchid lovers! I wanted to let you know that the Brooklyn Orchids 2018 Calendar is now available in my Zazzle store. The calendar contains original photos of orchids taken by yours truly at a variety of orchid shows and displays over the years.

My calendar measures 8.5″ x 11″ and lists American holidays throughout each month. It’s a great gift for orchid fans, or you can treat yourself to one! I know I’ll buy a calendar for myself, as I do every year.

The calendar costs $24.90, but Zazzle very frequently offers promo codes with varying discounts. There is currently a 20% off sitewide discount when you use the code ZAZZLETWENTY at checkout (promo ends at 11:59pm PT on November 19). And they typically offer promo codes for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, so if you’re planning to participate in the post-Thanksgiving shopping frenzy (I’m not judging…we all do it), that would also be a great time to buy your Brooklyn Orchids calendar!

Just a quick note: I haven’t updated much lately because there’s not a whole lot going on with my orchids. I hope that changes soon!

As always, thank you so much for reading and supporting my little blog. I hope all of your orchids are happy and healthy!

 

Full Water Culture Update + My First Fall Spike!

Well, as per usual it’s been a very long time since my last post! I was waiting to do an update on my full water culture experiment but not a whole lot was happening so I kept waiting…and waiting. Even though I don’t have anything mind-blowing to share, I finally decided to write a post to show the orchids’ progress since I started the experiment in mid-May.

Phalaenopsis currently being grown in full water culture

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Full Water Culture for Orchids: An Experiment

I’m back! I know, it’s been awhile since my last post (as usual). My orchids are still adjusting to our new apartment, and though I’ve lost a couple that were doing poorly even before our move, most of them seem to be pretty happy here. I’ve also achieved my first African violet bloom in about two years!

Lately, I’ve been attempting to revive my Mule Ear Oncidium, which I grew mounted on a slab of tree fern for years. After our move I un-mounted it from the slab, which was beginning to disintegrate, and cut off a whole hell of a lot of rotten roots. The plant has put out many new growths over the years but it has never really thrived or bloomed, and it had become clear to me that it was time for a change. I mean, look at the base of this poor thing:

Not to quote our president, but…Sad!

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My New Orchid Setup in DC

Now that we’ve settled into our apartment in DC, I thought I would share my new orchid growing setup here. We’re rending a condo on the top floor of a 4-ish story building (the bottom floor is an English basement). Our apartment gets mostly northern exposure, which is not great for orchids, but one room has a brighter, eastern-facing window…and we have a loft and several skylights!

Phal that I treated myself to from our new neighborhood Whole Foods that opened up a couple weeks after our move.

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