Brooklyn Orchids

Birthday Gift: New Orchids!

Orchid Gifts for the Greenhouse

My birthday was last month, and my husband surprised me with a gift card for Orchids by Hausermann! I’ve ordered orchids from them in the past, but it’s been many years since I’ve done so. Now that we have the greenhouse, it’s a good time to try some new orchids!

I actually ordered NINE new orchids in all…here are some of them:

New Orchids

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Black Lives Matter.

I wrote this post on my personal blog the other day, and I wanted to share it here as well.

Our country is in a massive state of upheaval right now. First and foremost I want to say that my heart goes out to the families and loved ones of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and the way-too-many other victims of racial violence. These senseless killings are sickening, and they must stop. White supremacy and police violence have no place in our society, yet they persist because so many people (myself included) don’t speak out enough.

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Orchid Show Virtual Tours

Enjoy the Beauty of Orchids at Home

Well, here we are. It’s a weird time globally, with the COVID-19 pandemic having taken over our usual routines. I hope you’re staying home, washing your hands a lot, and following whatever guidelines your city, state, or country have set in place. If you’re in the US and aren’t sure where to find reliable information about the virus, please visit CDC.gov.

During a panic grocery shopping trip, my husband found a gorgeous Zygopetalum hybrid that needed a good home. So it’s ours now, and I absolutely love it! The blooms are stunning, and they smell incredible.

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10 Years of Brooklyn Orchids

Happy 10th Anniversary to Me

I recently realized that my blog’s TENTH anniversary had passed! I wrote my first post on February 13, 2010. It’s still hard to believe I’ve kept this blog going for that long! Obviously I don’t write here nearly as much as I did in the beginning, but I appreciate each and every one of you who has supported me along the way.

Red Phalaenopsis
A beautiful red Phal currently blooming in my greenhouse
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Top 5 Posts of 2019 + A New Bloom!

Yet Another Top Post Countdown

It just occurred to me that 2019 marked my 10th year of orchid growing! This means that I’ve officially been into the hobby for a quarter of my life. That’s kind of mind blowing!

Okay, so every website on the planet is doing these “top X of the year” posts…I did it on my personal blog so I’m doing it here too.  🙂 But first, I wanna share a couple pics of my red NOID Phal keiki that started blooming yesterday! This one snuck in just before the end of the year:

Red Phalaenopsis bloom

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