Luna

Not a Shih Tzu, but...

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So, everyone knows we breed and show Shih Tzu, but a lot of people don't know that we've also grown orchids (across numerous genera) for nearly 20 years.  Here is one I love that's blooming now:  Paph. Pinnochio x Paph lowii.  I love lowii and almost everything made with it so I selected this first-bloom seedling in bud thinking it had the potential to be something special.  I think I was right!

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Beautiful!  More of your orchid pics please :-)

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Love it!

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Simply gorgeous 

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Gorgeous, I love orchids, they were my dads favorite flower! 

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5 hours ago, Marlene said:

Beautiful!  More of your orchid pics please :-)

Cattleya hybridia:

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Paph. spiceranium:

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There are tons more but I think most of them are on my husband's laptop. 

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so pretty......but oddly a little scary.

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beautiful!

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Oh my how gorgeous and what a wonderful way to start my morning! :D

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Ooo the purple one, so beautiful :dede:

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Found another one!  Phalaenopsis amabilis.

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Phalaenopsis amabilis's white petals look like velvet and so much texture too....beaaituful 

Are they as delicate as they look Luna?

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I love orchids. Thank you for sharing your photos, they are stunning. 

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4 hours ago, Luna said:

Found another one!  Phalaenopsis amabilis.

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This would be my fav, utterly exquisite

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On 4/12/2017 at 1:53 PM, PipsMom said:

Phalaenopsis amabilis's white petals look like velvet and so much texture too....beaaituful 

Are they as delicate as they look Luna?

Some genera are more delicate than others.  One thing I look for when choosing plants is good substance to the petals.  If I am familiar with the parents of a cross, I generally have a good idea of whether the offspring are also likely to have good substance.  I have a hard time growing houseplants, but some orchids -particularly Phalaenopsis, Doritanopsis, Oncidiums, Cattleyas, Phragmipediums and Paphiopedalums do well for me.We have a couple of vandas we haven't managed to kill (yet) and are trying a Phaius hybrid for the first time right now.  Since our space is limited, we tend to stick to mostly smaller-growing species and hybrids.

 

I found even more!  Forgot how I had catalogued them, lol.  These are all still blooming, although the Phaius and the Oncidium are finishing.

Oncidium hybrid:

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Peloric miniature hybrid Phalaenopsis hybrid:

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Phaius hybrid:

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Novelty Phalaenopsis hybrid:  031317sunset_phal.jpg

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Oooh my goodness what gorgeous flowers and what a wonderful way to start my day! Thank you sooo much for sharing your beautiful flowers with us!

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