Saturday, March 02, 2019

Victoria Orchid Show. What a lovely day.

This incredibly beautiful orchid is called Laeliocattleya Drumbeat ‘Heritage’ 
It was the best in show winner. 
I was so awestruck I did not get a shot of the whole plant. 
It is about three feet across and had may be 30-50 or orchids on it. 
The most beautiful and spectacular plant I’ve seen in 40 years of growing. 



I bought a tiny Dendrobium Amethystoglossum like this. 

I was looking for one of these, but there were none to be had. 
Oncidium Sphacelatum. 




This is a Pinterest photo of an Oncidium Twinkle ‘Pink Perfection’. 
I went to the orchid show with a wish list. This was on the list and I found a very small one. I am pretty excited!!!


I bought a medium size Paphiopedilum Yi-Ying Morning Sun. 
(This is not my plant just a lovely image from the internet)


Blc King of Taiwan
A very large flowered beautiful orchid I chose. (Also not my actual plant)

Saturday, February 16, 2019

And to think we don’t usually get snow on Vancouver Island

Snow almost filling up our deck

Snow half way up the greenhouse and almost burying my blueberry bushes

Backyard and gardens buried

The fence over on the right back is five feet tall


We had robins in the willow all week. 
They were feasting on our holly berries the whole time


The street before it got really bad


Early on in the snowfall through my kitchen window

Monday, February 04, 2019

What do you do to keep warm in the Polar Vortex?


There is nothing like a fireplace in the winter. Curled up with a wonderful hot chocolate, or glass of wine. A Scottish Tartan Lap Blanket, cosy slippers and a robe. Your favorite book or music.