Gardening in Southwest Washington State. Aiming for good food, sustainability, diversity, ecological balance. Learning from tradition, science, experience, and experimentation. Growing fruits, vegetables, trees, and flowers. Growing from seeds, cuttings, divisions, and grafting. Puttering meditation.
Thursday, April 12, 2012
This was albeled "Brown Oncidium". I had it in my window at work for the past 2 years. It was fed with "Shulz's Houseplant Food" weekly weekly. Strange how the color came out. It was originally a tiny plant from a big box store, and I kept it due to the unique color. Now it's quite lovely, but a completely different color. Strange I can't get the yellow oncidium to bloom, but these bloom very nicely.
This is the Miltoniopsis that I rescued from myself last summer. It's been getting a Miracle-Gro Tomato food at 1/4 teaspoon per gallon of rainwater. Strange, even with the initial abuse, it's come back with beautiful flowers.
The orchids are given mineral foods due to being in entirely artifical environment, inside, getting rainwater. It's not the same as plants in the soil outside.