What’s blooming in the greenhouse – March 3

There is a TON of stuff blooming in the greenhouse right now!

A few hybrid dendrobiums that I don’t know the names of:

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A slightly buggy (the bugs will go away when it’s brought outside) habanero pepper grown from seed last spring (okay, technically it’s fruiting, not blooming, but still pretty!)

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Wilsonara Golden Afternoon

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Dockrillia rigida ‘Ramona’

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A cattleya that I call ‘Rick’s Cattleya’ because I don’t know its name and it was given to us by our friend Rick.

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Dendrobium spectabile.  Not the greatest photo, but its flowers are so curly and contorted that I always have a hard time taking pictures of it.

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Epidendrum elongatum

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Polystachya pubescens

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Maxillaria sophronitis.

That sort of iridescent look is exactly what it looks like in real life.

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Paphiopedilum Honey

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Restrepia sanguinea

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Lockhartia imbricata.  I love the leaves on this one!

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Dendrobium kingianum.  I have a TON of these.  They can be grown outdoors year-round in most of Santa Cruz county, but it’s just too cold in the winter in my neck of the woods.  I tried two winters ago and almost killed them all, but they bounced back really quickly!

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Stenosarcos Vanguard.  A lovely terrestrial orchid with beautiful variegated foliage and tall, approximately two-foot flower stalks.

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Oncidium Twinkle

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A cymbidium I don’t know the name of.  Another orchid that most of Santa Cruz County (even people just a couple blocks away!) can grow outdoors year-round, but that I can’t.  Microclimates are funny.

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Begonia ‘Black Coffee’.  The leaves are much darker, almost black (hence the name) when kept in a lower-light environment.

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Begonia ‘Norah Benson’

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Another begonia.  I don’t know the name of this one.

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Not blooming, but still quite lovely!  An echeveria of some sort.

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A kalanchoe of some sort.

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Rat-tail cactus

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Euphorbia millii

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Euphorbia barnardii

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Haworthia retusa

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Kalanchoe fedtschenkoi ‘Marginata’

(I had to check the spelling of that species name three times as I typed it.)

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A dandelion.

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