Popcorn Orchids


When I was growing up, my Popo grew orchids. On one side of the house were the giant yellow Oncidium “Popcorn” orchids.  On the other side was the screen house with numerous Cattleya and Anthurium.  She hung old nylon stockings full of chicken manure in the screen house for fertilizing. 

The popcorn flowers were grown along with the red torch ginger with one purpose.  To decorate graves.  And it seemed that whenever the holidays or Memorial Day would come along, there would always be plenty of flowers to use. 

I have fond morning memories of my Popo misting her orchids with a hose spray every morning while listening to Hawaiian music and smoking cigarettes.  And she put a LOT of evaporated milk in her instant coffee too… us grandkids learned early on how to use the pump pot to make her coffee, and the lighter to help light the cigarettes.  I liked tasting the coffee after making it and feeling all grown up.  

Her kitchen was painted yellow and overlooked the Oncidium.  

New plants from recent show

Went to the recent Kunia Orchid Association show and picked out a few new plants.  Re-named by Vee for our collection. 


Upsy Plumsy

Den. Little Atro


Vanessa 

Epidendrum Miracle Valley ‘Aiko’


Candy Stripes

Phal. Taida King’s Caroline ‘Taida Little Zebra’

Wallace


We are going to call this plant Wallace.

Because it’s one of the two large orchids given to me by my aunt BB about a year ago, from my late grandma’s collection.  I named the other one Kamila, after my Popo, Margaret Kamila Yuen.  This one is Wallace, after my Goong Goong, Wallace Lin Chew Yuen. 

With some help from r/orchids on Reddit, I’ve found the possible ID of this plant, Epidendrum ciliare, or now, Coilostylis ciliaris.  This forum has helped me with ALL of my orchid concerns.  Do find some general help online first though. 

Disneyland was inspiring!

I loved ALL of the Halloween decorations! The theme for this year’s Halloween Party @ Disney is the Nightmare before Christmas, and it was fucking awesome! I can still hear the Cadaver Dans “singing in the dead of night…”
All I want to draw are Disney villains, and I even have the energy to do so!
Love it, wanna go back… tomorrow! Someone pay me.