365 days of orchids – day 118 – Bifrenaria harrisoniae

This species is one of our most fragrant orchids and it is currently filling our Cool Americas section with its sweet citrusy scent. The species is native to Brazil and in 2001 our expedition came across it growing on the same bare granite mountain as Psuedolaelia cocovadensis (day 5) see photo below. As you can […]


Seeds in the lab

We have been very busy in our new propagation lab since we moved in two months ago, managing to re-plate 2000 jars since then. We are also busy sowing seed like this Coelogyne cristata seed we sowed today. The picture shows Ed and I sowing the seed; we sterilised the seed pod in bleach, then […]