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Plantgasm - I love plants too much. By Derek Powazek.

Month: March 2012

The Orchid Cupid Strikes Again

This time I crossed two small Dendrobium and it looks like it worked!

An Explosion of Beauty

The Geranium maderense in my back yard is putting on quite a show.

The Continuing Phalaenopsis Impregnation Saga

After a week or so, there was a fine orange dust at the bottom of the paper cone. In that teaspoon of dust were hundreds of thousands of seeds.

Fishsweat Timelapse

You knew I couldn’t watch that Synandrospadix vermitoxicus bloom without doing a timelapse video of it, right?

Synandrospadix vermitoxicus: If Fish Could Sweat

If fish did sweat, I now know what it would smell like.

Garden Links for 7 March 2012

I used to joke that gardening is cheaper than therapy. Now I realize that it is therapy.

Tiny Orchid Flowers

The larger my orchid collection grows, the more I appreciate the small ones.

If I’d Kept Him Any Longer, I Might Have Named Him

As I watched him run in frightened circles in the bucket, digging at the soil with tiny worried hands, my heart sunk.

Phalaenopsis Seed Pod Opened

Sometime last night, the pod popped open, scattering tiny seeds on the leaves below.


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