Author Archives: Harlz

Harlz started collecting and growing orchids seriously in January 2013. His wife thinks it's a hobby for old folks, not younger men like him. In this blog he combines his other passion of photography, together with writing. He aims to provide an interesting diary for like-minded orchid collectors and the odd useful tip for the beginner. He also collects bonsai, grows roses and vegetables.

Cymbidium Suvaley ‘Wild Joker’

Cymbidium Suvaley ‘Wild Joker’ was purchased as a division from Ezi-Grow Orchids at the Southern Orchid Spectacular show of 2013. It grows in a large Cymbidium pot with a bark-based medium on my north-facing veranda. This is the second flowering. … Read More

Cymbidium Little Sarah ‘Not Feathered Fantasy’

This delightful, small Cymbidium hybrid was purchased in March 2013 as a seedling from Orchids on Newbold. It grows in a tall Cymbidium pot with bark-based medium on my north-facing veranda. First flowered August (winter) 2015.

Hybrid Aussie Dendrobium #1

One of the first orchids I purchased and mounted is this wonderful hybrid Dendrobium. Dendrobium Violet Gold x Victorian Bride x Dendrobium Class x Pinterry Unfortunately none of the parents of this particular hybrid have been registered so the name is quite … Read More

Cattleya intermedia var. aquinii

Cattleya intermedia var. aquinii #1 x #2 is a seedling purchased late winter 2013. It was purchased from on eBay. It’s potted in 80 mm plastic pot with medium bark mix. Over summer 2013/2014 it grew two new psuedobulbs and seems to … Read More