Sunday, July 19, 2015

I'm back...but I am in Australia now!

I can't believe that it has been almost a year to the day that I last posted an update on the blog. My entire world turned upside down last year after the birth of my son and my family and I also made the decision to relocate to Australia. We are now living in Townsville in Queensland and we have just been here for a month. I have taken up a PhD at JCU which will be keeping me busy for quite a while, and I have also joined the Townsville Orchid Society. The society recently had their winter show. I was there this past Saturday spending far too much money and also taking some photos of the amazing plants on show! I bought a couple of orchids to start me off in Australia: Rhynchostylis gigantea alba, Dendrobium candystripe (for the wife), Dendrobium crumenatum, Renanthera citrina, and Bulbophyllum Doris Dukes.

A HUGE thank you to my friends Patrick and Richard for taking on many of my orchids that I had a hard time parting with. It is good to know that they are with such caring and knowledgeable orchid growers.
Bulbophyllum Doris Dukes

Dendrobium candystripe

Rhynchostylis gigantea alba