This blog will help you turn memories into meaningful stories for your family. We will sample three techniques to show how to take life experiences and create a memoir to record these events. By the end of this session, we will have drafted an introduction and outline to help them produce personal stories cherished by your family for generations to come.
past couple of weeks alone, there was a Pullip Convention, two
Theriault's Rendezvous auctions with another this Monday, many art
fairs, and new dolls like Disney Descendant's, more Halloween and Fall
dolls, including Annalee at Marshall's, Holiday Barbies 2015, and new
promotions from Madame Alexander, Tonner, and American Girl. Think about
scarecrows and dried apple faced dolls as you doll shop for new
additions. What was your best yard sale find of this past season? Let
me know for a series of new posts. Happy collecting!
friend Caroline is an artist, weaver, and doll collector. She has one
of the most eclectic collections I have ever seen, and she is very
generous with them, too. Next week, I'll share a gallery of her dolls.
and dolls of many type existed in ancient America, as toys, art,
precious gold/silver objects, and religious statues. Here is an update,
just in time for fall and September, still doll collecting month.
Orchid growing has become a popular gardening hobby since many
varieties of orchids have unusual bloom colors and long-lasting flowers.
Some are highly fragrant as well. Hurry! Sale ends Sept 23, 2015.
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Blc Orchid Blanche Aisaka 'Yuki' FCC/AOS
(Brassavola x Laelia x Cattleya hybrid)
These spectacular blooms are very large and have a fragrance
that's reminiscent of gardenia. The white flowers have attractive
red-lavender lips, and they received the First Class Certificate (FCC)
from the American Orchid Society. This is the highest flower quality
award given to an orchid. See for yourself!
This ready-to-use nutrient solution replicates how an orchid
receives fertilizer in the natural environment. Simply mist the leaves
and exposed roots once or twice a week. It acts as a fertilizer, growth
enhancer and plant tonic. Includes mineral and organic nutrients, marine
plant extracts, humic and fulvic acids and pure plant oils. 300 ml
This exclusive George Hausermann cattleya orchid was bred as a cut
flower variety for maximum bloom size and "wow" factor. The large 5-6"
fragrant flowers have salmon-orange petals and vibrant magenta lips.
There are often 4-5 large flowers on the initial spike with flowers
lasting 3-4 weeks. Tends to bloom in spring and fall. 4" pot.
Potinara Orchid (San Damaino x C. Chocolate Drop) 'Doris'
Fragrant, red-orange flowers have thick, waxy petals and 5-7 blooms
per spike. The flowers usually last 4 weeks. It blooms in both spring
and fall if grown in good light. This new introduction is award quality.
Attractive splash petals are light lavender with purple and light
yellow flares. The 4" blooms are fragrant and usually last 4 weeks.
This fall bloomer has 3-5 flowers per spike on compact plants that are
ideal for a windowsill or light garden. 4" pot.
Transport yourself to the tropics with the intense coconut
fragrance emanating from the Maxillaria flowers. The spring bloom season
is February to May. Star-shaped, rust-orange blossoms appear within the
foliage, not on flower spikes. This easy-to-grow orchid is a must for
orchid collectors. 4" pot.
Potinara Orchid Twenty First Century 'New Generation'
Large, 5-6" flower are lavender with a vibrant red lip adorned with
yellow highlights. This compact cattleya hybrid only grows 12" tall and
the flowers have a pleasing fragrance. 'New Generation' usually blooms
in spring with 2-3 large flowers per spike. 4" pot.
This rare mini orchid has unusual variegated leaves with
green centers and creamy yellow edges. Spikes of pinkish-purple flowers
often have 7-10 blooms per spike once the plant is mature. It has a
tendency to double spike, which creates a sensational floral show. 2.5"
The tri-colored, splash flowers have white and yellow petals edged
in pink with contrasting red lips and yellow highlights. The 4" flowers
have a light cattleya fragrance and usually bloom in both spring and
fall if grown in good light. 4" pot.
Orchids need added humidity to grow and thrive. These Humidity
Trays are an easy solution. Excess water drains into the tray below and
as it evaporates, it generates added humidity to keep plants healthy.
The Small Humidity Tray measures 10" x 13" x 2" deep. The Large Humidity
Tray measures 10" x 26" x 2" deep.
liquid formulation is a fully balanced (7-9-5) fertilizer containing
nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, magnesium, sulfur and several
trace minerals. Easy-to-use, just add to water and apply. Helps plants
grow and bloom to their fullest potential. 16 fl oz bottle
Vibrant yellow blooms have deep burgundy spots on the petals and
lip. Like all Phalaenopsis, it's a reliable bloomer for even beginning
orchid growers. Flowering spikes often have 7-9 long-lasting blooms that
hold on the plant for 2-3 months. 4" pot.
Easy-to-grow for even beginning orchid enthusiasts, 'Pacific
Sunspots' has long, branching spikes of 2" pumpkin-orange flowers. There
are dozens of flowers per spike and flower often last 4-6 weeks. 4"
Ideal for small orchids that need extra humidity to thrive.
Plants sit on the upper grid platform and excess water drains into the
tray below. As the water evaporates, it generates humidity for plants.
Brown polystyrene tray measures 26" L x 6.5" W x 2.25" deep. Base of the
tray measures 3.5" so it fits on most windowsills.
Large, 6" flowers are clear yellow
with orange highlights in the fringed yellow lip. Blooms have a
delightful rose fragrance. This compact cattleya grows 10" tall and
performs well on a windowsill or light garden. Blooms in spring and
summer. 4" pot.
Here's a product to protect plants from cold weather and provide
over 18 sq ft of additional growing space. Four tiers of wire shelves
have approximately 15" of headroom between shelves. The tubular steel
frame assembles easily without tools. Includes 3 removable covers: a
clear plastic cover with double zipper for easy access to plants, a
shade cover for summer growing and a flower forcing cover. Overall
measurements: 63" h x 27" w x 19" deep.
One of the most fragrant orchids we grow, 'Pink Lace' has a
pronounced, pastel pink, decorative lip highlighting the white petals.
The 3-4" flowers appear in clusters on the spike. It tends to bloom in
both fall and spring if grown in good light. This compact cattleya
hybrid is a good candidate for a windowsill or light garden. 4" pot.
Tall and dramatic, this filigreed metal plant stand has 3 hinged
panels (52" tall, 48" tall and 42" tall) that provide 6 tiers of plants
spaced in a graceful flowing pattern. Each panel holds 2 large pot
holders for 6" pots. The Oxford Plant Stand has a powder-coated antique
finish and metal feet for stability.
* Cattleya orchids grow from rhizomes with the newest growth creating the next flowers.
* Grow in some direct sunlight or provide high lumen, orchid
specific indoor lighting. High light levels are essential to the
formation of new flower buds.
* Allow the potting media to dry between waterings then thoroughly
saturate the media and allow it to drain. Do not allow an orchid plant
to sit in a saucer of water. Orchids should be grown on humidity trays
for best results.