Melissa Harms

Artist of Adventure


Now In Bloom – Blc. Shannon Connor “Pink Paradise”

I got this beauty for my grandma Betty for her 91st birthday. There were some pretty amazing choices of Cattelyas but this one smells divine I want to stick my nose in this flower all day! The woman at the greenhouse has been raving about this one and how everyone needs it in their collection. I thought it would be… Read more →

Oncidium Sharry Baby

Now In Bloom: Oncidium Sharry Baby

I picked up my first Oncidium Sharry Baby a few months ago at Fantasy Orchids.  I bought it in spike and thought I’d have beautifuly blooms right away.  Not so. The spike was  super long (3 feet or more) and required staking so I wrongfully thought it would be quick to bloom.  It took it’s sweet time producing buds and… Read more →

My latest orchid adoption.

Now in Bloom: BLC. Chia Lin x BLC. Crispin Rosales

I’m not sure why I tend to adopt orchids on the brink of death. Perhaps it’s because I figure that if they die, they were already knocking on death’s door. If I buy a new beautiful healthy plant and kill it, my fault. As I sat and studied my latest aquisition, a BLC. Chia Lin x BLC. Crispin Rosales, I… Read more →