I Dream of Miltonia
by Colleen Rochette
This wondrous, leggy being took my breath away! Hello Miltonia spectabilis var. Moreliana ‘Newberry.’ I found her, I fell in love with her and I could not be any happier.
After pouring so much passion into my little babes over the last two years, I felt as if it would only be appropriate to balance off the herd with some Big Mamas; some boisterous hens to sit amongst my little hatchlings.
Well, the Big Mama is here. This shapely creature boasts approximately 30 pseudo-bulbs and from what I can count, 32 new growths. Shall we disrobe her?
Hello, you Beautiful soul!
Ms. Miltonia was potted in quite a mix. Leca stone, red lava rock, packing peanuts, sponge rock and an extremely decayed bark of some sort. The roots were singing; fine, moist, very extensive and active. As for that yucky bark, ack. It needed to go! Definitely well past it’s prime.
Happy Leca legs. Creeping and crawling all over the little clay balls.
The husky gal in her large, terracotta tulip pot. Muah!