Saturday, February 23, 2019
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Vanilla Beans
Vanilla Beans After 24 months since planting, the pods on these plants have about 9 more months to go before ripe, about one year earlier than normal for a first harvest. rok-beans rok-orchids
Dendorobium Spesiosam (Australian orchid)
Dendorobium Spesiosam (Australian orchid) Dendorobium Spesiosam (Australian orchid) feed with Be-1. rok-orchids
Rose Garden
Rose Garden Magnificent rose garden in Japan. Amino Acids in Be-1 help enhance contrasting colors. This photo was taken in May. rok-rose
Imperial Dalia (closeup)
Imperial Dalia (closeup) rok-dahlias
Imperial Dalia
Imperial Dalia This Dalia has more blooms than ever. It has been Be-1 for years, so not sure the reason for so many more buds this year. Possibly the hotter than usual weather this summer. rok-dahlias
Rare_Orchid-Series-8 (Kibako)
Rare_Orchid-Series-8 (Kibako) From our nursery in Japan, quite a few orchids are starting to bloom. They do not need much fertilizing. These are all fed only 0.2 oz (5 g -or- 1/2 TBSP) per plant each month. Simply top dress Be-1 Pellets or solubilize in water and feed. Every other month try adding some MaxiCrop or other Kelp-derived product too to give a variety of minerals. Obviously the regimen works well for these rare specimens. rok-orchids
Rare_Orchid-Series-7 (Dorac)
Rare_Orchid-Series-7 (Dorac) rok-orchids
Rare Orchid Series-4
Rare Orchid Series-4 rok-orchids
Rare_Orchid-Series-3 (Leucocyanum)
Rare_Orchid-Series-3 (Leucocyanum) rok-orchids
Rare_Orchid-Series-2 (Lineale)
Rare_Orchid-Series-2 (Lineale) From our nursery in Japan, quite a few orchids are starting to bloom. They do not need much fertilizing. These are all fed only 0.2 oz (5 g -or- 1/2 TBSP) per plant each month. Simply top dress Be-1 Pellets or solubilize in water and feed. Every other month try adding some MaxiCrop or other Kelp-derived product too to give a variety of minerals. Obviously the regimen works well for these rare specimens. rok-orchids
Rare Orchid Series-1
Rare Orchid Series-1 From our nursery in Japan, quite a few orchids are starting to bloom. They do not need much fertilizing. These are all fed only 0.2 oz (5 g -or- 1/2 TBSP) per plant each month. Simply top dress Be-1 Pellets or solubilize in water and feed. Every other month try adding some MaxiCrop or other Kelp-derived product too to give a variety of minerals. Obviously the regimen works well for these rare specimens. rok-orchids
Ancient Satsuki Bonsai Series
Ancient Satsuki Bonsai Series From Suda-san collection rok-bonsai
Ancient Bonsai - Series
Ancient Bonsai - Series Fall for Mr. Suda's Bonsai. rok-bonsai
Murasaki
Murasaki "Purple" Plant - update Murasaki "Purple" Plant (Lithospermum erythrorhizon) - Update After 3 weeks, our Purple plant is already 36 cm (14") tall and flowering! These perennials are supposed to be difficult to cultivate. So when first bought this little Kampo herb from a grower, it was quite expensive at roughly US $10 (wholesale) for a 10 cm (4.5") start. See Aug. 9 post below. Obviously, with Be-1, there is no problem growing, so despite the price, our nursery will buy a few more starts and propagate. Googling, we found this little plant has all kinds of other potential medicinal uses in the treatment of irritant skin conditions,including measles, chicken pox, boils, carbuncles, hepatitis and skin cancer. Externally it is used to treat nappy rash, burns, cuts, wounds, abscesses, eczema and hemorrhoids.
Murasaki
Murasaki "Purple" Plant Murasaki "Purple" Plant (Lithospermum erythrorhizon)or more commonly known as "lithospermum root" or "purple gromwell" This little guy is an interesting Chinese medicinal Kampo herb from China being grown in our nursery in Japan. It supposedly has various antiviral and biological properties, including inhibition of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1), as an antioxidant, anti-tumor, and as an anti-inflammatory. At very least, we know this specimen loves Be-1.
Show Stopper White Orchids
Show Stopper White Orchids From our nursery in Japan. rok-orchids