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Paphiopedilum vejvarutianum

This is a small terrestrial species from southwestern China and Thailand. Found around 500 to 750 meters, it is a warm grower, but I grow it kind of intermediate and it seems to handle that just fine too. It is a fairly new species, only just described in 2003, although it may have been on […]

By |August 29th, 2015|My orchids|0 Comments

Lepanthes meniscophora

I love Lepanthes. No, I adore Lepanthes! This huge genus is packed full with amazing little gems, like this one. The flower of Lepanthes meniscophora measure no more than 5 mm, which at its minuscule size is about average for this genus. Still, the intense color and details are no less impressive, a bit of a shame you have to break out the macro gear […]

By |August 18th, 2015|My orchids|0 Comments

Masdevallia (Buccella ) nidifica

Masdevallia nidifica is a small species that is fairly common in Central- to South America where it grows from about 600 meters all the way up to 2 000 meters. This wide altitude range makes for a fairly temperature tolerant Masdevallia and perhaps this is also why there is such a color variance within the species? Mine is fairly dark and […]

By |August 10th, 2015|My orchids|6 Comments

Paphiopedilum Magic Lantern

I am generally not that big on hybrids, although many very beautiful crosses exist, I find the natural species more of a thrill to grow. Slipper orchids being an exception to this rule. I am rather intrigued with the fascinating selection of primary hybrids created here. With primary hybrids, being a cross between two pure species, […]

By |August 3rd, 2015|My orchids|0 Comments

The greenhouse build

I am probably no different than most hobby growers turned fanatic, and we all begin to dream of a greenhouse sometime along the way, the Holy Grail with seemingly limitless possibilities. Needless to say, creating orchid culture nirvana doesn’t just happen. Building a greenhouse is quite an undertaking requiring a lot of planning and hard […]

By |July 26th, 2015|Greenhouse, Projects|2 Comments

I am finally back – for real!

Hello everyone! It has been a very long time since you heard from me last, and I am so happy to see that you are still here, faithfully visiting and also writing me. Thank you for your patience and support!

It became a much, much longer hiatus than I had first anticipated due to a series […]

By |July 18th, 2015|A day in the life of...|20 Comments

I am coming back!

Dear readers. I have not been active on the blog for the past year due to some personal issues, but this is about to change! There are some issues on the site at the moment, there are a lot of photos missing mainly, but I am working on getting it all sorted now. If you […]

By |August 19th, 2014|A day in the life of...|19 Comments

Orchids on summer vacation part 2

The greenhouse build is nearing completion. Another week or two before it is all done and the orchids can start moving in. In the meantime the intermediate to warm growers have been enjoying summer outside in the shade by the summer cottage. They are really loving the humidity and warm days and relatively cool nights. […]

By |July 9th, 2013|A day in the life of...|15 Comments

Orchids on summer vacation 2013

After a long winter and an unusually cold and dry spring, summer has finally come to Sweden! But there were times this spring when it felt like summer would never come. You can see scars from the drought and cold all over as many plants and flowers outside did not make it. Alas, one who […]

By |June 11th, 2013|A day in the life of...|6 Comments

Stelis immersa

This is a wonderfully vigorous plant with nice fleshy dark green leaves and intense chocolate colored flowers. It blooms every winter for me, and this year it started sometime before the new year and just now finished after almost five months of blooming on six inflorescences. The inflorescence grow out from the midrib at mid leaf and hold a […]

By |May 3rd, 2013|My orchids|10 Comments