Neofinetia falcata

Neofinetia falcataI am really enjoying the Neofineta season this year… I have had one plant after the other releasing each other since this summer, filling the orchid room with the lovely scent of vanilla and spices. This is the regular white variety, but a fairly recent acquisition (‘Hisui’) with a nice yellow hue is coming up next, the buds are about to open any day […]

By |October 17th, 2011|My orchids|5 Comments

Ascocentrum garayi

Ascocentrum garayiVandas on summer vacation usually pays off in a big way. Here is one of this season’s vacationers that is blooming right now. Such a lovely mini, the flowers measure no more than 2 cm across but the sheer amount make up for any shortcomings in size. The the intense orange color shine like a sun in the fall gloom of […]

By |October 13th, 2011|My orchids|6 Comments

The Swedish Orchid Society magazine

The Swedish Orchid Society magazineI have not had a whole lot of time to write lately, and I have had soooo much to write about too! There is so much blooming over here right now that I have not had the time to photograph them all. But I have a pretty good reason for it. I am very pleased to announce that […]

By |October 8th, 2011|A day in the life of..., Projects|6 Comments

Ascocenda Princess Mikasa

Ascocenda Princess Mikasa (blue)Everytime my princess blooms it costs me money. Not to say it is really her fault or really that bad of a thing, but every time she blooms I fall in love with Vandas all over again and I go shopping for more. This time she cost me a Vanda tricolor var. suavis… Granted, a species I have been […]

By |September 22nd, 2011|My orchids|8 Comments

Masdevallia roseola

Masdevallia roseolaSome orchids are just amazing bloomers, and this is definitely one of those. It blooms with this intense vigor twice a year in spring and fall with a sweet display of 30+ fragrant flowers with a lovely scent of honey. Masdevallia roseola is a miniature intermediate to cool growing epiphyte from Peru and Ecuador where it grows at elevations of 1500 to 1900 meters. I grow […]

By |September 18th, 2011|My orchids|4 Comments

Restrepia cuprea

Restrepia cupreaThis intermediate, small growing epiphyte grows at at 1700 meters on the eastern slopes of the central cordillera in Colombia. It is commonly called “the copper-colored Restrepia”, and it is not hard to see why. The deep color almost seem metallic under the lights. I got it from Ecuagenera in May, and it is now blooming for the first time. I grow it mounted […]

By |September 3rd, 2011|My orchids|2 Comments

Fog system 2.0

Orchid cool vivariumFinally, I have completed an upgrade to the fog delivery system in the cool vivarium. This new system is delivering the fog horizontally, cascading down about two thirds of the back wall and the right side, enveloping the plants mounted there in a cool mist, and filling the whole vivarium with fog in about 3-4 minutes. I have to turn the fans […]

By |August 28th, 2011|Cool vivarium build, Projects|13 Comments

Lepanthes turialvae

Lepanthes turialvaeHere is proof that good things really do come in small packages. I adore this little one. It is growing like crazy and is blooming profusely, what is not to love. Well, the flowers only measure about 2-3 mm, so you do need some good camera gear to really enjoy it, but that’s a small matter… I am willing to have oversight with the diminutive […]

By |August 22nd, 2011|My orchids|2 Comments

Bulbophyllum Louis Sander

Mastiphyllum Louis SanderI don’t grow a whole lot of hybrids, and the hybrids I do grow are usually primary hybrids within the same genus. Bulbophyllum Louis Sander is the result of a cross between Bulbophyllum longissimum x Bulbophyllum ornatissimum. When this hybrid was conceived back in 1936 it was actually classified as a primary hybrid in the Cirrhopetalum genus, and it is the earliest recorded […]

By |August 14th, 2011|My orchids|6 Comments

Neofinetia falcata ‘Shutenno’

Neofinetia falcata 'Shutenno'I am quite facinated by the Neofinetia falcata species, with all its forms and variations. ‘Shutenno’ has got to be among the most beautiful of them all. The elegant Neofinetia dragon shape is successfully complimented by a beautiful purple spur and an absolutley amazing scent of jasmine and sweet vanilla! So this would be part three of the fragrance series this […]

By |August 12th, 2011|My orchids|2 Comments