Orchid vivarium

Cool vivarium – let there be light

Now we are getting really close to completing the build part of this project – finally!! This week most of the big stuff came from Dartfrog in the UK, lights, rain system and a bunch of other assorted goodies. So, it was a really heavy week, but this is the home stretch. Good thing too, […]

By |March 30th, 2010|Cool vivarium build, Projects|2 Comments

Cool vivarium – a cool install

Alright… finally a third report on the vivarium project. It is still a lot left to be done, I am still waiting for all the supplies from UK for one, but it is actually starting to feel like I am making some headway… This is what I have been up to the past two weeks. […]

By |March 22nd, 2010|Cool vivarium build, Projects|7 Comments

Cool vivarium – an epic wall

They may say that one who is waiting for something good can never wait too long… but I am starting to feel the time crunch now… I have a lot of plants coming from Peru in a few weeks and I am nowhere near ready for them. I have ordered a lot of gear for the new […]

By |March 7th, 2010|Cool vivarium build, Projects|7 Comments

Cool vivarium – day one

Finally there is a new large terrarium standing in the orchid room. Empty as of yet, but full of promise. This is truly a Valentine’s Day gift right up my alley, much better than roses!

I will convert this terrarium into a cool vivarium and create my own little orchid cloud forest in there. Well, perhaps […]

By |February 14th, 2010|Cool vivarium build, Projects|15 Comments

Gimme more Aerangis mooreana

This lovely little orchid is blooming right now, and I must admit that that it is a pretty powerful sight. Aerangis mooreana is a small warm grower from Madagascar and the Comoros Islands where it grows at elevations of sea level up to 600 meters. I grow mine in the warm vivarium mounted on a clay pipe filled with water, […]

By |September 13th, 2009|My orchids|0 Comments

Project flask babies, an update

So a whole bunch of the little flask babies I ordered from Equatorial Plants last summer got to move out of the nursery this week. It was a pretty big job, but really fun to see how much the little guys have grown in about 9 months. It is almost like giving birth, well I […]

By |April 26th, 2009|Flask babies, Projects|0 Comments

The Angraecum florulentum saga continues…

…but now it is starting to sound a bit more like a fairytale!  The first two buds have opened. They probably will open up a bit more, but I was so excited to see the beautiful crisp white waxy flowers that I just had to share. Especially after all the drama the past week… No […]

By |April 4th, 2009|My orchids|2 Comments

How to heat the new vivarium…

I have experimented a little with my new orchid vivarium and I have not really solved how I will heat it sufficiently… I want to keep it in my intermediate/cool growing roomwhere nighttime temp can dip down to 15 degrees in the winter. So the room temperature is definitely not helping. I am aiming for a medium temperature (at night) of 19-24 degrees inside the cabinet […]

By |January 25th, 2009|A day in the life of...|1 Comment

Whoops… I came home with another orchidarium

I was window shopping at terrariums on “blocket,” kind of a Swedish version of Craig’s list… I saw one, the guy lived 10 minutes away and I gave him an offer of half of what he was asking and he took it!! … soooo it just kind of happened….

Ehm… anyhow, the dimensions are 75cm wide […]

By |January 22nd, 2009|A day in the life of...|0 Comments