orchids on vacation

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. There are new roots and buds forming all over the place. Still, I cannot wait to get them into the […]

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 waits for something good… Summer is here, we have about 18 hours of daylight now and the weather has been […]

By |2014-11-16T22:26:52+01:00June 11th, 2013|Categories: A day in the life of...|Tags: , , , |6 Comments

Orchids on summer vacation 2012

Orchids on summer vacationMmm summer. It really feels like summer when I bring the orchids outside for a few weeks while we are on vacation. Well, I can’t bring all the orchids, but it usually amounts to the vandaceous bunch and this year was no exception. Hanging under the eve of the seaside cottage this summer is indeed mostly vandaciaous orchids, including […]

By |2017-10-13T11:25:40+01:00July 30th, 2012|Categories: A day in the life of...|Tags: , , , , |7 Comments

A pollinator with gyroscope troubles

Cattleya Dahlenburg MiniTime for orchids at summer camp – part two. My little Cattleya Dahlenburg Mini had a curious visitor yesterday while hanging outside soaking up some rays. The tiny hoverfly crawled into the flower many times before he decided that the back the flower was where all the action was. He sat there for a long time and his body was, […]

By |2017-10-13T11:25:56+01:00August 15th, 2010|Categories: A day in the life of...|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments