Phragmipedium

Phragmipedium Grande

Phragmipedium GrandeI usually do not buy plants this big due to the limitations of my growing space, but I did not realize just how large it would get when I bought it – even though the name should have tipped me off… but it’s OK really, it is such an impressive hybrid and I just can’t help to love it. It is a primary […]

By |2017-10-13T11:25:54+01:00October 17th, 2010|Categories: My orchids|Tags: , , , , |4 Comments

Phragmipedium besseae

Phragmipedium besseaeI have been looking forward to this one all summer, it is such a strikingly beautiful flower and the first time it blooms for me. I bought it last fall and I think I actually stalled it a little bit by repotting it, but now it is fianlly blooming and it is also coming with three new shoots at the same time!

Phragmipedium besseae […]

By |2017-10-13T11:25:56+01:00August 28th, 2010|Categories: My orchids|Tags: , , , , |4 Comments

A Grande achievement!

Phragmipedium GrandeThis has got to be one of my proudest moments as an orchid grower… so far. My Phragmipedium Grande has finally decided to bloom!! I have waited two years for this glorious occasion and I plan to take full credit. Damn I am good! (and modest)  Ehm, well… truth be told a few weeks ago I thought I might actually have messed up so bad I would […]

By |2017-10-13T11:26:10+01:00September 12th, 2009|Categories: My orchids|Tags: , , , , , |4 Comments

Oh crap, I messed up!

Phragmipedium GrandeWell, I have some good news and some bad news… Good news first. My huge Phragmipedium Grande (caudatum x longifolium) is going to bloom!! It has been growing like crazy for the past two years but has refused to flower – until now. It has a beautiful bud coming and I am sooo proud!

Ok, so to the bad news. I am really kicking myself for letting this happen too… On […]

By |2017-10-13T11:26:10+01:00August 15th, 2009|Categories: My orchids|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments