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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+02:00June 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+02:00July 30th, 2012|Categories: A day in the life of...|Tags: , , , , |7 Comments

Vandas on summer vacation 2011

Orchids on vacation summer 2011It is that time again… and you really know it is summer when the orchids get to go on holiday. Well, at least some of the orchids… Same place as last year, although the little red cottage by the coast has been painted black this year the scenario is the same. This year the Vanda vacationers are […]

By |2017-10-13T11:25:48+02:00June 25th, 2011|Categories: A day in the life of...|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Vandas on summer vacation 2011

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+02:00August 15th, 2010|Categories: A day in the life of...|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments

Vandas on summer vacation

Vandas on summer vacationFinally it is time for some summer vacation!!

The vandas had to come with us to the summer house since they require daily watering. And why not? After bringing one (the princess Mikasa) on ski vacation last winter, I figured that all of them deserved a few weeks at a nice little red cottage by the coast for summer….

It […]

By |2017-10-13T11:26:11+02:00July 16th, 2009|Categories: A day in the life of...|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Vandas on summer vacation