New blog design for 2013

Happy new year!

I chose to celebrate this new year with a blog facelift. The old design has been up and running since 2009, and quite frankly, it was looking a bit old and dull. So it was time for a change! Everything is still here, it just looks and works a bit different. The main blog page now show excerpts and a slide show with rather tightly cropped photos as a preview, but if you […]

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 |2017-10-13T11:25:46+02:00October 17th, 2011|Categories: My orchids|Tags: , , , , |5 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 |2017-10-13T11:25:46+02:00September 18th, 2011|Categories: My orchids|Tags: , , , , , , |4 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 |2017-10-13T11:25:47+02:00August 12th, 2011|Categories: My orchids|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments

Phalaenopsis violacea var. coerulea

Phalaenopsis violacea var. coeruleaFor part two of the fragrance series this summer (part one), I am pleased to present this lovely Phalaenopsis violacea var. coerulea. A warm growing species from Malaysia and Sumatra where it grows at an altitude of about 150 meters. The fragrance of my close is not super strong, but it is definitely noticeable, especially when it is warm […]

By |2017-10-13T11:25:47+02:00August 7th, 2011|Categories: My orchids|Tags: , , , , , , |2 Comments

Brassavola nodosa

Brassavola nodosaThere is a lot blooming right now, and many of them are very pleasantly fragrant too, adding another dimension to the experience. First out in the fragrance series this summer is this wonderful Brassavola nodosa. It has a faint citrus scent that increases notably in strength at night. To be honest however, even though it is nice I do not grow this species for […]

By |2017-10-13T11:25:47+02:00July 24th, 2011|Categories: My orchids|Tags: , , , , , |1 Comment

Angraecum florulentum

Angraecum florulentumSo the fragrant saga continues… This is a lovely medium sized monopodial epiphyte from the Comoros where it grows on altitudes from 600 to 1000 meters. It smells kind of like Lilly of the Valley with a hint of jasmine in the mix too perhaps. The scent is quite strong in the evening.

Angraecum florulentumI […]

By |2017-10-13T11:26:00+02:00May 27th, 2010|Categories: My orchids|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Angraecum florulentum

The fragrant explorations continue

Neofinetia falcataIt has been an unusually fragrant spring this year. I usually do not select my orchids based on fragrance. Scented orchids are nice, and sure I appreciate the scent of the sweet Phalaenopsis bellina, or P. violacea as much as the next person, but I guess scent has always come second to beauty, wierdness, or color. But when it comes to Neofinetia I might have […]

By |2017-10-13T11:26:00+02:00May 26th, 2010|Categories: My orchids|Tags: , , , , , |2 Comments

Phalaenopsis floresensis a looker with a bite

Phalaenopsis floresensisThis is a very nice warm growing Phalaenopsis species named after the island Flores in Indonesia where it was first discovered. It  grows fairly close to sea level at about 150 to 500 meters on trees located in humid or wet areas. The flowers are small and cream colored with some very faint lines across the base of the lateral sepls. But what […]

By |2017-10-13T11:26:00+02:00May 19th, 2010|Categories: My orchids|Tags: , , , , |4 Comments

Voila!! The Phalaenopsis bellina has arrived

Phalaenopsis bellinaAfter a long courtship since I first  discovered the flower spike back in march, the Phalaenopsis bellina flower has finally opened up. And wow!! It was really worth the wait. She makes good by her name and then some. Absolutely gorgeous shape, stunning colors, and very fragrant to boot! I must almost say that it might be a good thing that she […]

By |2017-10-13T11:26:13+02:00May 17th, 2009|Categories: My orchids|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments
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