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 […]

The third vivarium

Oh you guys already know about this one. I have mentioned it before and I finished building it this summer, but here comes the photo evidence finally. The third vivarium in my very small growing space, but I make it work. It is nowhere near as large or as technically complex as the cool vivarium, but it does the job. It is an intermediate vivarium dedicated to vandacesous orchids, primarily Neofinetia but a few Vanda, Ascocenda […]

By |2017-10-13T11:25:40+02:00November 6th, 2012|Categories: My orchids, Projects|Tags: , , , , , , |10 Comments

Neofinetia falcata ‘Kibana’

Neofinetia falcata 'Kibana'I got a division of this lovely Neofinetia from a friend in September last year. It bloomed already a month later and now it is time again. I really like this cultivar. It looks just like the regular white Neofinetia falcata, except for the amazing golden yellow color. The flowers open slightly lighter and darken with time. These photographs were taken about one […]

By |2017-10-13T11:25:40+02:00May 17th, 2012|Categories: My orchids|Tags: , , , , |8 Comments

Neofinetia falcata ‘Shunkyuden’

Neofinetia falcata 'Shunkyuden'Neofinetia falcata was the only species in this very small genus until 1996 when Neofinetia richardsiana was added, followed by N. xichangensis in 2004. The two new discoveries are limited to specific regions within China. Neofinetia falcata has a slightly broader distribution area, from China to Temperate East Asia, and it is also the one of the three that has found its way into cultivation. Even though we are […]

By |2017-10-13T11:25:41+02:00April 15th, 2012|Categories: My orchids|Tags: , , , , , |4 Comments

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

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

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

Neofinetia falcata ‘Shutenno’

Neofinetia falcata 'Shutenno'This is one of my absolute favorite Neofinetia, bought from a friend back in March. The color of the spur is just amazing and I love the shape of the small flowers. I am not good at describing scents, but I can assure you that it smells absolutely divine. Perhaps a bit of jasmine and coconut mixed with a drop of […]

By |2017-10-13T11:26:00+02:00May 17th, 2010|Categories: My orchids|Tags: , , , |12 Comments