My potager garden is a small garden on the island of Resarö, Resarö is situated in the inner part of the archipelago outside of Stockholm. Tyra´s Garden is mostly an ornamental vegetable garden, potager. But flowers are of course an important ingredience, for beauty and pollination.
Tyra's Garden is a small garden on the island of Resarö situated in the inner part of the archipelago near the small town Vaxholm, outside Stockholm. Tyra's Garden is mostly an ornamental vegetable garden, my potager. But flowers are of course an important ingredience, for beauty and pollination. The climate in these parts is quite demanding as the northerly winds can be strong and cold. THIS BLOG 'Tyra's Garden' is not entirely a gardenblog it contains much more. About me: Enthusiastic amateur gardener and photographer from Vaxholm, Sweden. Designed and built my Greenhouse and Potager in Tyra's Garden 2003. Love the outdoor life, gardening and sailing especially. View my profile

Thursday

Asexual reproduction and I have got a baby!

Tyra wrote this post at the blog Tyra’s Garden http://waxholm.blogspot.com. If you are not reading it at Tyra’s Garden, then this content was stolen without permission.
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Asexual reproduction
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This is the proud mother.
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I'm so happy! I have got a Keiki, a small baby orchid, this is how it looked this summer and it bloomed until late september.

(Keiki is the Hawaiian word for baby)


Now I have just cut the 'navel string' and put it into a pot of it's own. I bought some special soil for orchids and I so hope if will grow to be a grand big Phalaenopsis.


My Keiki plant is an exact clone of the mother Phalaenopsis plant, it was flowering while still attached to the mother plant isn’t it just amazing? I think it's a small miracle.

Have a great Weekend - I love when you leave a comment/ Tyra

Pop over into the greenhouse and look at Chervena Chushka!

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20 comments:

Karen - An Artist's Garden said...

It is indeed a small miracle - hope your new baby thrives.
K

Kanak Hagjer said...

Both mother and Keiki seem to be doing (beautifully) well. All the best for the baby's growth!!

Amy said...

You must be so excited! Wishing your new baby health and happiness :)

Kathleen said...

SO interesting Tyra. I bought a Phalaenopsis orchid this fall (it was on clearance because it had finished blooming)and it has just produced an offshoot along the main stem. Is that what you cut off?? You think I could create a whole new plant from that? Do you wait until after it flowers to cut it?? Sorry for all the questions, the possibility of another orchid is pretty exciting to me!

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

Hi Karen, you where fast last night I hardly had pushed the publish button, and I was amazing that you as well was up late blogging :-)

Tank you Kanak and Amy for your nice comments

Kathleen if you look at the offshoot and it has a pair of leaves and perhaps get a bud/flower then it's a Keiki 'baby plant' and after that had bloomed I cut mine off.

Hanneles jul said...

Så vackert, jag har också en orkidé som blommar nu, fast den har varit bortglömd... Ha en fin fredag, kram.

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

Hannele det är grejen tror jag, man skall 'glömma' bort dom ett tag.

Reflection Through The Seasons said...

Hello Dear Tyra.... I was so pleased to hear from you.
Congratulations..... what a sweet little baby you have helped take root in the world..... no wonder the beautiful Mother is looking so proud. Well done to you all.
Have a great weekend and keep warm..... its getting colder here in Wales and there is a promise of snow for the north & east of the country this weekend. Marion

Kathleen said...

Thanks Tyra! Right now it's just a shoot, no leaves or flowers, so I'll wait like you said. Very exciting to know you can create whole new plants from the shoots tho!

easygardener said...

I've got a couple of babies on one of my orchids but I've left them attached, expecting a root to appear before I removed them. Perhaps roots do not develop first. I'll cut one off and see how it does.

Sunita said...

Wow! Both mom and baby orchid are just beautiful! Lucky you!

Michelle said...

That's really amazing! I didn't know that orchids would do that. I have a couple of orchids living (in spite of me) on my kitchen window sill. A couple of them actually bloomed!

Roses and stuff said...

Tyra, otroligt att den lilla blommade så tidigt! Trodde de behövde ett par år i egen jord innan blommorna visade sig.
Ha en bra helg!
Katarina

Rick Rosenshein said...

Great blog, photos and articles. Very informative. Thank you for sharing and keep up the great work. Rick

Anja said...

Mamman heter möjligtvis inte jungfru Maria ;))!?
Duktigt av dig att lyckas att ta hand om keikin. Förstår att du känner dig stolt!

mvh, Anja

joey said...

Amazing miraculous birth! Baby Keike will be the spittin' image of her beautiful mother, Phalaenopsis. Congratulations, dear Tyra (does beautiful baby Keiki make you a Grandmother, or mid-wife?)

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

Hallo Marion I so do love to hear from you!

Kathleen I know isn't it exciting.

easygardener yes I left it on for several months.

Sunita thanks for the comment, babies are always cute:-)

Congrat. Michelle!

Katarina, den liksom kom med knopp?!

Welcome Rich nice 'see' new faces.

Hejsan Anja, Det tror jag stenhårt på :-)

Hi Joey hm...let see mid-wife I presume.

Ruben said...

Grattis till din keiki! Visste inte ens att det fanns något som hette 'keiki', skulle jag ha gissat så hade det blivit på något finskt räkneord eller så.... Tänk vad man lär sig! Din Keiki ser ju riktigt livskraftig ut. Den blir nog en stilig planta vad det lider. Ha det gott! /Ruben

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

God kväll Ruben visst skall det bli spännande!

Kylee said...

Tyra, I didn't know they would do this! My daughter Jenna tried to explain to me what her orchid was doing over the phone, and I think this is what she was describing. I'll get to see it at Thanksgiving this Thursday. None of mine have ever done this. Very cool!!