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

Friday

Blooming Friday - Orchidaceae Phalaenopsis - AN ALIEN?

© This post was originally uploaded and written by Tyra
at the blog Tyra's Garden http://waxholm.blogspot.com


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Today I join Katarina from Roses and Stuff with a post on the theme Blooming Friday!

I start my first Blooming Friday with an Orchid. Tadaa...


The Phalaenopsis


The Phalaenopsis belongs to the huge Orchidaceae family and the Phalaenopsis have some 60 species. Some are usually called Moth orchids because they are suppose to bear a resemblance to moths in flight. I think this Phalaenopsis looks like an alien of some kind. I suppose that is why we like them so much they are exiting, exotic, beautiful and a liiittle bit frightening.


This is also the flower I have in my Advent candleholder this year.


See more ' Blooming Friday' posts here


Det här är mitt första bidrag till Blommig fredag och då har jag valt en Phalaenopsis, en tacksam och lättodlad orkidé, just den här lilla sitter i årets Adventsljusstake. Galleri på fantastiska Phanlaenopsisfrån Orchidéhuset. Skötselråd se här



Have a nice weekend! / TYRA

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22 comments:

andré said...

Tjusig phalaenopsis! Jag har också en vit som är på gång, men den är ännu i knoppstadiet... Trevlig helg!

Kanak Hagjer said...

Interesting info and your photos are gorgeous!
Have a great weekend!

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

Välkommen André kul att höra av dej!

Kanak Thank you

Thank you GUYS two in a row, WOW that is not everyday that happens!

Glädjekällan said...

Vitblommade phalaenopsis är alltid fina, men nu i mörkret kanske man uppskattar dem mest, i alla fall jag.
Trevlig helg
Birgitta

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

Hejsan Birgitta men visst är det så, dom är bäst nu!

Gail said...

They are very lovely flowers but this house can't have any pretties like that...plant eating cat!

Gail

patientgardener said...

Lovely Orchid - I dont seem to do so well with these.

I might try and remember to do Blooming Friday as well

Sunita said...

You've got the phal to bloom for you so beautifully! And great photo ... I love the lighting.
I know its a tropical plant and I know it should be very easy for me to grow it but I think I'm a bit in awe of it (absolutely the worst approach ... ask any orchid grower). I've got about 20 of them but I'm so fidgety with them that if one phal blooms I think I'm in heaven! (On the other hand the more 'difficult' orchids like dendrobiums bloom their heads off for me and I dont even notice)

camellia said...

Gail! you've got a vegetarian cat! Try to suggest carrots, perhaps...


Tyra, superduperfoton. Elegant ljus och så sofistikerat med det djupsvarta som bakgrund. De där kunde man ha på väggen! Jag blir sugen att pröva orkidéer – är de svåra?

Jan said...

Lovely orchid pictures. It is so nice to have flowers at this time of year. I have the same problem as Gail, a plant-eating cat.

Jan
Always Growing

easygardener said...

Most orchids look unreal - I'd love to see them in their natural setting. Even there I cannot imagine they will look ordinary!

Michelle said...

Ah Tyra, I do admire your skills with the camera and in the garden. Lovely orchid. Lovely photograph.

Roses and stuff said...

Hej Tyra! Vad kul att du hänger med på Blooming Friday! Din Phalaenopsis är så vacker - och den är dessutom skickligt fotograferad.
Ha det riktigt mysigt i helgen!
Katarina

Chandramouli S said...

Wow Tyra. That's heavenly. Interesting info too. I'm not all that conversant about orchids. My sister recently bought me some tulip bulbs from Germany. I've been postponing its planting. Seeing your blooms reminds me of it. Time to work again.

Karin A said...

Åhh, så tjusigt! En vit phanlaenopsis skulle passa fint hemma hos mig nu i juletid. Ha en trevlig andra advent!

Kathleen said...

BEAUTIFUL Tyra. I love your Phalaenopsis. I bought a mystery Phalaenopsis that I can't wait to see what color it is, etc. It has a new shoot now (that I wrote you about starting the baby from) so I hope it opens soon. Enjoy yours!!

The Muse said...

Breathtaking!

joey said...

You featured one of my favorites, dear Tyra, and your photos are stunning. I have posted many of my favorite orchids on my 2-year plus blog, delighted to see one of my 'old' cymbidiums about to bloom! And, yes, orchids are hauntingly beautiful!

Karen - An Artist's Garden said...

Beautiful flowers, beautifully photographed Tyra.
Have a good weekend
K

VP said...

What lovely photos Tyra and they do look a little alien in their beauty don't they?

Enjoy the rest of your weekend :)

Ingela said...

Vitt är alltid vackert, vackert foto dessutom!

Ingela

Vero said...

My little orchidée that I got from auntie Eva two years ago is blooming for the fourth time. Maybe I have inherited a little bit of your green fingers :-D