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

Paph and a Rare Book - It's Blooooming Friday!

This post, Paph and a Rare Book, was originally uploaded and written by Tyra at the blog Tyra's Garden http://waxholm.blogspot.com/
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Paph and a Rare Book - It's Blooooming Friday!

Apart from my own family I have another family that gives me great joy and happiness through the long winter months and they are the Orchid family Orchidaceae. Here is one of the members, let me introduce Paphiopedilum, I call ‘her’ Paph for short. Paph is a stunning and mysterious looking beauty but ‘she’ is not as long lasting as ‘her’ relative Phal….that is Phalaenopsis that you have already met here
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Bortsett från min egen familj så har jag en annan familj som ger mej både lycka och glädje genom dessa förfärligt långa vintermånader och det är Orchidé familjen . Här är en av dom, låt mej få presentera Paphiopedilum, jag kallar ’henne’ bara för Paph. Paph är en skönhet, lite mystiskt vacker tycker jag men hom är inte lika hållbar som sin släkting Phal….Phalaenopsis alltså. Idag är det blommig fredag…igen! Fler deltagande bidrag hittar ni hos Katarina. Ha en riktigt trevlig helg alla mina bloggvänner/ Kram TYRA

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The paphiopedilums (genus Paphiopedilum) – often abbreviated Paph and colloquially known as paphs in horticulture – are flowering plants in the orchid family (Orchidaceae). It contains about 80 accepted species nowadays, some of which are natural hybrids. These slipper orchids are native to South China, India, Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands, and form their own subtribe, the Paphiopedilinae. Text: wikipedia Paphiopedilum

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...A Lovely Looking Rare Book of Orchids.

Karl Ludwig von Blume 1796 - 1862


I just love the cover on this book and when I read more about it I found out that is very valuable as a matter of fact it is worth a fortune! Perhaps you got it in your attic...


Written by K.L von Blume 190 pages, 66 hand made steel engraved/litho plates 55 fully hand water coloured plates. I have seen a few of them and they are wonderful I just adore hand coloured lithographs.


Karl Ludwig von Blume was born 1796 in Braunschweig in Germany and spent most of his professional life working in the Netherlands, where he worked in the state herbarium, Rijksherbarium, Leiden.


I wish you all to have a great weekend - TYRA
Meet some more participants here at Katarinas Roses and stuff
and more of my posts labelled Blooming Friday posts here:
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29 comments:

Glädjekällan said...

Orchidéer har jag planterat om idag. Av 'märket' phalaenopsis. Har bara sådana. Vet inte om det är rätt tid men tyckte de så lite ledsna ut. Det är säkert 3 år sedan de fick ny kompost.
Din ser verkligen fin ut. Hoppas den kommer att glädja dig länge.
Trevlig fredag på dig också!
Nu är det hög tid för sängen.
Birgitta

Laila said...

Jeg har en Phap. og da lurer jeg på: skal den behandles som andre orkideer? Når jeg fikk min sto den i to svarte halvpotter oppe i en hvit, er jo da to planter. Den får altså ikke lys på røttene?? Er det riktig? vet du? Gi meg et svar inne hos meg hvis du vet, takknemlig for svar.

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

Hejsan Birgitta, ja alla mina blommor ser lite trötta ut, men de vilar väl precis som vi.
God Natt!

Hejsan Laila.
Här är en bra sida om orkidéer och dess skötsel.

http://www.orchidehuset.se/kultur/skotselrad.htm

Ha det gott tjejer, kram Birgitta ooch klem Laila

Tyra

tina said...

I WISH I had rare and valuable book in my attic-ha-it would be sold pretty quickly! Very nice cover as I like it too.

Philip Bewley said...

I saw a show on TV recently where they showed slipper orchids growin in the native China. Just wonderful. I too love the cover.
Best regards,
Philip

Philip Bewley said...

growing in their native China...typo in the earlier comment.
Have a great weekend!

The Muse said...

Im not sure how blogger has managed to wipe me off your bloggers follow list...but im still here!

joey said...

I knew I was going to love this post, dear Tyra! I would love to tenderly hold that beautiful book in hand. My walls are filled with hand coloured lithographs, many of orchids. I'm keeping my eye on my dear 'Paph', praying it will rebloom ... wishing ... and hoping ... and praying.

Anja C. Hill said...

Tyra
Visst är det en underbar familj?!
Håller med dig om att utan dessa skulle vintern kännas betydligt tråkigare.
Jag råkar ha ett fönster hemma där orkidéerna trivs och just nu har min fyra år gamla venussko två knoppar på gång.
Vilken fin, gammal bok du visar! Lika vacker som självaste orkidéerna.

mvh, Anja

Kathleen said...

I was going to say the same thing Tina did ~ I WISH I had that book in my attic too! But I don't think I could sell it! At least not right now. It would be too much of a treasure. Your slipper orchid is gorgeous. My "bargain" orchid has two buds on it and had more before my cat chewed the end off. Oh my goodness, if I didn't love him so much, it would all be over for him!! Have a good weekend too Tyra.

Vero said...

Good morning mama!

Have to tell you. At the moment I'm sitting at the breakfast table with my weetabix and the computer, its dark outside and a huge golden orange moon is setting just by the Kista tower. Its as Rina would say, amaaazing.

Have a lovely friday. Absolutely loving this short week.

Take care!
Vero

andré said...

Vilken snygging, den där Paph! :-) Och boken sen då...

Petra C said...

Vilken vacker blomma! Synd att jag inte klarar av att sköta orkidéer :(

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

Hej, Hi and Hello!

Hi Tina - I wish I had an old attic to go through and fing treasures but no someone has cleaned it out.

Hi Philip and welcome to Tyra's Garden, yes I would love to see them in their natural habitat.
Thank you for faving my blog!

Hej The Muse, Lovely! Kul att ha dej tillbaka! :-)

Hi Joey, couldn't you please make one of your wonderful collages of your lithographs.

Hejsan Anja, Lucky girl som har knoppar i Venusskon!

Hi Kathleen, two buds in bargain orchid! wow... congratulation.

Veronica min älskade månflicka vilken fin start på dagen! xoxo

Petra, välkommen till min 'trädgård' ge inte upp, jag tror du pysslar nog om dem för mycket.

Thank you all - Tack! xoxo TYRA

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

Ooops! vad hände med svaret till André...

Hej André, tack snälla för kommertaren och wow vilken fin orkidé du visar på din 'blommiga fredag'.

Ha en trevlig helg/ Tyra

lareine said...

it's nice to have a companion like your paph for winter... the flower looks really interesting... and with the thumb-shaped "pouch" i think it resembles a venus flytrap...

and that's a very, very nice book... the lithographs must be wonderful to look at...

have a nice weekend, too...

Hanneles paradis said...

Underbart också med dom gamla böckerna, kram.

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

Oh.. lareine

I have not got the book though I certainly wish I had, I think I read somewhere that it costs 29.ooo dollar.

Hannele, Javisst! Jag tycker nog de är bäst!

klaraau01 said...

Your paph is a beauty - thank you for sharing!

Ninni said...

Vilken underbar orkidé!! Fantastisk bild...man grips av habegär!
Ha en skön helg!

Green thumb said...

I am absolutely crazy about orchids. Sadly none of them grow where I live, and that has only compounded my fascination for them very acutely.
Anyway, some of my obsession does get addressed to by having the vicarious pleasure of enjoying them on the blog land. Thank you dear Tyra those photographs are amazing.

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

Hello dear Klara and I'm glad you liked my friend 'Paph'. I just visited your wonderful journal! xoxo Tyra

Gunilla said...

Jättefin orkide´ Jag har bara vanlig brudorkide men dom blommar det dom bara hinner , det är ju verkligen tacksamma blommor. Jag har en bild på min blogg.Den sort som du har är kanske svårare att sköta.?

Ha en jättetrevlig Lördagskväll

Gunilla

Anonymous said...

Here orchids grow all around. You should visit.
This is a beutiful page but blogger usually does not let me comment.

Best,
P.
http://sicluceatlux.wordpress.com

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

Hej Ninni och Gunilla och tack för era kommentarer.
Den här sorten har jag inte haft tidigare så det skall bli spännande att se om jag klarar av den.

Kram Tyra i ett grått och trist Vaxholm Brr...

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

Hello Paulie? or P. and welcome to Tyra's Garden. Oh. yes I would love to go to Chile. I have heard so much about your beautiful country but I haven't had the pleasure yet to visit it.

Tyra

Ps Nice blog you got.

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

Hi Green thumb I'm surprized that you haven't got any orchids growing in Uttar Pradesh. I would have imagine that they would have loved you climate. Is it to dry?

LOLove Tyra

Frances said...

Hi Tyra, the paphs are my weakness with the orchidmania! The one you feature is a beauty too. I love that they bloom during the winter here in the greenhouse so that I can better appreciate their delicate beauty. In the cool temps of the greenhouse now, they blooms last very long, longer than the phals even. That book is a beauty, I wish it was in my attic! HA
Frances

Kanak Hagjer said...

Hi Tyra, love your Blommig Fredag photos and the info you provide. The book cover looks very attractive too!