Wednesday, November 27, 2013


Making a better home, for some orchids..!

Yes, I do believe in putting orchids in glass pots and vases. 
It's a good concept (if you want them to bloom), at least that´s my experience.

As you can see, one of the orchids was growing "out of"..up, up and away from its current pot!

If the barch or the so called "orchid soil" is like the picture on the left, and has disintegrated so much. You need to transplant and get some new, whole and fresh barch for your plant(like the picture, on the right). 
That way, your orchid will get proper air circulation to dry their roots. 
If not, there is a higher risk for your orchid's roots to rot.

Make sure you cut the plant clean from dry, old stems, air roots or flowers.. before transplanting.

I always place the orchid's roots in a bowl or bucket filled with water. 
I leave it there, while I'm preparing the pot/vase or at least until the roots stop making bubbles.

That way the roots get softer and "well-fed"
before moving to a new or slightly refreshed place. 
Less risk of breaking any roots during your transplanting.

When you plant in glass,you can see the roots growing
and when/if they´re in need of humidity!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Vanilla Orchid

 Oncidium Twinkle

Besides the more common orchids you see everywhere, Phalaenopsis, this was one of the first "different" orchids I ever bought. This one in particular, I got for it's incredible scent and delicate flowers. Then when the blooming was over, it was just a green plant in my window. It has followed me wherever I moved, but no new flowers, for 10 years! Even my future-husband hasn't been present in my life for that long..!
The orchid has always looked green and healthy, and I just never could bring myself to give up on it. This summer before we went on vacation, I put it in a glas pot and soaked it with a fair amount of water. And after that I just kept giving it a lot more water, than before.. I just thought, I must change my stategy for something to happen. That was the key.. As you can see, small buds slowly appeared! Now it's here, in all it's glory, spreading a lovely scent of vanilla in the whole appartment. A good vanilla scent, not the kind you feel sick from..haha.. That's what I call a 10 year-anniversary!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Wedding Invitation

Here you have them, our wedding invitations by yours truly. They have been sent out, a while ago, but it took some hours to finalize it all. Drawing, coloring, composing, typing, cutting, arranging, rearranging, glueing, writing.. that is what they call D-I-Y, my friends! A bit old school, with our grey and greens-theme(as the rest of the wedding decor). Also the hearts and pretty snowflakes in the pattern, to go with the chosen season for the event. It's getting closer, in a few days - it will be just 3 months left..!!