Saturday, 19 January 2013

New Kid on the Block!

Meet "Den"..

The Mini Dendrobium Hybrid

"Den" is the common abbreviated name for this beauty.

Never thought I would try my hands on orchids.. 
Just couldn't resist the charm of this cutie :)

Have a lovely weekend!


  1. Jest śliczny, dbaj o niego. Pozdrawiam.
    It is beautiful, take care of him. Yours.

    1. So thoughtful of you Giga,
      Thank you.
      I will do just that :)

  2. Ash, it's funny, I thought the same: never with orchids, they are so complicated to grow.... and I have the beauty on my windowsill!
    Yours is beautiful too!

    1. Oh my, you thought so too!
      Well, we'll just have to try our luck and see it for ourselves, don't we?
      Your window sill must be looking pretty right now.
      I hope the same for mine :)

  3. Hi Ash,

    Yes, you are right it's a beauty! Take care with love and ones in 7-10 days water (Put the pot under a running tap so the roots can absorb water.
    The roots should not stand in the water on the sill). Then this beauty will flourish for months. Then the orchid will flower again after a resting period. Good luck!

    See you!


    1. Thanks for the tips Willy. Appreciate them so much.
      This orchid is planted in soil.
      A new experience for me so I'm learning to see if it's any different from the usual potting of bricks and charcoal.
      Take care!

  4. Orkideer er smukke.
    Din har en skøn farve.
    Jeg har ikke mindre end 6 orkideer i køkken vinduerne og nogle stykker i stuen.
    Tak for kigget.
    Ha` en dejlig søndag.

    1. Thank you Aase Marie.
      They must look lovely in your kitchen.
      Orchids make beautiful decor in the home always :)
      Have a good week ahead.

  5. I'm so glad you decided to "try your hand" at orchids because you didn't just try, you succeeded. Wow! The flower AND your photos are gorgeous! The colour and lighting are magazine-worthy, beautiful.

    1. Oh my Goodness..did you say magazine-worthy?!!
      Oohh, you are too sweet Rosemary!
      I shot this with Canon EOS 550D.
      I thought it was not bad.
      Thank you Rosemary :)
      Do try out the Photoscape and let me know if you like it, ok.

    2. Yes I did say magazine-worthy, because it's true!
      I got as far as opening the link to Photoscape and ran out of time. But, I will persist.
      Thanks again and I'll let you know when I do some "framing!"

    3. Time flies like lightning speed these days Rosemary.
      Do you notice it?
      Can't wait to see you work up some creative frames :)

  6. Lovely flowers and photos. Is it a Dendrobium where the stems are like sugar-canes? It is interesting that this is planted in soil and not the usual potting medium.

    1. Thanks Stiletto.
      The nursery I go to plant their orchids in soil. Fascinating eh?
      Actually that was the main reason I wanted to try orchids. that you mentioned it, yes, it's the sugar cane stem!


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