About the Finn in the other end of the cable

Eastern Finland, Finland
Hello and thank you for visiting my blog! I'm DW and I'm 19 years old Finnish guy who has grown carnivorous plants since 2009 alongside with orchids, bromeliads, cacti and chilies. Besides growing plants I keep this blog, take photos, cook, read books and watch movies. At the moment I'm highschool graduate studying audiovisual communication in career college. For contacts my e-mail address is kihokki01[at]gmail[dot]com. You can also find here my grow list and want list

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Happy holidays!

Jewel Orchid Ludisia discolor flowers very impressively at the moment.

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And then heres gift from my relatives nice potfull of Poinsettia.

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Happy holidays for you my reader!

Thanks for reading my blog! :-)

Sunday, December 11, 2011

December pics

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U. calycifida 'Lavinia Whateley' has been growing really nicely since it arrived. Maybe I will take few leaf cuttings just to make it more bushier.

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U. reniformis grows so nicely. Hopefully in future I will see some flowers too.

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P. emarginatas are really beautiful and they really are growing out of their pot in width.

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Who said that D. burmannii is annual? Because it isn't. After flowering this small plant is still growing nicely. Hopefully plants originated from humpty doo will be as marvelous little plants. And it is always fascinating to look at the tentacles and their rapid movement.

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Here thay are. My first successful pygmy sundews grown from gemmae.

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N. veitchii 'Golden Perisome' from Bario. Growing slowly but easily.

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Full view of N. ampullaria 'Brunei red' x 'Harlequin'
And yes. You saw it there. A basal shot.

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Largest pitcher at the moment.

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About 5,5 cm high.

And here's for those who say that orchids are difficult to grow, Ludisia discolor, in flower, grown in a cup of water, placed on a north facing window for a half year.

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Monday, December 05, 2011

Waiting for Christmas

Hey everybody! Waiting for Christmas? I am, because it is the best day of the year. No job, no school, just being with family and having fun.

Unfortunately there's a dark side of christmas. It is in winter and winter in Finland is very very cold and dark. Plants slow down the growth speed and temperate plants must go to dormancy. But it makes me feel happpy when I watch videos about carnivorous plants. There are some videos or users in youtube that I'd like to recommend to everyone who's into carnivorous plants.



How to take care for a venus flytrap by expert village is the fist one in my list because the videos of expert village give you good, maybe a bit too narrow overview of the whole hobby.Videos of expertvillage have something to say about other carnivorous plants than just the venus flytrap but the flytrap really cathces the highlight in their videos.



Monthly carnivorous plant care by SarraceniaNorthwest. This is so far the best account for overview videos. They show things around their nursery, talk about care for carnivorous plants and show their own plants. new video comes out monthly but many of the old ones have been deleted somewhy. :(



Sundewman's videos. They're absolutely amazing, cool and lovely. I love the way he describes each of the species and hybrids separately and tells his own observations. You should watch these if you're a sundew lover.

Few days ago I changed the top pic of this blog to a bit more personal and to fit better on the blogs subject. Hope you like the pitcher of my Cephalotus follicularis.

I will take pictures of my plants during this week and update my blog again later.

It is really amazing to think that I've been writing this blog for almost a year and I'm happy to see that my blog has over 1600 pageviews and traffic from 43 countries. Hope you have enjoyed reading this blog and would like to see more posts in future too.

During the time I couldn't update my blog I got few new seeds and even tried growing some pygmy sundews from gemmae. Seeds of D. burmannii from Humpty Doo, Australia and gemmae of D. omissa x pulchella, thanks to Dieter!

Happy Christmas time!