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

Monday, March 26, 2012

Plants starting to wake up

Howdy! Last week I took my North American plants out of my refrigerator and this is how they look now.

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Flytrap

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S. psittacina. The second growing point has died but the one left is starting to flower again.

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S. purpurea hybrid looks very good at the moment.

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S. x readii looks a bit dead but I hope it will fix after it starts to get more light.

I had my 18th birthday earlier in this month and one of my presents came from my sister. An orchid. She said to me that "I don't usually give men flowers but I think I dare to make an exception for you." :D

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Nice small Phalaenopsis with leaf diameter about 30 cm. Flowerstalks are about 35 cm high and the color of the flowers is very lovely.

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A mutant flower.

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As I've heard you can notice a healthy orchid when you look at its roots. I think This is pretty healthy little plant.

Also my oldest Phal is blooming.

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The spring is soon here and it's lovely to get some new plants soon! That's all for now and maybe I will have more flowers for my next blog post.

Friday, March 02, 2012

Collection of my finest snaps

Utricularia are mostly nice little plants. One problem with them is pots. In Finland it is almost impossible to find very small pots unless you buy dozens of mini cacti and re-pot them into a clay pot and then put the Utricularia in those mini pots like I did with U. tricolor.

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But one day I got even a better idea.

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Snaps glasses

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After a small modification with a hot nail.

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Clockwise from 12 o'clock U. pubescens, U. calycifida from Gran Sabana, U. uniflora, U. livida 'Blue Flower', U. livida right after being planted in snaps glasses.

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Clockwise from 12 o'clock U. minutissima from Gunung Tahan, U. tridentata, U. laxa and U. calycifida 'Lavinia Whateley'

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