Monday, October 1, 2012

Orchids and Turtles

 The rain intensified and I decided to go to the Conservatory of the Munich Botanical garden and to see a plants collection.
This plant collection is very extensive and includes tropical, subtropical, high mountains and desert plants. As soon as I entered into the tropical greenhouse, it became hot and humid and I forgot about the cool and rainy day outside the glass wall.


One of the halls was dedicated to orchids, plants living in the jungle.

Air orchids are the largest group of orchids, they live on trees or other plants, getting nutrients from decaying wood and moisture out of the air.
All these are developed with the help of their aerial roots.

I want to grow an orchid Phalaenopsis at my home, it is not demanding and prefers soft diffused light. They are well suited for sunny sites in the room, a few away from windows and direct light. 
Orchids were hanging from trees, a creek murmuring at the bottom run into a small lake.
Some turtles and goldfish lived in the lake. There were a lot of turtles and they were very curious.
It seemed to me that I was actually in the jungle, but I would look at other halls and I went further in desert.


to be continued

30 comments:

  1. Awesome colours and orchids! I haven't grown any orchids. I think it's too demanding...Have a great week!

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    1. Satu, I'd like to have a Phalaenopsis, only very simple and suited for home. Thank you!

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  2. Hello Nadedza,
    Lovely to see beautiful orchids in such a setting. I too like Phalaenopsis orchids. I had one (white) growing in a pot in my bathroom for a long time. I must look for another. I have some Cymbidium varieties just staring to bloom. They are tough and are outside all of the time, even in the sun!
    Thank you for your advice about my blog title and description. I have tried to change to white, but did not understand! I will try again when I have more time.

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    1. I see, Betty, you are an expert in Phalaenopsis orchids growing, and I just would like to have it. Good luck with your blog design!

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  3. Amazing! That's a really nice place to stay.

    Have a nice stay in Munich! So far from home ;-)and so far from me in North Germany!

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    1. It's really nice and very peaceful place there. Thank you, Meggy!

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  4. Nadezdo, I greet you warmly!
    In these heavenly flowers to fall in love.
    They are beautiful. They have fantastic shapes, colors.
    Your photos show their beauty.
    Lucja

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    1. Thank you, Lucia! I love to watch orchids too, but I have none at home.

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  5. Those orchids look so luscious.. the colours are amazing. And who doesn't love a cute little turtle face? :)

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    1. Thank you, Hilary, I agree, turtles were very cute and curious.

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  6. How beautiful! I like the white ones with the splash of purple very much. The turtle is very sweet!

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    1. These ones I love too, Tracey, thank you!

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  7. I really love turtles and wish I had them in my garden. There is a big botanic garden in DC that has an orchid show sometimes. It's a great way to feel better after too much winter weather. I have a little orchid a friend gave me but it stopped blooming.

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    1. I hope your orchid will bloom when their time come. The turtles may live in wildlife in Virginia, I wonder.Do they? Thank you, Tammy!

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  8. The perfect place to spend a cold, rainy day. I must remember to visit our botanical gardens when the snow falls where I live. It's therapeutic to feel the heat and humidity in your lungs. Your photos are wonderful and now I want a turtle!

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    1. You're right, Rosemary! When the snow is in the garden, it is a great idea to spend a day in Botanical garden. I love turtle too, thank you!

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  9. Wonderful photographs, such a nature always enraptures. I am greeting

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  10. Hi Nadezda, What a nice spot to spend part of a rainy day. Orchids are such beautiful flowers. I love the little turtles!

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    1. Thank you, Jennifer! The turtles are cute and curious!

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  11. Hi Nadezda
    I can just imagine how heavenly the fragrance must have been in there, with all those orchids!! And each one - so different! Very lovely. Glad you had something wonderful to do on a rainy day in Munich!

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    1. Thank you, Astrid! It was very interesting visit to the Conservatory.

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  12. What fun for me to visit Munich all the way from Australia! Thank you for commenting on my blog. Now I have discovered yours and it's so interesting I'm going to follow it. I love those turtles.

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    1. Hi, Lyn! Thank you for following my blog! Nice weekend!

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  13. There's something for you in my blog. Please, visit!

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  14. Hello Nadedza, is beautiful the Botanical Garden of Munich...that range of colors and species, I love vandaceas. As I pointed my next visit to Munich.
    Thanks for showing it

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    1. Antonio,thank you for stopping by! I'm sure you will really like your visit.

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