Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Orchids and Bromeliads in the Conservatory


     Recollecting last September and my trip to Sweden I want to tell you about a day spent in the Conservatory of the Bergius Botanic Garden, Stockholm. These photos made me come back in those warm and humid halls full of beautiful plants.

 

First I went right to South African room, maybe you remember in my previous post that the Fern room was closed. The air was cool and moist, there were plants from temperate rainforests of South Africa. I saw flowering orchids, anthuriums, bromeliads and amaryllis.


In other part of the room the Epiphytes were planted, the trunks and walls were full of them. Epiphytes are the plants that grow upon other plants in order to get closer to the sunlight, but without being parasitic.  



Among the succulent plants found in the South African room there were spurges, aloes (that are my favorites). The shrubland known as fynbos and semi-desert plants, such as proteas, restios, geraniums and heath also were in this room.


 In the humid tropical Palm hall bananas, papaya and palm trees thrived among the lianas and aerial roots of the rainforest plants. Cacao and papaya trees, cotton tree also were cultivated here.



In the subtropical section there was a bed of the insectivorous pitcher plants, they are fascinating plants able to digest insects and absorb the nutrients. I'd like to grow them in my garden to fight with snails and slugs :))



Here is my video about Bergius Botanic gardens:






40 comments:

  1. Dearest Nadezda ,I hope you are in good health .So lovely garden !Thank you for sharing this and I saw your video ,I have no words !You brought to me the spring !

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    1. Olimpia, I'm very glad you liked my video about this Botanic Garden. Thank you!

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  2. You've traveled so many places and have seen so many amazing gardens Nadezda. The Bergius Botanic Garden in Stockholm looks to have been another terrific stop on your summer journey.

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    1. You're right Jennifer, I try to see new parks and Botanic gardens anywhere I travel. Then I want to share my impressions with my friends bloggers.

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  3. That conservatory of the Bergius Botanic Garden looks wonderful and lovely warm Nadezda. I'm impressed by the beautiful epyphytes on your pictures. That certainly must have been a great trip.

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    1. Yes, it had been Janneke. The epiphytes always surprised me, their way to grow without soil.

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  4. Ηello Nadezda!!
    Wonderful pictures of the Swidish garden!!
    Such preety and coloful flowers!
    Some of those plants i have'nt seen them before!
    I really enjoyed your video!
    Have a happy week!
    Dimi...

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    1. Hi, Dimi!
      Glad you liked watching my short video.The flowers and water lilies were such pretty that I had taken photos and video.
      Happy week to you too!

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  5. Those insectivorous pitcher plants sounds so unique!!

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    1. Oh, yes Keith! People have to be careful with them.

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  6. Bardzo piękne rośliny. Mam w domu dużo pięknych kwiatów, mam storczyki i anturium. Na fotografiach widzę cudowne kwiaty, mogę je oglądać tylko w ogrodzie botanicznym. U nas nie ma ogrodu z takimi roślinami. Mamy Muzeum Morskie i świat rafy koralowej. Pozdrawiam serdecznie.

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    1. I think 'the world of the coral reef' is very interesting museum, Lotka.

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  7. Curiosas las plantas carnívoras, nunca vi una Nadezda. Volver a ver fotos nos hace recordar los momentos vividos.
    Bonito jardin y precioso video.
    Buen miércoles.
    Un beso.

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    1. Estoy contenta que te gustaron las fotos y mi video, Laura!

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  8. Some very interesting plants there. Many I am unfamiliar with but nice to look at nevertheless.

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    1. So wasn't I, Angie. Therefore it's interesting for me to learn more in such Conservatory. Thank you!

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  9. Nadezda, how nice visit your blog and to see all these beautiful flowers !
    Thanks for sharing your lovely photos !
    Greetings

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  10. What a fabulous garden. I love the bird song in the middle of your video.

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    1. Oh, birds were singing, Molly in whole garden, it was warm and sunny autumn day.

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  11. Absolutely beautiful photographs, Nadezda! I realize I need to visit one of the conservatories here.

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    1. Indeed, Jason I was pleased to visit Botanic garden.

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  12. It would feel nice to be in a conservatory just now!

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    1. When the winter is outside the window, it's nice to see greenness and blooming, Alain. You're right!

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  13. Oh my, what a gorgeous place! These pictures are wonderful! So, is an orchid an Epiphyte or is it parasitic? I had not heard of Epiphytes before. I am in Alaska, and some of these plants I've never seen.

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    1. I have a few friends who grow orchids well (indoors), and I think they are such beautiful flowers to have during a long winter!

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    2. Mary Anne, orchids are Epiphyte but not parasitic. Therefore we grow them in plastic transparent pots without soil but in tree bark. I'm in Northern area too and love watching tropic plants.
      Thank for stopping by!

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  14. I love conservatories and all the green freshness in them, especially in wintertime. All these exotic blooms and foliage give such a relief from anxiety of short and dark days of winter. We will have our annual Orchid Show coming up next weekend in Tallinn Botanic Garden and I just can't wait! :)

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    1. Great, Tistou, I'd like to visit this show as well. I'll learn about it and how to get there. I hope I am able to come.

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  15. Hello Nadezda
    I love to visit the Botanical Gardens.
    You can get to know many wonderful plants.
    My heart rejoices tuch all the blooming flowers.
    Greetings.

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    1. I do love Botanic gardens as well, Lucja!

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  16. Oh, I absolutely adore brugmansias, have seen them at Kew and on other people’s blogs but never tried any myself as I don’t have a greenhouse. The botanic garden looks wonderful, thanks for the photos and the video, I enjoyed that :-)

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    1. It was the first time I saw brugmansia, Helene. It's very unusual, I can't dare to have it indoors, think brugmansia needs special condition to grow.

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  17. It is always fun to see such interesting plants, especially since they are all ones that I couldn't grow here. Your photos make me want to visit a conservatory right now--a great way to escape winter's chill!

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    1. It's true, Rose! A wonderful way to turn up in tropic garden.

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  18. Wonderful plants and wonderful pictures of plants.
    I would love to go there with you and we could drown in the perfumes and the colours of these lush greenhouses.

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    1. How romantic, Friko! Unfortunately not all flowers have scent.But we could walk in warm and hot climate in halls!

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  19. здравствуйте dear Nadezda. Such warm memories of summer are very sweet at this time of year! Thank you for another great tour!

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