Thursday, January 17, 2013

Orchids // storczyki

My mom has a collection of flowers of orchid genus, majority of them moth orchids. They flower one by one all year round. Now in the winter time, they feast one's eye on their beauty. 
Here are some of them which are flowering now: 



This one is growing wild in boggy meadows in Poland.




I have only one type of orchids, and it's not a moth orchid :)
It's either a heath spotted orchid (dactylorhiza maculata; kukułka plamista) or
a common marsh orchid (dactylorhiza majalis; kukułka szerokolistna) - I'm not sure yet. I spotted it on the lot next to us, and the lot was getting prepared for building a house there; all flora was destined to be razed to the ground. So I took an opportunity and replanted a few orchids to our garden :)

23 comments:

  1. Orchids have become very popular here in the UK recently - they are available in many of our supermarkets now. We used to think they would only grow in tropical climates, but evidently this is not true.
    I'm looking forward to reading some blogposts from you about Polish / Slavic food!

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  2. Mark, thank you for visiting my blog. I'll certainly write something about food in the nearest future :)

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  3. Witam. Miło mi, że mnie znalazłaś :) i nie muszę używać tłumacza, bo jesteś z Polski. Ja też uwielbiam storczyki, mam ich kilka w domu. Jak masz ochotę je zobaczyć, to zajrzyj do mojego postu:
    http://giga-wszystkooogrodnictwie.blogspot.com/2012/11/na-dworze-i-w-domu.html
    Dzikie storczyki widziałam w Bieszczadach, są śliczne. Pozdrawiam .

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    1. Dziękuję za linka, piękne zamieściłaś storczyki :) Pozdrawiam serdecznie.

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  4. Hi,

    The orchids are so gorgeous! The last one is extraordinary, never seen this kind before.

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    1. Thank you! The first time I saw it, I couldn't believe my eyes. It looked both wonderful and lonely amid grasses. Thank you for visiting! Greetings from Poland!

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  5. I love orchid. I have about 200 pots of it, i really love your ground orchid. How i wish i can grow it in the tropic:-) Greetings from Malaysia.

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    1. 200 pots? That's really a lot! Show the photos of your orchids on the blog some day :)

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  6. I am still waiting for my reluctant orchid to flower!

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    1. Sue, do you mean a garden orchid or a houseplant orchid?

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  7. Dziękuję za wizytę u mnie :)
    Właśnie się przymierzam do zakupu storczyka do domu (np. taki jak na 3 zdjęciu od góry). Tylko nie wiem nic na temat ich pielęgnacji...
    Pozdrawiam ;)

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    1. Storczyk to piękny zakup na lata :) i kwitnie prawie non stop z małymi przerwami na odpoczynek. Odradzam tylko te niebieskie np. z Leroy Merlin, bo podobno są 'farbowane' i przy następnym kwtitnieniu są białe. Dziękuję za wizytę :)

      Orchid is a great buy for years and it flowers all year round. I advise you against buying blue orchids from markets such as Leroy Merlin. They're dyed somehow and in second flowering they turn out to be white. Thanks for visiting :)

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  8. Very cool blog. Interesting posts. ;)
    Nice atmosphere guests with you here on the blog. ;]
    Yours. Have a nice day. !

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  9. Dziękuję za wizytę :) Zajrzę i do Ciebie. Pozdrawiam serdecznie!

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  10. Hi..thanks for visit my blog and drop your comment there...I,m following U and if U don't mind,follow me back...

    Nice blog and I like orchids very much...

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    1. Thank you! Of course I don't mind to follow your blog, it's always fun to have a lot of friends!

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  11. Your mother's Orchids are simply beautiful. I particularly love the white one, but then I do love white flowers. I think it's wonderful that you managed to 'rescue' some of the wild Orchids and planted them in the safe haven of your own garden. Well done. They are so lovely.

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    1. I'm afraid that on that lot there could have been more orchids, but the grass was too tall and I didn't see all of them. Unfortunately all that place was treated with 'roundup' (glyphosate herbicide) and all green things on that lot died.
      Thanks for visiting and following my blog :) Greetings from snowy Poland!

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  12. Jestem. Pięknie tu.
    Pozdrowienia!

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    1. Bardzo się cieszę, że wstąpiłaś :) Pozdrawiam serdecznie!

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