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Here I would love to share with you our travels and adventures as international mushroom consultants. MEMOIRS about husband Pieter Vedder, who was a SCIENTIFIC PIONEER in Mushroom Cultivation Education. His practical handbook is in 8 languages and is called the MUSHROOM BIBLE: https://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2020/08/modern-mushroom-growing-2020-harvesting.html

Monday, September 10, 2012

{Our Phalaenopsis Orchid}

After you have seen how orchids did grow in Indonesia, under optimum conditions outdoors on our tropical patio, now I like to show you our Phalaenopsis Orchid that resides in the Veranda. Will also show you our Veranda soon...
A beautiful white one and such huge flowers. They bloom for months at a time!
With my hand for comparison...
Beautiful blooms.
At one time we had 17 orchids but we lost them while doing consulting work. 
The person taking care of them, had drowned all...
Since than we have not invested into that many again.
Husband Pieter's hand with the blooms...
Do you own some Phalaenopsis orchids too?

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26 comments:

  1. Dearest Mariette,
    Simple Gorgeous♡♡♡ And beautiful pictures, my friend☆☆☆ We sure need the space like you said your veranda. I wish I had!!! I really amlooking forward to seeing your marvelous veranda decorated with orchid, from your dear orchid p;)
    Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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  2. Dearest Mariette
    So beautiful and big flower ! The orchid is so sensitive ! It needs many care . I am looking forward for your veranda !
    Have a nice week !
    Olympia

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  3. Liebe Mariette,

    BEWUNDERNSWERT!

    Sonnige Grüße

    Elisabeth

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  4. Wowwwww...wat een grote bloemen !!....erg mooi hoor!!...liefs fijne week ...xxx...

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  5. Dearst Mariette,
    those Orchid flowers are georgeous!
    You really must have green thumbs ! ;O)
    Ich wünsch Dir einen guten Start in die neue Woche!
    ♥ Allerliebste Grüße Claudia ♥

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  6. Cara Mariette,
    buongiono!!
    Bellessime le tue Orchidee,sono tra le specie floricole,le più vecchie risalendo a circa 65 milioni di anni fà!!
    Un abbraccio cara amica,i tuoi post sono sempre stupendi!!
    Sabry!!

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  7. Dearest Mariette
    Your husbands Pieter's hand with the blooms.
    Yes the person taken care The orchid is so beautiful.
    Hugs and love to you always!
    Michiko

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  8. Oooooh, was für TRAUMHAFTE Riesenblüten, liebe Mariette!!!!!!
    Wunderschön!
    Ganz liebe Rostrosengrüße!
    Traude

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  9. What a beautiful flower. You bring such joy by focusing on the small things. Georgia O'Keefe spoke often about how we don't pay attention to the smallness of a flower ...one reason why she painted them big.
    Enjoy the day.....*s*

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  10. wowwwww, This is beautiful!!I love orchid very much. I used to have a big one given from friend but I am NOT very good at taking care of plant:P....but I love this. I heard some of them are super expensive ...in china:))

    have a great week dear:)

    EDGYMIX-TRAVEL FOR FASHION

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  11. Ik ben ook gek op deze orchidee........en ja, ik heb er ook zo een.
    De bloemen van deze orchidee worden zo mooi groot, echt prachtig !!!
    Liefs Bianca xx

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  12. Complimenti Mariette, sei bravissima a prenderti cura delle tue stupende orchidee. Io non ci sono mai riuscita e alla fine.... ho rinunciato del tutto. Ma sono splendide davvero.
    Un bacio

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  13. Prachtig hoor Mariette, die orchidee van jullie!
    Ik heb er al vaker eentje gehad, maar meestal komen de bloemen niet meer terug, ook al "verwaarloos" ik hem dan en staat hij op de koele slaapkamer...jammer!
    Fijne dag nog!
    Nicole

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    1. Vermoedelijk is je slaapkamer níet licht genoeg. Lees ook het antwoord wat ik aan Karen schreef, hier beneden...

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  14. Wat een mooie orchidee heb je staan Mariette! Prachtig die grote witte bloemen.

    Ik wens je een fijne dag toe!

    Liefs van Madelief x

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  15. Beautiful and your flowers are much larger than mine *smile*.

    Hugs

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  16. Liebe Mariette,
    ich kann mich nur anschließen, diese Blüten sind prächtig. Ich habe selbst keine Orchideen. Sie erfordern zu viel Aufmerksamkeit.
    Schöne Grüße, Johanna

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  17. Mariette queste orchidee sono stupende!Bellissime bianche!Baci,Rosetta

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  18. These are beautiful orchids, Mariette! I have never tried to grow them, do you have growing tips? I have recieved them for gifts, but have never had them bloom again, even though I kept the plant alive. I am glad that you told us that the second hand was Pieter's as I thought, 'oh, my, Mariette has a hairy arm!' Ha ha, a little laugh for you! Of course you have a lovely arm! Hope your week is lovely. xx

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    1. Dearest Karen,

      Let the roots dry up and in about two or three weeks soak them. NEVER cut off the remaining stems after blooming. Give them full light.
      They should reward you when treated that way!

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  19. Hoi lieve Mariette,

    Je moet wel hele ''groene vingers'' hebben om zulke prachtig orchideeën te kweken.

    Ik vind het een prachtige plant maar kan ze moeilijk goed houden op mijn vensterbanken.
    Mijn schoonouders hadden ook altijd heel de vensterbanken vol staan en elk jaar werden zij beloond met veel bloemen.

    43 jaar geleden had ik orchideeën in mijn bruidsboeket wat ik nog steeds bewaard heb,het was in een tijd dat ze nog niet bij elke bloemist in de winkel te koop waren en moesten daarom speciaal besteld worden.
    als je deze post kan bekijken zie je een foto van die mooie dag uit ons leven.
    http://hoorndesovervloeds.blogspot.nl/search/label/Waar%20blijft%20de%20tijd

    Geniet van je exotische bloemenpracht en lieve groeten!!
    Ger

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  20. Beautiful orchid! I had phalaenopsis once but my mother in low watered it too much while we were away...Hugs, Jagoda

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  21. Prachtige bloem zeg! Ja heel bijzonder mooi.

    Groetjes Janny

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  22. What amazing, beautiful orchids!! They are very big, too!
    In my home back in Japan, we had orchid at our entrance but I think their flower was smaller. They came in pink and white, and they were very pretty.
    I enjoyed seeing your orchids! Have a wonderful week, Mariette!

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  23. Dear Mariette,
    Your orchids are gorgeous. Yes I have two like this one and love them. Right now mine have no blooms, but growing nicely to form new leaves and getting large. They do not require much water, about once every 2 weeks. So sorry to hear your large collection were drowned. Looking forward to viewing your Veranda. Thank you for sharing your pretties blooms.
    Have a wonderful week.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

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