About Me

Welcome to Orchid Journey, a blog about growing orchids outside all year in suburban Sydney, Australia. My name is Harley and this is about my journey growing and collecting orchids of all types.

I picked up the orchid bug in January 2013. However, it really started almost a year earlier when my wife brought home a Dendrobium kingianum. We tried growing it in plain soil, in a pot with poor drainage, outside unprotected from winter frosts and summer sun. It should have died. If it was any other type of orchid I’m sure it would have. While I was researching how to look after this orchid, I discovered there are over 30,000 species orchids and 100,000 different hybrids and became particularly fascinated in trying some other types of orchids. I was and still am amazed at the range and diversity of the Orchidaceae family. This site is a diary of my orchid growing with images and details of the plants in my collection.

For me it’s an ongoing learning how to grow these exotic plants. If you have any comments especially constructive comments, by all means please leave a comment. I hope the information here inspires you to take the same interest in your own plants. If you don’t have any plants, why not give it a try?

Note that all images are my own and are copyright, please do not copy or use without my permission.

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