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Vacation is over, back to Orchid duty! – Updates, good & bad news

And I am back from my vacation and ready to start a new chapter in the orchid greenhouse! ▼▼▼More info bellow!▼▼▼ Today we take a quick look around and see how the orchids fared while I was gone. There was no one to water them, but the air conditioner was supervised and it did work […]

Curious things Orchids do #2 Beginner’s Edition – Climbers, descender, root behavior

Today we take a look at some things orchids do, unlike all the other house plants we might grow! ▼▼▼More info bellow!▼▼▼ Today we focus on some common things orchids do which, inevitably, you will probably see within the first year of orchid growing. However for beginners with orchids they can still be slightly odd! […]

Attempting to save Mule Ear Oncidium Orchid from black rot

Today we take a look at an orchid I received recently, which is in great need of attention! ▼▼▼More info bellow!▼▼▼ Black rot is one of the fastest and worst ailments orchids can suffer. Their tissue is infected by a fungal disease, which makes its way to the various other structure from one day to […]

Orchids with funny names – What were they thinking??

Today we leave the personal orchid collection for a bit and take a look at what the world has to offer in terms of orchids. Including the ones with funny names! ▼▼▼More info bellow!▼▼▼ Orchid naming can be very fun and it is certainly a privilege to go down in history using a name everyone […]

A neighbor’s 25-year-old Dendrobium + update

Both of these are in full sun; western exposure.. UPDATE: On 1 May, 2016, while driving past this house, I saw ALL THE CANES cut away from the plant on the second tree by the previous owner. I asked the new owner if he had any plans to keep the portion still mounted on the […]

Transferring a plant to basket culture

Some plants and genera just don’t do well in pots. Here is a proven method that I use for basket culture. The nice thing about this is that by altering the amount of sphagnum moss you can control how much moisture the plant receives. A minor note – I did say the name wrong for […]

Orchids – Epilaeliocattleya Golden Sunburst

From a divison in January, 2014, of a rather compact plant. Started to fully open Friday. Will remove from pot when finished and mount into a wooden basket; bareroot… 🙂