This is a genus of easy to grow terrestrials and two of them flower just in time for Christmas for me. Hope you enjoy this and warm holiday wishes to everyone!
Mounting orchids can seem intimidating but it doesn’t have to be. Here is a demonstration of mounting a Tolumnia. This and other orchids actually do much better mounted than in a pot. Just be sure that you can provide adequate humidity.
There isn’t quite as much in bloom this month. As we move into summer more and more of the plants are concentrating on vegetative growth. Still, there are a good number of Encyclias making their appearance helping to make June a rewarding month in the greenhouse.
When I was first asked to do this video I wondered why anyone would need a repotting video on Cattleyas. There are enough of them out there on other sites. After thinking about it I came to a conclusion that something just a bit different was called for. So this video makes an attempt to […]
Many orchids need to dry quickly between waterings. These include rupicolous Laelias as well as many Dendrobiums and Encyclia species. Here I show the method that works for me. Using good quality bark is one of the key components of this.
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 […]
Well, the title says it all. You get to spend 20 minutes with an old fart while he plays with a piece of wood and some wire. Seriously, mounting orchids can be a daunting process. Here I hope to show you what you need and how to do it. ***Very Important*** Make sure the plant […]