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The Orchids of Summer

Author is Ken Slump, posted about 2 months ago Searching for Hybrids and Species that Flower During the Summertime ORCHIDS, PARTICULARLY THE naturally occurring species, are generally seasonally blooming plants. With judicious selection, i... Read More

The Name Game

Author is Ken Slump, posted about 2 months ago Getting a Handle on Latin Nomenclature in the Orchid World FOR MANY, ONE OF SCIENCE’S major frustrations is the Latin binomial system that has been adopted for the naming of plants, animals an... Read More

The Art of Culling

Author is Ken Slump, posted about 2 months ago Improving Your Collection Through the Careful Process of Elimination SOME GROWERS PREFER ORCHID flowers as large and gaudy as possible, while others concentrate on those with blossoms so tiny ... Read More

Support Your Local Orchids (Species)

Author is Ken Slump, posted about 2 months ago Exploring for Orchids in Their Native Haunts THERE IS NO QUESTION THAT THE family Orchidaceae has achieved its greatest diversity and boldest expression in the tropical and subtropical regions... Read More

Staking Orchid Flowers

Author is Ken Slump, posted about 2 months ago Materials and Techniques for Proper Presentation of Orchids in Bloom  JUDICIOUS STAKING OF ORCHID flowers can greatly enhance their presentation and consequently their appreciation by viewers.... Read More

Smart Pest Prevention

Author is Ken Slump, posted about 2 months ago Common-Sense Pest Management Ideas You Can Use THESE PARAGRAPHS ARE NOT ABOUT which remedy to use for various pests and diseases. Those decisions depend on many factors, including your orchid-... Read More

Small Wonders

Author is Ken Slump, posted about 2 months ago Tempting Choices to Grow Where Space is Limited MANY POPULAR ORCHID SPECIES and their hybrids eventually grow to become sizeable plants. While a specimen-size standard cattleya or angraecum in... Read More

Showstoppers (Orchid Shows)

Author is Ken Slump, posted about 2 months ago Energizing an Orchid Show with User-Friendly Touches THERE IS MUCH TO BE LEARNED from helping to organize and put on an orchid show, but perhaps as much or more may be gleaned from attending o... Read More

Predictions from the Medium (Potting)

Author is Ken Slump, posted about 2 months ago Ingredients to Use when Making a Potting Mix for Orchids EPIPHYTIC ORCHIDS GENERALLY need a coarse, open, well-drained growing medium that is somewhat, yet not too, moisture retentive. Over th... Read More

Out of Africa

Author is Ken Slump, posted about 2 months ago Orchid Riches from a Continent Where Almost Every Type of Climate is Represented “I KNOW, IT IS ANOTHER STARRY white flower with a spur,” commented a friend who sensed me stifling a yawn after... Read More

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