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The Name Game

Author is Ken Slump, posted over 1 year 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 over 1 year 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 over 1 year 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 over 1 year 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 over 1 year 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 over 1 year 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 over 1 year 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 over 1 year 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 over 1 year 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

Orderly Orchids (Sequential Bloomers)

Posted by Sys Admin over 1 year ago Sequentially Flowering Species and Hybrids Extend the Blooming Season IF YOU ARE LIKE MOST OF US AND want to have some orchids flowering at all times, the orchid species and hybrids with a seq... Read More

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