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Lessons from the Rainforest

Author is Ken Slump, posted 3 months ago Native Habitats Contain Clues to Cultural Needs for Orchids THE MAJOR PARTS OF SEVERAL continents that lie between the tropics of Cancer and Capricorn make up the tropics, an important portion... Read More

Just Peachy

Author is Ken Slump, posted 3 months ago Art-Shade Flowers Decorate Hybrids in Several Genera SOME KINDS OF PLANTS PRODUCE blossoms that span a rather narrow range of the color spectrum. Happily, orchid flowers are found in almost ev... Read More

Judgment Day

Author is Ken Slump, posted 3 months ago Recognizing Excellence in Orchids MOST OF US REMEMBER THE FIRST orchid we brought into flower and, at that time, it probably seemed to be the most beautiful blossom we had ever seen. Yet, as o... Read More

Join the Mounties

Author is Ken Slump, posted 3 months ago Mimicking How Some Orchids Grow in Nature Leads to Spectacular Results It is safe to say that the majority of orchid hobbyists, myself included, came to the world of orchids after success in o... Read More

Hybrid Hype

Author is Ken Slump, posted 3 months ago Searching for Colorful Choices from Thousands of Possibilities THE FIRST ORCHID HYBRID WAS artificially pollinated in 1852. John Dominy, foreman at the English orchid firm of Veitch and Sons, ... Read More

Having the Blues

Author is Ken Slump, posted 3 months ago Searching for Orchids with Flowers Offering this Coveted Hue OF ALL THE RAINBOW’S COLORS, blue is perhaps the least represented in the plant world. If you think about it, flowers of a true blu... Read More

Haunting Orchids

Author is Ken Slump, posted 3 months ago Form Conspires with Color To Impart Intrigue to Orchid Flowers WHILE MANY TYPES OF ORCHIDS are appreciated for cheerfully full round flower shapes, some orchid blossoms express the opposite po... Read More

Grown-Up Orchids

Author is Ken Slump, posted 3 months ago Beginning with Mature Plants Offers Advantages IT’S IRONIC THAT MOST OF US acquire our orchid plants at an immature stage, often waiting patiently for years for that first flower. Once they re... Read More

Green Without Envy

Author is Ken Slump, posted 3 months ago Myriad Interpretations on a Single theme WHILE GREEN MAY NOT BE A common flower color, it occurs on both wild and cultivated plants. Long before my interest in orchids began, I wondered why ga... Read More

Good News (Soc. Newsletters)

Author is Ken Slump, posted 3 months ago Society Newsletters Gear Up to Deliver the Scoop in a Timely Fashion MY NOMINEE FOR THE HARDEST working member of any successful orchid society is not the show chair, or the program chair or e... Read More

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