Category: Culture

Lessons from the Roots

Author is Ken Slump, posted about 2 months ago Plants Offer Clues to Their Repotting Needs AT REPOTTING TIME, ORCHID growers can learn much from their plants that can help them evaluate the success or failure of their growing techniques. C... Read More

Lessons from the Rainforest

Author is Ken Slump, posted about 2 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

Join the Mounties

Author is Ken Slump, posted about 2 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

Grown-Up Orchids

Author is Ken Slump, posted about 2 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

Good Grooming

Author is Ken Slump, posted about 2 months ago How to Make Your Orchids Look Their Best BEFORE YOU PACK UP YOUR flowering orchids and head off to your orchid society’s show table or AOS judging center, or to enter the nearest orchid show, ... Read More

Garden Variety Orchids

Author is Ken Slump, posted about 2 months ago Selections for Growing Outdoors in Tropical and Temperate Regions WHILE MOST OF US CULTIVATE OUR tropical orchids in some sort of protected environment, in many parts of the country there are ... Read More

Food for Thought (Fertilizing)

Author is Ken Slump, posted about 2 months ago Hobbyists Often Tailor Fertilizer Needs to Their Orchid Collections THE WHAT, WHEN AND HOW OF orchid fertilizing provides constant discussion among orchid growers. For many, there seems to be ... Read More

Easy Orchids

Author is Ken Slump, posted about 2 months ago Suggestions for Choosing Plants Requiring Minimal Care THIS SEEMS LIKE AN IDEAL TOPIC for an article. Many of us want to enjoy orchid flowers with a minimum of fuss and I have found that most ... Read More

Containing Your Enthusiasm

Author is Ken Slump, posted about 2 months ago Providing for the Requirements of Plant Root Systems IF YOU THINK ABOUT IT, THERE IS little that is more foreign to an epiphyte than life in a flowerpot. Epiphytic orchids, in particular, are ... Read More

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

Author is Ken Slump, posted about 2 months ago Tackling the Big Job of Dividing Overgrown Orchids Has Its Rewards SOONER OR LATER, ALL SUCCESSFUL orchid growers will be faced with the task of dividing a thriving plant that, for various rea... Read More

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