Category: Curiosity

Across the Centuries (Part 2)

Author is Ken Slump, posted 25 days ago After Rising in Popularity in Great Britain, Orchid Passion Arrives in the United States AS NOTED IN PART ONE OF THIS article in the November 2007 issue of Orchids (pages 820–823), a few orchi... Read More

Across the Centuries (Part 1)

Author is Ken Slump, posted 25 days ago The Story of Orchids Parallels Much of the General History of Recent Times PERHAPS FEW OF THOSE WHO pause to admire a flowering orchid in the produce section of their favorite supermarket or i... Read More

Twisted Sisters

Author is Ken Slump, posted 26 days ago Orchids with Extraordinary Petals ONE OF THE THINGS THAT MOST orchid growers learn to appreciate quickly is the family’s seemingly endless diversity. I, like most, enjoy many kinds of orchids,... Read More

Shooting Stars and Everlastings

Author is Ken Slump, posted 26 days ago Orchids Offer a Range of Flower Longevity It is interesting to consider how long any flower should or could last if it is not cut from the plant. Certainly the stems, roots and foliage of most... Read More

Recognizing Excellence

Author is Ken Slump, posted 26 days ago Details in the Flowers Can Indicate Award Winners THERE COMES A DAY WHEN EVERY orchid novice realizes that all orchid flowers are not created equal. Yet it is fair for the beginner to ask what... Read More

Popular Acclaim

Author is Ken Slump, posted 26 days ago 11 Orchids Often Recognized by AOS Judges FOR SEVERAL DECADES, AMERICAN Orchid Society judges have operated with a consistent judging system for evaluating and recognizing orchid excellence. E... Read More

Pollinating The Orchid Flowers

Author is Anu Dharmani, posted over 2 years ago Orchids can be propagated through various means, one of which is by pollination. Though it is the most tedious method of propagation, still the orchids produced through this method are more capable... Read More

Using Orchids as Medicine

Author is Anu Dharmani, posted over 2 years ago Though we all admire orchids for their beauty, but there is more to them then that. For centuries they have been used by locals/tribals as a source of medicine. Many ancient societies have literatu... Read More

Ten Unique And Mysterious Orchids

Author is Anu Dharmani, posted over 3 years ago Beautiful flowers are the orchids' main attraction. The orchids flowers are very unique in their structure and have a myriad of colours. Though, the floral structure of orchid flowers does follow a... Read More

Orchids with Attractive Foliage

Author is Anu Dharmani, posted about 4 years ago Uniqueness is the forte of orchid flowers, which is why orchids are world famous. But let me tell you that orchids have assets other than their flowers.  Some of them have specialised aerial roo... Read More


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