Category: Curiosity

Orchid Companions (Bromeliads)

Author is Ken Slump, posted about 2 months ago Bromeliads Make Good Plants to Grow with your Orchids MY ZEAL FOR ORCHIDS DEVELOPED from a general interest in tropical plants that was rekindled some years ago as I began seeking plants for a... Read More

My Orchid-Show Box

Author is Ken Slump, posted about 2 months ago A Convenient Way to Transport Display Supplies to the Show I KEEP SUPPLIES THAT ARE USEFUL for preparing my exhibits at orchid shows together in a cardboard box. But before I list those items,... Read More

Monstrous Orchids (Peloric)

Author is Ken Slump, posted about 2 months ago Love Them or Hate Them, Peloric orchid Flowers Grab Attention ORCHID FLOWERS COME IN A remarkable variety of shapes, sizes and colors. Among these variations are some that are called “peloric,... 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

Just Peachy

Author is Ken Slump, posted about 2 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 about 2 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 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

Hybrid Hype

Author is Ken Slump, posted about 2 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 about 2 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 about 2 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

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