Category: Curiosity

Green Without Envy

Author is Ken Slump, posted about 2 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 about 2 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

Gifts for the Orchid Lover

Author is Ken Slump, posted about 2 months ago Wrap Up Your Shopping Early, Then Enjoy the Holidays Yourself THE HOLIDAY SEASON OFFERS many opportunities to share the joy of orchids with your friends and orchid-growing buddies, and there i... 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

Across the Centuries (Part 2)

Author is Ken Slump, posted 5 months 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 5 months 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

A Special Lady (Mickey Carmichael)

Author is Ken Slump, posted 5 months ago The Influence of a Raffle-Table Orchid Plant IN THE ORCHID WORLD, THERE are as many fascinating people as there are orchids, and this is a brief story about one of each. Mickey Carmichael, ... Read More

Twisted Sisters

Author is Ken Slump, posted 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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

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