BEGINNERS: Program for Success

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by Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler)

Originally published in The Orchid Doctor in 1980 and 1988

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Four "musts" are: 1. Join a society. 2.Subscribe to a leading orchid magazine. 3.Purchase as many books as possible. 4. Visit as many nurseries as possible. OR86-161
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BEGINNERS: Best Plants for South Florida In South Florida the first choices would be vandas, cattleyas, ascocendas and dendrobiums (evergreen or cane types) and secondly would be oncidiums (particularly equitants) and phalaenopsis. F84-147 0
BEGINNERS: Best Species In a cool area: Laelia anceps, L. gouldiana, L. harpophylla, Rossioglossum grande, Coelogyne cristata, C. flaccida, C. ochracea; for the warm area: Phalaenopsis schilleriana, P. stuartiana, P. lindenii, P. equestris. OR86-61 0
BEGINNERS: Orchids to Avoid Avoid Odontoglossum grande, Cycnoches chlorochilon, Brassavola digbyana, cool-species cattleyas and laelias, cool dendrobiums, masdevallias, vandas, most epidendrums, Sophronitis coccinea, vanillas, lycastes, sobralias, zygopetalums, huntleyas, coelogynes, anoectochilus. OD68-300 0

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