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Beginners Start Here

Author is Ken Slump, posted 21 days ago A 12-Step Plan for Becoming a Successful Orchid Grower IF YOU ARE NEW TO THE ORCHID hobby and perhaps feel you are not enjoying the success with your plants that you had hoped for, read throug... Read More

Across the Centuries (Part 2)

Author is Ken Slump, posted 21 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 21 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

A Special Lady

Author is Ken Slump, posted 21 days 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

Tools of the Trade

Author is Ken Slump, posted 21 days ago Gearing Up with Two Gadgets to Grow Better Orchids THERE SEEM TO BE FEW HORTICULTURAL pursuits that have more available paraphernalia than orchid growing. The need or practicality of much of t... Read More

Twisted Sisters

Author is Ken Slump, posted 21 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

To the Point

Author is Ken Slump, posted 21 days ago Terete-Leaved Orchids are Candidates for Bright Light ORCHIDS WITH THIN, TAPERING, pencil-shaped leaves that are rounded in cross section have what botanists term terete leaves. This rather un... Read More

Thermal Dynamics

Author is Ken Slump, posted 21 days ago The Influence of Temperature Requirements Among Orchids THE MAJORITY OF ORCHIDS THAT hobbyists grow have direct or ancestral origins in tropical climates. While most regard any frost-free clim... Read More

The “V” Word

Author is Ken Slump, posted 21 days ago A Troubling Problem for Orchids Growers THERE IS PROBABLY NO OTHER word that elicits more confusion and fear among experienced orchid growers than virus.  There seems to be no lack of exper... Read More

The Catt House

Author is Ken Slump, posted 21 days ago Cattleyas Set the standard by Which Other Genera Can Be Grown IN ORCHID LITERATURE AND discussions, it is common to read or hear references to “typical orchid conditions” or “basic orchid cult... Read More

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