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Grown-Up Orchids

Author is Ken Slump, posted 8 months ago Beginning with Mature Plants Offers Advantages IT’S IRONIC THAT MOST OF US acquire our orchid plants at an immature stage, often waiting patiently for years for that first flower. Once they re... Read More

Green Without Envy

Author is Ken Slump, posted 8 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 8 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

Good Grooming

Author is Ken Slump, posted 8 months ago How to Make Your Orchids Look Their Best BEFORE YOU PACK UP YOUR flowering orchids and head off to your orchid society’s show table or AOS judging center, or to enter the nearest orchid show, ... Read More

Go Wild (Orchid Species)

Author is Ken Slump, posted 9 months ago 13 Orchid Species You Can Grow ORCHID SPECIES FREQUENTLY have the undeserved reputation of being difficult-to-cultivate prima donnas with ordinary flowers. If you share that philosophy, here i... Read More

Gifts for the Orchid Lover

Author is Ken Slump, posted 9 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 9 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

Food for Thought (Fertilizing)

Author is Ken Slump, posted 9 months ago Hobbyists Often Tailor Fertilizer Needs to Their Orchid Collections THE WHAT, WHEN AND HOW OF orchid fertilizing provides constant discussion among orchid growers. For many, there seems to be ... Read More

Easy Orchids

Author is Ken Slump, posted 9 months ago Suggestions for Choosing Plants Requiring Minimal Care THIS SEEMS LIKE AN IDEAL TOPIC for an article. Many of us want to enjoy orchid flowers with a minimum of fuss and I have found that most ... Read More

Containing Your Enthusiasm

Author is Ken Slump, posted 9 months ago Providing for the Requirements of Plant Root Systems IF YOU THINK ABOUT IT, THERE IS little that is more foreign to an epiphyte than life in a flowerpot. Epiphytic orchids, in particular, are ... Read More

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