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Buying Mature Plants

Author is Ken Slump, posted 9 months ago Making a Case for Investing in Plants with Immediate Rewards GROWING ORCHIDS IS DIFFERENT from such short-term horticultural pursuits as vegetable gardening and the culture of flowering annual... Read More

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

Author is Ken Slump, posted 9 months ago Tackling the Big Job of Dividing Overgrown Orchids Has Its Rewards SOONER OR LATER, ALL SUCCESSFUL orchid growers will be faced with the task of dividing a thriving plant that, for various rea... Read More

Dendrobium Norma Jackson

Author is Susan Erwin, posted 9 months ago Sorry, my Grandmother was Norma Jackson ! My mother, Zelda Erwin, created the "Norma Jackson Dendrobium" I have the papers to prove it ! Debbie Erwin Miami, Fl 6300 Sw 116 street ... Read More

Beginners Start Here

Author is Ken Slump, posted 11 months 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 11 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 11 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 11 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

Tools of the Trade

Author is Ken Slump, posted 11 months 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 11 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

To the Point

Author is Ken Slump, posted 11 months 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


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