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Thermal Dynamics

Author is Ken Slump, posted 11 months 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 (Viruses)

Author is Ken Slump, posted 11 months 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 11 months 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

Shopping List

Author is Ken Slump, posted 11 months ago What to Look for When Buying an Orchid Plant HERE IS A LIST OF A FEW THINGS you should look for next time you start out to purchase an orchid plant: Foliage should be firm, not wrinkled ... Read More

Shooting Stars and Everlastings

Author is Ken Slump, posted 11 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

Seeing the Light

Author is Ken Slump, posted 11 months ago Indoors or Outside, Proper Exposure Coaxes Orchids to Flower LIGHT DRIVES THE PHOTOSYNTHETIC process in plants, transforming nutrients into food they use to grow and flower. It is perhaps the ... Read More

Recognizing Excellence

Author is Ken Slump, posted 11 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

Reading the Leaves

Author is Ken Slump, posted 11 months ago Examining Plants Closely Offers a Clue to Health ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT habits that an orchid grower can develop is the practice of regular and careful observation of his or her plants. Eac... Read More

Popular Acclaim

Author is Ken Slump, posted 11 months ago 11 Orchids Often Recognized by AOS Judges FOR SEVERAL DECADES, AMERICAN Orchid Society judges have operated with a consistent judging system for evaluating and recognizing orchid excellence. E... Read More

Performance Anxiety

Author is Ken Slump, posted 11 months ago Determining What your Orchids Need to do Their Best WHEN YOU HAVE NURTURED FOR months an orchid plant that has previously bloomed, it is disappointing when a new growth fails to flower. The ma... Read More

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