Category: Beginners

Master Planning

Author is Ken Slump, posted 8 months ago How to Make Your Collection Work for You ASSEMBLING A QUALITY ORCHID collection can require strategy and discipline. It is easy to succumb to the temptation to purchase every pretty plant that... Read More

Let the Buyer Beware

Author is Ken Slump, posted 8 months ago Savvy Shoppers Check a Plant Top to Bottom Before Making a Purchase A QUALITY ORCHID COLLECTION starts with healthy plants, but purchasing such plants is not always as easy as it might seem. W... Read More

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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