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Links to articles and information for beginning orchid growers.

2006 New Year's Resolutions star
Orchid growing resolutions for 2006 for all of us to think about.

Art Shade Orchids star
Art shade orchids are those specially bred for colors in yellow, pink, orange and many cominations.

Beginner Orchid Supplies star
What supplies does a new grower need keep orchids happy and growing?

Beginner Orchids star
A guide to some of the easiest and most popular orchids for beginning orchid enthuiasts.

Build a Species Collection star
Some thoughts and recommendations on expanding your collection to include species orchids.

Buy Flowering Sized Orchids star
If you are a fairly new grower, consider paying more for blooming size plants rather than the less expensive seedlings or near blooming size orchids.

Buying Orchids on Sale star
Start your orchid hobby with cheap plants and work your way up to the more expensive plants. No need to over spend when you just picked up the hobby.

Buying Orchids on the Internet star
Buying orchids on the internet can give you access to some of the best products available.

Crows - Friends or Foes of Orchids star
Are crows foes or friends of orchids? I found them to be the pests of worst kind, being the most difficult to get rid off!

Decorating with Orchids star
You can use orchids to make a dramatic display for your large room or to showcase the simplicity and elegance of your style.

Easy to Grow Orchids star
Helps orchid lovers to identify the easy to grow orchids.

Exhibit Your Orchids in the Home star
What should you do to show off your blooming orchids in the home?

Exhibiting Your Orchids star
Common sense advice to those who are interested in showing off their plants at a local show. Where to start and how to set up an exhibit.

Exhibiting Your Orchids -- Before the Show star
Here are some thoughts on what needs to be decided and done prior to taking your orchids to a show.

Exhibiting Your Orchids -- Preparation star
Here´s what you need to know about getting your plants ready for exhibiting either at your orchid society or at an orchid show. It´s a worthwhile experience!

Exhibiting Your Plants star
The first step in learning to show your plants is to start taking them to an orchid society meeting plant table.

Expand Your Orchid Growing Space star
Are you running out of space for your orchids? Here are some suggestions to help you out.

Facts about Orchids star
Orchids, would you like to know what exactly are these plants? Where are they placed in the plant kingdom? What are their morphological features? If yes, then go through the article to jack up your knowledge on basic facts about orchids.

Falling Leaves – Dendrobiums star
Some Dendrobiums lose their leaves in the fall. Figure out if that is why it's happening to you.

Find an Orchid Buddy star
An orchid buddy is a great way to enjoy your hobby more and to learn about growing.

Getting Ready for an Ochid Show star
If you plan to try putting a plant in a spring orchid show, here´s how to start. It´s not too early.

Getting Started with Orchids star
Read my article about choosing your first orchid and how to keep it growing.

Go to an American Orchid Society Orchid Show star
Go to a local orchid show to meet local nursery owners and see beautiful flowering plants.

Growing Orchids for Beginners star
So you want to grow an orchid. Here are some no-nonsense thoughts on what you should really do with that first orchid.

How Does Your Orchid Pollinate? star
What happens after flowers are formed? Pollination in orchids is as fascinating as it is important for their survival.

How to Choose a Healthy Orchid star
Here are some things that you can look for in a plant to help you pick a good healthy orchid.

How to Choose an Orchid star
Choose an orchid which will grow under the conditions you can give it so that both you and the plant are happy.

How to Extract Fragrance from Orchid Flowers star
Orchids produce some very wonderful scents. Learn how to remove these scents from the orchids flowers to make your home more fragrant.

Hurricane Preparedness for Your Orchids star
Here are some thoughts on what to do for your orchids in the face of a hurricane.

Hygrometers, Thermometers and Light Meters star
The most important tools you can have to grow orchids well.

ICU for Your Orchids star
Here is an idea to try to save that favorite orchid that just seems to be dying no matter what you´ve done to save it.

Join an Orchid of the Month Club star
Every beginner should consider seriously joining an “Orchid of the Month” club in order to have blooming orchids all year long.

Leafless Orchids star
Did you know that some orchids grow without leaves? Their roots contain the cells which are normally in leaves to photosynthesize.

Learn Through Your Local Orchid Society star
Visit a local orchid society to learn about orchids that grow well in your area.

Look up the Registered Name of your Orchid star
How to look up the registered name or the parents of your hybrid orchid. This can be done easily online if you know how!

Make Plans to Visit an Orchid Show star
As you think about the coming year, make plans to visit an orchid show near you!

Moving Your Orchids Outdoors star
Do you have a place outdoors that you can put your orchids so they can enjoy a vacation?

Name Tags in Your Orchids star
Don't throw out that name tag, there are important reasons for you to keep them.

Neem Oil Systemic for Orchids star
Neem oil is one of the organic systemics that orchid growers use to keep away any kind of sucking insect.

Orchid Alphabet Soup star
Confused by all those letters after the names on the labels of your orchids? Check this page for a description of the most common American Orchid Society awards.

Orchid Ecology star
You are planning to grow orchids or you already have an orchid in possession: if you want to be a successful grower, first try to understand their natural habitat and have a peep into the natural ecological conditions of orchids.

Orchid Flowering in Nature star
Have you seen orchids growing in wild? Flowering orchids in the tropical forests put up a splash of colour, especially in the dry winter months.

Orchid Growing Regions Around the World star
Where do orchid come from? What is the location of their preferred habitats and regions, also called the orchid hot spots? Do they grow every where or are they restricted to particular areas?

Orchid Life Cycle star
Here are some fascinating facts about orchids and how they grow.

Orchid Name Tags star
What does the information on a name tag mean? Why is it important? Learn how to interpret and understand what is on your orchid's tag.

Orchid Pollinators star
Orchid pollination is a fascinating subject, you will be amazed at some of the species which pollinate the orchids.

Orchid Supplies star
What kind of supplies do you need to start growing orchids?

Orchids - A Brief Introduction star
Orchids are exotic, beautiful and mysterious. But do you really know them? Let me introduce you to the world of Orchids. So that you develop an acquaintance with them first and then go on to become life long friends.

Orchids and Fragrance star
Why scent is important for orchids. Orchids competition now incorporate fragrance into selection of prize winning orchids.

Orchids and Humidity star
The lesson I learnt on the importance of high humidity to orchids.

Orchids Grow Slowly star
Does it seem like your orchids just sit there? Here's an idea that will allow you to learn how your orchids grow and develop.

Orchids with Attractive Foliage star
Orchids are known for their flowers but do you know that even their foliage is quite attractive. Some of these orchids have nicely arranged leaves on the stem as well as beautiful leaves.

Paphiopedilum Orchids star
Paphiopedilums are one of the best orchids to grow indoors since their light requirements are very well suited to most homes.

Plan to Bring in Your Orchids star
Bringing in your orchids in the fall requires planning to make it easier. Here´s what you need to do.

Saprophytic Orchids star
Saprophytic orchids the least talked about orchids. Though some of them produce beautiful flowers, but as they are only visible during flowering season growers find them less attractive.

Segregate Those New Orchids star
One of the most important pieces of advice I have ever been given is to segregate new orchids until you are sure that they do not have unwelcome pests.

Should you buy orchid seed crosses or mericlones? star
Learn what the advantages and disadvantages of seed crosses and mericlones are for the orchid hobbyist.

Size Descriptions in Orchids star
What do the size descriptions on orchids mean?

So you want to try growing an orchid!! star
Here´s some encouraging information if you´ve always wanted to try growing an orchid but were afraid to try.

Terrestrial Orchids star
Terrestrial orchids have the widest spread distribution of all the orchids although they represent only about 25% of the total species.

The Orchid Flower star
The flower of an orchid is what defines a plant as an orchid. Learn more about these fascinating flowers.

The Way Our Orchids Get Their Names star
Orchids have some of the very big names. How do these end up having such unpronounceable names? There are rules governing the naming of the orchids. I have put forth some of the basic ones to make it a little clearer.

Tips For Improving Your Orchid Show Experience star
Is an orchid show coming up in your area? Check this list of suggestions to make your experience more enjoyable.

Tying and Supporting Your Orchids star
In order to display your orchids to their best advantage it´s important to know how to support and tie them properly.

Use Orchid Map™ to Find Orchids star
Orchid Map™ is a new internet website which allows societies and vendors to enter information. It provides a great place to find orchid resources near you.

Vacation -- How To Care For Your Orchids star
Here are some good suggestions for making sure that your plants will survive in good shape while you are on vacation.

Water Quality for Orchids star
Water quality is one thing that is rarely considered when growing orchids, but you should be aware how important it is.

What is an Orchid Addict? star
Growing orchids is addictive! See if you qualify as a real OA.

What is an Orchid? star
What makes a plant an orchid?

Wild Orchids - Not for Orchid Growers star
Before buying orchids, please make sure that they have not been brought directly from a forest. Buy only nursery grown orchids, not only to save our natural wealth but also to protect your own plants from unknown wild diseases and pests.

Winter Orchid Dreaming star
Now is the time to look at those catalogs and decide what you want to buy in the coming year.

Your First Orchid star
What to do after you bought an orchid? How do you keep your first orchid alive? Many people often drown their orchids. Read to find out how you can help your orchid grow. With a little of care, it can reward you with beautiful flowers.

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