General information about orchid culture and specific sections for Cattleyas, Phalaenopsis, Slipper Orchids, Methods of growing orchids, outdoor orchid culture
2009 Orchid Resolutions
New Year´s gives us a chance to do better at whatever we choose to think about. Here are my resolutions for 2009 to give you some ideas on making your own so you can enjoy your orchids more.
An Orchid Grower’s Resolutions
New Year´s Resolutions for orchid addicts
Art Shade Orchids
Art shade orchids are those specially bred for colors in yellow, pink, orange and many cominations.
Vandas, Dendrobiums and Cattleyas are three of the genera which show blue color.
Coconut Husk Chips (CHC)
Coconut Husk Chips (CHC) are one of the newer mediums used by orchid growers.
Cymbidiums are the best selling orchids after the Phalaenopsis. They are prized for their long lasting blooms and beautiful foliage.
Cymbidiums are one of the most popular winter orchids.
Use DE as a preventative measure to keep down insect and snail populations in orchid medium.
Different ways to grow orchids
A collection of articles and information about growing orchids.
Exhibiting Your Plants
The first step in learning to show your plants is to start taking them to an orchid society meeting plant table.
Fertilizing Your Orchids
How important is the proper fertilizer for growing orchids and what kind of fertilizer is the best?
Foliar Feeding for Your Orchids
Foliar feeding is one way to ensure that your orchids get the nutrition that they need to grow and flower for you.
Give Your Orchids a Winter Boost
Clean up your orchid plants so they can grow better.
Growing Mounted Orchids
Grow your orchids the way nature intended for them to grow -- mounted.
Growing Orchids from Seed
Wanting to challenge yourself to grow orchids from seeds? Or if you have a seed pod with mature seeds that you would like to try to germinate here's some ways to grow orchids from seeds.
Growing Orchids Semi-Hydroponically
Semi-hydroponics is a method of growing orchids which is gaining popularity. Here's the information on what it's all about.
Growing Orchids Under Lights
Growing under lights is becoming more popular for those who do not have the opportunity to grow outdoors or in a greenhouse.
How Does Your Orchid Pollinate?
What happens after flowers are formed? Pollination in orchids is as fascinating as it is important for their survival.
Integrated Pest Management and Orchids
Using the concepts of IPM can help you become a better grower.
Maintaining A Terrarium for Orchids
Keeping your plants happy in a terrarium is easy!
Mealy Bugs on Orchids
Mealy bugs are a serious pest, but not found often on orchids.
Mini-Slipper Paphiopedilum Orchids
One of the newer trends in orchids is the miniature slipper orchid. New breeding is producing small plants with very cute and long lasting blooms.
Misting systems can provide extra cooling in your growing areas for those hot times during the summer months.
Moving Your Orchids Indoor
Getting your plants ready to move back into the house to go through the winter can be enjoyable with some planning.
Orchids are subject to rots and viruses. Here is some information to help you identify and treat your plants.
Orchid seeds are grown in flasks to get them started. Why are they so different from other plants?
Orchid viruses are widespread and often found in individual collections. Learn how to spot them and test for them.
Outdoor Orchid Culture
Outdoor Orchid Growing Areas
Here are some ideas for getting an outdoor orchid growing area ready for your plants once the weather has moderated.
Pest Bugs on Orchids
Unless you're extremely lucky, you're eventually going to get some kind of pests on your orchids. Here is information on the most common and how to get rid of them.
Articles and links to repotting orchids.
Rots to watch for in Orchids
Orchids are hardy and fairly easy to grow, but one thing that you need to watch for is rot. Here is information about two of the most common rots.
Setting Up a Terrarium for Orchids
Many growers are now setting up terrariums to control the conditions better for their indoor orchids -- here´s how to get started
Snails and Slugs on Orchids
How to deal with slugs and snails in the garden and in your orchids. Now is the time to get rid of any unwanted visitors before you bring in your orchids.
Sphagnum moss is one of the more useful kinds of media to use with orchids. Learn a bit more about this amazing moss.
Spider Mites on Orchids
Spider mites are a serious pest for orchids especially for thin-leafed varieties such as Dendrobiums.
Staking Orchid Flowers
How should you stake that inflorescence to best show off your flowers?
Summer Orchid Growing Tips
Summer heat can be a problem in many parts of the country. Here are some tips to help your orchids thrive.
Windowsill Orchids Basics - Humidity Orchids Homepage | Editor's Picks Articles | Top Ten Articles | Orchids Site Map
Growing orchids on a windowsill is becoming a more and more popular. Good humidity and air circulation are necessary to keep your plants happy.
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