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Here are a bunch of snap shots in my greenhouse this afternoon
I have forgotten what type of Orchid this is, but could you tell me if the brown on the leaf is a problem please? The plant is growing beautifully and seems very happy but there is a bit of brown on many of the leaves which makes me think it might be normal???
In the end of this project, I will have moved almost every orchid I own. This new greenhouse which is being built where my old cool greenhouse used to stand will end up being my new intermediate house. It will have a 20ft long end wall that faces the west so will get a lot more afternoon sun than where these plants are now where the afternoon sun is blocked by my house. I think it would be too difficult to cool enough for cool growers so the old intermediate house will become the cool house.
Marni Turkel will be speaking to the Michigan Orchid Society this Sunday, September 21st. If you can attend we would love to have you!
Our meetings are held at 2:30 at the First Baptist Church, 300 Willits Street, Birmingham, MI 48009. Parking is located behind the church and is free. I hope to see you there!
Find information on what Orchids are not allowed in the United States.
Hello everyone. My name is Dena. I am one of those who love orchids but can't seem to figure out how to keep them alive for long. I have tried multiple times over several decades and every attempt has been short lived. In 2012 less than a month
My current attempt began December 2013 when a friend convinced me to purchase a couple of unmarked orchids off a sale rack. They both came in nice ceramic containers so I figured I would have them if/when the plants died.
Came home with my...
Seeing the "Stanhopia x Coryanthes" cross made me think of this - just one of those things that I find entertaining:
The proper spelling if the genus is "stanhopea" with a "e", as it is named after the Earl of Stanhope. The correct pronunciation, therefore, is "Stan-hope-ah" (even though I have always pronounced it "Stan-hope-ee-ah", like most everyone else.)
Another one is neofinetia - I've usually heard "Nee-oh-Fin-eh-Tee-ah" or even "Ne-oh-fin-EESH-a", but, being named after a French...
There are thousands of different kinds of orchids. However, if you bought yours at a grocery store or "big box" store or received it as a gift, it is probably either a Phalaenopsis, Dendrobium, Cymbidium or Oncidium (<<< you can click on the links on the left), as these are the most commonly sold to the general public. It is also probably a hybrid plant instead of a true species.
Here is a link with photos and discussions of the most common genera:...
For those of you that like ordering from Colombian Orchid Imports ..... I emailed Gary to see when his next order deadline would be. Here is his response:
"There will be an order that closes in late August or early September for November delivery. I'm in the process of revamping the website, but my computer died and is under repair. It will be week or two before the revised site is up (I also have to move webhosts because Yahoo doesn't support my new platform. So not sure how long all...
Two orchid enthusiasts hanging out Thursday in Kansas City took an interesting stroll along a path few have seen.
Their first stop was at a Dracula vampira.
Both peered into the creepy face of the triangular flower with sinister black patches and yellow veins that on this afternoon was open, revealing an especially nasty-looking, pinkish hinged lip.
“Is that a lip?” asked Dennis Whigham of the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, located along Chesapeake Bay in Maryland.
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