Give Us Air - The Importance of Fresh Air
Sue Bottom has a style of writing that is straightforward, easy to apply and most of all interesting. She combines her real life experience lessons learned with her easy going way that we all find a pleasure to read and re-read. We also look forward to results that ensue after putting her good advice to use. She has done it again with her article about air movement. Such a simple concept but so critical to orchids. Don't miss it!
Stanhopeas - A Never-Ending Passion for these New World Orchids
The flowers last only 4 days. So why do we grow them? For sure it's the incredible scent you can't find anywhere else? Or maybe its the alluring, pendulous habit of the inflorescence? Read this to learn about the many different varieties of this odd and amazing plant.
Good Grooming - How to Prepare Orchids for Exhibition
One we learn how to grow them we want to show them off. Combined talents of renowned photographer Greg Allikas and expert grower and exhibitor Michael Coronado of RF Orchids shows us exactly how to groom, stake and prep our orchid plants for display and judging. These two men have won countless awards between the two of them and we are lucky to learn from the best of the best on this important yet fun topic. Enjoy!
Principles of Light - Understanding the Basics to Grow Better Orchids
Principles of Light, Understanding the Basics to Grow Better Orchids written by Erik Runkle, PHD is a comprehensive lesson in one of the most important factors to orchid growing success. In fact, most cases of otherwise healthy orchids not blooming is a result of insufficient light. Its a common issue for most orchid hobbyists especially when starting out. However, once you unlock the key with a basic understanding it can be applied to any genera. This article is laid out in a way for it to make sense to us sop we can apply the methods immediately for best results.