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Started by Hildegarde Fischer. Last reply by B. Brookie White Dec 14, 2012.
Started by Ashley Kennedy. Last reply by Carol McIntyre/Zn5/WI Jul 3, 2012.
Started by Noelle Kaler. Last reply by JLHowell Aug 11, 2011.
where do you get the coconut bark from?
i just bought my first orchid on clearance at lowes this winter. wish me luck. i have never grown had one before. my elderly neighbors had them and they both recently passed away so i decided in their memory , i would learn for them....
I have never heard of a ghost orchid, any photos?
I had to google that one. They are beautiful but of course won't grow in WI. It sounds as though they're pretty fussy to grow inside, too. I'll have to ask my "Orchid Lady" about them.
"Ghost Orchid" These were all the rage down here a few years back. Somewhat difficult to find in the wild and I've never seen one in cultivation ... have you?
:) Though I live in Central Florida and have access to great growers and orchid societies, I've managed to keep my orchid interests well below the "afflicted" level and yet deeply into learning about, caring for orchids and visiting growers. I don't consider myself a collector and will buy an orchid that is pleasing to my eye. That means I don't have many expensive orchids but do enjoy seeing them. :) Brookie, can you post a picture of your lady slipper? Carol .. I can only imagine how nice your plants must be!
I currently have 8 Phalaenopsis in bloom and 2 in bud, and a pretty yellow Paph blooming.
YES, let's get this fired up again. Last December I posted photos in the
Let's see if we can fire up this Orchid section again. I recently heard about and read the book, The Orchid Thief, by Susan Orlean and found it on amazon.com used for .01 plus 4.99 shipping. It's not a new publication but I enjoyed it tremendously and recommend it to everyone as a fun and informing read. We will be attending the Greater Orlando Orchid Society's show next weekend! Cheers!
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