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Comment by cynthia snyderZ5 on June 24, 2010 at 7:02pm
Yes, GydaMarie that is the one I just repotted. My husband ( my sweetie) made that pot for me. So far it seems to be doing ok. No wilting or anything, I put it back in the same location it was blooming in. The bud stalks seem to be dying off. Do you clip them? Cindy
Comment by Bob (Z9B Florida) on June 23, 2010 at 7:15pm
Backreading... so is it the general idea not to repot a new orchid (say from Home Depot) after the current bloom if there is another coming along ?? Rather to wait until it is finished with the seasons blooms?

I ask as it came in a solid ceramic pot and I'm doing my best to neglect it but am afraid of over-watering....

Thanks...newish to orchids. Have repotted several others successfully using supplies from
Comment by cynthia snyderZ5 on June 21, 2010 at 4:40pm
Hi GydaMarie! Wish me luck . I got some potting mix from repotme, and I just repotted one orchid. My other is still blooming., cindy
Comment by Page Thomas z10/11 SFL on May 13, 2010 at 6:30am
Thanks GydaMarie,i will hope nothing interferes stupid Volcano that was not nice but Hawaii is not BAD :) i will post Pics when i get back ,Page
Comment by cynthia snyderZ5 on May 11, 2010 at 9:29pm
GydaMarie, Thank you so much for the gift! That was very nice. You're new orchids sund like they will be very exciting!
Comment by Page Thomas z10/11 SFL on May 10, 2010 at 7:36am
Good Morning ,
Hope Everybody had a great Mommy's Day :).Live is very hectic lots of work and i'm going to Germany on Thursday for 12 Days yeaaa to see my Family.GydaMarie i'm sure you're Babies will be great :)
Happy Gardening,Page
Comment by cynthia snyderZ5 on May 9, 2010 at 11:49am
Thanks GydaMarie . I will get some mix from repotme.
Comment by Gloria Horton - Hortons Farm on May 8, 2010 at 10:57pm
Will orchids do good in Zone 5. I'm in Colorado, close to Colorado Springs.
Comment by cynthia snyderZ5 on May 7, 2010 at 10:16pm
I have two phals.One I've had for a year and a half, the other about 6 mos. They are still in the clear plastic pots they were in when I bought them. They are both still blooming. When do I repot them? What is the best type of planter? Should I use another clear plastic or ceramic? I would love some advice.
Comment by Page Thomas z10/11 SFL on May 5, 2010 at 2:59pm
Hello Kay and Cheryl,
Think of orchids as air plants they like being in pots w/slots on the bottom and mix of charcoal and coconut cips no Earth.Water mist spray every day at first and once a week give water so roots and all get soaked never to cold water this should get you're Babies back i feed w/Miracle grow mist it ever 3months roots only.
Happy Gardening,Page

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