"I have not long been into Orchids, I have always had a few in big pots under trees in the garden. But they are not show Orchids. I counted them on the weekend, I now have 124 orchids of all types. They say it becomes an obsession. LOL"
"Just repotted my cymbidium orchids, I purchased cheap, a much loved, but neglected collection, from an elderly couple who could no longer care for them. I have no idea what colors they are. Should be fun when they flower and hopefully I have…"
"Orchids are winter flowering for me and are growing new leaves at the moment, if the are in a shade house. Its summer here, most plants are dormant. However with this heavy rain some will have a burst of growth."
"Phalaenopsis or moth orchid, native to Southeast Asia, does not like temps below 15c or above 25c . Spray mist the leaves daily and let a little run into the pot. They needs lots of light, but I would not put them up against glass windows."
"Mo, your climate should be just great for orchids, if you don,t know what it is I would not use it. Could a fungus wash, but I,m guessing. They need to be sprayed for fungus and scale mostly, so maybe go buy stuff that you know what it is.
"Help! I just bought 7 orchids from a gent selling ALL he has. I was very fortunate! He did say however, that they may need to be treated. He has neglected them for a few months and said he would give me something to wash them with but I left w/o…"
Hi Asherah, Your photographs are beautiful - what a wonderful space you have! I can't imagine being able to grow orchids in my back yard - too cold and windy. I dedicated one of our bathrooms to orchids and violets - my "greenhouse in the loo". There's not nearly as much room as I'd like to have, though. I'm fairly new to orchids, and have had reasonably good luck with them so far, but there's lots I don't know yet, and have lost a few. I hope I can pick up some "education" from you and potential new members...