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Name: Kathy
Western MA

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boojum
Feb 1, 2010 9:59 PM CST
Here is a link to some basic info about orchids:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNtNFxBqfkw

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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Feb 5, 2010 4:00 PM CST
Great links Kathy. Thank you.
Name: Kathy
Western MA

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boojum
Feb 6, 2010 6:53 AM CST
AOS Culture sheets.
http://www.aos.org/Default.aspx?id=75
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Name: Ursula
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Ursula
Feb 8, 2010 9:51 PM CST

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This is the link which provides basic information about Orchid culture and answers most of your initial questions about Orchid keeping. Click on All about orchids and select from the drop-down menu
http://www.aos.org/Default.aspx?id=59

About Orchid names and naming and why you should never lose the tag:
http://www.ladyslipper.com/name.htm

http://www.orchidboard.com/orchid-naming-explained

And if you have an un-named hybrid and you want to see if it is registered or you wish to check the parentage of a hybrid go here:
http://apps.rhs.org.uk/horticulturaldatabase/orchidregister/...
nice excerpt about doing grex searches
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/p.php?pid=6698045

Kew's monocots checklist: http://www.kew.org/wcsp/home.do

Looking up species, habitats, temperature details etc
http://www.Orchidspecies.com

Eric Hunt's site:
http://www.orchidphotos.org/

http://forum.theorchidsource.com/ubbthreads.php/forum_summar...

http://www.orchidmall.com/

http://www.orchidwire.com/

http://www.orchid-talk.co.uk/contents.html

http://www.cites.org/eng/resources/species.html

http://www.delfinadearaujo.com/page2.htm

This one has orchid care tips
http://www.carterandholmes.com/care.html

Wild orchids in Japan
http://www.ne.jp/asahi/calypso/lip/japanwild.htm

Kew's monocots checklist: http://www.kew.org/wcsp/home.do
Pleurothallid Alliance: http://pleurothallids.com
http://www.firstrays.com/
Whitlow on Blue Cattleya breeding (1992): http://www.c-we.com/blue.cattleyas/
Peruvian Orchid Club: http://www.peruorchids.com

Paphiopedilum culture reading room from Antec: http://ladyslipper.com/magazin.htm
SlipperOrchids.info: http://www.slipperorchids.info

Phalaenopsis (esp. photos of species and primary hybrids): http://www.phals.net/index_e.html

Some free orchid species culture sheets by Charles and Margaret Baker: http://www.orchidculture.com/COD/FREE/

Links to Japanese orchid culture info (Neofinetia, Den. monoliforme, Sedirea japonica) from New World Orchids: http://newworldorchids.com/pages/japan.htm and Neofinetia potting: http://newworldorchids.com/pages/neopotting.htm

Photos of orchids (and other things) from Colombia: http://www.flickr.com/photos/quimbaya/


PhytoTechLab, including flask medium for sale: http://www.phytotechlab.com/

http://www.orchidsonline.com.au/

http://www.orchidsaustralia.com/aoc_downloads.html
RHS abbreviations
RHS registered genera names

Great Portuguese site
http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&ie=UTF-8&sl=pt&t...

North American Orchid Journal
http://culturesheet.org/wiki:user:nanoj:start

A good site to look up Orchid diseases
http://www.staugorchidsociety.org/culturepests-diseases.htm




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Name: Kathy
Western MA

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boojum
Feb 8, 2010 10:18 PM CST
Ah, thanks so much Ursula!! I tried opening BH's videos but I think you need to register on the site! These sources are super and Ursula has put tons of time into her research. Thanks again.
Name: lindsey
wesley chapel, fl
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sugarcane
Feb 9, 2010 7:04 AM CST
Holy Cow..where to begin?!!
Thanks Ursula!
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Feb 9, 2010 9:32 AM CST

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I just checked the links, corrected some and deleted the page-not- found links. Please let us know if you find one which doesn't work any longer, as the sites change.
Name: Kathy
Western MA

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boojum
Feb 9, 2010 10:34 AM CST
Will do. Thanks again, Ursula! Hurray! I think I will change the name to something more sizzling.
Name: Kathy
Western MA

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boojum
Feb 15, 2010 1:17 PM CST
AOS has some great videos!! Check these out!
http://www.aos.org/Default.aspx?id=91
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Name: Kathy
Western MA

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boojum
Feb 24, 2010 9:49 AM CST
Here is what to require of shippers of orchids or if you are sharing through the mail. There is also more good information on this blog.
http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/2Bb1A5/www.caringfororchids.ne...
Name: Kathy
Western MA

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boojum
Feb 27, 2010 10:00 PM CST
Orchid Anatomy

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Name: Janice
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sandnsea2
Mar 28, 2010 5:43 PM CST
Thank you for all these great links!!
Name: Kathy
Western MA

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boojum
Mar 28, 2010 6:21 PM CST
So glad you found them helpful!!! Thumbs up
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Apr 26, 2010 5:55 PM CST

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I just came across this link, I don't think it has been posted previously.

http://www.flickr.com/search/groups/?q=orchids

Happy digging/reading
Name: Kathy
Western MA

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boojum
Apr 26, 2010 6:31 PM CST
Oh fun!!!
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Feb 27, 2014 8:24 PM CST

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Carol added this informative link about Dendrobiums
http://staugorchidsociety.org/PDF/DendrobiumCulture.pdf
Name: ConeFlower19
Georgia (Zone 7a)
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ConeFlower19
Mar 15, 2015 9:28 AM CST
Thanks so much. These sites are a big help!
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Name: Gigi
Florida (Zone 9a)
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GigiPlumeria
Dec 13, 2015 8:12 AM CST
Thank You! Carol and Ursula. I saved this link!
©by Gigi Plumeria "Gardening is my favorite past time. I grow whatever plant that catches my attention." Plumeria Photos http://www.flickr.com/groups/calachuchi_plumeria_/ plant photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/gigiplumeria/sets/
Name: mebegreen
MA, USA (Zone 5b)
mebegreen
Feb 21, 2016 2:31 AM CST
The information here is priceless! Thank you so much everyone. I recently became very involved with orchids. I was unaware there was so much involved in keeping orchids healthy and happy. Any and all information is greatly appreciated! Great job! Thank You!
Name: Gigi
Florida (Zone 9a)
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GigiPlumeria
Feb 23, 2016 7:58 AM CST
Welcome! Mebegreen! You will like it here!
©by Gigi Plumeria "Gardening is my favorite past time. I grow whatever plant that catches my attention." Plumeria Photos http://www.flickr.com/groups/calachuchi_plumeria_/ plant photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/gigiplumeria/sets/

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