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What Do I Do with My Big-Box-Store Orchid?

By drdawg
April 26, 2014

When I lecture to organizations, I always have a "Question and Answer" session at the end. Always, and I do mean always, someone asks: "My orchid (usually one bought at a big-box store such as Lowe's or Home Depot) was in bloom when I purchased it and it has never bloomed again," or "My orchid was in bloom when I purchased it and within six months, it was dead." "What did I do wrong?"

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Name: Shelley Munger
Milwaukee, WI (Zone 6a)
Just moved From TX to WI - I need p
May 3, 2014 10:30 AM CST
I liked your post. I didn’t know that I’d have to repot the orchids! I’ll try it!
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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May 3, 2014 1:07 PM CST
Good luck, Shelley. I am sure you will re-pot everything successfully. If you have questions, just send me a Tree-Mail. If I don't know the answer, I will find someone who does.
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