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Name: Kathy
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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...

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Name: Kathy
Western MA

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boojum
Feb 6, 2010 6:53 AM CST
AOS Culture sheets.
http://www.aos.org/Default.asp...
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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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.asp...

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/horticu...
nice excerpt about doing grex searches
http://davesgarden.com/communi...

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

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

http://www.orchidmall.com/

http://www.orchidwire.com/

http://www.orchid-talk.co.uk/c...

http://www.delfinadearaujo.com...

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

Pleurothallid Alliance: http://pleurothallids.com

http://www.firstrays.com/

Whitlow on Blue Cattleya breeding (1992): http://www.c-we.com/blue.cattl...
Peruvian Orchid Club: http://www.peruorchids.com

SlipperOrchids.info: http://www.slipperorchids.info

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

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

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

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

Great Portuguese site
http://translate.google.com/tr...

A good site to look up Orchid diseases
http://www.staugorchidsociety....




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Name: Kathy
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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.asp...
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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/...
Name: Kathy
Western MA

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

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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/g...

Happy digging/reading
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
Plumerias Orchids Cactus and Succulents Region: New Jersey Region: Pennsylvania Native Plants and Wildflowers
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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/...
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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drdawg
Feb 23, 2016 9:08 AM CST
Welcome, @mebegreen. The orchid forum and various threads have a wealth of information. I have a passion for growing orchids. Lovey dubby
drdawg (Ken Ramsey) - Tropical Plants & More
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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Sep 4, 2016 3:51 PM CST
Dennis Olivas who has a ton of orchid cred gave us this tip for an orchid that is suffering from crown rot but still has viable leaves and roots.

Pour Hydrogen Peroxide into the middle of the plant. He said don't touch it, don't cut it, don't play with it, just pour. Leave it alone (except for normal watering) for about two weeks while the center gets completely dry and turns crispy then just pick out the hard lump of center. He warned not to touch until we knew the center was completely dried or the rot would spread.

I found this website with some of the home remedies that Dennis talked about.

http://www.gardenislandorchids...

I use alcohol and I use 409 but at full strength and not mixed together.

This guy has 15,000 orchids and they are beautiful. He must be doing something right.
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost

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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
Plumerias Orchids Cactus and Succulents Region: New Jersey Region: Pennsylvania Native Plants and Wildflowers
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Ursula
Sep 4, 2016 3:58 PM CST

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Interesting!
I am happy he also likes the single edge razor blade method, use it once and throw away, which is what I have done for years.
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
Plumerias Orchids Cactus and Succulents Region: New Jersey Region: Pennsylvania Native Plants and Wildflowers
Greenhouse Ponds Keeper of Koi Forum moderator Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Adeniums
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Ursula
Sep 14, 2016 7:10 AM CST

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Here are a couple of blue ribbons!
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Name: lindsey
wesley chapel, fl
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Orchids
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sugarcane
Sep 14, 2016 10:30 AM CST
Hurray!
Very nice!
Go ahead a give one to Elaine!
lindsey

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