Articles by Sue Bottom
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Orchid Culture: Articles by Sue Bottom
A Compendium of Sue's Articles, many originally published in the Newsletter

General Orchid Culture

Propagating Orchids Vegetatively

Propagating Orchids Vegetatively
 
General Orchid Culture

Beginner's Guide to Orchids - Oct 09
Bringing Home New Orchids - Dec 12
Top Ten Signs That Your Orchid is Happy - Jan 16

Words of Wisdom - Feb 17
Secrets of a Great Orchid Grower - May 15
Evolution of an Orchid Grower - Dec 15

Orchid Plant Parts and Why They Matter - Sep 13
Apical Dominance and Growth Patterns - Jun 17
Plant Growth Processes - Oct 17

Understanding Your Plant Tag - Sep 14
Orchid Triage - Jun 16
Orchid Toolbox - Apr 15
Gifts for the Orchid Lover - Dec 16

Vegetative Propagation of Orchids - Jul 13
Weeds, Ferns and Orchids Do Not Mix - Jul 12, Jul 16

Water and Fertilizer
 

Watering, Water Quality and Fertilizer

Watering Orchids During Each Season - Sep 12
Choosing Your Fertilizer Based on Your Water Quality - Jan 12, Nov 16
Orchid Supplement... or Snake Oil? - Nov 12

Calcium and Magnesium - Aug 14
Calcium Deficiency in Cattleyas - Mar 17
Purely Organic Fertilizer - Sep 15

Orchid Myths - Foliar Feeding, An Evening with Alan Koch - Mar 15
Orchid Myths - Urea, An Evening with Alan Koch - Aug 15
Citric Acid for High Alkalinity Waters - May 17


Repotting and Potting Mix
 
Repotting and Potting Mixes

Repotting Orchids - Feb 11
Orchid Potting Mixes - Apr 13
The Mystery of Sphagnum Moss - Jul 15

Orchid Roots - Jun 13
Does My Orchid Have to be Repotted? - May 14
Top Dressing Your Orchids - Apr 16
Orchids Outside the Pot - Oct 16

Repotting Bifoliate Cattleyas - Keith Davis Style - Jun 14
Repotting Hoss Cattleyas - Jun 15
Rebasketing Stanhopeas - Nov 15

Orchid Pots
 
Orchid Pots

Cleaning Clay Pots - Mar 13
Selecting a Pot for Your Orchid - May 13
Potting in Tree Fern Baskets - Apr 14

Temperature and Air Movement
 
Temperature and Air Movement

Why Do Orchids Need a Drop in Nighttime Temperatures? - Mar 14
Cold Tolerance of Orchids - Oct 13
The Importance of Fresh Air to Orchids - Feb 13

Temperature and Air Movement
 
Light

Seasonal Changes in Light - Feb 14
Leaf Reddening - Sign of Stress - Aug 17

Pests and Diseases
 
Seasonal Tips

Spring into Action - Feb 10
Getting Ready for the Hurricane Season - Jun 09
Fall Preparations - Oct 11
The Winter Rest Season - Dec 09

Specific Genera

Specific Genera
 
Catasetums and Their Kin - Mar 16
Cattleyas - What Can Go Wrong, 1 Cultural Missteps - Aug 16
Cattleyas - What Can Go Wrong, 2 Common Pests & Diseases - Sep 16

Changes in Cattleya Nomenclature - Aug 13
Dendrobiums - Oct 09
Why Do You Grow the Orchids You Grow - Now It's Habenarias - Feb 15

Paphiopedilum Varieties - Jan 14
Growing Phalaenopsis - What Can Go Wrong - Dec 13
Winter Dormant Orchids Requiring a Dry Rest - Jan 17

Species and Hybrids

Species and Hybrids
 
What is an Orchid Species - Oct 14
Breeding Improved Species - Selfing and Sib Crosses - Dec 14


Orchid Pests and Diseases

Spring Orchid Growing Tips

Spring Orchid Growing Tips
 
Orchid Pests and Diseases - Oct 09

Orchid Disease Control Part 1 - Response to Disease Pathogens - Jul 14
Orchid Disease Control Part 2 - Bacterial and Fungal Infections - Oct 15
Orchid Disease Control Part 3 - Bactericides and Fungicides - Feb 16

Applying Fertilizers and Chemicals - Nov 16
Fungicides and Bactericides for Orchid Diseases - Jul 10, revised Nov 15
Orchid Hygiene - Nov 17 What's New

Hydrogen Peroxide - Jul 17

Bacterial Brown Spot - Jun 12
Root Rot Caused by Rhizoctonia - Jan 15
Fusarium in Phalaenopsis - May 16
Leaf Spotting Fungi in Cattleyas - Cercosporoid Fungi - Sep 17

Pesticides for Orchid Pests - Dec 09
Thrips on Orchids - Oct 12

Bud Blast and Flower Blighting - Apr 17
Edema Blisters on Orchids - Apr 12
Virus in Cattleyas - Aug 12

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