Orchid Culture - The Basics
Orchid Growing Basics
What Is an Orchid, Dr. Carl L. Withner, Canadian Orchid Congress (COC)
Orchids and Beginners, Dr. Carl L. Withner, COC
Growing Orchids in the Home, University of Tennessee
Introduction to Orchid Growing, Martin Motes, Motes Orchids
Beginner's Guide to Orchids, Sue Bottom
Selecting New Plants, Sue Bottom
Bringing Home New Orchids, Sue Bottom
What Orchid to Choose, Mike Heinz
Orchid Plant Parts and Why They Matter, Sue Bottom
Understanding Your Plant Tag, Sue Bottom
Orchid Toolbox, Sue Bottom
Secrets of a Great Orchid Grower, Sue Bottom
Evolution of an Orchid Grower, Sue Bottom
Top Ten Signs That Your Orchid is Happy, Sue Bottom
Orchid Triage, Sue Bottom
Ferns, Weeds and Orchids Do Not Mix, Sue Bottom
Orchid growers are busy year-round. In spring, our orchids are waking up and we're repotting, watering and fertilizing more. In summer, we let them grow and protect them as much as possible from the tropical storms. In fall, we prepare them for the winter rest. These articles about things to do each season are based on keiki club presentations.
Light, the Key to Successful Blooming, AOS
Principles of Light, Erik Runkle, AOS
Orchids and Light, Bill Gourley, SAOS
Seasonal Changes in Light, Sue Bottom
Importance of Light for Good Orchid Growing, Dr. Carl L. Withner, COC
Leaf Reddening, Sue Bottom
Growing Orchids Under Lights, Ernie Gemeinhart
An entire page is dedicating to answering one of the most commonly asked questions, how do I water my orchid. Links on evaluating your water quality, selectiing a fertilizer, whether you should use orchid supplements and more.
An entire page is dedicating to answering one of the most commonly asked questions, how do I repot my orchid. Links on repotting, potting mixes, selecting a pot for your orchids and more.
An entire page containing links to articles about growing different types of orchids, from Angraecums to Zygopetalums.
A compendium of the questions and answers that have appeared in the newsletter. Email us
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