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Solutions to Semi-Hydroponics Problems with Orchid Culture

I’ve never stated that semi-hydroponics is the “be all, end all” of orchid culture, or even “the best” way to grow them, but I am thoroughly …

Home Remedies from Pest Control to Leaf Shine for Houseplants

A lot of folks are big believers in trying to be as “organic” as possible when controlling ailments in their plant collections, or just trying to spruce …

Presoaking Inert Media for Orchids

You are probably familiar with the need to presoak organic potting media components like bark, as it “opens up” the structure to allow it to absorb and …

Orchid Roots and Culture are Connected

If you’ve hung around the orchid growing community long enough, you’ve probably heard the statement “good roots means a good plant.” While accepting …

New Search App Offers Unbiased Results

Nichols Publishing Company, the publishers of Garden & Greenhouse and NUGL have entered a partnership that offers a new technology to the greenhouse and …

Understanding Transpirational Pull When Watering Orchids

Water travels from the potting medium into the plant and makes the journey upward into the leaves, overcoming the forces of gravity, and your cultural …

Eliminating Aphids from Orchids

Most plant pests are shy creatures who prefer to lurk in dim crannies where they can’t be easily detected, but not aphids. These bold, gregarious insects …

Growing Outdoor Orchids

Properly selected and cared for, orchids can be among the showiest and most exotic of all garden or patio plants. There are many areas throughout the southern …

Stretching Your Orchid Growing Conditions

I am a big proponent of analyzing your growing conditions and acquiring plants that are well-suited to the environment you can easily and routinely provide. …

Magnesium Supplementation for Orchids

Magnesium is a major building-block in the formation of chlorophyll, and its role in the functioning of plant enzymes to produce carbohydrates, sugars and …