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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 …

Outdoor Orchid Growing

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 …

Stretch 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 …

Pesticide Use Guidelines for Orchids

Despite all of our efforts to keep our collections clean, tidy and pest-free, there simply will come a time when we’re forced to pull out the “big guns” …

Measuring Powders & Liquids to Fertilize Orchids

Whether it comes as a powder or a liquid, by law the values on a fertilizer label are in weight percentages, including the modified ones for P & K. When I …

Feeding Orchids by Mass

I advocate basing a feeding regimen on the needs of the plant, and to manage that regimen in terms of nutrient formula, feeding frequency, and nutrient …