Yearly Archives: 2009

Blooming Times-Winter 2009

Orchids as Christmas Presents What do you buy for the person who has everything?  Or what do you buy older people? There are 30,000 orchid species.  The amount of hybrids are even larger.   Depending upon the type of flower, most plants … Continue reading

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Flowers not blooming? It’s a matter of light.

The first thing to check if one of your plants is not blooming is it’s leaf color. While we humans think that dark green leaves are healthiest, orchid prefer to have leaves that are lime or even chartruse, especially the … Continue reading

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Tis the season… to look for bloom spikes.

Phalaenopsis and cymbidium should begin to set spikes in the next few months.  Look for them on the newest bulbs of your cymbidium and at the leaf joint above and opposite the last bloom stem. Then be patient. Buds develop … Continue reading

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