Growing Orchids

Orchids 101 Class Begins May 1st!

THE FUN BEGINS!!! I recently did a talk for a Master Gardener's group in Georgia.  They were a really great group of people and I enjoyed it very much.  One of the things that I found really interesting, and yet not totally surprising, was their hunger to learn how to keep their orchids alive. A number of them came armed with questions, leaves cut off of their plants, and [...]

By |2019-04-23T18:35:40-04:00April 23rd, 2019|Growing Orchids|0 Comments

Phalaenopsis Roots (When to Water… or Not)

I get a lot of questions from people on how to Not Kill Their Orchids!!  Any of us who raise orchids (a few or a lot) successfully, get the same question frequently. Usually, not always, but usually... it is in regards to what many of us call "grocery store orchids"... you know... the kind you grab at the local grocery store or floral shop. These are a [...]

By |2019-02-04T11:53:56-05:00February 4th, 2019|Growing Orchids, Tips for Beginners, Watering|0 Comments

Peter T Lin on Miniature Cattleyas

If you have any interest in miniature cattleyas or really in cattleyas period, then you will want to watch this video. Peter came to speak to the Atlanta Orchid Society and graciously agreed to let us share the information with you. You can always catch up with him on his website to ask questions or to purchase his amazing plants. Click HERE to reach Peter's website. [...]

By |2018-10-27T10:10:17-04:00September 27th, 2018|Expert Interviews, Growing Orchids|0 Comments

Fred Clarke on Catasetums @ the Atlanta Orchid Society

Fabulous information and a lot of fun! Fred Clarke has a reputation throughout the orchid world, but if you don't know him or have never heard him, it won't take you long to figure out why. Fred has a delightful and entertaining way of presenting extremely valuable information.  Throughout his entire presentation, I was smiling and taking tons of notes. He made the world of Catasetum [...]

By |2018-09-17T19:37:17-04:00September 17th, 2018|Expert Interviews, Growing Orchids|0 Comments

Miltoniopsis Care in Water Culture (With Bloopers)

I purchased a Milt. Martin Orenstein 'Shirley P' in April of this year (2018). More to make my husband happy than because I wanted it, but it has turned into a point of pride for both of us. In less than two months it has taken OFF and is happily bursting out with new growths. We are excited to see how his future is and [...]

My Little Orchid That Could… Phalaenopsis Rescue

This is the wonderful story of a little phalaenopsis orchid I literally saved from the dumpster.  It was questionable if he would come back, but this video proves just how resilient and fabulous these plants really are. There isn't a lot of information about how I cared for this plant, but there IS an explanation of where he was when I got him compared to [...]

By |2018-06-07T19:37:10-04:00May 28th, 2018|Growing Orchids, Updates|0 Comments