Monthly Archives: June 2014

Spiranthes romanzoffiana Cham

Spiranthes are a group of orchids which are pan-global (around the world) in their distribution, and are commonly referred to as Ladies’ Tresses. The different plants and flowers (different species) are very similar in each , and it can be … Continue reading

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Harvesting Rain Water in Tanks

Water is the most essential need of all living beings. Because of its importance people have been trying to save water for their household, business and agriculture purposes over the years. Rainwater harvesting in water tanks has taken dimensions that … Continue reading

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Rare Orchids – An Overview

Rare Orchids – An Overview Author: Mel Beauchamp Orchids are one of the most ancient plants still in existence. Their life began in primordial times, with the species being highly adaptable so that the orchid could grow and change as … Continue reading

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Phalaenopsis Orchid Flower

Of the many varieties of orchids, the Phalaenopsis Orchid is one of the most popular. Referred to as the “moth orchid” they are the longest bloomers, with blooms lasting an incredible two to six months before they droop and die. … Continue reading

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Background And History Of Orchids (Orchidaceae Family)

The orchid family is not only the largest but one of the most diverse plant flowering families in the world. The orchid was one of the first plants to evolve on earth, it was around in the time of the … Continue reading

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Lighting Tips For Orchid Care

There are many would-be orchid growers around who would love to start growing orchids but are put off by their reputation as difficult to care for. Orchids are quite resilient plants but there are a few techniques on orchid care … Continue reading

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Learning About Orchid History

Learning About Orchid History Author: Jules Sims Most of us favor the orchid as a handsome, exotic and romantic flower. Most are also ignorant of their spectacular history and the passionate labors which have consumed into finding, cataloguing and creating … Continue reading

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Judging Orchid Shows

Many people attend orchid shows and see the ribbons and awards without any understanding of the judging process that took place Orchid shows feature hundreds, if not, thousands of flowers arranged in artful displays.  In many shows, each of these … Continue reading

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Everything You Need to Know About Orchid Fertilizer

Orchid fertilizer is essential for keeping your plant thriving. It delivers a blend of nutrients that the plant converts into energy for development  and growth. If you’re unfamiliar with the basics of using fertilizer, this article will tell you everything … Continue reading

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Three Types of Orchid Pots

There are three common types of orchid pots. They include plastic, terracotta, and basket. The best type of pot for you depends on the potting mix, type of orchid, and location that you’re growing the plant. You may also want … Continue reading

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