Archive for September, 2016

Repotting Orchids Is Easier Than You Think

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Orchid lovers know that orchids have different potting needs than most other houseplants. Check out some helpful orchid potting tips from the the Tri-City Herald in southeastern Washington state.

Autumn Hues

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

For every hue of an autumn forest, there’s an orchid with that color. The orchid family spans the rainbow, so there are plenty of autumn matches to be found. Vibrant red maple, rich yellow gingko — orchids boast them all, every shade. Enjoy the colors of autumn, and happy equinox.

A Little Epidendrum Species

Friday, September 16th, 2016

This orchid doesn’t win any points for being showy. Nobody gasps in delight when they see its flowers, or gushes over its colors. Epidendrum peperomia is a mini orchid species with flowers that remind me of beetles. It’s quite distinct from its larger orchid relatives, like the reed-stem Epidendrums, which flaunt tall clusters of brilliant […]

A Delightfully Variable Moth Orchid Species

Sunday, September 11th, 2016

The Manila Bulletin highlights some of the delightful color variations found in a favorite local orchid. Phalaenopsis equestris is a Moth Orchid species which is usually white and pink. However, many other color forms exist in white, yellow, orange, or purple. Scroll through their photos to explore the color array.

Growing Orchids Outdoors in Pacifica

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

We moved from San Francisco to Pacifica over two years ago, and ever since, I’ve been learning how to grow orchids next to the ocean. Since I keep my cool growers outdoors, they’re subjected to all the elements which Mother Nature can throw at them. These outdoor orchids prove their toughness day after day, and […]

September Orchid Shows

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

September is a busy month for orchid shows around the world. Along with active schedules in Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, and South Africa, there are also shows far to the north in Sweden, Norway, and Lithuania. September 1 – 2 Manning River Orchid Society Show, Uniting Church Hall Complex, Albert St., Taree, NSW, Australia September […]