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Forum: Orchids in Bloom Yesterday, 10:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 297
Posted By SundayGardener
Well, it took a few tries. We got the calico...

Well, it took a few tries. We got the calico (long story, she picked me, then got adopted by someone else who quickly returned her for being too rambunctious and then I swooped in and got her). Being...
Forum: Orchids in Bloom 07-15-2019, 10:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 297
Posted By SundayGardener
Last of the cat pictures...the "peacemaker" was...

Last of the cat pictures...the "peacemaker" was brought home to diffuse hostilities between the first cat on the scene, and her fluffy majesty, and this ploy actually worked.

They are all...
Forum: Orchids in Bloom 07-15-2019, 10:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 297
Posted By SundayGardener
Here are some blooms from earlier in the year. Lc...

Here are some blooms from earlier in the year. Lc Cornelia "Floralia" x Lc Mini Purple "Blue Pacific which was lightly scented, and Paph President Fred 'SVO' x Paph Macabra "Mother Mary" (this is a...
Forum: Orchids in Bloom 07-12-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 297
Posted By SundayGardener
The Cattleya Meow Song is indeed a feline of...

The Cattleya Meow Song is indeed a feline of distinction. She maneuvered herself onto a 2-story grow rack that I purchased for starting seeds about 2 decades ago. It is good and sturdy, but the...
Forum: Orchids in Bloom 07-11-2019, 10:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 297
Posted By SundayGardener
Some current & recent blooms

Here is a collection of blooms from the last 6 months and current. More to come when I have time...ugh, the orientation is off too. Anyway, first is a rather unique seedling that I started this...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 07-08-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,198
Posted By SundayGardener
Looking at your initial pictures, I have orchids...

Looking at your initial pictures, I have orchids that look exactly the same. Over the past year, I have been able to rule out watering issues (over or under watering) and bacterial infection.

In...
Forum: Connoisseur's corner 07-02-2019, 10:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,740
Posted By SundayGardener
I've been wanting to try this...out of curiosity,...

I've been wanting to try this...out of curiosity, does anyone know why red wine seems to be preferred over white for cooking the pasta?

I use wine a lot for cooking, so easy and tasty. But I...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 06-12-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 662
Posted By SundayGardener
I did look at these kinds of spots last fall with...

I did look at these kinds of spots last fall with a magnifier, but I didn't scrape them out). I did not see any legs or body parts at that time, but I thought these might be husks of a dead bug. Or...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 06-11-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 662
Posted By SundayGardener
OK, so it could just be spaghnum! This is one of...

OK, so it could just be spaghnum! This is one of the reasons why I hate using it!

For the scale that was actually on the plants, when I wiped them off it was slightly gray (but that could also be...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 06-09-2019, 10:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 562
Posted By SundayGardener
3 phals, 3 types of spots

Hello,

I have a few things going on with different phals (2 NOIDs and one phal equestris).

The first is on a phal in semihydro. It's on a few phals in SH, not just this one. Initially I...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 06-09-2019, 10:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 662
Posted By SundayGardener
Is this scale in the pot?

Hello,

I am fairly positive that I found scale on a few orchids, which I spot treated with rubbing alcohol (removing the scale). However, I have seen what looks like scale to me inside plastic...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 06-07-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 794
Posted By SundayGardener
Pollinator gardeners, unite! I started planting...

Pollinator gardeners, unite! I started planting for the bees years ago when I discovered that I enjoyed seeing them (and the butterflies, and wrens and finches) in the garden more than the plants...
Forum: Vendor Feedback 06-06-2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 858
Posted By SundayGardener
I've ordered from them twice, and everything I...

I've ordered from them twice, and everything I have received from them has been in EXCELLENT condition and well labelled. Most everything also bloomed within 6 months, which is a bonus...I don't take...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 05-20-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 527
Posted By SundayGardener
Because I am "blessed" with non-stop generations...

Because I am "blessed" with non-stop generations of baby rabbit eating machines, I experiment with different defense tactics. You could get some quarter inch gauge hardware wire and make a vertical...
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 05-17-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 14,758
Posted By SundayGardener
I don't have vandas in SH, but I do have plants...

I don't have vandas in SH, but I do have plants in SH that prefer warmth. The challenge I ran into with having pots in saucers on heating mats is that the heating doesn't seem to get through the...
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 05-07-2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,971
Posted By SundayGardener
The bags are unsightly. I suppose someone crafty...

The bags are unsightly. I suppose someone crafty could do something with cellophane and ribbon that might not look too bad, but it still has to be removed to flush. I suppose I could put a glass vase...
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 05-06-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,971
Posted By SundayGardener
I have 2 ferns in SH, but they are not maidenhair...

I have 2 ferns in SH, but they are not maidenhair ferns. It took them several months to make the transition.

These were cheap "fairy garden" plants in 1" pots. I started them in 12 oz cups for SH....
Forum: Vanda Alliance - Neofinetia 04-01-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,659
Posted By SundayGardener
Thank you! I have dealt with suspected...

Thank you!

I have dealt with suspected calcium deficiency with catts. I use K-Lite fertilizer which has calcium, and a combination of bottled spring water and grocery store RO water (which has TDS...
Forum: Vanda Alliance - Neofinetia 03-13-2019, 04:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,659
Posted By SundayGardener
I will give them longer dry periods. I don't...

I will give them longer dry periods. I don't think I can go without watering them at all, especially now that (in theory) we are inching towards spring). When their roots get really shriveled up and...
Forum: Vanda Alliance - Neofinetia 03-08-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,659
Posted By SundayGardener
They are all getting a dry week this week. I...

They are all getting a dry week this week.

I don't use tap water because our municipal well water is not terrific. I use RO from the grocery store with K-Lite. Sometimes I use tap water for the...
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 03-08-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,349
Posted By SundayGardener
I have moved one orchid into SH, and then after...

I have moved one orchid into SH, and then after several month, back out. It is doing well in a bark-based mixture. It is a paph.

For me, in my environment, it is the phals that really love SH....
Forum: Vanda Alliance - Neofinetia 03-03-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,659
Posted By SundayGardener
Yes, I am going to have to repot the ones in...

Yes, I am going to have to repot the ones in spagh. I discovered today that one of them is not doing well underneath the spagh. It is so hard to predict how long the moss will stay moist because the...
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 03-03-2019, 07:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,349
Posted By SundayGardener
To come back to the orchid that had been doing...

To come back to the orchid that had been doing wonderfully, then started to rot...I did not see decline in any other orchids in SH, including other encyclias, when the temps changed. Recently I threw...
Forum: Vanda Alliance - Neofinetia 03-01-2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,659
Posted By SundayGardener
No the spaghnum is dried top to bottom, not just...

No the spaghnum is dried top to bottom, not just the top. I check it frequently because I am not really comfortable with moss. I didn't want to repot the ones in moss at this time of year. It gets...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 03-01-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,356
Posted By SundayGardener
I recently planted a lot of bulbs outdoors, and...

I recently planted a lot of bulbs outdoors, and most bulb fertilizer is based on bone meal and blood meal. I went through several bags of fertilizer, placed about an inch under the bulbs (daffodils...
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