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Search: Posts Made By: Roberta
Forum: Advanced Discussion Today, 11:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 322
Posted By Roberta
Orchids teach patience. Progress in growth -...

Orchids teach patience. Progress in growth - roots and otherwise - is measured in weeks and months, not days. I live in southern California, USA. I grow Cymbidiums in a very un-precise mix of about...
Forum: Advanced Discussion Yesterday, 10:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 76
Posted By Roberta
Well, there's not a prettier leaf than Lepanthes...

Well, there's not a prettier leaf than Lepanthes calodictyon - with those dramatic little red flowers. Restrepias just have green leaves, but the flowers are super-cute and tend to be in bloom...
Forum: Off Topic - Totally Yesterday, 09:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,455
Posted By Roberta
This forum is about orchids. Politics and...

This forum is about orchids. Politics and religion are personal, and both topics are likely to be offensive to someone. This one is offensive to me.
Forum: Vendor Feedback Yesterday, 06:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 225
Posted By Roberta
I have gotten great plants from Orchidweb.com . ...

I have gotten great plants from Orchidweb.com . It is an excellent place to get the unusual orchid, or special cultivars. (You get what you pay for...) If you are into Neofineta falcata (fukiran)...
Forum: Pests & Diseases Yesterday, 05:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 53
Posted By Roberta
That looks more like a fungal/bacterial infection...

That looks more like a fungal/bacterial infection to me. Like the leaves got wet, and then cold. If only on those leaves and not spreading (and if the spots aren't wet/soft) it likely will just lose...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 05:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 91
Posted By Roberta
I think it's time... the rate of water loss has...

I think it's time... the rate of water loss has slowed (so there isn't much more water to lose by evaporation)
Forum: Cymbidium Alliance Yesterday, 03:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 344
Posted By Roberta
That plant really looks great. And I think it's...

That plant really looks great. And I think it's still relatively young, so pot accordingly.... won't be long before you'll look at it, think about potting, then think "Not so much..." even if you...
Forum: Cymbidium Alliance Yesterday, 10:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 344
Posted By Roberta
Whoeee... That is one gorgeous plant. Good thing...

Whoeee... That is one gorgeous plant. Good thing that you have lots of room...Pete looks like he is on patrol!
Forum: Miscellaneous & Other Genera 04-21-2021, 11:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 122
Posted By Roberta
Those are really cute! According to the...

Those are really cute!

According to the Baker culture sheet (from Orchidwiz), the temperature range (given for Nagano) is 100 deg F (38 deg C) to 2 deg F (-17 deg C) . Based on that, I don't...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 04-21-2021, 11:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 163
Posted By Roberta
Remember that most of the orchids that we grow...

Remember that most of the orchids that we grow are epiphytes - they grow on the sides or branches of trees. It rains, and then the breeze dries them. So orchid roots need "humid air" more than...
Forum: Greenhouse Gardening 04-21-2021, 08:32 PM
Replies: 509
Views: 81,517
Posted By Roberta
That little Sophronitis is totally charmiing....

That little Sophronitis is totally charmiing. Tiny, but the color says "Notice me!!" And the mini-Sedirea with full size flowers - what a show! Fragrant?
Forum: Cymbidium Alliance 04-21-2021, 07:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 344
Posted By Roberta
I am thinking of the wine barrel that held the...

I am thinking of the wine barrel that held the enormous Den. speciosum var. hillii 'Don Brown' that I saw at the Santa Barbara show some years back (I have shown the photo of that one before)... ...
Forum: Cymbidium Alliance 04-21-2021, 03:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 99
Posted By Roberta
You could probably go another year... I have...

You could probably go another year... I have found that Cyms bloom best just before they break the pot. Don't worry about roots coming out the bottom - it looks like you have an arrangement to give...
Forum: Terrarium Gardening 04-20-2021, 07:08 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 10,623
Posted By Roberta
I suspect that many of those that go purple in...

I suspect that many of those that go purple in high light have red or purple flowers - anthocyanin tends to be lurking in the leaves when the flowers have the pigment. The ones where they can't...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 04-20-2021, 04:28 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 15,730
Posted By Roberta
Definitely they qualify! Gorgeous roots.

Definitely they qualify! Gorgeous roots.
Forum: Terrarium Gardening 04-20-2021, 12:21 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 10,623
Posted By Roberta
Great progress! These have done fantastically...

Great progress! These have done fantastically well in your tank!
Forum: Orchids in the Wild 04-19-2021, 02:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 142
Posted By Roberta
Totally wonderful! So great to see them in the...

Totally wonderful! So great to see them in the wild! I have noticed many of my "tame" orchids blooming a month or 6 weeks later than normal this year. So perhaps the wild ones are reacting to the...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 04-18-2021, 09:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 163
Posted By Roberta
Based on its "family tree" it is a sequential...

Based on its "family tree" it is a sequential bloomer - for a start, it's 2/3 Phal violacea. The other 1/3 of its ancestry are all species with a similar characteristic. (Keep nice and warm...)
Forum: Advanced Discussion 04-18-2021, 09:02 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 15,730
Posted By Roberta
That's why it was out of the pot! Plenty more...

That's why it was out of the pot! Plenty more where that one came from... Just bought another 3 cubic ft. bag of bark. I have my work cut out for me...:roll:
Forum: Introductions - Break the Ice ! 04-18-2021, 06:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 213
Posted By Roberta
Welcome!

Welcome!
Forum: Outdoor Gardening 04-18-2021, 06:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 449
Posted By Roberta
Algae growth is OK if the water is going to be...

Algae growth is OK if the water is going to be retrieved with a hose. But if it feeds into a sprinkler system, clogging is an issue. A little is OK but if it turns into a mat with loose stuff...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 04-18-2021, 05:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 285
Posted By Roberta
I don't think you need the heat mat this time of...

I don't think you need the heat mat this time of year... it'll just have the effect of drying out the medium too fast. As for the orientation of the photos... that's a "feature" of the Orchid Board...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 04-18-2021, 05:31 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 15,730
Posted By Roberta
Here is what I found when I unpotted this Cym.......

Here is what I found when I unpotted this Cym.... lots and lots of good roots, with a bunch of new ones coming along. It had been in the pot for about 4 years, I knew that it was due,because I was...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 04-18-2021, 05:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 285
Posted By Roberta
I think that it would be wise to spray...

I think that it would be wise to spray everything. Soapy water gets a number of pests... basically it drowns any invertebrate that breathes though pores in its body. Of course, it only gets the...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 04-18-2021, 03:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 285
Posted By Roberta
I never had any issues with chilling when I have...

I never had any issues with chilling when I have used alcohol on Phals. I even use it on flowers with no harm. When I use it I'm generally going after mealybugs rather than other pests, but in any...
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