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Forum: Beginner Discussion 05-29-2016, 06:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,937
Posted By Brooke
I live in Kentucky so long winters with lots of...

I live in Kentucky so long winters with lots of ugly gray days.

The wilsonii grows about 2' from the findleyi but it is slightly more shaded.

Good luck with yours.

Brooke
Forum: Beginner Discussion 05-29-2016, 03:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,937
Posted By Brooke
I'm still around and yes, my findleyi was the...

I'm still around and yes, my findleyi was the correct species as guaranteed by several AOS judges. I lost the plant pictured about three years ago when I had the flu. You will notice my plant got...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 12-19-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 733
Posted By Brooke
I agree with Tucker on the fungal spots. The...

I agree with Tucker on the fungal spots. The different colors of green on the leaves could be a calcium deficiency. Check your fertilizer to see if it has calcium in it.

If it is calcium, adding...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 12-19-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,119
Posted By Brooke
Too much stringy frill for me. It was a division...

Too much stringy frill for me. It was a division of an awarded one (don't remember the clonal name" but it wasn't pleasing to my eye.

Brooke
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 12-18-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,119
Posted By Brooke
I like it better than the digbyana. The digbyana...

I like it better than the digbyana. The digbyana is too "messy" for me so gave it away to someone who loves it.

I do love my glauca and the fringe on the lip from digbyana blended with the big...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 12-18-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 920
Posted By Brooke
I never use anything on my roots when repotting. ...

I never use anything on my roots when repotting. I rinse them off under the faucet. When roots are bad it is usually from over watering, not a contagious rot.

Brooke
Forum: Beginner Discussion 12-18-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 497
Posted By Brooke
It has a different growth cycle than the others. ...

It has a different growth cycle than the others. Some grow roots all the time, some only grow when a new growth is mature and in sheath, some grow roots before the new growth even appears.

Be...
Forum: Greenhouse Gardening 12-17-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,655
Posted By Brooke
The air is cooler Ray but it doesn't cool as much...

The air is cooler Ray but it doesn't cool as much as I would like when the outside air is also humid. The air is cooler two feet but that doesn't help 30' away.

How did you get your g/h in...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 12-17-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 920
Posted By Brooke
Most of the black marks won't wipe off but future...

Most of the black marks won't wipe off but future black marks shouldn't pop up.

Brooke
Forum: Greenhouse Gardening 12-17-2015, 03:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,655
Posted By Brooke
I know that is why I asked Ray the question. It...

I know that is why I asked Ray the question. It has been too humid for the last two years.

Brooke
Forum: Beginner Discussion 12-17-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 920
Posted By Brooke
To me, it looks the the buds/blooms dripped sap...

To me, it looks the the buds/blooms dripped sap and opportunistic fungus popped up. Use rubbing alcohol and wipe the dark spots. They won't leave but any sticky substance will be removed and should...
Forum: Greenhouse Gardening 12-17-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,655
Posted By Brooke
How big was your g/h and how big was the swamp...

How big was your g/h and how big was the swamp cooler? My swamp cooler is 20' x 3' and when the humidity is above 50%, I can only keep the g/h around 82-85 and boy is it humid but not really cool.
...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 12-10-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 457
Posted By Brooke
The longer you soak them, the more pliable they...

The longer you soak them, the more pliable they become.

Brooke
Forum: Beginner Discussion 12-10-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 457
Posted By Brooke
All of my Catts are in terracotta pots and they...

All of my Catts are in terracotta pots and they are in them for years. I end up with roots on the outside and inside.

Soak for pot for hours, even over night. The water should cover the entire...
Forum: Bulbophyllum Alliance 11-08-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,205
Posted By Brooke
I have a Veitchianum and grow it in Catt light,...

I have a Veitchianum and grow it in Catt light, clay pot and Growstones as the media, sitting in a shallow tray of water. I flush the pot every couple of days. It is getting spikes now and blooms...
Forum: Growing on Mounts 11-04-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,407
Posted By Brooke
Katrina mentioned the lindenii and I highly...

Katrina mentioned the lindenii and I highly recommend it. The foliage stays small, is famous for adding basal growths to the plant.

This year my lindenii has three spikes, one on the mother plant...
Forum: Growing on Mounts 11-03-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,407
Posted By Brooke
I've had both schilleriana and the bastanii...

I've had both schilleriana and the bastanii mounted. The bastanii foliage and roots don't get overly big but the spikes when mounted grow sideways so the width can be an issue.

The schilleriana I...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 10-29-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 570
Posted By Brooke
Sorry my fertilizer is not applied to the g/h...

Sorry my fertilizer is not applied to the g/h walls. Over spray of rain water is all it gets.

The covering over the sponge is not a scourer, it is nylon net - very soft.

Brooke
Forum: Beginner Discussion 10-29-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 570
Posted By Brooke
I use bleach water to remove it. I've tried...

I use bleach water to remove it. I've tried Physan at the recommended dosage and it doesn't budge it. I use a long handled squeegie type thing and scrub it down. I wet the surface with water, then...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 10-29-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 280
Posted By Brooke
If it is happy on the mount I wouldn't remove it....

If it is happy on the mount I wouldn't remove it. I would be careful with the mist and not have it misting at night. They can dry out for a period of time without damage.

My humidity is never a...
Forum: Bulbophyllum Alliance 10-25-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,113
Posted By Brooke
Thanks Katrina I had forgotten I had put up the...

Thanks Katrina I had forgotten I had put up the picture of the lobbii on OB.

The lobbii does get big, does want to grow wet and in Catt light. Give it those conditions and it is a weed.

I...
Forum: Bulbophyllum Alliance 10-14-2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,113
Posted By Brooke
Sara Jean your lobbii type will get quite large. ...

Sara Jean your lobbii type will get quite large. It will probably do better in a pot that will help you keep it as moist as it wants to be. It grows in Catt light.

Leafmite give your baileyi a...
Forum: Catasetum and Stanhopea Alliance 10-06-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 958
Posted By Brooke
I did most of the crosses myself. Contact...

I did most of the crosses myself.

Contact Russ Vernon

New Vision Orchids - About Us (http://newvisionorchids.com/about_us)

He does a lot of Lycaste crosses, plus many other species of...
Forum: Catasetum and Stanhopea Alliance 09-30-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 958
Posted By Brooke
When I grow this family (Ctsm) from flask I don't...

When I grow this family (Ctsm) from flask I don't let them go dormant for three years. By this time they are big enough to go into their own pot and treated the same way I treat the adults.

You...
Forum: Dendrobium Alliance 09-27-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,663
Posted By Brooke
You will grow new canes next year. Brooke

You will grow new canes next year.

Brooke
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