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Forum: Pests & Diseases 06-12-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 301
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: 301
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: 194
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: 301
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: 580
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: 406
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: 501
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: 14,168
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: 1,792
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: 1,792
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: 2,374
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: 2,374
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: 2,374
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: 2,265
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: 2,374
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: 2,265
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: 2,374
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: 2,245
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...
Forum: Vanda Alliance - Neofinetia 02-28-2019, 04:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,374
Posted By SundayGardener
I've been following this guidance from New World...

I've been following this guidance from New World Orchids:

Neofinetia Care: now that it's winter... - New World Orchids (https://newworldorchids.com/2015/11/neofinetia-care-winter/)

So I water,...
Forum: Vanda Alliance - Neofinetia 02-27-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,374
Posted By SundayGardener
I'm sorry, my home computer stopped working...

I'm sorry, my home computer stopped working (which means I've been window shopping for power supplies instead of orchids) and I don't think I can post pictures from my phone.

So conditions. I have...
Forum: Vanda Alliance - Neofinetia 02-22-2019, 05:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,374
Posted By SundayGardener
Black leaves on vanda/neofinetia

Hello,
I'll attach a picture later. What might cause blackening of the newest leaves on neofinetias?

I had one where one leaf after another turned black and fell off, starting at the top. It...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 02-21-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,192
Posted By SundayGardener
Ray beat me to it but it can't be said enough... ...

Ray beat me to it but it can't be said enough...

Bring lots of cash.

Although I have found more and more that vendors are using their cell phones to process credit card payments.

But even...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 02-04-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,520
Posted By SundayGardener
Water Witchin, I would happily contract you to...

Water Witchin, I would happily contract you to set up a watering system for my shelves!

I didn't realize how much water weighs until I hurt my back. Now watering orchids has become one of my most...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 02-04-2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,561
Posted By SundayGardener
For those of you who are younger than 40 and...

For those of you who are younger than 40 and willing to $$pend for plants...are you mainly buying online, or do you try to be local when possible?

We had a small local orchid nursery (before my...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 12-17-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,909
Posted By SundayGardener
I have several that are higher than the water....

I have several that are higher than the water. The ones in the pictures are on a relatively low shelf. A narrow vase might be better. I need to keep the cats out of the water (it is fertilized, I...
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