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Forum: Cattleya Alliance Yesterday, 07:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 297
Posted By Roberta
Can you get metal hardware cloth (of the sort...

Can you get metal hardware cloth (of the sort that is used to make fencing for chickens and such)? Similar configuration, more rigid.
Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 06:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 135
Posted By Roberta
Actually, this one is Dactylorhiza foliosa which...

Actually, this one is Dactylorhiza foliosa which is native to Madeira crossed with Dactylorhiza purpurella, which is native to Denmark, Great Britain, Norway and Ireland. So... the southern part...
Forum: Catasetum and Stanhopea Alliance Yesterday, 06:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 274
Posted By Roberta
I think that they may, indeed, be happier in...

I think that they may, indeed, be happier in Florida... If it works, it's not "wrong". Jeff does live in southern California. I do know that I have gotten small plants from Sunset Valley Orchids...
Forum: Pet Depot Yesterday, 01:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 179
Posted By Roberta
I'm a big fan of shade cloth... most of my yard...

I'm a big fan of shade cloth... most of my yard has 60% shade cloth, because in summer it toasts (full sun, no shading from trees) from about a half hour after sunrise to half an hour before sunset...
Forum: Catasetum and Stanhopea Alliance Yesterday, 12:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 274
Posted By Roberta
I would never want to repot any of the...

I would never want to repot any of the Catasetinae when they're in the growth phase. They routinely climb out of pots, it doesn't seem to faze them. (They'll even do "birds-nest" roots like other...
Forum: Potting & Repotting Yesterday, 11:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 87
Posted By Roberta
First, Welcome! I would wait to repot -...

First, Welcome!

I would wait to repot - enjoy the flowers. You can clip that bad pseudobulb and pull it out if you want, not likely to disturb anything around it. But Zygos do "sacrifice" old...
Forum: News, Updates & Feedback 05-15-2021, 06:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 254
Posted By Roberta
I'm glad that Jonathan has an opportunity at...

I'm glad that Jonathan has an opportunity at Andy's. He'll be a huge asset to Andy, who I hope appreciates him properly.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 05-15-2021, 12:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 213
Posted By Roberta
I just water from the top. For a start, enough...

I just water from the top. For a start, enough to get the surface wet. If you want to be on the safe side, start the watering around the sides of the pot rather than where the roots likely are......
Forum: Beginner Discussion 05-15-2021, 12:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 213
Posted By Roberta
"Buried in the media" is fine - if it is growing...

"Buried in the media" is fine - if it is growing roots in the middle of the pot not the edges, I think it's time to gently start watering. Over the next 2 weeks or so you can increase it, and then...
Forum: Catasetum and Stanhopea Alliance 05-14-2021, 10:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 274
Posted By Roberta
I just think it's time... I have noticed that...

I just think it's time... I have noticed that where I have somewhat marginal ones (water or not water?) and put them outside with the definitely active ones, the area is getting well-watered, all of...
Forum: Catasetum and Stanhopea Alliance 05-14-2021, 10:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 274
Posted By Roberta
I'd be inclined to start watering. Sometimes I...

I'd be inclined to start watering. Sometimes I also get a "straggler" growth or two after there is one that is running the show. I go ahead and base my watering/fertilizing on that main growth. The...
Forum: Identification Forum 05-14-2021, 05:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 188
Posted By Roberta
I'm hoping that some form of Orchids in the Park...

I'm hoping that some form of Orchids in the Park can happen this summer. The club is dependent on the requirements of the Arboretum where they meet and have shows. If not this summer, definitely...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 05-14-2021, 05:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 197
Posted By Roberta
I think that it looks OK. If the moss is fairly...

I think that it looks OK. If the moss is fairly loose, it will maintain air around the roots and dry out readily - desirable! When you water, use enough volume so that it runs out of the pot - that...
Forum: Vanda Alliance - others 05-14-2021, 04:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 130
Posted By Roberta
That IS a beautiful group of flowers. Best wishes...

That IS a beautiful group of flowers. Best wishes for the plant's continued healthy and blooming!
Forum: Vanda Alliance - others 05-14-2021, 02:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 130
Posted By Roberta
The yellow spot just looks like some mechanical...

The yellow spot just looks like some mechanical damage. Or maybe an insect bite. Virus is impossible to diagnose visually, but that doesn't even look close.

If a plant DOES have virus, the advice...
Forum: Identification Forum 05-14-2021, 02:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 188
Posted By Roberta
Cymbaline - Where are you located? If you are...

Cymbaline -
Where are you located? If you are in the SF Bay area, the SF Orchid Society is having an online sale next month - but no shipping, only local pickup (alas... there are some great plants,...
Forum: Greenhouse Gardening 05-12-2021, 10:00 PM
Replies: 528
Views: 86,380
Posted By Roberta
The photo of the set-up shows the scale well! ...

The photo of the set-up shows the scale well! Those are tiny!
Forum: Identification Forum 05-12-2021, 09:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 122
Posted By Roberta
If it is Stelis, they like to stay somewhat damp....

If it is Stelis, they like to stay somewhat damp. Perhaps a little less damp than the Masdevallias. Also, they are are definitely not delicate... I have those two species, and they grow like...
Forum: Identification Forum 05-12-2021, 09:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 122
Posted By Roberta
Hmmm... I looked around at my own plants to look...

Hmmm... I looked around at my own plants to look for something similar that might give me a clue. Those big, leather-like leaves with no pseudobulbs looks a lot like Stelis purpurea or Stelis maxima....
Forum: Beginner Discussion 05-12-2021, 08:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 166
Posted By Roberta
I don't think temperature is an issue even in...

I don't think temperature is an issue even in places like where I live... my Catasetinae are in a nice, warm greenhouse during their dormancy and as they start to emerge from it. One still has to...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 05-12-2021, 04:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 166
Posted By Roberta
When I can't see what Catasetinae are doing...

When I can't see what Catasetinae are doing root-wise, I wait until I see a second flush of roots starting at the base of the new growth. When those show up, it's probably ready. Soon...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 05-12-2021, 04:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 276
Posted By Roberta
Thanks! It is a rather wonderful place... I do...

Thanks! It is a rather wonderful place... I do love to just wander around each day to find what new might be blooming.
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 05-12-2021, 03:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 251
Posted By Roberta
I don't think your winter temperatures will be a...

I don't think your winter temperatures will be a problem for C. walkeriana. They do want to dry out more during the winter, and no fertilizer. The rain protection should help a lot.
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 05-12-2021, 03:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 276
Posted By Roberta
I have the occasional flower that is missing...

I have the occasional flower that is missing segments, in various genera and species. I think that it is just a chance mutation. One thing to think about... if you are using a growth stimulant such...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 05-11-2021, 10:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 148
Posted By Roberta
That sounds good for your climate. My goal is...

That sounds good for your climate. My goal is the same - most, cool roots. But I think that where you live those conditions come naturally, I have to fight low humidity and warmer summers, "rain"...
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