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Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 08:30 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 16,779
Posted By Roberta
Also, a problem with the 'net is that even if she...

Also, a problem with the 'net is that even if she learns something new, the old YouTube videos stay out there on line... nothing on the internet ever dies. So people follow information even she...
Forum: Greenhouse Gardening Yesterday, 05:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 109
Posted By Roberta
Sprinklers definitely make things easier,...

Sprinklers definitely make things easier, especially with the size of my collection. When I put this together, I focused on the things that were blooming at the moment (Mid November). Most of my...
Forum: Catasetum and Stanhopea Alliance Yesterday, 03:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 200
Posted By Roberta
I liked that one so much that I bought it...

I liked that one so much that I bought it twice... one plant is slightly darker than the other, one finished and the other just finishing. My experience on longevity about the same... I think I got...
Forum: Greenhouse Gardening Yesterday, 02:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 109
Posted By Roberta
You are moving to outdoor orchid growing heaven! ...

You are moving to outdoor orchid growing heaven! Take a look at the Growing Areas section of my website. I'd be happy to go into more detail - website also identifies what grows outside for me (not...
Forum: Cymbidium Alliance Yesterday, 02:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 146
Posted By Roberta
Welcome to the Orchid Board. My condolences...

Welcome to the Orchid Board. My condolences about your mom... I am guessing that these are in California, probably coastal. Cyms are perfect for the climate (some of the best Cym climate in the...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 01:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 91
Posted By Roberta
I don't think virus, fungal or bacterial issue...

I don't think virus, fungal or bacterial issue more likely. Probably trauma from divisio So fungicide would be a good idea. Also, this is a rather warm growing species, so if you can keep it a...
Forum: Cymbidium Alliance 12-04-2021, 04:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,603
Posted By Roberta
Rose, I know you really, really want to repot....

Rose, I know you really, really want to repot. Resist the impulse for 3 or 4 months...no matter how crowded, it doesn't want to be repotted in the dead of winter
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 12-02-2021, 09:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 380
Posted By Roberta
There are so many gorgeous color forms of L. (C.)...

There are so many gorgeous color forms of L. (C.) purpurata. Of course, you need other things so that you have flowers all year. But purpuratas in the spring/summer and C. intermedia in the spring...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 12-02-2021, 03:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,366
Posted By Roberta
To not kill a L. anceps, don't be too kind. I...

To not kill a L. anceps, don't be too kind. I have found that they hate pots. If you must pot it, use clay and well-drained medium. But for me, any that have been potted, they putt along slowly...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 12-02-2021, 03:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,366
Posted By Roberta
L anceps is hard to beat... tolerates...

L anceps is hard to beat... tolerates temperatures down to freezing, and 100 deg F/40 deg C with little or no shade. And also tolerates considerable drought - water needs are very modest.
Forum: Terrarium Gardening 12-02-2021, 01:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,443
Posted By Roberta
It just keeps getting better and better! A...

It just keeps getting better and better! A spectacular show!
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 12-02-2021, 12:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 380
Posted By Roberta
A wonderful species, with a huge number of color...

A wonderful species, with a huge number of color forms. I have found that the different forms tend to bloom at slightly different times, so with a bunch of these, the show can go on for close to 2...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 12-02-2021, 12:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 234
Posted By Roberta
I think that sounds like a good plan. When it is...

I think that sounds like a good plan. When it is healthier, you can consider increasing light somewhat. But it still doesn't want to toast... Ascocenda wants light a bit more subdued than a big...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 12-02-2021, 12:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 234
Posted By Roberta
Yes, I think you have to let things dry out a...

Yes, I think you have to let things dry out a little... Vandadeous plants are dominant epiphytes, so roots need to dry out somewhat. Here, you have a balancing act... with too few roots, the plant...
Forum: Miniatures Show & Tell 12-02-2021, 12:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,266
Posted By Roberta
OK... went through my database... total distinct...

OK... went through my database... total distinct species (alive, not necessarily bloomed) = 785. (I counted each species once, not counting different color forms, etc. ) Total number of species...
Forum: Greenhouse Gardening 12-01-2021, 01:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 619
Posted By Roberta
I consider them vital. Heat rises - so that's an...

I consider them vital. Heat rises - so that's an important way of getting it out. The ones that work with a piston, where the expansion of an internal wax do the job splendidly - no power needed,...
Forum: Greenhouse Gardening 12-01-2021, 01:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 619
Posted By Roberta
Alan, Cooling is definitely something that you...

Alan,
Cooling is definitely something that you need to consider - along with air circulation. So electricity is something that you have to factor in ... I can't think of any other way to run fans. ...
Forum: Miniatures Show & Tell 12-01-2021, 11:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,266
Posted By Roberta
My total number of species plants is somewhere...

My total number of species plants is somewhere around 800 but some species have multiple plants. I'll have to do a little data processing to find out the number of distinct species. I'm guessing...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 12-01-2021, 12:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 234
Posted By Roberta
Plain old table sugar. You can open up the...

Plain old table sugar. You can open up the mini-greenhouse each day to refresh the air in it. At this point I wouldn't worry much about fertilizer. Maybe a dilute "bath" once a week or so.

Glad...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 12-01-2021, 12:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 234
Posted By Roberta
First, Welcome! With those little nubbins of...

First, Welcome!
With those little nubbins of roots, the daily soaking may be necessary for awhile until it grows some more. But there may be some other options... the dehydration comes because it...
Forum: Cymbidium Alliance 11-30-2021, 03:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,603
Posted By Roberta
You shouldn't repot until spring anyway. (I have...

You shouldn't repot until spring anyway. (I have found that repotted Cyms are less likely to miss a year of bloominhg if they are repotted somewhat later... I do repotting until August or...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-30-2021, 01:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 426
Posted By Roberta
I would suggest skip the soaking. And that long...

I would suggest skip the soaking. And that long interval tells me that the Phals are likely staying too wet. If it works for you (and you can't evaluate in less than a year or so) then keep on doing...
Forum: Cymbidium Alliance 11-30-2021, 01:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,603
Posted By Roberta
Cymbidium buds can tease you for several months....

Cymbidium buds can tease you for several months. You have only had the plant for a month? That is not nearly enough time to evaluate anything! I have had the experience, multiple times, where the...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-30-2021, 01:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 426
Posted By Roberta
Not bad at all... may be a good compromise. The...

Not bad at all... may be a good compromise. The whole point here is to come up with a medium that fits your watering practices and also gives the orchids what they need in the way of humid air...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-30-2021, 12:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 189
Posted By Roberta
It would help to know which Catts and which...

It would help to know which Catts and which Lycastes. Different species (and their hybrids) have different needs. Also, how long have you had them? Under what conditions have you been growing them?...
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