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Forum: Orchids in Bloom Yesterday, 03:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 291
Posted By Leafmite
That is pretty! So glad that you were able to...

That is pretty! So glad that you were able to discover how to convince it to bloom.
Forum: Pests & Diseases Yesterday, 02:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 188
Posted By Leafmite
Cold-pressed Neem oil works well. Some people...

Cold-pressed Neem oil works well. Some people make a mixture with isopropyl alcohol and a a little dish-soap. I have this on hand but I have been using insecticidal soap that is safe for indoors....
Forum: Pests & Diseases 10-16-2021, 01:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 180
Posted By Leafmite
I hope you will have success getting rid of the...

I hope you will have success getting rid of the nasty little critters.
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 10-16-2021, 01:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 324
Posted By Leafmite
These don't seem to need much humidity in the...

These don't seem to need much humidity in the winter. As long as you spritz the roots (as Jeff214 said) until they turn green and then let the roots dry completely, they should be fine. I was sent...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 10-15-2021, 03:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 306
Posted By Leafmite
Beautiful! Orchids always look better when seen...

Beautiful! Orchids always look better when seen in person. Photos never seem to do them justice.

I did the same thing...I now have smaller Cattleyas that will hopefully bloom more than once a...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 10-15-2021, 03:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 131
Posted By Leafmite
Very nice. I like the fragrance of C....

Very nice. I like the fragrance of C. gaskelliana.
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 10-15-2021, 03:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 161
Posted By Leafmite
There is something irresistible about those...

There is something irresistible about those spots....
Forum: Advanced Discussion 10-15-2021, 03:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 586
Posted By Leafmite
Having been around houseplants all my life and...

Having been around houseplants all my life and collecting them since I was small, imperfections in plants have never bothered me too much. Nor do the things I cannot control like all the orchids I...
Forum: Catasetum and Stanhopea Alliance 10-15-2021, 03:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 210
Posted By Leafmite
Really pretty and nice presentation!

Really pretty and nice presentation!
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 10-15-2021, 03:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 324
Posted By Leafmite
I second isurus79's suggestion of growing it in a...

I second isurus79's suggestion of growing it in a warmer room of the home. Unless the grower that sold them to you told you these seedlings are more cold-hardy than the usual dowiana, it is risky...
Forum: Pet Depot 10-08-2021, 03:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 219
Posted By Leafmite
It is difficult not to get carried away when...

It is difficult not to get carried away when putting in the toys....
Forum: Pet Depot 10-07-2021, 08:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 219
Posted By Leafmite
No, I don't clip the wings of my birds any more....

No, I don't clip the wings of my birds any more. I now go slower with the process of the bird getting accustomed to me and teaching her to trust me before I begin the finger training. My current...
Forum: Species 10-07-2021, 01:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,076
Posted By Leafmite
They are all very nice! Your thread reminds...

They are all very nice!

Your thread reminds me that I should resize and post the pictures I have been taking of my orchid blooms. Maybe after the bud opens on that small Cattleya that will have...
Forum: Pet Depot 10-07-2021, 01:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 219
Posted By Leafmite
Very pretty! If you don't find the original...

Very pretty! If you don't find the original owner, perhaps you might consider keeping the little bird. Budgies are easy and cheap to keep and they are so rewarding. They just need a bag of seed...
Forum: Vanda Alliance - others 10-07-2021, 02:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 515
Posted By Leafmite
Are you using a good quality long-fibered moss...

Are you using a good quality long-fibered moss and letting it get nearly dry before watering again? I haven't had any trouble with algae with the moss.
Forum: Advanced Discussion 10-07-2021, 02:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 491
Posted By Leafmite
It actually took me a few moments to find the...

It actually took me a few moments to find the typo. :)
Forum: Advanced Discussion 10-06-2021, 08:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 491
Posted By Leafmite
MSU Fertilizer: Michigan State University, a...

MSU Fertilizer: Michigan State University, a college in Michigan, USA developed what many felt was the perfect fertilizer formulation and it was adapted for orchids. It has many micro-nutrients and...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 10-06-2021, 04:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 491
Posted By Leafmite
If you can find a local nursery or orchid...

If you can find a local nursery or orchid society, they might be able to guide you as they will have the same water as you do. I tend to err on the side of overkill when it comes to Calcium because...
Forum: Pet Depot 10-04-2021, 05:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 573
Posted By Leafmite
What a cute pup! Hard not to smile as she is so...

What a cute pup! Hard not to smile as she is so adorable!
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 10-04-2021, 05:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 286
Posted By Leafmite
Neem oil makes a good dormant spray. You might...

Neem oil makes a good dormant spray. You might just need to use a higher concentration. Dormant spray...it can be any type of oil that won't harm the plant but will suffocate and discourage pests. ...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 09-30-2021, 11:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 363
Posted By Leafmite
I cannot keep any orchid roots in bark alive...

I cannot keep any orchid roots in bark alive during the winter or a rainy summer so when I get a new orchid, it has to come out of the bark. I use red lava rock or NZ sphagnum moss with basket pots.
Forum: Introductions - Break the Ice ! 09-30-2021, 10:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 202
Posted By Leafmite
Hello and welcome! It also took me some time to...

Hello and welcome! It also took me some time to make a post after joining and it had already taken me some time to join after finding the forum.
Forum: Orchids in Bloom 09-30-2021, 10:54 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,884
Posted By Leafmite
Really nice! I like all the Dendrobiums.

Really nice! I like all the Dendrobiums.
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 09-30-2021, 06:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 405
Posted By Leafmite
I really like it! The lines and...

I really like it! The lines and spots...wonderful!
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 09-30-2021, 06:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 286
Posted By Leafmite
I grew berry bushes and fruit trees for many...

I grew berry bushes and fruit trees for many years (I still have currents and top hat blueberries).

As your blueberry is going dormant, when the last leaves fall, spray the bare trunk and branches...
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