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Forum: Pests & Diseases 07-28-2021, 05:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 934
Posted By SundayGardener
As a note of interest, I have tried what is...

As a note of interest, I have tried what is basically a silicone plant shine spray in the past, having read that it works to deter mealies and scale by making leaves slippery--too slippery for the...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 07-27-2021, 10:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 934
Posted By SundayGardener
This is disheartening. I came to this thread...

This is disheartening. I came to this thread because I recently discovered mealybugs. I disposed of that plant and treated the whole remaining lot, first round of some old Bayer (not sure that it...
Forum: Windowsill Growing 03-19-2021, 12:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,215
Posted By SundayGardener
This is a tangent question. I also spend almost...

This is a tangent question. I also spend almost an entire day a week watering, bringing each orchid to the sink and using the opportunity to inspect and maintain.

I do use a spray bottle sparingly...
Forum: Vendor Feedback 03-04-2021, 12:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,494
Posted By SundayGardener
Magic Wand is a good one. Mine bloomed just a few...

Magic Wand is a good one. Mine bloomed just a few months ago, and stayed in bloom for weeks. Really nice. I ordered a second one, to have a nice display with hopefully having 2 in bloom in the...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 02-04-2021, 02:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,518
Posted By SundayGardener
Circling back again...picked up a book, Don't...

Circling back again...picked up a book, Don't Repot that Plant! (my favorite approach) and now I see the wisdom of using slices of raw potato for gnats. The adults lay their eggs in it, then you...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 02-04-2021, 02:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 565
Posted By SundayGardener
Does the Ph refer to the Ph of the milk being...

Does the Ph refer to the Ph of the milk being applied to the plants?
Forum: Vendor Feedback 01-28-2021, 10:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,295
Posted By SundayGardener
Right now, the closing of small nurseries is one...

Right now, the closing of small nurseries is one of my heartbreaks. I don't want to buy my plants from the big boxes. In the midwest, places to see and be able to purchase non-phal orchids are few...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 12-30-2020, 11:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,518
Posted By SundayGardener
Just circling back...I have not tried the potato...

Just circling back...I have not tried the potato as adults flying around and the sticky traps have been sufficient to tell me there is a problem.

The fans at a low speed are helping a lot and...
Forum: Pet Depot 12-16-2020, 02:10 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,601
Posted By SundayGardener
I grow swamp milkweed, other varieties don't do...

I grow swamp milkweed, other varieties don't do too well for me. For the bees and birds, I grow a lot of agastache, the bumblebees love the blooms and the birds come later and decimate the plants for...
Forum: Vendor Feedback 12-14-2020, 09:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,131
Posted By SundayGardener
Love Natt's! They usually have a lot more that...

Love Natt's! They usually have a lot more that what appears on their webpage (I say usually, because of the pandemic, they might not have as much on hand).
Forum: Vendor Feedback 12-14-2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 687
Posted By SundayGardener
California Carnivores (not orchids)

Very helpful, answered all my questions, A+ shipping and packaging. I appreciate the culture information provided on their web page and videos including information about dormancy. Love the "Easy to...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 12-03-2020, 08:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,518
Posted By SundayGardener
Thanks, I'll check it out! RE pings, it...

Thanks, I'll check it out!

RE pings, it seems that they are dormant or partially dormant in winter, and don't produce new sticky leaves while in dormancy. Since winter is fungus gnat prime time,...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 12-02-2020, 09:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,518
Posted By SundayGardener
Wow, thanks for all the ideas! I do have a fan...

Wow, thanks for all the ideas! I do have a fan and will make sure that it is running. I don't run it as often in the winter because of the lower temps but I'll go back to running it at a low speed....
Forum: Pests & Diseases 12-01-2020, 09:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,518
Posted By SundayGardener
Fungus Gnats, any new weapons?

I've read a few other threads on fungus gnats, and see that mosquito dunks are recommended (soak the dunks then use the water to water the plants). I also see carnivorous plants suggested. I recently...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 11-30-2020, 12:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,770
Posted By SundayGardener
I have yellow spots on some leaves...if those are...

I have yellow spots on some leaves...if those are egg sacs, I am not happy.

Just signed in to say, be careful about the amount of neem oil that you use, and keep your plants in shade until they...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 10-05-2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,358
Posted By SundayGardener
Shout out to Fred Clark,Sunset Valley Orchids,...

Shout out to Fred Clark,Sunset Valley Orchids, breeder of minis and compacts. I have 3 in bloom right now and several more in bud. At this point, the bulk of my collection is Sunset Valley plants, I...
Forum: Vendor Feedback 09-09-2020, 10:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 632
Posted By SundayGardener
Orchid Trail closed (retirement) :(

Sorry if this has already been posted, I just found out that Orchid Trail in North Carolina closed at the end of August.

So very sad...I had been sitting on an order, doing my usual "let's see if...
Forum: Vendor Feedback 09-09-2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,919
Posted By SundayGardener
I have been able to place an order several weeks...

I have been able to place an order several weeks in advance of being able to pick it up. I think you could order and ask for delayed shipment. It is a little outside the usual process. If you order...
Forum: Potting & Repotting 09-09-2020, 09:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,927
Posted By SundayGardener
Hmmm. For the most part my semi hydro experiment...

Hmmm. For the most part my semi hydro experiment is over, with only a few plants thriving in it. The water temps just get too cold in my house (and we have the heat at 70+ but it's an old house). The...
Forum: Potting & Repotting 09-08-2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,927
Posted By SundayGardener
I have some of the Waldorf mix, purchased 2...

I have some of the Waldorf mix, purchased 2 months ago. Because cyms are new to me and I got one bareroot and I'm a patsy for potting mixes. More like I read recipes online and couldn't get chunky...
Forum: Parts & Equipment 05-26-2020, 10:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,282
Posted By SundayGardener
Eh, I usually do things several times before a...

Eh, I usually do things several times before a light bulb goes off and I realize there is a simpler way. Or someone else asks why I'm making so much work out of a simple process. OR someone else...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 05-26-2020, 09:58 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,820
Posted By SundayGardener
I probably haven't been at this long enough to...

I probably haven't been at this long enough to have given up and come back, but since a certain elderly relative asks me in disbelief every singe week: I have ~ 100, all indoor by necessity.

If I...
Forum: Parts & Equipment 05-11-2020, 09:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,282
Posted By SundayGardener
THANK YOU FOR THIS THREAD! I'm the pest who...

THANK YOU FOR THIS THREAD!

I'm the pest who started asking WW a lot of questions, and of course she was incredibly gracious and helpful.

The pictures are great! I have the same shelves and boot...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 05-11-2020, 09:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 492
Posted By SundayGardener
I'm not sure that Bayer or AzaMax are effective...

I'm not sure that Bayer or AzaMax are effective on mites. These products did not work for me on mites. I did the 3 rounds of Bayer and a round of Azamax without any success. I know their labels state...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 05-05-2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,583
Posted By SundayGardener
Just an observation, Bayer has changed the names...

Just an observation, Bayer has changed the names of its products, and you really have to look at the ingredients and percentages of ingredient to know what you are getting. When I go to hardware...
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