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Forum: Orchid Show Announcements Yesterday, 10:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 102
Posted By Roberta
Well, the leadership of SDCOS is still...

Well, the leadership of SDCOS is still optimistic. And it's far enough out that maybe Omicron will have run its course by then. POE in San Francisco is still on. But who knows...Don't travel...
Forum: Orchids in Bloom Yesterday, 08:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 115
Posted By Roberta
Well, my outdoor winter temps have gone as low as...

Well, my outdoor winter temps have gone as low as about 2 deg C (36 deg F), maybe slightly lower for short times. But then it warms up during the day, So for you, probably need to bring it in on the...
Forum: Orchids in Bloom Yesterday, 06:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 115
Posted By Roberta
Looks great! I only grow L. lundii mounted. I...

Looks great! I only grow L. lundii mounted. I grow it outside (so it also is very cold-tolerant). It's on a bare mount so dries out very fast, and seems to like it that way. If you mount it, you...
Forum: Advanced Discussion Yesterday, 06:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 133
Posted By Roberta
Paphs should be fine with it... see notes from...

Paphs should be fine with it... see notes from Brandon Tam of the Huntington Botanical Gardens mentioned in another thread. Other types might be fussier, but I have grown a huge variety of orchids...
Forum: Outdoor Gardening Yesterday, 06:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 80
Posted By Roberta
The pinkish leaf may be an old one (that might...

The pinkish leaf may be an old one (that might drop) But I see buds on some of the fat green ones... you'll get flowers in another couple of months or so! Just give it daily watering - as you can...
Forum: Orchid Show Announcements Yesterday, 05:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 102
Posted By Roberta
Cancellation in southern California

Alas, another show bites the dust... the Newport Harbor Orchid Society show scheduled for Feb 11-13 at the Westminster Mall has been cancelled. Next chance (as of the moment) will be San Diego...
Forum: Advanced Discussion Yesterday, 02:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 133
Posted By Roberta
Most of the orchids that people are likely to be...

Most of the orchids that people are likely to be growing are very forgiving of water quality. If you get into the sensitive high-elevation cloud forest species, you will do better with RO water. ...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 11:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 502
Posted By Roberta
Paphs like to be on the alkaline side, so pH is...

Paphs like to be on the alkaline side, so pH is probably fine too. Looks good to me for most orchids.
Forum: Introductions - Break the Ice ! 01-27-2022, 11:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 65
Posted By Roberta
Welcome!

Welcome!
Forum: Orchids in Bloom 01-27-2022, 03:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 377
Posted By Roberta
I haven't been down to Andy's since COVID, but...

I haven't been down to Andy's since COVID, but before that I helped out at multiple open houses, and this was definitely in the inventory list, recall someone buying it when I was there. So it is...
Forum: Hybrids 01-27-2022, 11:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 531
Posted By Roberta
There's a difference between what a plant will...

There's a difference between what a plant will tolerate and what is ideal for it. Phals, especially the ones in commercial trade, can typically manage fairly low house temperatures without damage. ...
Forum: Hybrids 01-27-2022, 12:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 531
Posted By Roberta
Orientation so that water runs off is a big...

Orientation so that water runs off is a big factor. The other is temperature... where Phals grow in nature, they're never cold (or even slightly chilly)...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 01-26-2022, 03:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 505
Posted By Roberta
A magnificent show! Yes bummer, few judging...

A magnificent show! Yes bummer, few judging centers are operating, shows mostly on hold.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-26-2022, 02:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 165
Posted By Roberta
If the "inside pot" is one of those flimsy soft...

If the "inside pot" is one of those flimsy soft plastic things with one hole, then a repot would be in order. If you decide to do that, wait for new growth to start and then disturb the roots as...
Forum: Orchid Lounge 01-26-2022, 12:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 392
Posted By Roberta
I think that you will be pleased! Enjoy!

I think that you will be pleased! Enjoy!
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-25-2022, 07:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 502
Posted By Roberta
I'd say that if lead or copper were high enough...

I'd say that if lead or copper were high enough to significantly add to the TDS, the water would be classed as toxic waste... At least in the US (and I think the EU is even more strict) the limit...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-25-2022, 07:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 502
Posted By Roberta
At any rate, the TDS given by the OP doesn't look...

At any rate, the TDS given by the OP doesn't look bad by any definition unless they live by the ocean making sodium an issue. By my standards, that level looks pretty good, suitable for just about...
Forum: Orchids in Bloom 01-25-2022, 07:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 377
Posted By Roberta
Beautiful! Happy plant!

Beautiful! Happy plant!
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-25-2022, 05:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 502
Posted By Roberta
In various talks to societies, and also in...

In various talks to societies, and also in Orchids and Orchid Digest, Brandon Tam, the orchid specialist of the Huntington Botanic Gardens in southern California, has noted that they have found that...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 01-24-2022, 05:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 390
Posted By Roberta
Another good reason to wait for old spikes to dry...

Another good reason to wait for old spikes to dry up before cutting... hygiene is less of an issue... if the spike is dry and dead (no live connection to the plant) you don't need to be so concerned...
Forum: Vanda Alliance - Angraecum/Aerangis 01-24-2022, 03:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 192
Posted By Roberta
Bummer! Here's hoping that they're controlled...

Bummer! Here's hoping that they're controlled for next time!
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 01-24-2022, 02:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 390
Posted By Roberta
It's not true of Phals... as long as the spike is...

It's not true of Phals... as long as the spike is green, I leave it since the plant can "recycle" the tissue and energy. Cutting the Phal spike is purely an aesthetic decision... if you don't like...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-24-2022, 11:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 216
Posted By Roberta
I'd go ahead and repot. The leaf looks like it's...

I'd go ahead and repot. The leaf looks like it's just an old one (they don't last forever) but if the medium is questionable, good idea to repot. Phals are growing and rooting all the time, so the...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 01-23-2022, 08:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 390
Posted By Roberta
Why would you decrease watering? Catts need to...

Why would you decrease watering? Catts need to dry out between waterings, but that is the case all the time - blooming, not blooming, Just routine care. As for the old spike? Just an aesthetic...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 01-23-2022, 06:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 390
Posted By Roberta
As opposed to???? Post bloom is no different...

As opposed to???? Post bloom is no different than any other time. What does the plant need? Were you thinking of repotting? Don't do it unless it is starting to grow new roots, unless the mix is...
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