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Search: Posts Made By: Maryanne
Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-01-2021, 02:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 941
Posted By Maryanne
Hi Folks: I couldn't resist adding a couple of...

Hi Folks:
I couldn't resist adding a couple of anecdotes...of course, 'your mileage may vary' ; -)
My grandparents and parents used to raise a couple thousand chickens at a time on our tiny New...
Forum: Identification Forum 10-13-2021, 02:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 524
Posted By Maryanne
Hello! My suggestions: Use double tags - bury...

Hello!
My suggestions:
Use double tags - bury one tag deep in the pot so it is unlikely to fall out or be UV ray damaged. I suggest also, writing directly on the pot, basket or mount if at all...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 09-22-2021, 01:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 523
Posted By Maryanne
Oh, I do feel your anguish. if the rot is...

Oh, I do feel your anguish. if the rot is inhabiting both wood mount and plant, then the coming colder, darker winter weather is not going to help the plant. ( 6 months to spring!) If it was my...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 09-21-2021, 03:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 523
Posted By Maryanne
Folks: I forgot to mention I also work a a...

Folks:
I forgot to mention I also work a a university. The Extension service may have a plant bio lab, or maybe Microbiology, but generally they do farm and landscape types of consultation. If there...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 09-21-2021, 03:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 523
Posted By Maryanne
Hello 'Proverb: I have quite few wood mounted...

Hello 'Proverb:
I have quite few wood mounted plants. Wood rots, it's a fact. At some point the orchid needs to be transferred to a fresh mount or a pot or basket. I wish you had asked this in...
Forum: Miniatures Show & Tell 09-16-2021, 03:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 736
Posted By Maryanne
Hi Roberta- Thanks very much for the quick...

Hi Roberta-
Thanks very much for the quick reply. Knowing that it can take your outdoor conditions, means it may be able to live in my tiny -cool-northern greenhouse. : -)
Cheers, and happy...
Forum: Miniatures Show & Tell 09-16-2021, 01:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 736
Posted By Maryanne
Hi Roberta: Well, that is too cute to not ask...

Hi Roberta:
Well, that is too cute to not ask about. So, you say it's growing on your patio - is it outside all year? Can you tell me all about it so I know whether I could accommodate its needs? ...
Forum: Identification Forum 09-15-2021, 01:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 892
Posted By Maryanne
Just a suggestion: I have been writing plant...

Just a suggestion:
I have been writing plant names directly on clay pots with graphite pencil or marker (- if using a clay pot -) as well as double plastic tags. I have not tried it on plastic...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 09-14-2021, 02:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 539
Posted By Maryanne
Hi Brassavola Stars- I have Rlc Cordelia...

Hi Brassavola Stars-
I have
Rlc Cordelia which is Rhyncholaelia digbyana X Catt intermedia (1906) Very durable and reliable cross, but prone to scale which i keep on top of. The place I got it...
Forum: Greenhouse Gardening 08-26-2021, 01:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,062
Posted By Maryanne
Hello Dusty! Well, I think there are a few more...

Hello Dusty!
Well, I think there are a few more points/variables to ponder. Ask your self
How far north - and to what zone. (I'm in Zone 5 -hot now but winter is bbrrrr)
How large a g'house will...
Forum: Growing on Mounts 06-14-2021, 02:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,530
Posted By Maryanne
Hi Folks: Just a few more ideas on wood...

Hi Folks:
Just a few more ideas on wood mounts...besides my coconut shell basket with Bulbo' restrepioides in it, I have 23 mounted.
I think oak is best and most likely to be accepted by the...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 06-10-2021, 10:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,459
Posted By Maryanne
Folks: I just freshly repotted my Encyclia...

Folks:
I just freshly repotted my Encyclia tampensis and Dendrobium tetragonum this evening. Both showed deteriorating media but had tiny new roots showing, so the timing seems to be right. Then I...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 06-10-2021, 02:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,459
Posted By Maryanne
E.S - thanks very much. I'll water Miss Tampensis...

E.S - thanks very much. I'll water Miss Tampensis right now, the humidity is lower today than the last few 'pressure cooker' days.
Best wishes,
Maryanne
Forum: Beginner Discussion 06-10-2021, 01:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,459
Posted By Maryanne
Thanks Roberta! you're the best... I bet we...

Thanks Roberta! you're the best...
I bet we would get along great if we were to meet in person.
: -) Maryanne
Forum: Beginner Discussion 06-10-2021, 12:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,459
Posted By Maryanne
Hello Folks: Here's a question for those of you...

Hello Folks:
Here's a question for those of you with Encyclia tampensis thriving at your place.
I've had one for 7 or 8 years, but it is not entirely happy.
It has one spike now, and one or 2 new...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 06-10-2021, 08:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,097
Posted By Maryanne
Hello Rose: Welcome to the O'board. For...

Hello Rose:
Welcome to the O'board.
For minis, I've had very good luck with C. Mini-Purple (coerulea variation), one with the "Little Toshi" line of breeding in it's parentage, and Laelia praestans...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 06-10-2021, 08:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 633
Posted By Maryanne
Hello Adriana: I have a small L. speciosa,...

Hello Adriana:

I have a small L. speciosa, but did not grow from a flask. I purchased it at an orchid show a couple of years ago. I did a lot of research on line, read the "Baker" sheet on it and...
Forum: Potting & Repotting 06-09-2021, 02:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,481
Posted By Maryanne
Folks, I do something similar, for potted plants...

Folks, I do something similar, for potted plants of all kinds, not just orchids. I have collected pretty colored pebbles (I live on gravel)
and either scattered or neatly arranged them on the top...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 10-07-2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,309
Posted By Maryanne
Hello Syngonia: For black spotting, such as on...

Hello Syngonia:
For black spotting, such as on your Zygo, I've had good luck using neem oil, following directions on the bottle. Spray every 3 or days if using neem for insect pests. You can cut...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 09-24-2020, 02:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,223
Posted By Maryanne
Orchid Folks: I have Cattleya intermedia X Rhl...

Orchid Folks:
I have Cattleya intermedia X Rhl (Brassavola or whatever) digbyana = Cordelia

This is one of my first orchids from 15 years ago, bought from Orchids Amore - but I think he just went...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 06-29-2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 735
Posted By Maryanne
Hello plant lovers: the photo is of Glechoma...

Hello plant lovers:
the photo is of
Glechoma hederacea
common name: Ground ivy, a perennial creeper in the mint family Lamiaceae.
Tear it up, make tea out of it (add lemon and see what...
Forum: Orchid Lounge 06-23-2020, 05:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 854
Posted By Maryanne
Hi Camille: The Neo (Vanda) looks great and you...

Hi Camille:
The Neo (Vanda) looks great and you did a good job! But, I don't think it is ungrateful for letting its roots wander. Remember, the roots are for not only taking up water, they are also...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 06-23-2020, 04:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 652
Posted By Maryanne
Nice one! Maryanne

Nice one!
Maryanne
Forum: Beginner Discussion 06-23-2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,335
Posted By Maryanne
Hello - I've got a couple of suggested hybrids...

Hello -
I've got a couple of suggested hybrids that have done well for me:
Procatavola Walnut Valley 'Lime Stars' (Epc. Lime Sherbet x B. Little Stars) Takes full sun and heat in the summer, and...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 06-17-2020, 11:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,309
Posted By Maryanne
Hello Arron: The bloom features to me resemble...

Hello Arron:
The bloom features to me resemble the arrangement, petal/sepal shapes, and deeper color of L. anceps or maybe L. gouldiana (I grow these two as well). The sepals of L. albida are...
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