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Search: Posts Made By: Shadeflower
Forum: Members' Displays 02-24-2022, 04:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,151
Posted By Shadeflower
sorry Sabrina, it seems it was a revolving door...

sorry Sabrina, it seems it was a revolving door and I ended up back in the lobby.
Now I feel like The rock when he is wearing the pink tutu in the toothfairy the way I am portrayed.
I know I am a...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 02-23-2022, 10:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 751
Posted By Shadeflower
So true :biggrin: Here is some further good...

So true :biggrin:

Here is some further good reading for you.

An Aos article mentioning something other than 20-20-20 although 20-20-20 is a very good formula that has worked for centuries for...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 02-23-2022, 09:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 751
Posted By Shadeflower
When it comes to fertilizers no person on earth...

When it comes to fertilizers no person on earth agrees on the same thing it seems.

Most just buy one from the shop, job done. Very few of us seriously think about fertilzing and those that do, ie...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 02-23-2022, 08:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 751
Posted By Shadeflower
Seedlings are quite a bit more challenging imo...

Seedlings are quite a bit more challenging imo and explaining what is more challenging or how to overcome those challenges is hard to describe, also most of us are also learning as we go still. I...
Forum: Orchids in Bloom 02-23-2022, 10:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 497
Posted By Shadeflower
I also admire the samurai look the other form...

I also admire the samurai look the other form has..

Look for another one, in time you'll get that to flower too, then sell this one for what it is and someone will gladly buy it.

I think...
Forum: Maxillaria Alliance 02-23-2022, 10:39 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,489
Posted By Shadeflower
That is a great method by mrsquirell... It...

That is a great method by mrsquirell...

It reminds me of my method, I create a really humid environment by using a cup so I avoid the bulky bowl, the moss and whatnot and just use a cup to create...
Forum: Propagation 02-23-2022, 10:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,823
Posted By Shadeflower
Good news everyone my pod has reached the stage...

Good news everyone my pod has reached the stage of being harvestable. I need to get round to making the media. Hopefully this week and I'll try my luck growing the seeds.

Such a trooper this...
Forum: Identification Forum 02-23-2022, 08:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 581
Posted By Shadeflower
If it helps I'd stick with Catts and Vanda's. ...

If it helps I'd stick with Catts and Vanda's.

They are trickier to get to flower than phals but my loss rate with catts and vanda's is very low.

I've lost the most dendrobiums by a big margin....
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 02-23-2022, 05:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 574
Posted By Shadeflower
good post ES, it really depends on the nursery....

good post ES, it really depends on the nursery. In my experience all of them try to give you the bare minimum when it comes to media.

The one I can highly praise here in the UK is orchid alchemy....
Forum: Pests & Diseases 02-22-2022, 01:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 623
Posted By Shadeflower
That's interesting Roberta. Can you have a...

That's interesting Roberta.

Can you have a look at my Cattleya Jenamannii?

I'm trying self watering - been a year but I feel my root growth is lacking a bit.

What do you think? Do you think...
Forum: News, Updates & Feedback 02-21-2022, 11:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,150
Posted By Shadeflower
This video was a breath of fresh air, blowing a...

This video was a breath of fresh air, blowing a stale stagnant air away. Well done.

I bet the avatar scene got lame but it came across spot on. I liked all the little special effect from the sun...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 02-20-2022, 12:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,382
Posted By Shadeflower
Sorry if I annoyed yet again Camille. The mods...

Sorry if I annoyed yet again Camille. The mods are seen as the guardians of information on this site much like my teachersback in school had a job of keeping the sand in the sandbox but also to make...
Forum: Dendrobium Alliance 02-20-2022, 10:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,455
Posted By Shadeflower
Since we have some results it is time for an...

Since we have some results it is time for an update.

The black spots I showed on this plant last year carried on spreading a little more so I snipped most of them away, changed the fertilizing,...
Forum: Members' Displays 02-20-2022, 08:54 AM
Replies: 554
Views: 79,761
Posted By Shadeflower
I keep forgetting what this one is but it's the...

I keep forgetting what this one is but it's the most resilient houseplant I've ever owned
https://cdn-images.imagevenue.com/d8/e2/78/ME14HZ4P_o.JPG
Forum: Beginner Discussion 02-20-2022, 08:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By Shadeflower
Hi, not entirely sure what it has. Could be pest...

Hi, not entirely sure what it has. Could be pest related

How old is the plant?
Forum: Beginner Discussion 02-20-2022, 08:35 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,382
Posted By Shadeflower
Roberta, have you read this article yet? Why...

Roberta, have you read this article yet?

Why You Should Foliar Feed Orchids (& How To Do It Right) (https://askgardening.com/orchids-foliar-feeding/)

As the forum mod you should be checking...
Forum: Hybrids 02-20-2022, 08:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,332
Posted By Shadeflower
HI, It could be bacterial but I truly believe...

HI,
It could be bacterial but I truly believe that bacterial problems only affect weak orchids.
Orchids that have been fertilized well are less likely to get bacterial infections and are able to...
Forum: Cypripedium Alliance - Paphiopedilum 02-20-2022, 07:55 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,077
Posted By Shadeflower
already makes me want one too.

already makes me want one too.
Forum: Introductions - Break the Ice ! 02-19-2022, 08:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 475
Posted By Shadeflower
hey itzti, love to hear others stories. Certainly...

hey itzti, love to hear others stories. Certainly better than mine. I started after I had a close brush with death, realized if I were to go I would have wasted my talent growing plants. So I moved...
Forum: Pleurothallis Alliance 02-19-2022, 01:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,737
Posted By Shadeflower
REDACTED BY MODERATOR... so I will tag along as a...

REDACTED BY MODERATOR... so I will tag along as a non grower of masdies and just comment that it is still very small looking.

Practically seedling size. Seedlings need completely different care to...
Forum: Miniatures Show & Tell 02-19-2022, 01:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,006
Posted By Shadeflower
on the pictures they do look very similar. ...

on the pictures they do look very similar.

But the Atroviolaceum is really not that much bigger than the Normanbyense.

Mine is 5" from base to top leaf, without the roots so maybe you included...
Forum: Miniatures Show & Tell 02-19-2022, 08:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,006
Posted By Shadeflower
Not sure you have the true Normanbyense. ...

Not sure you have the true Normanbyense.

Yours is certainly bigger than mine (3cm taller) but once established they are long lasting, the atyroviolaceum pigmy too.

Mine opened 3 months ago...
Forum: Orchid Lounge 02-18-2022, 09:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 426
Posted By Shadeflower
good finds. I bought this one but it needed...

good finds.

I bought this one but it needed an urgent repot and doing that I discovered the pot was swarming with thrips.

Once I get rid of them for good new additions will spend a month in the...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 02-17-2022, 11:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 802
Posted By Shadeflower
leaves cupping over are an early warning sign. ...

leaves cupping over are an early warning sign.
The brown spots would confirm it but I'm sure the probiotics will sort it out, or not. I've never tried them, I went a different approach for mine but...
Forum: Orchid Lounge 02-17-2022, 10:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 870
Posted By Shadeflower
I'd like to know what facebook group lol. Maybe I...

I'd like to know what facebook group lol. Maybe I will fit in better there cause as you know your rant well I have the same problem here.

I honestly do not think anyone does it on purpose.

I...
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