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    What Water-Soluble Fertilizer Do You Use?

    Not sure if this minor discrepancy matters, but the label on my MSU Pure Water Special (Green Care) shows: N - 13% P - 3.7% K - 15.9%
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    Cattleya Ophir

    About 4 inches (10 cm) across. Still waiting to see if petals will open up more. Unfortunatey this appears to be part of the dowiana genetics.
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    Cattleya Ophir

    Not sure about fading. The flower is fragrant.
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    Cattleya Ophir

    This is a Chadwick division of Cattlrya Ophir. This cross of xanthina x dowiana was first made around 1900 and remade by Art Chadwick in the 1990s. If you have the second edition of the Chadwicks' "Classic Cattleyas," you can find a photo on the back cover. Hoping this opens up a bit more.
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    Hi from the UK.

    Big fan! Welcome!
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    Fernwood New Zealand Tree Fern

    I love NZ tree fern. The color lightens as it dries. I have yet to determine how long before it starts decomposing. Here is a source: https://orchidsupplystore.com/fern-wood-new-zealand-tree-fern-soft-orchid-substrate-40-liter-bag/ It has gone up in price quite a bit in the last few years. If...
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    Redlands Florida Oct 6-9, 2022

    it would be great to go but the proximity to hurricane season makes me think twice.
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    Cattleya Overgrowth Option

    Hello, A couple of months ago, I learned about some great presentations on the Odom's Orchids YouTube page. Keith Davis had some interesting observations and tips about cattleyas in his three videos. He discussed dealing with an overgrown cattleya by attaching a smaller pot filled with media to...
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    Dendrobium Joyce Kelly ‘White Queen’

    I was speaking to Roy Tokunaga about making the cross with the aureum form of spectabile, and he reminded me that the aureaum variety is recessive for the yellow-green color. I really like the Joyce Kelly with the heavy influence of johnsoniae. Not sure how my Joyce Kelly seedlings with two...
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    Cattleya rex 2022

    Very nice!
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    slugs in my greenhouse

    An article in the May issue of Orchids describes the use of Ferroxx.
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    NOID Cattleya hybrid

    Possible. I believe that bowringiana is a fall bloomer, but I know nothing about how that changes with hybrids,
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    NOID Cattleya hybrid

    Maybe some skinneri in the background?
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    Phrag. Mont Fallu x Grande

    A plant I mistakenly divided several years ago. The bud blasted last summer during a particularly hot period.
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    Orchids in Costa Rica

    A few orchids seen in the wild in Costa Rica last week: the Spanish flask orchids = Epidendrum radicans the one day orchid = Sobralia sp.
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    Slipper Orchid in Costa Rica

    I saw this phrag. in Costa Rica last week at the base of the volcano in Arenal. Not sure of the species.
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    Dr. Bronners Peppermint Soap

    I recently tried the Dr. Bronner's peppermint soap, rubbing (isopropyl) alcohol and water formula listed on the Kelley's Korner website (Dr. Bronner's Peppermint Liquid Soap). I am quite impressed how well it has treated a minor emergence of scale. Highly recommended! Steve
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    Phragmipedium Nicholle Tower

    About 18 inches (45 cm) tall from the bottom of the pot.
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    Phragmipedium Nicholle Tower

    Thanks. I tried to make changes to the photo to best match the real color. Still trying to figure out how to photograph intense purple and violet (lipstick?) flowers. Colors seem over saturated when using iPhone.
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    Phragmipedium Nicholle Tower

    I purchased this in the summer. Two more flowers are coming. I have been very satisfied growing my phrags in tree fern.
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