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Orchids Listed

Orchids Listed

| October 27, 2010 | 2 Comments

These very beautiful plants have tended to suffer from a bad press. There seems to be a general impression that they are very difficult to grow, requiring dedication, patience and special growing conditions. Some do but many are easy-going plants that most gardeners can succeed with. Probably the most limiting factor in your choice of […]

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Water Orchids

Water Orchids

| July 24, 2010 | 4 Comments

Orchids have moved to rapidly become beloved amongst houseplants due to their gorgeous blooms and their array in kind, colors and sizes. Like any other type of plant, orchids call for the proper growing environment in order to flourish. Giving your orchid the precise quantity of water is only the initial part of offering your […]

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Orchids and Japanese Gardening

Orchids and Japanese Gardening

| June 17, 2010 | 5 Comments

Combining the Traditional Japanese Garden with Tropical Plants creates a beautiful retreat. Japanese gardens are elegant, deceivingly simplistic and aesthetically pleasing. The subtle shifts in colour and form tend to calm the spirit, taking us away from the busy pace of the modern world. This can even be at a subliminal level. Your mind’s eye […]

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A Hardy Little Orchid

A Hardy Little Orchid

| May 28, 2010 | 2 Comments

A number of years ago I was asked to re-design a very large semi-shaded patio area. The house was huge and the patio ran the entire length. The client specifically asked for unusual perennials to interest her garden club friends. Because of the close-up viewing from the patio, used primarily for entertaining, I decided that […]

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Growing Orchids

Growing Orchids

| May 1, 2010 | 2 Comments

If you are a serious orchid grower, you know too well that eventually your plants will take over your house, so building a greenhouse for orchids is a great idea. If you are a beginner grower and are seriously thinking of giving your plants a permanent home, you probably have a lot of questions – […]

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Caring for Your Orchid

Caring for Your Orchid

| February 13, 2010 | 5 Comments

Caring for delicately scented Japanese orchids is a bit different than for most other garden flowers. They are epiphytes, which mean that rather than growing in soil, their roots are exposed to the air. In the wild orchids grow on other plants, using them for mechanical support. Orchids are not parasitic. They get their nutrients […]

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