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  • RebekahLouise_ 29 Apr 2013
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    "Christmas" orchid???

    I received an orchid as an early Christmas gift and it produced several large beautiful flowers, The foliage is just now starting to turn yellow and the outer leaves have begun to droop. I have heard everything from leaving it be to watering more, watering less, dig it up, feed it more, this that...
  • orientallily 15 Feb 2013
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    just a 'little' cheat

    Orchid, Phalaenopsis, white with pink Blooming
    Well, here we are on bloom day and my new white with pink orchid is blooming. It’s bloom day and it’s blooming. That’s not cheating. The cheating part is that I’m using a picture from last weekend. Nissy needed a picture of it for his blog post on Sunday and he needed ...
  • Tralamander 15 Jan 2013
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    Bloom Day January 2013

    Clivia miniata Budding and Tulip 'Aladdin' Breaking Dormancy
    And a very cold bloom day it is too. But a happy Caitlin I am this week for some reason. I think work has been more varied, even though personal relationships there are a bit… weird… well, no weirder than usual, I’m just frustrated about the situation (see previous journals) and...
    Overcast 2°C / 36°F
  • orientallily 15 Jan 2013
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    it's hard to believe...

    Orchid, Phalaenopsis, white with lemon, miniature Blooming
    It’s hard to believe but my white orchid is STILL blooming. Has been for over a month. In fact, I used if for both the December and January bloom days. The open flowers are still pristine. I see, however, that the last bud appears to be dying and won’t open. That happened within t...
  • Tralamander 12 Nov 2012
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    Writing About Orchids Will Make Me Feel Better

    Huernia Macrocarpa Growing
    Ah, and I will dreamily think about my ultimate future aspiration: growing orchids commercially… well, it has been my goal for six months now, so that’s pretty good going. In fact, I can’t really remember having any long term, growing-old aspirations before, so this is progress....
    Heavy Drizzle 6°C / 43°F

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  • EpiGuy's Epiphytic Cactus Garden garden

    Epiphytic Cactus Garden garden

    Zone 9a This is my collection of Epiphytic Cacti if it’s an epiphyte and a cactus I either grow it or want to grow it :)

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  • butteredcrumpet77's Claire & Gloria's Orchid Project garden

    Claire & Gloria's Orchid Project garden

    Gloria, my wonderful but sadly bed bound aunty, and I have stumbled upon our Orchid Project accidentally. A happy accident. She was given a lovely ...

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  • Gardenerd's Terrarium garden

    Terrarium garden

    Zone 9a My sweet Aunt Tania gave me this already constructed terrarium as a housewarming gift for moving into my parents’ house. I uprooted everythin...

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  • vnshiju's The Nest Balcony garden

    The Nest Balcony garden

    Zone 12b This balcony became a garden to give refuge to plants which can’t stand the vagaries of an open terrace. I now have a handful of plants which...

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  • Empress's Neofinetia falcata garden

    Neofinetia falcata garden

    Zone 10 As my orchid collection grows and continues to get moved around until it or I finds its perfect little niche, I figured it would easier to group ea...

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  • eakspeasy's Nehrling Orchid garden

    Nehrling Orchid garden

    Zone 9b Even though it was the Nally family (second owners) who did most of the work with orchids at Palm Cottage, orchids are part of the heritage of Nehr...

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  • MsMegs's Orchid Collection garden

    Orchid Collection garden

    Zone 5 I love orchids. I really, really do. I went through a winter where I managed to kill most of my collection, and the survivors were gifted to my m...

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  • TumbleWeed's Orchid Orchid Orchids garden
  • macchick's Orchid garden

    [Archived] Orchid garden

    Zone 4b I guess I have started an Orchid obsession and have renamed this my Orchid Garden.

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  • Discus's Balcony garden

    Balcony garden

    Zone 10b I’ve started converting our balcony, which is enclosed with glass windows, into an odd hybrid of desert and rainforest. (because I like succu...

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