CULTURE CORNER – Some growing tips
GROWING ORCHIDS by Angela van Rooyen
ORCHID PESTS AND DISEASES by Shane Burns
ORCHID PESTS AND DISEASES (pdf download) -Sue Bottom, St Augustine Orchid Society
ORCHIDS 4 DUMMIES by Linet Hamman
TREES FULL OF ORCHIDS by Linet Hamman
CULTURE NOTES FROM the American Orchid Council:
A big thanks to the American Orchid Society for giving their permission to post the following easy-to-follow growing information for specific genera/conditions. Visit their website http://www.aos.org for additional information like pests and diseases, greenhouses, photo grids and many more.
Keep in mind that they are Norhtern hemisphere (seasons are different) and that the temperatures must be converted to Celcius.
Printable Culture Sheets (PDF)
ANGRAECUM SESQUIPEDALE – Some note on the fascinating ‘Start of Bethlehem’ or ‘Darwin’s Orchid’
BROMELIADS and TILLANDSIA – A very informative article on the different Bromeliaceae as well as growing tips.
BUTTERFLY, DISA RESEARCH ON TABLE MOUNTAIN – Ethan Newman
The fickleness of the mountain pride butterfly to prefer feeding on orange flowers in one area and red ones in another has caused the cluster disa to become something of an adaptable chameleon – all in an effort to fool the iconic fynbos butterfly into visiting it.
CATTLEYA NITSI’S TRICKS REVISITED part 1 by Linet Hamman
CATTLEYA NITSI’S TRICKS – The legacy continues part 2 by Linet Hamman
COELOGYNE by Sieg Hamman
COMMON NAMES FOR ORCHIDS – From the Canadia Orchid Congress, makes for interesting reading
FRAGRANT ORCHIDS – an excerpt from a book by Steven Frowine (Timberpress)
HOW BEES AND FUNGI MADE ORCHIDS by Dr Anton Pauw
PASSIEBLOM by Hendrik Venter
PROJECT: FRAGRANCE by Linet Hamman
If you are interested in the wonderful world of orchid fragrance, this is a very informative article with stacks of info to browse through.
VANILLA (The Free Dictionary)