elcome to my humble greenhouse on the Internet! My name is Linda or, as my friends have tagged me, "The Orchid Lady." Why do I have this nickname? Because I have a passion for plants and flowers of all kinds! I love plants -- green plants, prickly plants, beautiful plants, unusual plants, and just plain old house plants, but I especially love the beautiful orchid! Come in to my greenhouse and let me tell you all about these wonders of nature!
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ORCHIDS ARE ADDICTIVE !!
READ MY STORY
Six Care Tips for Your New Orchid
What Are Orchids?
My Favorite Poem About Orchids
A Short History Of Orchids Photo Gallery
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The Cost of Orchids Illustrated Orchid Encyclopedia Myths About Orchids Orchid Hybrids Growing Orchids In Your Home A Glossary of Flower Terms How to re-pot orchids My Preferred Book List What Kind of Orchid is it? THE ORCHID GARDEN A Guide to Orchid Anatomy Orchid Common & Latin Names The Orchid Family Tree Links to Other Sites Orchid FAQ - Great for Beginners Awards my site has won
What Your Orchids Need
Water | Light | Temperature | Fertilizer | Humidity | Air movement
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While traveling the webs of cyberspace, I have encountered many marvelous and wonderful sites. In recognition of these sites, I have created a new award. If you have a web site that you feel is worthy and would like the recognition due you, apply for the award and be listed among the selected winners.
I am now the Ring Mistress of the Plant Pals WebRing, a small but growing community of plant-related web sites (not just orchids). A WebRing is a way of linking like minded sites which is benificial to people surfing the web looking for sites that would be of interest to them and in turn increases the traffic to member sites in the ring. If you have a plant-related web page and are interested in increasing traffic to your site, you might look into becoming a Plant Pals WebRing member. It's 100% free! To learn more, stop by the Plant Pals WebRing home page and check it out.
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WOW! My story was Published in Birds & Bloom magazine!n 1982 my husband and I bought an Orchid--just ONE! It was an oncidium jonesianum that was mounted on a piece of cork bark. We hung it in the front room window. Not long after it started putting out flower spikes. In about a month it had the most beautiful butterfly looking flowers we had ever seen. We were so amazed that something growing on a piece of bark could produce such lovely blooms.
(Vol.2, No. 6, Dec/Jan 1997)
We immediately went out and bought another Orchid. This time we bought a Cattleya. The Cattleya plants are not much to look at as far as foliage but the blooms are spectacular. We put this in the same location as are Oncidium. It sat all year looking sad. Then right before Christmas we noticed a flower sheath was forming. In February we were rewarded with three of the largest lavender blooms we had ever seen. The fragrance was overwhelming.
Back to the Orchid store. This time we bought quite a few different Orchid plants. In to the front room they went. Of course orchids like a lot of humidity so we bought kitty litter pans and made humidity trays for the orchids to sit on. They all bloomed and we just couldn't resist buying more and more.
After about a year we out grew the front room. We moved the plants into a spare bedroom upstairs by a window with a southern exposure. It did not take long and we were building plant tables, hanging grow lights, running fans and a humidifier. Well, it took about three years and we had out grown our "plant room."
We had to have more orchids, there were so many different kinds. We did not have this one or that one. Oh dear what to do, we have got to have that one too. We finally gave in and bought a small green house. It was 8 feet wide and 16 feet long. Out to the orchid shop again. We bought this one and that one and soon had over 400 plants. Every time we turned around we found one we did not have. We were soon out of room AGAIN!!
Up went green house number two. It was the same size as the first one and we connected them together. Back to the orchid shop again (I think we made their business quite profitable). We were soon buying orchids through the mail as we had bought every thing the orchid shop had to offer. By now our first plants were growing and we were dividing the ones we already owned. We had orchids running out our ears! What should we do with all the plants we now had?
In 1986 we started a small orchid business. We needed some way to make room for the orchids we did not have. We also built another green house. This gave us the room we needed to BUY MORE.
We are still growing orchids and they still fascinate us. So be careful when you buy your first orchid!
Come read MORE stories about my Orchids!
ORCHIDS ARE PARASITESWrong -- Orchids grow on trees but they are not parasites. They merely use the branches for support. They take no nurtrients from their hosts.
ORCHIDS ARE CARNIVOROUSNope! -- They lure pollinating insects by a variety of devices but they do not feed on them! ORCHIDS ARE JUNGLE PLANTSUh-uh -- Orchids are found all over the world from the steaming jungles to the barren Tundra to the Arctic Circle. Three Australian species even grow underground! ORCHIDS ARE "HOT HOUSE PLANTS"Still Wrong -- Orchids are really quite tough and resilient. Many if not most can be grown in a your home or in a basement under grow lights.
ORCHIDS ARE EASY TO GROW!
BUY ONE AND TRY IT...
I AM SURE YOU WILL BE PLEASED.
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