Growing Orchids

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About Orchids: Basic Orchid Care for Beginners - Outdoor Orchids __ Orchid growing information mostly for the San Francisco Bay region. - illustrated - From -

All about orchids and how to grow them __ Learn about the society, its history, projects, and goals. You will find a potting demonstration and other information about growing orchids as houseplants. - illustrated - From - 

Australasian Native Orchid Society Inc __ "We are dedicated to the cultivation, conservation and scientific study of native orchids in the Australasian region." Information about the plants and about the Society. - From Australasian Native Orchid Society - 

Cypripedium __ Website about lady's slipper orchids where you can get some planting advice, and view photos. - illustrated - From -

Discover Orchids __ Here you may learn how to grow orchids. Also find how ladybugs can help keep your plants pest-free. There is information about flasking, wild orchids, Palmetto bugs and more with links to related materials. - illustrated - From -

Easy-to-Grow Orchids : Outdoors __ "Most orchids are easy to grow because they are epiphytes. That means they extract their nutrients and water from the surrounding air and don’t require soil to thrive."  Learn how to grow them outside. - illustrated - From -  


The Exotics...Give Em a Try __ "Growing the exotic plants like the Orchids, or the Bird of Paradise, are a bit of a challenge. You can grow them too with a few basic instructions." Here you will find the instructions and an introduction to the plants. - illustrated - From Unknown -

Growing Orchids - Everything You Need to Know __ "Growing Orchids need not be intimidating and this site will show how rewarding, exciting and fun these strange and beautiful plants can be." - illustrated - From -

Growing Orchids Inside __ How to grow orchids as houseplants, including tips on repotting, watering and positioning your orchid to increase your chances of success. - From -  
Growing orchids and keeping orchids __ "Growing orchids at home - includes growing guides, propagation techniques, news, forum, events and more" - illustrated - From -

Growing Orchids Outdoors in Southern California __ A general overview of growing orchids outdoors in Southern California. - illustrated - From -  


Growing the Perfect Orchid __ You will find growing and watering tips, photos of exotic orchids, and other suggestions for orchid gardeners. - illustrated - From - 

House Plant Guide to Growing Orchids, the Queen of Flowers __ "For many years most people considered orchids to be a 'greenhouse only' plant. Some varieties may be difficult to grow, and therefore best left to greenhouse culture, but there are many varieties which, when given the appropriate conditions and care will do quite well in a home environment. Unfortunately, due to the fact that there are over 1700 varieties of orchids, I will only be able to cover their basic, general care on this page." - illustrated - From -

How To Grow Orchids __ Information and tips on how to grow orchids. - Basic growing tips and video. - illustrated (video) - From - 

Internet Orchid Species Photo Encyclopedia __ "the world's largest single reference site on orchid species, how to grow, where they are found, what they are called, when they bloom" - illustrated - From -

Learn about Growing Orchids __ Video about growing orchids. - video - From

NATURE. Obsession With Orchids | PBS __ "No flowering plant has captured the attention of humans, or stirred their passions, in quite the way that orchids have. In past ages, orchids -- in all their 20,000 or so wild varieties -- have been hunted and collected in almost every part of the world." Learn how some orchids use ingenious methods to ensure they are pollinated by bees and other insects. You can also read the story of an "orchid thief." - illustrated - From PBS - 


The Orchid House - Information for the Orchid Hobbyist __ From growing basics to show rules and regulations, you will find many click-to-read articles and resources. - illustrated - From Jerry Bolce - 

The Orchid Mall - Everything in Orchids __ You will find links to societies, plant sources, articles, essays, photo's, classified ads, and vendors. - From Chadwick/Whitlow Enterprise -

Outdoor Orchids | Everything Orchids __ "For those of you who are lucky enough to live in areas with mild weather, you can grow outdoor orchids all year round. But even if you are not among the fortunate ones, you can still grow select orchids outside part of the year."  A how-to - illustrated - From -

Tips on Growing Orchids in Florida __ General information for Florida orchid growers including many aspects of orchid culture. - From -    



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