Welcome to a new and exciting edition of Orchidaceae
1. Your June Specials
2. RSS The New Technology That Is Grabbing Hold
3. A New Way To Grow Orchid Plants
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$55.95 wiht Free 2 day FedEx
Pretty yellow coloration of blooms with sepals lime than yellow. Large nose inside labellum with stripes extending to a a fuschia throat. Inner petals have fuschia colored tips. Compact growth of foliage. Mildly fragrant.
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Upon receipt of your Internet order, we go to the greenhouse and hand select the orchid that you ordered. We always select the nicest orchid from the a crop to make sure you get the nicest orchid possible. Our orchids are carefully packaged and misted before they are shipped. You get fresh orchids right out of the greenhouse at a great price! This orchid comes with living Deer Moss shown. Stands about 36 inches tall. Easy to care for and longlasting. Great for the beginner
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America's most popular flowering plant - at least we think so. The beauty of orchids is exemplified in our phal. orchid called Phal. (Brother Oxford - Sara Gold) which produces thick flowers that are almost hard to the touch. The flowers appear to glow and the center is a bright fuschia. Sent in our handsome wicker basket with crossbar. Orchid stands approximately 24 inches tall. Sent in bud and bloom. Rare
RSS - The New Technology
That Could Replace EMail
RSS can stand for Real Simple Syndication, Rich Site Summary and there are
more. But despite what the "real" name may stand for, it is becoming the "new
way" of communication with people and customers. It is a revolutionary new
tool that gives you the control.
It is a way for both individuals or businesses to let others know what is
going on or what is happening on an ongoing basis. It gets us further from the
reaches of email spam. Spam is becoming so common now that an increasing number
of us are finding ways to get around this. Have you seen the many anti-spam
software on the market?
RSS feeds is actually the information you get from the RSS site. So, for
example, you get the NY Times RSS information. The information from the NY Times
is called their RSS feed.
Obtaining RSS feeds is totally in your hands. So, if you want to receive the "orchids-plus-more" RSS feed it will be up
to you. All you need to do is add our RSS feed "URL" into your RSS reader.
The only technology you will need is a RSS Reader and there are many. I
as a very good RSS Reader. With Feed Demon you can read the feeds fast because they
are set up just like a newspaper. Once you have the reader and entered the RSS
URLs it is up to you when you find a favorite hobby or news item, just click on
the news item and off you go to read the article.
For example our RSS URL is:
Remember you need to copy and and paste the URL not click on it.
So RSS is the new technology being embraced by not only individuals but
businesses as well. You are able to get all your news like CNN's or NY
Times, updates from business and even individuals when you want it. There are now thousands of such feeds
available and remember you have all the control - it is up to you to place the
URL of the feed into your reader.
Eventually, you will not be receiving those emails that can clog your
system and you won't get spammed.
Guess what, I have come across something that may interest
you as an orchid lover. It is hydroponics. What is hydroponics?
Well, it is growing plants without soil. There
are different systems that can be used, but all in all they have the same thing
in common. It is the use of nutrients - water mixture poured over inert
Here are some of the benefits I have found to using hydroponics:
- easy to use
- no wondering when to water
- disease free growth
- more vigorous growth
- less maintenance
Ease of use goes without saying. With hydroponics the
plant is placed in a special pot and is surrounded by aggregates. More on
types of aggregates at a later time. The aggregates will not only hold water but also can
trap air. They also allow for more freer air movement.
After transplanting a plant into a hydroponic system there
is nothing to do except add nutrient ladened water. Yes, that's it, water as needed
according to the system you use and watch your orchid plants grow.
Taking The Guesswork Out Of Watering
I think the neatest part comes with knowing when to water and
taking the guess work out of it. No more wondering is this orchid dry enough to
need water or am I giving it too much water.
The guess work is gone because the system you use allows
you to know when to water. You could even go on vacation and not worry about how
the neighbor or your mother will do with watering your orchids. Will they be
alive when you get back?
No Soil - Less Chance For Disease
Because there is no soil being used and the aggregates are
inert there is much less of a chance for the orchids to get disease. You do not
have to worry about root rot and other diseases.
It's The Nutrients That Make The Difference
The nutrients used are the same as are usually obtained
from the soil. They usually will come with the system that is purchased but may
be but in any store that deals with hydroponics. The nutrients may be a bit more
expensive then traditional fertilizers. You can get them either as organic or
Substitutes for Media
There are different medium used in hydroponics. There are
LECA, Allflour, and Lava Rock amongst the most common.
- LECA - (lecation) - which is a clay aggregate made
into pellets. The clay is heated to 2000 degrees F and develops a hard shell
with tiny air sacs. It provides for air circulation due to there round size
and can trap water. This is what I recommend.
- Lava Rock - it is a natural product dug out of the
ground and used as is. These are porous on the surface and can trap excess
- Allflour - is made similar to the lecation rock but
is not heated to the same high temperature. This makes the aggregate much
weaker and can get crushed easily
Easy To Start
I have been using this a several of my orchids and have
been impressed so far with the results. During the first month I used the
"rooting" nutrients every 2-3 days. I filled the planter with the rooting
nutrients and let the plant stand in it for about 1 minute, then emptied the
nutrients back into the bottle for re-use. After the first month I then used the
system with its watering indicator with "blooming" nutrients. It is so nice to
use an indicator to know when to water.
I bought my system, the pots, LECA, and nutrients from
Look At The Growth!
You will notice that your hydroponically grown orchids
will grow faster and better. Usually there is between 30 - 50% faster
growth. This is because the water used has nutrients that the plants love. The nutrients really
enhance the growth of the orchids. You will see the blooms which can be larger
and last longer.
As you can see with a system like these require a whole
lot less maintenance for the orchids. It is a self contained system that
is very easy to use.
Wow, I didn't think growing orchids could get any easier.
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