notes recorded by Lia Andrews from Martin Motes' video: There are seemingly endless varieties of orchids. In fact, one in 10 flowers in the world is an orchid. Florida orchid growing is unique and requires special considerations for culture. It has a seasonal monsoon climate and is ideal for orchids native to mid-low elevation in
Phalaenopsis hybrid I admit I was a little sad to wake up this morning to one single (albeit beautiful) flowering orchid after we attended the Redlands Orchid Festival yesterday. She was a phalaenopsis hybrid that was too good a deal to pass up. After the Tamiami Orchid Show, Dr. Judith Andrews and I
Some of my favorite orchids are the cascading dendrobiums of the dendrobium, callista, and phalaenopsis sub groups. These display true Fire (startling and fun) and Water (drama and romance) qualities. I began growing orchids last October and I want to share my mistakes so others can avoid them. Mistake #1: Dendrobium Phalaenopsis Doesn't Like Cold!
Feng Shui is the Daoist practice of modifying our living and working space to harmonize our environment with our personality. According to Mian Shiang and Feng Shui expert Patrician McCarthy, the flat, swampy lands of Florida have an excess of Water and Earth element. Those with a great deal of Water and Earth will feel