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for Home, Garden and Greenhouse
Orchids are without doubt among the most beautiful and fascinating
plants in the world.
We have attempted to give you an overview of some of the more popular
orchid varieties we grow in our hobby greenhouse, along with their basic
care and requirements.
If you have only a few orchid plants or are just beginning a
collection, you do not need any special environment or equipment. A
bright window sill or sheltered porch that receives some sunlight will
suffice for all but the more difficult orchid species. But look out -
once the orchid plant bug has got you, you will be shopping for a
Fortunately we live in an area within easy driving distance of several
retail / commercial orchid growers and greenhouses. It is most
gratifying to see plants in bloom. It is also the only way to experience
their fragrance. By selecting one or two blooming plants each month, we
now have several orchids in bloom every day of the year.
Check your local phone directory to see if there is an orchid club in
your area and by all means consider a visit. You will find kindred souls
and lots of good advice about orchid plants, supplies and suppliers,
growing tips pertaining to your location, as well as occasional sales of
surplus orchids at prices you can afford.
Some common and easy to grow orchid plants to start with:
Phalaenopsis Orchids (often referred to as the "Moth Orchid") are among
the easiest orchids to grow and bloom in the home. The plants have a
tailored appearance - in our out of bloom. They require situation, light
and growing conditions similar to African Violets.
Cattleya Orchids, including huge and incredible selections of varieties
and hybrids, are another good choice for beginners, provided you can
give these orchid plants enough light without burning the foliage.
If you are interested in learning more about orchid care and growing,
please make your selection from the menu to read about our experience
with specific types of orchid plants.
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