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Getting Started Flasking Orchids
Getting ready to flask an orchid seed pod for the first time? This blog post will give you some invaluable advice and a list of materials, along with a great recipe for orchid germination agar.
Feb 12, 2020 by Tectract
Botany & Horticulture Articles
Secrets of the orchid mantis revealed - it doesn't mimic an orchid after all

In his 1879 account of wanderings in the Orient, the travel writer James Hingston describes how, in West Java, he was treated to a bizarre experience: I am taken by my kind host around his garden, and shown, among other things, a flower, a red orchid, that catches and feeds upon live flies.

Mar 28, 2020 by James Gilbert
Botany & Horticulture Blogs
Caring for Phragmipediums

The following care and culture information applies primarily to the following species (and hybrids of): besseae, fischeri, kovachii, schlimii, caudatum, caricinum, wallisii, boissierianum, longifolium, warscewiczianum, and pearcei. This group of phrags grow along streams or on rocky slopes that are typically more alkaline in nature due to the interaction of rainwater and seepage with limestone (bicarbonate).

Feb 14, 2020 by Dustin Miller via Here But Not
Botany & Horticulture Blogs
Greenhouses brace for coronavirus impact

Production continues with a push for online sales and delivery, with an air of caution for what's to come.

Mar 26, 2020 by Greenhouse Management
Botany & Horticulture Blogs
The incredible Phragmipedium Kovachii!

Here is a video we took in February 2019 of Phragmipedium kovachii "Tesoro Morado". Jason Fischer shares information and growing tips about this stunning orchid species.

Jan 24, 2020 by OrchidWeb
Botany & Horticulture Blogs
'Invisible' bamboo orchid rare gem of Bogor Botanical Gardens

Among the many plants at the Bogor Botanical Gardens in Bogor, West Java, the anggrek bambu, or bamboo orchid, is arguably one of the most interesting. A rare species, this gorgeous, tiny white flower that lives on bamboo clumps is known for heralding the end of the dry season whenever it appears.

Jan 14, 2020 by The Jakarta Post
Botany & Horticulture Blogs
Preserving Flowers in Resin
Dec 27, 2019 by BuzzingFish
Botany & Horticulture Blogs
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See thousands of orchids in incredible detail in the Smithsonian's newly digitized collection

By Hannah S. Ostroff No green thumb? You don't need to water these dazzling orchids to enjoy them. More than 8,000 living specimens in the Smithsonian Gardens Orchid Collection have been digitized and are now available to see and study from anywhere in the world.

Nov 16, 2019 by Smithsonian Insider
Botany & Horticulture Blogs



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