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RUK
Fair Lawn, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 17, 2005
11:56 PM

Post #1928623

This is the link which provides basic information about Orchid culture and answers most of your initial questions about Orchid keeping.
http://www.aos.org/Default.aspx?id=75

About Orchid names and naming and why you should never lose the tag:
http://www.ladyslipper.com/name.htm
http://www.rv-orchidworks.com/orchids/orchid-care/orchid-names-and-naming/
http://www.orchidboard.com/orchid-naming-explained
a nice discussion about names/seedlings hybrids etc
http://www.orchidboard.com/community/beginner-discussion/10331-some-basic-questions-about-new-orchids.html

And if you have an un-named hybrid and you want to see if it is registered or you wish to check the parentage of a hybrid go here:
http://apps.rhs.org.uk/horticulturaldatabase/orchidregister/orchidregister.asp
nice excerpt about doing grex searches
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/p.php?pid=6698045


http://www.orchidphotos.org/

http://www.orchidmall.com/

Orchid abbreviations
http://www.orchidsaustralia.com/download_abbrevtab.pdf


















This message was edited Aug 17, 2012 9:34 AM

Happy_1

Happy_1
Chicago, IL
(Zone 5b)

December 18, 2005
12:12 AM

Post #1928652

I think that this is a great idea. BUT...I don't think that Dave will go for links that are for businesses...maybe I'm wrong...I usually am... But the business can be got on the watchdog I think...

Hap
LynnCanGrowIt
Shenandoah Valley, VA
(Zone 6b)

December 18, 2005
11:04 AM

Post #1929090

Thanks Ursula! Here are a few more:

INFO:

Jay's Key West Orchid Species Photo Encyclopedia
http://www.orchidspecies.com/index.htm

Orchid Society of Nova Scotia: Orchid FAQs
http://www.chebucto.ns.ca/Recreation/OrchidSNS/osnsfaq.html

Orchid Genus Names and Abbreviations:
http://retirees.uwaterloo.ca/~jerry/orchids/names.html

Many articles, including an Orchid FAQ, Artificial Lighting, Orchid Nutrition, Pronunciation Guide, etc:
http://retirees.uwaterloo.ca/~jerry/orchids/index.html

BUSINESS:
Garden Watchdog for Orchid Companies:
http://davesgarden.com/gwd/advanced.php?state=xx&country=XX&category=18&search_text=&sorter=company_name&submit=Search



This message was edited Dec 18, 2005 7:05 AM
drdon
Temecula, CA
(Zone 8b)

December 20, 2005
11:50 AM

Post #1932079

Whoa,

This is great!
EricInSF
San Francisco, CA
(Zone 10a)

December 22, 2005
3:56 AM

Post #1934937

I have a good list of orchid links on my site:

http://www.orchidphotos.org/orchids/links.html
Ironwood
Fredericton, NB
(Zone 5a)

January 25, 2006
1:59 PM

Post #1999102

This listings in this link are relatively easy to search through.

http://www.orchidsonline.com.au/photo.html
wallaby1
Lincoln
United Kingdom
(Zone 8a)

January 25, 2006
5:10 PM

Post #1999528

Just had a rave thru my faves, found some, lots of photos here

http://www.bigislandgrowers.com/b_orc/b_orc_comp.php
wallaby1
Lincoln
United Kingdom
(Zone 8a)

January 25, 2006
5:17 PM

Post #1999539

An Aussie site with photo list

http://www.speciesorchids.com/photos.html
wallaby1
Lincoln
United Kingdom
(Zone 8a)

January 25, 2006
5:20 PM

Post #1999540

More pics

http://oakhillgardens.com/htm/main_photos_care.htm
wallaby1
Lincoln
United Kingdom
(Zone 8a)

January 25, 2006
5:22 PM

Post #1999544

This is a good'un

http://zanaf.dyndns.biz/
wallaby1
Lincoln
United Kingdom
(Zone 8a)

January 25, 2006
5:24 PM

Post #1999551

The Canadian Orchid Congress with lots of links

http://www.canadianorchidcongress.ca/
wallaby1
Lincoln
United Kingdom
(Zone 8a)

January 25, 2006
5:59 PM

Post #1999610

Some more (I'd better do this in one posting)

http://www.sonic.net/orchids/index.htm#cattop

http://www.orchidwire.com/

http://www.orchid-talk.co.uk/contents.html

http://www.cites.org/eng/resources/species.html

http://www.orchids.mu/Glossary/Glossary_A.htm

http://www.larsen-twins.dk/orcgenus.html

http://www.swroga.org/Plant_registration/Alphabetic%20listing%20Species%20Hybrids.htm

http://www.delfinadearaujo.com/page2.htm

This one has orchid care tips
http://www.carterandholmes.com/care.html

The Orchid Seedbank Project, not sure if still operating but gives growing from seed tech data
http://members.cox.net/lmlauman/osp/html/technical_data.html

A lot of info on % of different parentage
http://www.krischanphoto.com/gardens/orchid/orchid.htm

Sharon's orchid pages, nice pics
http://www.sdahldtp.com/index.htm#top

Lots of pics
http://www.merklesorchids.com/photos.html

Wild orchids in Japan
http://www.ne.jp/asahi/calypso/lip/japanwild.htm



wallaby1
Lincoln
United Kingdom
(Zone 8a)

January 28, 2006
12:49 AM

Post #2004990

A japanese grower of paphs, Dr Tanaka, he has some amazing paphs in the subgenus on this page, there is a link to his home page at the bottom

http://www.orchid.or.jp/orchid/people/tanaka/MyBd/enmybreed.html
EricInSF
San Francisco, CA
(Zone 10a)

March 17, 2006
4:47 AM

Post #2118072

Just got the first batch of photos from the Pacific Orchid Exposition, held in February of every year at Fort Mason Center, in San Francisco

http://www.orchidphotos.org/images/orchids/POE2006/index.html

There's a fairly nice sampling of what what on display and for sale at this year's show.

More coming, so bookmark the page.

-Eric in SF
www.orchidphotos.org

This message was edited Mar 16, 2006 9:47 PM

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RUK
Fair Lawn, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 17, 2006
1:50 PM

Post #2118498

Eric,
what a wonderful show!!
I really enjoyed the tour through your eyes, and I truly appreciate the labeling, which includes even the parentage. Phantastic job!

Thank you so much for posting,
Ursula
huiray
Indianapolis, IN

November 5, 2006
1:17 PM

Post #2883857

A thread about Guarianthe but also contains useful comments about nomenclature and taxonomy.

http://forum.theorchidsource.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=002989
Keyring
DC metro, VA
(Zone 7b)

January 14, 2007
1:28 AM

Post #3081487

Kew's monocots checklist: http://www.kew.org/wcsp/home.do
Pleurothallid Alliance: http://pleurothallids.com/The_Pleurothallid_Alliance.htm
Nina Rach's Stanhopea Pages: http://houstonorchidsociety.org/Stanhopea/
Semi-hydro culture: http://www.firstrays.com/semi-hydro.htm
Whitlow on Blue Cattleya breeding (1992): http://www.c-we.com/blue.cattleyas/
Orchids of Mauritius: http://www.orchids.mu/index.html
Peruvian Orchid Club: http://www.peruorchids.com/en/index.html
Guide to the orchids of Sao Tome (in French) - Guide des orchidées de São Tomé
et de Príncipe
by Par Tariq Stévart and Faustino de Oliveira: http://www.geocities.com/tstevart/GuideSTP.html

Edited to add:

Paphiopedilum culture reading room from Antec: http://ladyslipper.com/magazin.htm
SlipperOrchids.info: http://www.slipperorchids.info

Phalaenopsis (esp. photos of species and primary hybrids): http://www.phals.net/index_e.html

Some free orchid species culture sheets by Charles and Margaret Baker: http://www.orchidculture.com/COD/FREE/

Links to Japanese orchid culture info (Neofinetia, Den. monoliforme, Sedirea japonica) from New World Orchids: http://newworldorchids.com/pages/japan.htm and Neofinetia potting: http://newworldorchids.com/pages/neopotting.htm

Wilford Neptune's Dendrobium kingianum culture: http://www.nhorchids.org/pages_growing/kingianum.htm

Photos of orchids (and other things) from Colombia: http://www.flickr.com/photos/quimbaya/



Edited again to add flasking info:

Orchid Seedbank Project, with technical FAQ on sowing seeds: http://members.cox.net/ahicks51/osp/index.html

Alan Robinson's notes on a home "lab" for seeds: http://www.users.on.net/~gmcorbin/BOS/Articles/Flasking.html

PhytoTechLab, including flask medium for sale: http://www.phytotechlab.com/

This message was edited Jan 19, 2007 8:44 PM

breeindy

breeindy
north coast nsw
Australia

May 24, 2009
4:24 AM

Post #6589880

www.orchidforums.net nice people and great information.



This message was edited May 24, 2009 12:27 AM

breeindy

breeindy
north coast nsw
Australia

May 25, 2009
3:42 AM

Post #6593447

A new orchid forum needing new members. come and start some posts...www.orchidforums.com

breeindy

breeindy
north coast nsw
Australia

May 25, 2009
3:43 AM

Post #6593449

Anyone know any good Australian forum sites?
RUK
Fair Lawn, NJ
(Zone 6b)

May 25, 2009
11:58 AM

Post #6594163

coming from the second link given on top of the stickies:
http://www.orchidmall.com/plants2.htm#austrlia

breeindy

breeindy
north coast nsw
Australia

June 4, 2009
4:38 AM

Post #6639617

I 'm more after a aussie forum on the net not nurseries/sellers. thanks!
RUK
Fair Lawn, NJ
(Zone 6b)

June 4, 2009
12:17 PM

Post #6640159

Yes, you said that, my mistake.

http://www.orchidsonline.com.au/

breeindy

breeindy
north coast nsw
Australia

June 4, 2009
8:48 PM

Post #6642284

thanks!
pprice256
Ranburne, AL
(Zone 8b)

September 10, 2009
12:42 AM

Post #7045762

I am interested in getting Orchid again.I lost mine moving.I will be more than glad to return when I gt started..Thanks in advance..Porsha
pprice256
Ranburne, AL
(Zone 8b)

October 9, 2009
4:38 PM

Post #7151580

Thanks so much for all the info. I think my problem is all the rain and keeping to wet..Any comments ?
cocoloba
St John's
Antigua and Barbuda
(Zone 10a)

March 11, 2010
3:01 PM

Post #7621947

I have been away too long...this is my orchid driftwood feature.

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mableruth
Bolingbrook, IL
(Zone 5a)

July 1, 2010
9:18 AM

Post #7935523

Are there any orchids that can survive Chicago winters? They are so beautiful - and so expensive. I don't want to buy one and immediatly kill it.

Happy_1

Happy_1
Chicago, IL
(Zone 5b)

July 1, 2010
10:35 AM

Post #7935651

Hi Mableruth,

My DD lives in Chi Town and with her VERY bright windows, she does wonders with phals. They don't go out in the summer either.

Good Luck,

Hap
cocoloba
St John's
Antigua and Barbuda
(Zone 10a)

July 5, 2010
6:29 AM

Post #7944276

Good morning all,
I recently got a dendrobium nobile, it has now finished blooming and I would like to put it outside, will it be able to cope with full sun? I am zone 11.
Sue

breeindy

breeindy
north coast nsw
Australia

July 5, 2010
3:41 PM

Post #7945650

Dens do cope pretty well with alot of sun. I'd gradually get it use to the sun though. Esp. if its been growing in way less light, don't just put it straight out in full sun. Maybe not full afternoon sun, just morning.
OCCAROL
Santa Ana, CA
(Zone 10b)

July 5, 2010
5:22 PM

Post #7945843

I'm assuming that you have high humidity. If so, Bree is absolutely correct. Where I live, our humidity is very low in late summer and fall, so I give my Dens. filtered sun.
cocoloba
St John's
Antigua and Barbuda
(Zone 10a)

July 7, 2010
3:45 PM

Post #7950609

Thanks guys I will move it slowly...BTW will it bllom again soon or will be one of those that takes another year to give it lovely blooms again?

breeindy

breeindy
north coast nsw
Australia

July 7, 2010
11:24 PM

Post #7951662

Yearly i think like alot of orchids.
catblueplants
North Richland Hills, TX
(Zone 8a)

September 20, 2010
7:58 AM

Post #8109417

I am new to orchid growing & would like to know a good place to purchase some orchids.
Since we are now entering Fall here in Texas & it is still warm, I saw that Vanda/Ascocenda orchids like the warmer temps & thought I might start with these.
Any recommendations for sellers of these would be appreciated.
I did a search on Dave's Garden for sellers of Vanda/Ascocenda orchids, but didn't find anything. Maybe I was looking in the wrong place.
Thanks

breeindy

breeindy
north coast nsw
Australia

September 20, 2010
5:14 PM

Post #8110495

Just google orchid nurseries/growers in your area. http://www.orchidmall.com/plants.htm
atisch
Alameda, CA
(Zone 9b)

December 2, 2010
9:05 PM

Post #8241629

[PHOTOS]
Species & Primary Hybrid Slipper Orchids (Paphs & Phrags) and Phals.
All the following are frequently updated

Primary Paphiopedilums:
http://www.slipperorchids.info/paphprimaries/
Primary Phragmipedium Hybrids:
http://www.slipperorchids.info/phragprimaries/index.html

In each case there are numerous photos of the species plants and recognized varieties
Species Paphiopedilums:
http://www.slipperorchids.info/paphspecies/index.html
Species Phragmipediums:
http://www.slipperorchids.info/phragspecies/index.html

Primary Phalaenopsis Hybrids (in French):
http://www.phals.net/Primaires.html

Allan
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 13, 2011
7:21 AM

Post #8423875

How do I translate the info on the tag with the plant to look it up in Plant files?
The tag reads: Wils. Castle Issa 'Hilo Bay'
MaypopLaurel
Cleveland,GA/Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

March 14, 2011
2:33 PM

Post #8426857

In your case you have a Wisonara which is abbreviated Wils.. for a list of current abbreviations look here https://www.firstrays.com/PDF/Orchid%20Genera%20%20Abbreviations%20Sorted%20by%20Name.pdf

The rest is a bit more complicated but with some practice you eventually get the hang of it. That said, most of us mess up. lol This is a good explanation http://www.orchidkarma.com/about-orchids/orchid-nomenclature/ I suggest starting at genus and working your way down. The family and subfamily are of interest from a botanical standpoint, but not a part of the tag. Neither is alliance. However, knowing the alliance can help down the line when you want a look at the broader picture of a group of orchids to compare and contrast their habits. Hope this helps.
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 20, 2011
3:20 PM

Post #8438860

Thanks... I've never been one for knowing the "technical" terms. Guess it's time to learn.
MaypopLaurel
Cleveland,GA/Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

March 20, 2011
4:28 PM

Post #8438989

I meant Wilsonaria. Please excuse. Don't feel compelled to be technical. Try to enjoy the journey.
mableruth
Bolingbrook, IL
(Zone 5a)

March 23, 2011
8:12 PM

Post #8446426

kokoloba your drift wood posting looks really great.
My husband bought me an orchid last week. It has a profusion of floweres already! It is easy to see how a person could get "hooked" on these flowers. I had one last year that held its blooms for weeks. Then I put it outside and it got too wet and got black spot. I felt guilty so I brought it back in, cut off the bad leafs, and watered it occasionally. It now grows vigorously. Because I live in zone 5 there are not many orchids that can stay out doors all year. I have seen Ladies Slipper for sale but it is so expensive I am hesitatant about buy int it l. I might kill it.

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dmwade
Litchfield Park , AZ
(Zone 9b)

October 26, 2011
4:36 AM

Post #8864099

The first two links in the sticky message fail with file not found

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