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Article: Bob, Master Gardener Wisdom: Help! My orchid is sulking!

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miznye
Sandy, UT

February 18, 2008
5:54 PM

Post #4555700

I have a lovely phalanopsis orchid, which is blooming for the 3rd time since I dragged it home from a vacation. This year it put out two strong stems resulting in 13 buds. 10 have opened beautifully, 2 blighted and dropped off at lentil size, and one bud remains. But suddenly, overnight, most of the blooms have "wilted." They are saggy and sad looking. Nothing has changed in the location; still a protected south window, still surrounded by other green growing things, but they are definitely in trouble. Can anyone suggest a remedy? Thanks!
ceejaytown
The Woodlands, TX
(Zone 9a)

February 19, 2008
1:50 AM

Post #4557742

miznye - I think you need to post this on the orchid forum. We're just laughing over here...

palmbob

palmbob
Acton, CA
(Zone 8b)


February 19, 2008
4:10 AM

Post #4558272

I'll talk to Bob (I know him personally) and he might have a solution by the next 'episode'... but it will probably be silly.
ceejaytown
The Woodlands, TX
(Zone 9a)

February 19, 2008
4:55 AM

Post #4558487

I sure hope so! LOL!
miznye
Sandy, UT

March 31, 2008
11:47 PM

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ceejaytown
The Woodlands, TX
(Zone 9a)

April 1, 2008
9:18 PM

Post #4742185

miznye - We weren't laughing at you; we were laughing at the cartoons. The orchid forum should be able to help you. Please post your problem there for a real answer..

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