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Aaahhh! Crown rot. Help!

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    Question Aaahhh! Crown rot. Help!

    I've had this dendrobium for over two months now, and a few weeks ago I noticed a small brownish spot on top of the largest stalk. I did not pay much attention to it until now, when I realized that it had grown larger. I've always been careful not dropping any water on to the crown, but you know, mistakes may have gone on unnoticed.

    So today I scraped a little off, and and the tissue is all dried-up brown and goes away in tiny specks...it's dry rot....I don't know how deep it is. This is crown rot, right? I would like to know how severe the case is, can it be cured (at least stop it from continuing to eat up my poor dend), and if so, how I can control it. The plant is otherwise healthy. Please check the photos I attached.

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    Your pic looks a little dark and I can't really tell but it looks harmless to me.

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    Lily, this is off topic, but I want to know, how do you put words, arrows, etc., on a photo?
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    Lily, I can't help you either I'm afraid. Just don't know what rot on a dend. looks like.

    However, I also want to know the answer to Liz's question.

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    Liz and Heather, you can use any photo editing software to add text and diagrams etc.

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    Thank you, Peter! I've been using the same Adobe photo program for years and never investigated -- never even wondered! -- what that big T [for Text, as I've just learned] button did! Boy, do I feel silly...
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    I can't figure it out in iphoto. I'll have to look into that.....weird! I'm sure there *must* be a way!

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    Heather, I've been trying to figure it out, too. In Adobe, it's a function of "layers", where you create different layers of text, lines, whatever on a photo. Try a search for "adding text to photos" and see if that helps. For what it's worth, it's not all that simple to me.
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    I copy pasted the picture into the regular old "Paint" program that was orginally installed into the computer. Then I drew arrows and circles using the tools. Very simple, actually .

    So the rot is harmless? I certainly hope so...*keeping fingers crossed* that my dend would be fine. I'm the sort of person who worries over the very slight things on my orchids.

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    Much easier Lily! Thanks!

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