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Talk on Orchid Culture

This is a discussion on Talk on Orchid Culture within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; If you were asked to give a talk on Orchid Culture what topics would you ...

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    If you were asked to give a talk on Orchid Culture what topics would you cover and briefly, what would you say in each cultural segment?

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    Good question, Ondy!

    I actually have to do a talk this winter on the same topic and this is a great chance to organize my thoughts for 30 seconds!

    I came up with the following main topics, but they would obviously vary by genus or section:

    Light
    Water amount, frequency and quality, winter rests as appropriate
    Temperature and temp changes seasonally
    Air movement
    Fertilizer
    Potting medium/Pot material
    Pests
    Diseases
    *Music

    * - Whatever certain thing you do that you think makes your plants happy. I've never read poetry to mine, but they seem to thrive when I bagpipe around them.

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    and to think I get called crazy when I talk to my plants! Only if they knew that I am not the only one Back on subject.... I completely second what Julie says

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    I would try to cover what Mcjulie has covered but not the water quality as its not a problem here in New Zealand

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    Quote Originally Posted by orchid-man View Post
    I would try to cover what Mcjulie has covered but not the water quality as its not a problem here in New Zealand
    You are right Murray though there are heavy lime depositis in some areas and plants from _________used to be covered in heavy lime depositis.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ABro View Post
    and to think I get called crazy when I talk to my plants! Only if they knew that I am not the only one Back on subject.... I completely second what Julie says
    I play the clarinet as well but have not subkected the plants to this new treatment as yet.

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    Ondy ,dont name orchid places.But yes they were well covered and it did not wash off very easy

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    The only thing I would add to Piper's list is:

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    Hmmm - how long of a talk are you giving? With all the suggestions you could do a week long class. Perhaps you should test out what your audience may want to know - like what type of orchids are easiest, and how to pick a "good" one, and where they can download culture information...

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