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HELP! Yellow Leaves on Bnfd Guilded Tower

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    Default HELP! Yellow Leaves on Bnfd Guilded Tower

    We had a sunny day and I think my Guilded Tower got some direct sunlight. One of the leaves has yellow on the edge all the way up the leaf. I have two other very small leaves that have gradually turned yellow. Should I be concerned? I am having trouble posting an image, but I do have them available.

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    Hi Marc - Welcome to OT! The helpful directions for posting photos in the Forum (See the first few stickies and threads under "Photography"), along with a few specific questions I had about posting issues, was what really got me through it. Turns out, having a Mac requires different steps from a pc, so if that's your problem, I'll be glad to help.

    As for the yellow leaves, it really depends on how badly they were "sunburned" - if really bad, they won't make it, so you should cut them off with sterile scissors and seal the open cut surface with something to keep bacteria and viruses out. I use cinnamon powder (really), but others use other things and I can't speak for them. New growth is especially vulnerable to any kind of adverse event, whether it be sunlight, bugs, rot, etc, so your new growth may be really compromised. In the meantime, before cutting anything off, I would place the plant where it will get less than the usual light and watch to see if the leaves start to turn green again. It might take a few days or a few weeks - without a photo I really can't tell.

    The important thing to remember is DON'T GET DISCOURAGED! All of us have injured (and yes, really killed) our orchids accidentally. It's part of the learning curve.

    Good luck!

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    Mine has (and has had for some time) yellow edges on the leaves as well, but seems perfectly happy and in full bloom (and the rest of the leaves are not yellow...just the edges). It seems to do that when it is at the upper limit of its light range, so I would not cut anything based just on that...sunburn is usually more of a spot than an edge on the leaf.

    Are the two small leaves that have turned yellow altogether old ones? If so, it may just be time for them to do so. If they are newer ones though, it may be getting too much light.

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    Maura & Kathi - Thank you for the insight. I will try moving the plant to a slightly shadier area.

    Maura - Yes, I have a MacBook Pro. Any suggestions you can offer with posting pictures? Can you post a link to the photo information? I am having trouble finding it.

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    Sure, Marc - it's probably easier to just tell you in a post - assuming your photos are in iPhoto(?) Anyway, assuming you're in iPhoto:

    1) Select a photo
    2) Click on File
    3)Click on Export
    4) When the export window comes up, you have to change the size of the image - Choose Custom, then replace 1000 with 700 (that's the max for OT photos)
    5) I usually have named my photos by the time I export them, so I also change the default setting from Use Filename to Use Title - that way, I know which photo I'm selecting later - for instance, I'd call something Yellow Leaves 3.10.12, or something like that. Then click Export
    6) When the next window comes up, you can simply have the photo go into your general Pictures file, or you can make a new folder to break them down - I usually click on new folder, name that something relevant, and then click Export.

    7) Now go back to this thread and click on Go Advanced at the bottom of the Reply Post. That brings up a window for your OT photos. In the top right corner, click on Add Files.
    8) Then click on Select Files
    9) That will bring you to your Mac Picture files, where you can highlight the photo you want to add- click on the photo highlighted and it will appear in the window at the top right.
    10) At the bottom of that small screen, clicl on Upload Files
    11) You will see your photo in icon size added to the general list at the top, but also at the bottom, marked with a blue x in the box.
    12) Click on Insert Files Inline, or whatever it says, then click Done.

    13) This will return you to your draft reply post and it will show up as [Attachment xyz].
    14) Type in whatever you want to say about the photo in the draft, bearing in mind that the attachment will appear as a photo wherever it appears in your draft - i.e., if you type your post AFTER the attachment, the photo will show up before your comments on this. Cut and paste so that things are arranged the way you want them.
    15) Click on Preview Post, to see what it will look like. Make any changes you want on the draft part towards the bottom of the page, and then click Submit Post

    I may have some of the actual terms mixed up - it may say Submit Reply instead of Post, but I think you get the gist of it.

    That's it!

    I guess someone should let Bruce know that we need a specific section on posting photos from a Mac - the pc options just don't apply.

    Good luck. Let me know if you run into any problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mauraec View Post
    Sure, Marc - it's probably easier to just tell you in a post - assuming your photos are in iPhoto(?) Anyway, assuming you're in iPhoto:

    1) Select a photo
    2) Click on File
    3)Click on Export
    4) When the export window comes up, you have to change the size of the image - Choose Custom, then replace 1000 with 700 (that's the max for OT photos)
    5) I usually have named my photos by the time I export them, so I also change the default setting from Use Filename to Use Title - that way, I know which photo I'm selecting later - for instance, I'd call something Yellow Leaves 3.10.12, or something like that. Then click Export
    6) When the next window comes up, you can simply have the photo go into your general Pictures file, or you can make a new folder to break them down - I usually click on new folder, name that something relevant, and then click Export.

    7) Now go back to this thread and click on Go Advanced at the bottom of the Reply Post. That brings up a window for your OT photos. In the top right corner, click on Add Files.
    8) Then click on Select Files
    9) That will bring you to your Mac Picture files, where you can highlight the photo you want to add- click on the photo highlighted and it will appear in the window at the top right.
    10) At the bottom of that small screen, clicl on Upload Files
    11) You will see your photo in icon size added to the general list at the top, but also at the bottom, marked with a blue x in the box.
    12) Click on Insert Files Inline, or whatever it says, then click Done.

    13) This will return you to your draft reply post and it will show up as [Attachment xyz].
    14) Type in whatever you want to say about the photo in the draft, bearing in mind that the attachment will appear as a photo wherever it appears in your draft - i.e., if you type your post AFTER the attachment, the photo will show up before your comments on this. Cut and paste so that things are arranged the way you want them.
    15) Click on Preview Post, to see what it will look like. Make any changes you want on the draft part towards the bottom of the page, and then click Submit Post

    I may have some of the actual terms mixed up - it may say Submit Reply instead of Post, but I think you get the gist of it.

    That's it!

    I guess someone should let Bruce know that we need a specific section on posting photos from a Mac - the pc options just don't apply.

    Good luck. Let me know if you run into any problems.
    I will add your instructions to my how to post photos thread, Maura. I don't have a mac, so this information is new for me as well.

    cheers,
    BD

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brutal_Dreamer View Post
    I will add your instructions to my how to post photos thread, Maura. I don't have a mac, so this information is new for me as well.

    cheers,
    BD
    Yay - I think it's important to have Mac instructions - we'll see how useful these are when and if someone with a Mac follows them and actually can post a photo!

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    thanks mauraec , I am using a mac and that info was particularly helpful thank you
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    I apologise to everyone was trying to follow mauraec's steps and just made a mistake ignore the pic please

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    by the way can anyone tell me how to delete stuff after posting or is that a no no ?

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