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Blooming Dendrobium Orchids

Blooming Dendrobium Orchids

Yes, my dendrobium orchids are finally blooming, finally; after 3 years of having them. They did not bloom after dry period in the fall, they actually bloomed after I moved them outside in the spring. So, I don’t know what happened there. Dendrobium – Crystal […]

Summer Garden Update

Summer Garden Update

My garden has never been this alive before! We started 15 tomatoes, 4 banana hot peppers, 4 jalapenos, 4 green beans, and 2 pole beans, all in containers, back at the end of May. With my soil mixing expertise, and hubby’s growing, pruning, and watering […]

Succulents – 2018 Spring

Succulents – 2018 Spring

After I started growing orchids, I mean, really got into growing orchids, I found succulents are just angels. In winter, as long as I provide them good all spectrum lighting (on a timer), all I need to do is to water them once a month. […]

Some Blooming Orchids

Some Blooming Orchids

Three blooming orchids in the house now, two from the previous group buy; one from Cloud’s Orchids: Cymbidium sinense – Fu Cui: It has a lovely fragrance, which fills my dining room. Flower is kind of dark brown, however, some of buds did not end […]

Orchid Pests Control

Orchid Pests Control

Southern Ontario Orchid Society‘s March meeting was full of helpful and practical information for orchid growers. Orchid pests control: symptoms, and treatment options for orchid pests! Last summer, my oncidium’s three flower spikes were eaten by slug. By the time I realized it was slug, […]

Another Orchid Group Buy

Another Orchid Group Buy

Yeah, I had new additions to my orchid collections. I’ve decided that’s it for this year. I have to grow them well and nurture them to bloom before I buy another one. I joined a WeChat group where the group leader organized a pre-order from […]