Mickey Carnell – Lady Slipper Orchid Culture – January 2017

By Lia Andrews. I have had beginner’s luck with many orchids: dendrobiums, cattleyas, phalaenopsis, and even vandaceous orchids, but my two paphiopedilums are barely hanging on. They’re alive but they are not happy, and they

Barb Murza – Orchid Fungal Infection – October 2016

by Lia Andrews Expert grower and Southwest Florida Orchid Society president Barbara Murza explains identification, prevention, and treatment of the mortal enemy of our orchids: fungus. This is perhaps the most important topic we have

John Romano – Soft Cane Dendrobiums – September 2016

by Lia Andrews As a Chinese Medicine doctor I have a special connection with this group of orchids. In Chinese dendrobiums are called Shí Hú 石斛 (literally “rock herb” ) due to the habit of growing

Martin Motes – Florida Orchid Culture – August 2016

notes recorded by Lia Andrews from Martin Motes' video: There are seemingly endless varieties of orchids. In fact, one in 10 flowers in the world is an orchid. Florida orchid growing is unique and requires

David Genovese – Vanda Culture – July 2016

by Lia Andrews. Award-winning hybridizer and grower, David Genovese shares how he grows vandas: SUN There are 3 main types of vandas: terete, strap-leaf, and semi-terete (a hybrid between the two). Terete vandas can be

Gary Murza – Orchids & Water Quality – June 2016

by Lia Andrews. Water quality is a big deal, especially when it comes to orchids. Barb and Gary Murza found this out the hard way when they moved from Miami to Sanibel a few years

Dan & Margie’s Orchids – Orchids Made Easy – March 2016

by Lia Andrews. Dan and Margie gave an excellent on the basics of orchid for 3 of the most popular orchid types. To purchase orchids or for expert advice contact Dan & Margie through their

Prem Subrahmanyam – Native Orchids – February 2016

Prem Subrahmanyan is an expert on native orchids. Unwilling to spend hours wading through alligator infested swamps to get a glimpse of rare orchids blooming in the wild I was grateful to hear his stories