terrestrial orchids

James Waddick jwaddick@kc.rr.com
Sat, 12 Nov 2011 08:57:06 PST
>I should introduce myself.  I am Glen Ladnier, from Biloxi, MS. .... 
>wondering if there are some among the group who participate in 
>orchid growing.  T

Dear Glen,
	Welcome to PBS.
	Orchids are often mentioned, but emphasis is on terrestrial/ 
bulbous types and less so on tropical epiphytic species. I think 
there are a number of people who would welcome your experiences.

	If you go to the PBS wiki and type in 'orchid' you will get a 
long list that includes many actual orchid genera that can occupy you 
for a while.

	Do you grow Bletilla s. 'Kate'.?  This is a new cultivar that 
is promoted as having more and larger flowers. I bought a couple this 
spring and flowers are typical, but it has rebloomed on new growth 
and even now has a few flowers in bloom. None of my other typical 
Bletilla bloom after a brief spring period. I am hoping they will 
prove hardy as typical.

	Are you familiar with this or the similar 'Big Bob'?

		Best		Jim W.

Dr. James W. Waddick
8871 NW Brostrom Rd.
Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
Ph.    816-746-1949
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