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Forum: Orchid Care Cultivation 02-07-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 17
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Posted By koshki
Kristen spoke at one of our meetings last year...

Kristen spoke at one of our meetings last year and was a vendor at our show as well. I bought 4 plants from her that are all doing well. She taught me how to pot them in those cute Japanese pots....
Forum: Orchid Pests and Diseases 06-03-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,850
Posted By koshki
Hi Kat (and everyone else)! I've been so...

Hi Kat (and everyone else)!

I've been so busy lately, I haven't had much time for on-line orchiding, which is a shame. I do so enjoy being here!

One new thing in my life is that we started a...
Forum: Orchid Pests and Diseases 06-02-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,850
Posted By koshki
I thought it was a miticide, too, until I read...

I thought it was a miticide, too, until I read that Joyce used it successfully for mealy bugs.

I've been battling the mealy bugs for about a year and a half. Imidacloprid doesn't seem to be...
Forum: Orchid Pests and Diseases 06-02-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,850
Posted By koshki
Hi Joyce, In searching for help with my mealy...

Hi Joyce,
In searching for help with my mealy bug infestation, I found this older thread.

I'm fed up with them. :frusty: I just ordered some Avid. One question...did you need to re-treat the...
Forum: Orchid Care Cultivation 04-27-2013, 06:05 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,897
Posted By koshki
Hi Brooke, yes I was talking about the coccinea,...

Hi Brooke, yes I was talking about the coccinea, as I am on my second try.

I also have a cernua. Why do you say it wouldn't like it?
Forum: Orchid Care Cultivation 04-22-2013, 07:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 786
Posted By koshki
I'm near you in Michigan, and getting anxious to...

I'm near you in Michigan, and getting anxious to get my chids out for summer camp. The difference in growth and blooming when they do is amazing. Unfortunately I don't have enough shade for my...
Forum: Orchid Care Cultivation 04-22-2013, 06:59 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,897
Posted By koshki
Very cool, no pun intended! Thanks for posting...

Very cool, no pun intended! Thanks for posting this.

Has anyone tried this for sophronitis? I understand they need cool, damp and bright.

I noticed you have a net pot inside the inner...
Forum: Other Plants 04-01-2013, 02:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,071
Posted By koshki
Hi Paul, I have adored wisteria since I was a...

Hi Paul,
I have adored wisteria since I was a kid. This is my grandmother's wisteria from 1962. I would sit on that porch and just breathe in!

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What do you do as far as pruning is...
Forum: Orchid Care Cultivation 01-07-2013, 10:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 793
Posted By koshki
Hi Lilia, I went a little gung-ho with heat...

Hi Lilia,
I went a little gung-ho with heat mats for my phals last winter. I had three shelves of phals on heat mats and under lights, both running about 12-13 hours a day.

About the only...
Forum: Orchid Care Cultivation 12-07-2012, 10:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,121
Posted By koshki
Picture me making a sad, pouty face....

Picture me making a sad, pouty face....
Forum: Orchid Care Cultivation 12-07-2012, 10:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 697
Posted By koshki
I've had that occur with a couple plants, and the...

I've had that occur with a couple plants, and the spike ended up working its way out higher up the plant, as in above the leaf that's above the bump. Did that make sense?
Forum: Orchid Potting Mediums 09-28-2012, 04:38 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,005
Posted By koshki
I think he used just the two ingredients, and for...

I think he used just the two ingredients, and for some reason I want to say he put mostly perlite on the bottom of the pot, but I'm not really sure. It was a very short conversation, so I didn't get...
Forum: Orchid Potting Mediums 09-28-2012, 04:17 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,005
Posted By koshki
Renee, Cooincidently, a guy at my OS brought in...

Renee,
Cooincidently, a guy at my OS brought in a paph spiceranium to our last meeting to show off the results of his using calcined clay and perlite as his medium. He told me that before he...
Forum: Orchid Care Cultivation 09-02-2012, 03:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 468
Posted By koshki
I had a Dick Clements, and like all my other...

I had a Dick Clements, and like all my other phrags, I grew this with wet feet. I place a small saucer under the pot and water until it is filled. I run water through them pretty much daily when...
Forum: Other Plants 08-27-2012, 08:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 841
Posted By koshki
I have some growing in the ground in front of the...

I have some growing in the ground in front of the rock at the end of my driveway. I don't do anything for them and they do just fine. But they are out of my reach, so I'd love to hear how to grow...
Forum: Orchid Care Cultivation 08-20-2012, 12:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,051
Posted By koshki
My phrags and catts really like Orchiata. Oh, and...

My phrags and catts really like Orchiata. Oh, and my dends, too.
Forum: Other Plants 07-15-2012, 05:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,003
Posted By koshki
Shann, I don't know for sure if brown sugar (or...

Shann, I don't know for sure if brown sugar (or molasses which I use) really "cancels" out the acidity, or if it's just a taste thing. But if you're missing tomato dishes, it might be worth a try!
Forum: Other Plants 07-15-2012, 01:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,003
Posted By koshki
Wow, you guys are making me hungry! ...

Wow, you guys are making me hungry!

@PaulB...I grew Better Boy last year and it had a terrible problem with powdery mildew (or was that a Big Boy?), and compared to my heirloom tomatoes it was...
Forum: Other Plants 07-13-2012, 08:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,003
Posted By koshki
Any tomato growers? Especially Southern Hemisphere.

Hi all,

While I've peeked in here occasionally to see what's going on, I've been really busy with my garden outdoors, including the orchids in summer camp.

What has been really consuming my...
Forum: Orchid Care Cultivation 07-10-2012, 08:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 878
Posted By koshki
I started using a 2 gallon pump sprayer last...

I started using a 2 gallon pump sprayer last summer and it has made a big difference. I fertilize more frequently, more effectively, and save money at the same time!
Forum: Orchid Pests and Diseases 05-29-2012, 01:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,093
Posted By koshki
I do think its a dendrobium, and frankly, it...

I do think its a dendrobium, and frankly, it looks to be in pretty good shape, too. Many dens lose their leaves and end up looking like yours. And some will rebloom from those old canes, so don't...
Forum: Orchid Potting Mediums 05-18-2012, 06:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,979
Posted By koshki
I bought my coir from a local hydroponics store...

I bought my coir from a local hydroponics store in a big compressed bale a couple years ago. I am only just now getting down to the last of it. I bought the charcoal and perlite from Lowes.

I...
Forum: Orchid Potting Mediums 05-17-2012, 09:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,979
Posted By koshki
I have been growing all my phals in the...

I have been growing all my phals in the coir-based recipe found here: http://www.orchidgeeks.com/forum/orchid-potting-mediums/3537-phal-repotting-and-media.html

I started using it a couple years...
Forum: Orchid Care Cultivation 05-15-2012, 08:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,257
Posted By koshki
Zsophia, I am a great fan of the adage "It's...

Zsophia, I am a great fan of the adage "It's easier to get forgiveness than permission." In other words, if they said ok, I'd take every last one I could cram into that space.

Although my...
Forum: Orchid Care Cultivation 05-08-2012, 08:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 991
Posted By koshki
I love this plant. Orchidwiz says that...

I love this plant.

Orchidwiz says that native habit night time temperatures range from 69 to 75 degrees. I'd be concerned about the 50s.
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