Monday, October 26, 2009

Orchid experts make housecalls



At least in Buffalo they do. Whenever I see this friend, who is also an orchid grower and member of the Niagara Frontier Orchid Society, I always whine a bit about my orchids. I guess he'd had enough when he finally said, "Why don't I come by one morning and look at them?"

Sure! So he did, and I videotaped some of it, using my iPhone. That's why the sound and image quality are not the finest. Also, if you're prone to vertigo, the shaky camera might be annoying as well. However, I've used subheads to help make it all intelligible.

John's visit was very helpful. I feel much more secure about my orchids now.

12 comments:

Ryan said...

What a fantastic resource to have!!

Your orchids look amazing too! A lovely selection and I love the terracotta pots they're in. Really shows them off well.

Ryan

Carol said...

That was excellent. Very reassuring for anyone with orchids.

Dee/reddirtramblings said...

That video has good information. Thanks for the subtitles. Now, when I decide to venture into orchids, I'll know what to do.~~Dee

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Nice plants. I didn't have any idea that you had to water them so often. No wonder the ones I had didn't ever rebloom. They grew just fine but didn't rebloom.

Gail said...

Chock full of good info...gail

Carol said...

I am so glad I found your site on Blotanical... and that I was able to see your fabulous video. It answered many of my questions regarding my orchids. Thanks! Carol

Layanee said...

Up close and personal. I think you did a great job with that phone. Can't wait to see those orchid blooms someday soon.

kaarina said...

This is a great video- thanks so much for the information... as always.

Helen said...

Hey, amazing what you can achieve with an iPhone. Great stuff, thanks! (Although I feel a little seasick now.)

ConsciousGardener said...

Thank you, I had no idea you could fertilize them that much! Great resource.

Cheryl

garden girl said...

That was awesome Elizabeth - Thank you! How lucky you are having such a great resource. . . and he makes housecalls - wow!

jennahsgarden said...

Hey - I need him! Very reassuring, though. My orchids (2 of them) tend to suffer from 'floppy leaf syndrome.' I'm hoping I can coax a bloom this year, but I both water and fertilize less than you. We'll see.