In the garden

some tid bit about indoor flowering here

 

Orchids

There are many varieties of these exotic plants that can be grown quite easily at home

 

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Grown for their beautiful, long lasting flowers, orchids have long been considered the domain of the expert gardener. This, however, is not necessarily the case. There are many varieties of these exotic plants that can be grown quite easily at home, given the right conditions and usually no more care than you would give an ordinary house plant, although there are exceptions. There are two main types of orchids, epiphytic and terrestrial. Epiphytic orchids are the type grown most often as a houseplant; they grow naturally in trees and on rocks. In addition to having roots at their base epiphytic orchids have aerial roots and require a special orchid container for proper growing conditions. Terrestrial orchids have their roots wholly underground and are less common as houseplants. When selecting an orchid there are a few factors that you should consider. First you should decide what variety of orchid you prefer. There are many flower shapes, sizes and colours. Many people also consider when the flowering period occurs when selecting a variety, often for certain events or holidays. The second thing that you should consider is the area you wish the orchid to grow. Light, temperature and air circulation are all-important factors to consider. Lastly, what level of care do you want to provide? Orchid care ranges from simple and undemanding to complicated and finicky. greengate has a superior selection of orchids and our experienced staff can help you with plant selection, requirements, fertilization or even a pot.

 

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