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Protect Just Add Ice Orchids from Winter Drafts

We’re entering the coldest months of winter when even hardy Just Add Ice Orchids will require a little extra tender loving care. Sudden temperature drops and cold winter drafts take a toll on tropical orchid varieties,...

Public Obsession Drove Development of Orchid Industry

When British horticulturists brought the first tropical orchids back to England and Western Europe in the early 1800s, the exotic plants were an overnight sensation. The well-publicized blossoming of a lavender...

Just Add Ice Orchids Make Perfect Father’s Day Gift

With Father’s Day (Sunday, June 19) right around the corner, the perennial shopping complaint is being muttered across the breadth of America: Why is it that moms are easy to shop for and dads are hard? Dads always...

Illustrators Create Bridge between Orchid Beauty and Science

In exotic Bangkok, Thailand the Serindia Gallery is making its mark on the international art scene by bringing global attention Asian artists who specialize in the rare field of botanical illustration. A new exhibit,...

How to Mount a Just Add Ice Orchid

Mounting an orchid is not difficult, but does take patience. Both epiphyte orchids that grow attached to tropical trees in nature and lithophyte orchids that grow on rocks are good choices for mounting. Just Add Ice...

Illinois Professor on Mission to Re-establish ‘Extinct’ Orchid

Nearly extinct, a rare Hawaiian orchid is being given a second chance. An Illinois botany professor and several of his students who have nurtured 90 delicate Platanthera holochila orchid plants from seed will travel to...