Some articles about how seasonal changes affect the growth of your orchids.
Watering Orchids During Each Season,
Seasonal Changes in Light,
Spring, the Prime Growing Season
Some time after mid-march, you'll be able to move your plants to their summer homes increasing light gradually. The annual repotting marathon is beginning, plan which orchids you're going to repot and what potting mix you'll use.
Spring into Action,
Orchids in Spring,
Summer, Hot and Humid
Here are some general summer tips for outdoor orchid growers as well as things to think about when a tropical storm is heading our way.
Hot Humid Summers and the Tropical Storm Season,
Summer Orchid Care Across the USA,
Summer in South Florida,
Fall, Preparing for Winter
Get ready for winter before the cold weather arrives. Clean up your plants, remove pesky hitchhikers, reduce watering and fertilizer, and start thinking about where you will over winter your plants.
Fall Preparations, Sue Bottom,SAOS
Fall Preparations, Courtney Hackney
Temperature Considerations, Courtney Hackney
Fall Preparations, Mike Heinz
Winter, the Resting Season
Your plants need less water and fertilizer this season, perhaps half as much as during the summer. Protect your phalaenopsis, vandas and phalaenopsis type dendrobiums at 50 to 60F and your other plants at 40 to 50F. Stake your inflorescences for best presentation of the flowers. Read more articles:
The Winter Rest Season,
The Transition to Winter,
Adjust Your Growing for Winter Light Levels,
Less Light and Warmth Means Less Watering,
Cold Damage to Orchids,
Caring for Orchids During Cold Weather,
Cold Tolerance of Orchids,
Winter Dormant Orchids Requiring a Dry Rest,
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