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My orchids are open. Is this the right time of year for them to open? I thought that they opened up around September-October. One purple is open and many white buds, all on one stem on another are almost there too.


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Pictures?


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Oh, orchids bloom whenever they're ready. Mine bloomed in summer last year, too. I'd love to see them. Smile


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Posts: 7850 | Location: Black Creek, WI Zone 5 | Registered: Sep 18, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I have tried to get the pictures but the size is too large and I can't get them small enough to start. Sorry.


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What a wonderful surprise.
 
Posts: 4983 | Location: zone 7, West Texas | Registered: Feb 04, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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The orchids are just left outside all the time unless it is going to get real cold in the winter. We bring them in the garage until the weather is warm again. The watering is rain water only unless we have gone over 2 weeks without rain. I am not a green thumb person at all.


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I was given an orchid last year for my birthday in July Do they re-bloom? So far, all I have are green leaves.
 
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Karennyzone, I guess some can bloom more but I am pretty sure mine are only once but different times for the type of orchid.


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What a nice surprise. They can bloom at various times. My pansy orchid just bloomed for 2 months. I've got a few new blooms on my Dendrobium. Blooms all depend on the type of light that they need and fertilizer. Some need to go through a cold period, others need to have fertilizer stopped or started. Go the American Orchid Society website for more advice. I couldn't get mine to rebloom until I changed their locations and got some new food at the orchid show here in March.
 
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I had to move my orchids to where there is shade in the afternoon.


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Yes, orchids rebloom. Water and food & correct lighting.


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