Orchid repotting

Where could I take my orchids in for repotting? I would rather have someone else do it as I am very new to caring for orchids. The roots are looking very sad.…

Where to buy potting media

I am having problems locating the following in Toronto, for ferns, orchids and violets. Where can I buy the following ( horticultural grade) products? Charcoal, medium coarse sand, mica, sphagnum Moss (Lee Valley carries low grade New Zealand), fir bark,…

Spider Mites on Orchids

Last week I discovered that one of my orchids had a pretty severe infestation of spider mites. I’ve had the plant since February. It came up pretty suddenly and the infestation was such that I had to , sadly, get…

Overwintering potting soil and annuals

I  have, courtesy of a neighbour who was moving, Scotts Premium Garden Soil, three 28.3 L bags, minus about 1/4 of one bag. Would it be possible to store these bags on my balcony now and over the winter and…

Indoor orchids

3 questions: 1) Of the two extremes, which do orchids prefer,overwatering or underwatering? 2) Most orchids seem to be planted in clear plastic pots. Is this preferable to other pots? 3) I am contemplating repotting my orchids in larger pots,…

Orchid leaves

Why are my orchid leaves turning backwards?  …

Orchid not blooming

My orchid usually blooms by now, but for the past two weeks it has been stalling in bud form. What do I need to do?…

Aerial roots on Orchid

The roots from my orchids are growing outside the pot….i’ve never had orchids before and don’t know if I should cut them off? poke them back in the soil?? or just leave them alone?? Photo attached. Thank you.…