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Blooming Specials and Blooming Paphs. Sept. 28, 2014

Parkside
Orchid Nursery

2503 Mountain View Drive
Ottsville, PA 18942

610-847-8039
  g  Fax: 610-847-1211 
Email:
info@parksideorchids.com

Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pm
and by appointment.

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Tips of the Trade
Bringing in Your Plants

Well, we made it through another Summer and as it gets colder and Winter draws near, it's time to think about bringing those plants inside for the season.

Your plants have enjoyed the time outside these past few months and are appreciating the Fall temperature fluctuation from day into night. A 10 degree change is ideal for most orchids - you want to let them stay outside to experience this, it tells the plant that it's time to bloom! At Parkside, we don't panic until the temperature drops to 50 degrees or below. Your plants are hardier than you think and can tolerate this temperature for a few hours. Thankfully, we're not yet hitting those 50's in our greenhouses.

There are a number of garden pests that may have taken up residence in your potted plants. The best way to eradicate them is to dunk the whole plant in water, you'll see the ants or other nuisance on the top of the water. Dunk a few times and set the plant aside to drain.

It's also a good time to investigate your plant - how does it look? Is the bark breaking down? Does it need a repot? Often times they need for nothing, but sometimes ... make sure you have Neem oil on hand to wipe off the leaves, it contains a mild pesticide and will eliminate any other critters that survived the dunking. It also gives the leaves a clean and shiny finish, the better to frame your gorgeous blooms!

Do you have fertilizer? Are all your lightbulbs working? We have all the supplies you need to transition from outside to indoors. Call us!

 

Parkside Orchid Nursery is proud to partner with Longwood Gardens by offering its Garden Pass Members 10% off at the nursery. If you are not a Garden Pass member, we invite you to discover the breathtaking beauty and ever-changing nature of Longwood Gardens. For more details, visit the web by clicking on the banner at left.