November 2018

Happy fall everyone! Fall arrived, even though our foliage isn't quite as spectacular as we are accustomed to having here in WNC. Seems like in just a few short days many of our leaves have come down.

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Grace Ide
October 2018

Well, last month I thought I had mentioned my observation of fall arriving early. Now it seems like we can't shake off the summer heat, and our leaves aren't yet showing much color. I am ready for the fall season, and I hope you all are too. We are so fortunate to live in such a beautiful part of the country, hopefully we will still have a gorgeous fall leaf season.

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Grace Ide
September 2018

Is it just me, or does it seem like our fall season has arrived early this year? My orchids are showing signs of fall, which means reduced growth, some older leaves beginning to yellow and drop, and a major lull in all these great summer spikes and buds that have been coming along.

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Grace Ide
August 2018

Greetings everyone, I hope you're all doing well and trying your best to stay afloat. What a wet and cool summer it has been so far, maybe August has something drier in store for us.

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Grace Ide
July 2018

Summer is in full swing, and I hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July holiday! I celebrated in strong fashion with my family and had an excellent day, always one of my most favorite days of the year.

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Grace Ide
June 2018

Well gang, it's finally June and although we've all been feeling soggy, the sun is out today and summer is about here. Schools are about to release all the kids for the year, folks are starting to travel and our orchids are all sucking up all this heat and humidity.

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Grace Ide
March 2018

Howdy folks, it’s March Madness time! No, I am not talking about basketball either, I’m talking about all the orchid madness. We are two weeks away from installation of our 20th annual , 2018 Asheville Orchid Festival ‘Awesome Orchid Collections’.

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Grace Ide
January 2018

To kick off a sure to be incredible 2018, i’m happy to announce a first time visit from John Stubbings of Clown Alley Orchids in Pasadena, Texas. John will be here NEXT Sunday, January 14th, 2018 (not this upcoming Sunday) to give us a program on Oncidiums.

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Grace Ide