The Fairchild Blog

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Why repot a brand new plant?

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The wrong plant in the wrong pot can prove fatal to your new acquisition.

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3 Oncidiums?

Thursday, March 12, 2015

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Cold weather carnivores come inside

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Time to bring cold-sensitive plants inside

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Flower power, sort of

Thursday, February 5, 2015

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Photography Class with Pedro Lastra

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

A dozen of us benefitted from Pedro Lastra's photography lessons last night: photographing the sunset and the moon. It was a gorgeous evening, with the sky glowing as the sun went down and the moon playing hide and seek with the clouds. My sunset photo was more successful than the moon shots. Have a look.


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Fascinating fasciation produces deformed, but beautiful, plants

Friday, January 9, 2015

A plant abnormality known as fasciation results in plant growth that instead of being more or less columnar in shape is instead flattned, like a fan or shoehorn.

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Miniature show-off

Thursday, January 1, 2015

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Up Close and Personal

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

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Beauty unfolding

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

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