How to propagate orchids for a garden

Despite all its diversity, orchid flowers are arranged on the general principle - they have 3 petal-shaped sepals and 3 petals, the lowest of which( lip) differs from the others in size, shape and often color. Moreover, stamens and stigmas join together in a column. The lip and column often have a bizarre, fantastic form so that only an orchid favored by an orchid would have a chance to pollinate it. Therefore, orchid hybrids are rare in nature, but when the process of pollination is performed by breeders, orchids hybridize with surprising ease. Among them, hybrids are common between two, three and even four genera( which is unknown in other families).They are usually given names that unite the names of their parents, for example, Cattleya and their close relatives, the braassavols and sophronitis cross with each other to obtain brassocattles, bracelets, solrocoliatl and so on.(When all 4 genera take part in creating a hybrid, a new name is used - Poti-paga).

Actually, pollination of orchids is eas

y, and germination of seeds is not, it requires laboratory conditions, which is beyond the capabilities of most amateurs who must rely on multiplication by division.(Some high plants, such as Vandy, can be propagated by separating the lateral shoots.)

How to propagate orchids for a garden?

Most of us do not have this capability and must rely on propagation by propagation. Seed multiplication is the best way to reproduce orchids for obtaining them in large quantities, and the feature of their nomenclature is associated with it. If the breeder makes a crossing, all the seedlings obtained from this crossing are "gregs".Greggs is given a name that, according to the convention, does not have an ordinary quote. Sprouts may be different, but some may be better than others. If one of them reproduces vegetatively, it is given one more name( the name of the clone), which has a quotation: thus, double names are obtained, such as Brassolaeliocattleya Sylvia Fry "Supreme" or Vuyl-stekeara Cambria "Plush"( this system is sometimes usedalso for rhododendrons and lilies, for example, there is Rhododendron Loderi "King George").These selected clones were once insanely expensive, since multiplication by division occurs slowly. But in recent years, the technique of tissue culture has been applied to orchids with stunning success, which made it possible to quickly obtain them in large quantities. More than anything else, it allowed to bring orchids out of the gardens of very rich people and make them flowers for everyone.

Variation planting plants in the garden

In this stunning shady garden, the lush green of the trees is combined with the magnificent coloration of flowering shrubs, in this case rhododendrons.

Rose "Claridge".Roses are undoubtedly the most beloved of all colors.

Lavender - one of the many available at the disposal of the gardener fragrant shrubs. These plants are ideal for planting along the tracks. Everyone entering the house welcomes with its aroma.