Lonicera caprifolium

Off schedule: Italian honeysuckle

Judith Adam

Italian honeysuckle (Lonicera caprifolium, Zone 6, possibly Zone 5 with protection) is finally in flower, and is quite late this year.

Orchid Phalaenopsis hybrid (Photo by Arad Mojtahedi of Montreal via Creative Commons.)

Repotting my moth orchids

Judith Adam

A growing medium for orchids should help anchor the roots and be free draining, allowing water to run through the pot. The mix materials must also absorb enough moisture and nutrients to feed the roots and hydrate the orchids.