Thursday, May 28, 2009

Rexius Orchid Bark

In my Napa greenhouse I use very little bark, primarily for plants I plan to sell soon. All my collection plants are potted in either rock or sphagnum moss.

Sonoma is another story. With a more normal greenhouse environment almost all the plants are in bark.

I like the Rexius Orchid Bark because it is well graded and there is very little dust. It is kiln-dried fir bark and it holds up well.

I buy 2 cubic feet at a time through the orchid society. The first thing I do is to transfer it to gallon size zip-lock bags. The bags go into a bookcase that I have for supplies and tools. When I need bark I just grab one of the gallon bags.


  1. Wow, I didn't realize you had orchids in Napa and Sonoma. Perhaps I could live vicariously through you!

  2. The Sonoma location is not mine, I trade labor for greenhouse space. Besides the space, I get a whole new set of growing conditions for plants that don't do as well in the wetness of the Napa greenhouse.