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The following articles have been copied from all volumes of the Orchids in Victoria series (published in 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006 and 2008).  These volumes have been produced by OSCOV for the benefit of Societies and growers. All the authors are well known Orchid growers in Victoria (Australia) who have contributed to this series of books to help promote orchid growing in Australia. We must thank Brian Milligan and Alan Hope for all their work in being editors of this series of books. All articles are published in the form they were originally and some may be affected by the many name changes that have occurred since but the information is generally still very relevant. There are now 246 articles linked from this page.

OSCOV retains all rights with regard to these articles and all content and images on this site. However you may reprint any of these articles in a Society Newsletter provided their Source and Author are listed at the start of the article.

Articles from Orchids in Victoria - 2000

About the Authors
Cymbidiums for Beginners by NEMOS
How I Repot Cymbidiums by Brian Milligan
Cymbidium Species - Month by Month by Stephen Early
Staking Cymbidiums by Alan Hope
Married to Cymbidiums by John Kenter
Striking Back-Bulbs: Advice for Novice Growers by Brian Milligan
Companion Plants for Cymbidiums by Brian Milligan
Orchid Flowers for Summer by Ross Pascoe
Australian Dendrobiums and their Cultivation by Alan Hope
The Influence of Dendrobium tetragonum in Australian Native Dendrobium Hybrids by Issy Klein
The Cultivation of Sarcochilus Species and Hybrids by Alan Hope
Cold Tolerant Orchids of the Cattleya Alliance by Ross Pascoe
Cool-Growing Coelogynes by Brian Milligan
Soft Cane Dendrobiums by Alan Hope
Growing Disa uniflora and its Hybrids by Brian Milligan
Two Cool-Growing Laelias by Brian Milligan

Growing Lycastes by Alan Hope
Four Summer-Flowering Lycaste Species by Alan Hope
Masdevallias are Booming by Brian Milligan
Masdevallias and their Cultivation by Alan Hope
Oncidiums and their Cultivation by Dieter Weise
Paphiopedilums for New Growers by Alan Hope
Paphiopedilums and their Cultivation by Stephen Early
How to grow Phalaenopsis Orchids Indoors by Bill Mather
Growing Pleiones by Alan Hope
Species and Hybrids: What's the Difference? by Brian Milligan
Species for Beginners by Brian Milligan
Orchid Species Names Simplified by Brian Milligan
Stanhopeas by Bill Mather
The Cultivation of Zygopetalums by Alan Hope
Orchid Culture for New Growers by NEMOS
Automatic Watering versus Hand Watering by Brian Milligan
Show Preparation and Display Building by Bill Mather
Growing Orchids on Mounts by Brian Milligan
Orchid Roots and Rest Periods by Brian Milligan
What to do on Frosty Nights by Brian Milligan
Boarders and Squatters in my Glasshouse by Brian Milligan
Raising Orchids from Flasks by Brian Milligan
pH and the Nutrition of Orchid Pot Plants by Bill Mather
What Fertiliser Should I Use? by Brian Milligan
Versarock as a Potting Medium for Orchids by Wendy Witnish
Orchid Scents and Pollinators by Brian Milligan
Tales from the Trading Table by Alan Hope
How our Hobby Grew by Brian Milligan

Articles from More Orchids in Victoria - 2002

About the Authors
How I grow Australian Dendrobiums (and Dockrillias) by Brian Milligan
Growing Sarcochilus Orchids in the Melbourne area by Ted Elgood
Species Responsible for our Standard Cymbidium Hybrids by Julian Coker and Brian Milligan
Cymbidium Pacesetters by Julian Coker
Potting Mixes for Cymbidiums by Julian Coker
The Pleasures and Perils of Buying Orchids by Brian Milligan
Will it Grow Cold? by Brian Milligan
What Size Pot should I Use? by Brian Milligan
Paphiopedilums - Different but not so Difficult by Robert Willmott
The Lost Slippers by Alan Hope and Brian Milligan
The Mystery Paphiopedilum by Alan Hope
The Genus Phragmipedium by Alan Hope and Brian Milligan
Lycaste - The Beautiful One by Julian Coker
Pleione Culture - A Monthly Calendar by Max Akam
How I grow Oncidiums by Brian Milligan
How I grow Thunias by Brian Milligan
Coelogyne cristata - An Orchid for Beginners by Brian Milligan
The Genus Encyclia by Brian Milligan
Bulbophyllums and Cirrhopetalums by Brian Milligan
Cattleya intermedia by Brian Milligan
Neofinetia falcata by Gary Backhouse
Rhynchosteles, Osmoglossums and Rossioglossums by Brian Milligan
Orchids of the Philippines by Brian Milligan
The Orchids of Madagascar by Brian Milligan
Preparing and Showing Orchid Plants by Alan Hope
Seedlings and Mericlones by Julian Coker
Confessions of a Little Aussie Breeder by Brian Milligan
Maintaining High Humidity Indoors by Brian Milligan
The Orchid Virus by Keith Hamilton
The Last Refuge? by Brian Milligan
Where do Aphids go in Winter? by Brian Milligan
Orchid Nomenclature by Maurie Black
Resupination by Brian Milligan
Frederick Sander, The Orchid King by Brian Milligan
Cultural Notes: How to Grow Australian Native Dendrobiums
Cultural Notes: How to Grow Masdevallias
Cultural Notes: How to Grow Pleiones
Cultural Notes: How to Grow Sarcochilus
Cultural Notes: How to Grow Soft-Cane Dendrobiums

Articles from Many More Orchids in Victoria - 2003

About the Authors
Cymbidiums for Beginners by Brian Milligan
Cymbidium Hybrids for the Show Bench by Ern Kettle
Cymbidiums and Frost by Julian Coker
My Cymbidium Mix by Rex Johnson
Erecting a Glasshouse. 1. The Structure by Brian Milligan
Erecting a Glasshouse. 2. The Equipment by Brian Milligan
The Cattleya Alliance by Denis Oliver
Paphiopedilum sukhakulii and its Hybrids by Alan Hope
The Orchids of China by Brian Milligan
The Orchids of Brazil by Brian Milligan
The Orchids of South Africa by Brian Milligan
Growing Soft-cane Dendrobiums in Southern Victoria by Michael Pender
Coelogynes for the Shade House by Brian Milligan
Five Favourite Cool-Growing Species by Rex Johnson
Growing Restrepias by Brian Milligan
Some Less Common Species for the Shade House by Brian Milligan
Bletilla striata by Rex Johnson
When Will It Flower? by Brian Milligan
How Long Will They Last? Brian Milligan
Why Won’t It Flower? by Brian Milligan
Australian Native Orchids – An Overview by Julian Coker
Orchid Stakes, Ties and Clips by Brian Milligan
Cultural Tips for the Working Class by Brian Milligan
Scale and Its Control by Denis Oliver
How I grow Masdevallias by Brendan Larkin
Growing Pleiones by Michael Pender
The Brazilian Miltonias by Brian Milligan
Chatsworth, Devonshire and Paxton by Brian Milligan
The Wardian Case by Brian Milligan
All Colours of the Rainbow by Brian Milligan
Some New Paphiopedilum Hybrids by Alan Hope
George Skinner and His Orchids by Brian Milligan
The First Paphiopedilum Hybrid by Brian Milligan
Maxillarias: Please Don’t Disturb by Brian Milligan

Articles from Still More Orchids in Victoria - 2004

About the Authors
Cymbidium Culture by Julian Coker
Cymbidium for Show Collections by Julian Coker
A Beginner's Guide to Staking Cymbidium Spikes by Brian Milligan
Planning the Growth of an Orchid Collection by Hans Proebsting
Australian Native Orchids in Winter by Jim Doney

Twp Easy-to-Grow Sarcochilus Species by Rex Johnson

Cultivating The Genus Pterostylis by Rex Johnson
Cattleya Culture in Melbourne by Barbara Walker

How we grow Lycastes by Bill and Jan Miles

Draculas and Dracuvallias by Bill and Jan Miles

Paphiopedilum Maudiae and its Relatives by Alan Hope

Building an Orchid Display by Rex Johnson

Diminutive but Delightful by Rex Johnson

Orchids for Outdoors by Brian Milligan

Watering Orchids in Summer by Brian Milligan
Are you ready for Winter by Brian Milligan
Spagnum Moss as a Potting Medium by Brian Milligan
Orchid Seeds by Brian Milligan
How to Produce Orchid Seed by Andre Cleghorn
Orchid Roots and Leaves by Rex Johnson
Orchids in Burma (Myanmar) by Brian Milligan
Commemorative Names for Natural and Manmade Genera by Brian Milligan
The Cypridium spicerianum Story by Frederick Boyle
Joseph Chamberlain, 19th Centry Orchid Grower by Brian Milligan
Orchid Awards by Hans Proebsting
Species for January and February by Brian Milligan
Species for March and April by Brian Milligan
Species for May and June by Brian Milligan
Species for July and August by Brian Milligan
Species for September and October by Brian Milligan
Species for November and December by Brian Milligan
Cultural Notes
How to Grow Cymbidiums
How to Grow Australian Native Dendrobiums
How to Grow Sarcochilus
How to Grow Zygopetalums
How to Grow Soft-Cane Dendrobiums
How to Grow Pleiones
How to Grow Masdevallias
How to Grow Paphiopedilums
How to Grow Phalaenopsis Indoors

Articles from Even More Orchids in Victoria - 2006

About the Authors
Late Spring: The Re-Potting Season by Brian Milligan
Jobs For Autumn by Brian Milligan
Potting Phalaenopsis: A New Idea by Rex Johnson
Bolters and Runts by Brian Milligan
Multi-Flowering Paphiopedilums by Alan Hope
New Growers and the Show-Bench by Brian Milligan
Potting Mixesby Julian Coker
Specimen Plants & Cultural Certificates by Brian Milligan
The Balanced Fertiliser by Julian Coker
Osmocote Down Under by Clive Halls
Lime, Calcium and pH by Stephen Early
The Cultivation of Modern Paphiopedilum Hybrids By Graeme S. Banks OAM
Maxillarias - Who Needs Heat by Vic Pearce
Dividing Stanhopeas by Brian Milligan
Mini Cattleyas by Rex Johnson
How I grow Promenaeas by Rex Johnson
Species for the Shade-House. I. Six Large by Brian Milligan
Species for the Shade-House. II. Six Small by Brian Milligan
Species for the Shade-House. III. Six for Mounting by Brian Milligan
How I Grow Disa uniflora and its Hybrids by Michael Pender
Growing Odontoglossums by Rex Johnson
King of the Brassias by Brian Milligan
Native Terrestrial Orchids - Give Them a Go by Frankie Frase
Dendrobium kingianum, The Keiki Maker by Brian Milligan
The Genus Coelogyne by David Banks

An Introduction to Intergenerics by Brian Milligan
Cymbidium devonianum by Ron Schliefert
Cultivar Names by Brian Milligan
So! Tou Want to Name an Orchid After Aunt Ethel by Hans Proebsting
Mericloning. I. The Technique by Julian Coker
Mericloning. II. The Results by Julian Coker
Colchicine Conversion by Julian Coker
Freaks and Deformaties by Brian Milligan
Angraecum sesquipedale by Hans Proebsting
Dendrobium Gerald McCraith by Rex Johnson
Keeping the Judges Honest by Brian Milligan
The Little Black Ant, Scale Insect, Mealy Bug, Aphid Alliance by Ben Wallace
Virus in Orchids by Anne McKenzie and Mark Clements
The Bumblebee: A Species We Could Do Without by Rex Johnson
Orchids in Guatemala by Brian Milligan
Orchids in Sikkim by Brian Milligan
The Schonbrunn Palm House by Alan Hope
George Knight, An Early Orchid Grower
by Greg Campbell, Gerald McCraith AM and Brian Milligan

Orchids at Rippomlea by Brian Milligan

Articles from Orchids in Victoria Revisited - 2008

About the Authors
The Australian Species Cymbidiums by Frances and Julian Coker
Cymbidium pumilum or Cymbidium floribundum by Brian Milligan
The Brazilian Miltonias by Brian Milligan
Cool Growing Mini Cattleyas by Richard Salvado
Orchids for Christmas Five Species for the Shade-House by Brian Milligan
The Genus Promenaea by Ronald Schliefert
The Genus Pholidata by Brian Milligan
Dendrobium tapiniense and Other Dendrobiums of Section Latouria by Paul Carver
Coelogyne Species and their Hybrids by Brian Milligan
The Genus Stanhopea by Paul Carver
Bifrenaria tryianthina and Bifrenaria Outland by Alan Hope
Show-Bench Display Classes by Brian Milligan
For New Members: The Facts of Life by Brian Milligan
The Zygopetalum Alliance by Brian Milligan
The Classic Cattleyas by Brian Milligan
The Lost Cattleya by Brian Milligan
Orchid Tips for New Chums by Brian Milligan
The Lost Label by Brian Milligan
Information Overload by Brian Milligan
Common Orchid Pests: Symptoms, Descriptions, Conditions and Treatment. Part 1
by John Krens

Common Orchid Pests: Symptoms, Descriptions, Conditions and Treatment. Part 2
by John Krens

Common Orchid Pests: Symptoms, Descriptions, Conditions and Treatment. Part 3
by John Krens

Managing a Mixed Collection by Brian Milligan
Codlin Moth and Other Pests by Michael Pender
Coco Husk as a Potting Medium by Brian Milligan
Propagating Orchids by Rex Johnson
Rejuvenating Orchids by Alan Hope
The Genus Drakaea and Miss Drake by Brian Milligan
Bulbophyllum lobbii and Thomas Lobb by Brian Milligan
Cattleya loddigesii and the Loddiges Family by Brian Milligan
Masdevallia veitchiana and Sir Harry Veitch by Brian Milligan
Paphiopedilum wardii and Frank Kingdom Ward by Alan Hope and Brian Milligan
John Gibson (1815-1875) in India by Brian Milligan
Orchid Collecting in the 1880s by Brian Milligan
Travels and Adventures of an Orchid Hunter by Albert Millican and comments by Brian Milligan
Venezuela's Orchids and Tepuis by Brian Milligan
Tom Rochfords Orchids by Brian Milligan
Fact or Fiction by Brian Milligan


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