Can this orchid be saved? | September 30, 2011 | Palo Alto Weekly | Palo Alto Online |

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Real Estate - September 30, 2011

Can this orchid be saved?

Filoli class offers basics of home care and rescue

by Kathy Cordova

For centuries orchids have been a hobby of the very wealthy. Orchid collectors, like the Rothschilds in Europe, have mounted expeditions to far-off places like Africa, Asia and South America in search of the finest, most exotic specimens. Now, with the advent of cloning and decades of commercial breeding, orchids are one of the best-selling plants in America.

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