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       Gardens for Small Spaces
       Training Climbing Plants
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       Planting Tomatoes
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       How to save seeds
       Attracting Butterflies

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Orchid Glossary (continued)

hybrid
The offspring of a cross between either species or hybrids.

inflorescence
The flowering portion of a plant.

intergeneric hybrid
A hybrid between members of two or more genera.

keiki
A Hawaiian word referring to a baby plant produced asexually by an orchid plant, usually used when referring to Dendrobiums or Vandaceous orchids.

lead
An immature vegetative growth on a sympodial orchid that will develop into a flower-producing structure.

lip
A modified petal of the orchid flower specialized to aid in pollination and different from the other petals.

lithophyte
An orchid that grows on rocks.

mature size
Plants reach maturity and capable to flower within a year.

medium
The material in which an orchid is container-grown; it may be organic, such as fir bark, or inorganic, such as lava rock.

mericlone
A plant derived from tissue culture and that is identical to its parent.

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