What is ‘The Orchid Tag Game’? Pretty simple really, it’s a set of orchid-related interview questions that YouTubers answer, followed by their tag of the next YouTuber – so it’s kind of one of those emails you used to get in 1992 – “forward this to 10 friends and you’ll have wealth for 5 years” (except instead of THAT, you’ll get some orchid tips…which really if you think about it, is a form of wealth in and of itself 😉 ).
I was tagged by the “Orchid Nerd” herself (thanks Marissa!) in the description of her Orchid Tag Video, so I made my response video and also organized a historical list all of the past videos from other YouTubers so you can check them all out!
In this post (quick links to sections):
- My Response: Orchid Tag Questions & Answers – Here…But Not
- Historical List of Links to All Orchid Tag Responses
- The Actual Orchid Tag Questions (Original Set)
- 4 New Orchid Tag Questions
My Answers to the Orchid Tag Game
Other Orchid YouTuber Orchid Tag Videos
Note: If I’ve missed your orchid tag video, I’m sorry eh – Comment on one of my videos w/ a link to your tag, or send me a DM over facebook and I’ll add your video link to this list!
2019-11-24 | Bennet Riley
2019-11-12 | Here…But Not (that’s me!)
2019-09-30 | SueLee Charron
2019-09-21 | Gabrielle Carson
2019-09-16 | Todd’s Tropicals
2019-09-15 | Margaret East
2019-09-12 | Orchid Nerd ***My Tagger***
2019-09-07 | Orchie Dee
2019-08-31 | The Orchid Room
2017-11-29 | Crazy Orchid Lady
2017-11-17 | OrchidudeBcn
2017-11-12 | LadyGreenThumb
2017-11-10 | NYC Orchid Queen
2017-11-08 | Blanca Acosta
2017-11-08 | Tropical Plant Party
2017-11-05 | Gardening and growing orchids in New Zealand
2017-11-03 | SueLee Charron
2017-11-03 | Rick L. Orchids
2017-11-01 | Libby’s Little Garden
2017-11-01 | Eds Orchids
2017-10-30 | Pipien Sukasa Orchids
2017-10-26 | Rose’s orchid ramblings!
2017-10-24 | Danielle’s Orchid Ranch
2017-10-22 | EDDM Orchids
2017-10-21 | Kaye Gambles
2017-10-20 | Roger’s Orchids
2016-07-12 | Roger’s Orchids
2016-06-08 | Bumblebee’s Orchids
2016-05-15 | Gardening at Douentza
2016-02-08 | Lazy Orchid Grower
2016-01-25 | TD Moore than just ORCHIDS
2016-01-18 | Holy City Orchids
2016-01-16 | John Benedict ORCHIDS
2016-01-14 | Mandy Orchids
2016-01-12 | MY Orchid Adventures
2016-01-10 | oogalaboo
2016-01-10 | Orchidaholic
2016-01-09 | Susana1024
2016-01-04 | PYC Orchids
2015-12-22 | TD Moore than just ORCHIDS
2015-12-20 | Orchids & a Dutchy
2015-12-14 | Isis Orchids
2015-12-01 | Gardening at Douentza
2015-11-22 | Bumblebee’s Orchids
Again, if I missed your video, tell me!
Orchid Tag Questions
- What part of the world are you growing your orchids in?
- How long have you been growing orchids and can you remember which was your very first orchid? Plus, have you still got it?
- What first got you into the orchid growing hobby?
- What kind of growing space do you have (windowsills, grow room, greenhouse, outside etc.)?
- How many different ‘types’ (genera) of orchids do you grow and what are they?
- Do you actually know how many orchids you have? (roughly)
- What would be the one thing that you could say was your top orchid peeve?
- What are your favourite places to buy orchids? (and least favourite)
- What is the worst orchid advice you’ve ever been given? (and did you take that advice)
- Out of the orchids you own, which are your five favorite orchids? (try and include the actual orchid in your vid if you can or pics of the blooms)
- Have you got an orchid related story (funny, interesting, sad)
- What advice would you give someone about to start growing orchids and building up a collection?
*New Orchid Tag Questions (2020 Addition)
A lot of the questions above are very person-centric. I work in software and marketing, and a lot of what makes me good at my job is my ability to blend technical aspects of technology to meet the needs of the user or consumer. I feel my relationship with orchids is no different, so to change things up a bit, I’d like to add a few new questions that are more YOU-centric, and less “me me me.” Really, my goal would be to uncover advice or insights can we offer to our viewers with a slight amount of introspection.
- What are some (or one) orchid care tip(s) you learned in the past that fundamentally changed your understanding of growing?
- What is your top orchid genus and why? Sell it to your viewers…share your love.
- Do you have any “top secret” orchid tips/insights? Please share it…
- Do you have any weird orchid-related rituals? What are they/tell us more…
Want to make an Orchid Tag Video yourself?
Last thing – if you haven’t been directly tagged and you want to make a video…THEN MAKE ONE! This is me tagging you! I know it might feel like you need that “tap” from another YouTuber, but the ‘Orchid Tag Q&A’ isn’t about “who’s who in the YouTube zoo”, it’s about helping your viewers get to know more about you. So just make your video, don’t wait for a tag. Then link me to your video so I can add it to the list of other tags and we’ll get you some additional exposure.
I’ve got to tag two people…but I’ll get back to that later.