Thanks everyone for the compliments!!!!!!!!
The "orchid tent" is temporary, just a place to keep them out of direct sun & frost (there was ice on the automobiles the other morning), but it does the job & they're surviving. I'll post pics when we get the permanent stucture done.
In answer to other questions, I live just 3 miles east of the city of Okeechobee & we love it!! We bought the lot behind us (hereafter called the "back lot") & planted areca & fishtail palms, mainly to grow a blockade against neighbors' floodlights. We like sitting out on the patio enjoying the night sky, but the neighbors' floodlights ruin it. We wanted to get away from city lights & they seem to fear the dark, guess they can't shed the city mentality.
The hubby wants to keep the backyard "open", so I have free rein on the back lot & I've planted some elephant ears, mother-in-law tongues, yucca, corn plants, pine tree seedlings, coconut palms & plumeria. I also planted a Meyer's lemon tree in the front yard. I'll plant more in the spring when I have more time & rain.
Again, thanks ya'll!!!!!