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A Trip to the Orchid Farm

This is a discussion on A Trip to the Orchid Farm within the Eye Candy forums, part of the Land Plants category; Wow I have never seen so many plants One question in one of the first ...

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    Wow I have never seen so many plants One question in one of the first pictures there are CDs hanging up are they to scare birds out ? Thanks for the tour and your haul looks beautiful .. Gin

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    thanks glad you liked it...

    mary
    clay pots are easy to find here and they are cheap as well, perfect for a farm of this scale.

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    I have no idea of why there's a need for CD's, as they are only found in the Dendrobium
    section of the farm and that it is covered with a netting. My guess would be to
    entertain the plants with music or possibly videos.... hehehe.

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    Wow! That is indeed one MASSIVE farm.

    I am impressed by the farms' cleanliness and sense of order. There are some farms that I have seen that are a total mess! This particular farm really handles their farm management quite well.

    I am envious seeing all those plants. I wish I had the moolah to own a farm like that!

    Strange feeling when I see all those plastic nets everywhere protecting the plants from too much heat and sunlight. Gives me the impression I,m inside one large mosquito net. LOL!

    Nice seeing your photos .... with those fancy shades on you. Hmmmm .... a pinoy Rambo? LOL!

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    Yes I think the purpose of the CD's are to scare the birds out. Dendrobiums (and Phalaenopsis) are usually the favorite victims for birds as they love to perch on the slender stalks and pick on the delicate buds that form.

    I was told that birds are frightened by anything very shiny and reflective in huge numbers and where the shine resonate frequently with changing hues. The sunlight reflected and somewhat refracted on the CD's shiny surface can create this effect specially when they are moving in the breeze.

    Hmmmm .... you've given me an idea as to what medium I can use to scare the birds out in my area. I never thought of those before. I was thinking of using some aluminum foil or something similar before but it was just too much work to cut the foil up individually. Some old spent CD's would be easier for me .... I've got a lot of old, spent burned CD's that I could recycle and use.

    High Tech??? LOL!



    Quote Originally Posted by delphiguy View Post
    thanks glad you liked it...

    mary
    clay pots are easy to find here and they are cheap as well, perfect for a farm of this scale.

    gin
    I have no idea of why there's a need for CD's, as they are only found in the Dendrobium
    section of the farm and that it is covered with a netting. My guess would be to
    entertain the plants with music or possibly videos.... hehehe.

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    Thanks for the pics, Randy. That sure is one huge farm.

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    I agree with the others, that is one huge, very orderly farm. While I'm viewing the pictures, one question keeps popping to my mind, what would they do during a typhoon?

    I'm going to try the cd's too, sparrows ruin my phals buds also especially in winter when there is not much bugs for them to eat.

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    I wish there was something like that around here!! That is so awesome!

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    AMAZING...I never thought Orchid growing was so BIG!!! wonderful pictures...I hope you came home with a little something for yourself??

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    Very nice.... I sure hope they have automated watering, that's a lot of pots .....

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    So many orchids, wow!

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