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This is a discussion on Things that erk you-Post your annoying orchid experience HERE! within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; unfortunatly yes it was. it has the smallest flowers i think too....

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    unfortunatly yes it was. it has the smallest flowers i think too.

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    Jordan,
    You have no idea how much I empathize with your plight. Although I live in what is an idealistic climate 98.67% of the time, that 1.43% can be brutally lethal ranging from excessive heat indexes, to extremely devastating weather events ranging from endless rain to hurricanes, tornadoes, thunderstorms of unbelievable ferocity, hail events & occassional severley deep freezes into the lower 20's F (negative 3 celsius).

    We outdoor growers must pay attention to weather & often need to move our collections to protect them from the elements. On the otherhand I have yet to find better conditions (generally) than natural ones for the rest of the growing season, compared to other locations.

    Still moving a collection within a few hours notice can be challanging to say the least. I lost sevral Cat's last year when plumetting temps raced into the low 20's. They were inside, but I did not have adequate heat for a dip into the 20 degree F range. I lost a lot of tropicals & food crop plants also in that.

    I do have 1 cat left and it has been hovering near death, but I see juvenile growth & new air roots forming right now, 10 months after the event. I also had some dendrobiums that went into deep shock. They're blooming already. So I chalk it up to another learning experience. I might add I also picked 250 lbs of citrus that same day and only lost a lime tree, all else survived.

    Next time I'll know enough to exercise a better management plan. Thus even though it was a nasty & ugly event, it was a positive lesson for me.


    It's Also why I do not have a massive collection of Orchids personally too.


    CIAO

    DeLand.Dad. . . .

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    I'm already trying to figure out what to do this fall...thinking of wheels for my shelves. Would be so much easier then hiking over 100 plants in and out by hand. This way with wheels I could just put a hitch on the back of the wheelchair and zoom them indoors. Now to find wheels for the shelves...
    Oh yeah...huge peeve...wind storms in Florida that come from no where and break your flower spikes and knock over plants with new growths that then break. Like Deland Dad said...it's usually so lovely and quiet here weather wise....until it's not and then lookout!

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    wow you guys have not got it as bad as us i dont think. =) weather conditions are only cloudy at best most of the time oh except for winter where we get -5 to -10 degree C mornings for weeks on end due to clear nights. Spring to Autumn are worst for bad weather because of the warm days turning cool at night, where the humid air suddenly condenses and charges to form massive thunderstorms swallowing the hauraki plains.
    My cymbidiums suffered with their new spring growths about a month ago when we suddenly had a string of 7 wind frosts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwiorchids View Post
    wow you guys have not got it as bad as us i dont think. =) weather conditions are only cloudy at best most of the time oh except for winter where we get -5 to -10 degree C mornings for weeks on end due to clear nights. Spring to Autumn are worst for bad weather because of the warm days turning cool at night, where the humid air suddenly condenses and charges to form massive thunderstorms swallowing the hauraki plains.
    My cymbidiums suffered with their new spring growths about a month ago when we suddenly had a string of 7 wind frosts.
    We know...Although, the last winter here did make records, it was nothing compared to Michigan.

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    If you would all like to visit Wisconsin in mid winter......... We had 30 and 40 below for a while.

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    ooo yes please jonada! i will bring my phal too =)

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    If you ever get here, let me know and you have a place to stay. It can be beautiful, but very cold. I have a good friend that now lives in Australia, btw.

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    One of my first orchids fell off or was knocked off the porch by a bad little kitty. It laid in the lily plants for weeks. Now I am babying that chid to get it to come back.

    Everyday pet peeves. Lots of them. one off the top of my head. Ugh, my FIL blowing his nose at MY dinner table. I'd just want to reach over and smack him upside the head

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    lol ive got tonnes as well, like coming home from school to a horrible stench in summer, because the thermostat in the aquarium blew up due to a power cut caused by over use of fans (not me, just everyone else in hamilton), and finding all your fish have fried in the now 80 degree C water

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