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What is your greatest sacrifice for your orchid.

This is a discussion on What is your greatest sacrifice for your orchid. within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Originally Posted by mykidschids Hi Jeffrey, my kababayan. It's nice meeting you here. I'm from ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mykidschids View Post
    Hi Jeffrey, my kababayan. It's nice meeting you here. I'm from the Visayas. Good job!!!!! You are brave. I love my orchids but I don't think I would risk myself like that. I remember how it's like when there's a typhoon. I miss my orchids though some of my collections were from when I was 9 years old.
    Hi , how long you been in the states? Where actually in visayas?

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    Ania, I like your pictures, everything is beautiful in there! I cut up a good size tree branch and my husband cemented it to a pot but I cut the length to half because I was gonna put it on a small table by a window but now compared to yours mine is so hideous,lol. I should have left it alone. Well, good job, Ania. I'm so sad right now one of my Vanda jennae is dying :-((

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jef09071984 View Post
    Hi , how long you been in the states? Where actually in visayas?
    ....small island of Siquijor. I've been here for 15 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mykidschids View Post
    Ania, I like your pictures, everything is beautiful in there! I cut up a good size tree branch and my husband cemented it to a pot but I cut the length to half because I was gonna put it on a small table by a window but now compared to yours mine is so hideous,lol. I should have left it alone. Well, good job, Ania. I'm so sad right now one of my Vanda jennae is dying :-((
    Sorry to hear about your vanda...Vandas are just about impossible to grow well on windowsill. Mine is actually Asco. Princess Micasa "Pink" and it has lower light requirements then vandas. I also keep mine outside for the summer and I think that is what makes it flower. Maybe consider a replacement for your sick vanda.

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    Hi Ania, I still have 7 of them, but the fact that I started with 12 seedlings and now I'm down to 7 is just so depressing. I don't know what to do whether to leave them in the clay pots with the fir barks already in there OR take them out and mount each of them to a piece of wood, like what I would have done if I were in the Philippines. Any ideas???? Anybody pls help ????? :-((( huhuhu..........My husband said he's going to make me a small green house in the spring but that's 4/5 months away though. Right now they're by my south facing window in my bedroom. I don't have any Asco. yet maybe I should consider getting one in the future.

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    I'm also curious about this also since walnut trees are hard to plant under since they leach some chemical in the ground around the tree that kills most flowering plants - martha

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    How do walnut branches work for mounting(orchids). Matt? Do you take the bark off? I am assuming the branches are long lasting but do the plants like them? There are some wild walnut trees here and I have been thinking about using them for mounting... Thank you in advance.

    Edit--send me PM for this if you like.

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    wow Ania! Glad my subtle hint worked. After my own heart! Lovely pics thanks!Fascinating to look at growers collections and gro- situ. There is so much said without words for your sunroom, love the focal point of the tree and your collection. Actually was close to how I imagined! Will look great as vanilla matures. It would skyrocket if the aerial roots had a moist media surface to attach to as it climbs, but thats another brain ache entirely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teena View Post
    I'm also curious about this also since walnut trees are hard to plant under since they leach some chemical in the ground around the tree that kills most flowering plants - martha
    Not really sure about the chemical bit Martha, didnt even know that as a plant 'fact' for its survival and defence, all i know roots didnt show signs of toxicity as they flattened and clung. Still ok. Definetly walnut though, owner sacrificed it for a driveway! I wonder if walnut plants feared those strangler figs in nature as a threat?. Use caution Tom!!Glad Martha pointed it out early.!not sure about ones by you.!!!make sacrifices for orchids, dont sacrifice orchids for the wood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mykidschids View Post
    Hi Ania, I still have 7 of them, but the fact that I started with 12 seedlings and now I'm down to 7 is just so depressing. I don't know what to do whether to leave them in the clay pots with the fir barks already in there OR take them out and mount each of them to a piece of wood, like what I would have done if I were in the Philippines. Any ideas???? Anybody pls help ????? :-((( huhuhu..........My husband said he's going to make me a small green house in the spring but that's 4/5 months away though. Right now they're by my south facing window in my bedroom. I don't have any Asco. yet maybe I should consider getting one in the future.

    Sue

    Maybe you should try a terrarium, create a humid environment for them ( vanda loves humid) and put a small fan to circulate the air and strong lights as vanda love bright lights

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    Quote Originally Posted by mykidschids View Post
    ....small island of Siquijor. I've been here for 15 years.
    wow, does Siquijor have endemic orchid species?

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