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9 spike Sharry Baby question.

This is a discussion on 9 spike Sharry Baby question. within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I've had it maybe 3 or 4 years, when I bought it in Chicago it ...

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    I've had it maybe 3 or 4 years, when I bought it in Chicago it only had 3 PBulbs on it. The fragrance is so nice, with 9 spikes it should fill the room!

    Quote Originally Posted by coeruleo View Post
    miller, i would leave it outside until in full bloom, or you could blast a lot of buds from temp and light change. mine (only one, but very large spike) is a little ahead of yours, but i have been waiting since april.... taking forever, but maybe in the next week or so i will have open flowers. cannot wait unitl mine gets that size!

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    So you are using artificial heat?

    Quote Originally Posted by Brutal_Dreamer View Post
    It gets pretty cold here. I keep the greenhouse at 55 degrees during the winter.

    cheers,
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    That is going to be incredible when it opens... Can't wait to see some pics of it fully open... I just got one a few months ago and after seeing yours I can't wait for it to grow in to a nice specimen like yours .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miller View Post
    So you are using artificial heat?
    Oh yes. We have a large gas furnace in the top of the greenhouse and I use oil filled heaters on the rock floor. I also add in additional fans to move air around about 4 feet off the floor (bench level) to make sure that the plants on the outer edges of the greenhouse stay in the mid 50's during the winter.

    Here is my greenhouse in the summer:

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    And the winter:

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    cheers,
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    Can I borrow that geenhouse! Very nice!

    Quote Originally Posted by Brutal_Dreamer View Post
    Oh yes. We have a large gas furnace in the top of the greenhouse and I use oil filled heaters on the rock floor. I also add in additional fans to move air around about 4 feet off the floor (bench level) to make sure that the plants on the outer edges of the greenhouse stay in the mid 50's during the winter.

    Here is my greenhouse in the summer:

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    And the winter:

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    cheers,
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    Bruce - that's a lovely greenhouse, even in winter. Beautifully landscaped and an architectural high note in and of itself - pretty unusual for the greenhouses I've seen (outside of those they call "conservatories", that is).

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    Quote Originally Posted by mauraec View Post
    Bruce - that's a lovely greenhouse, even in winter. Beautifully landscaped and an architectural high note in and of itself - pretty unusual for the greenhouses I've seen (outside of those they call "conservatories", that is).
    Thanks Maura. I designed it to match our house.:-)

    Cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miller View Post
    You wanna translate that for me! LOLOLOL
    ok when bad stuff happens to u(breaking spikes) in my country....the tell u take a bath in d sea/ocean to wash away that bad luck hhahahahhahah

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