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What does your growing area look like?

This is a discussion on What does your growing area look like? within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Frequently, when I come on the forum and see everyone gorgeous pictures of their orchids, ...

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    Becky15349 is offline Senior Member
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    Default What does your growing area look like?

    Frequently, when I come on the forum and see everyone gorgeous pictures of their orchids, I think to myself, "I wonder what their growing area/greenhouse looks like! Are they big? Small? Or just a little windowsill garden like mine?"

    So, I'd love to ask all of you, what do your orchid growing areas look like? I'm a little embarassed at the puny size of mine, but here it is: I have a mini dendrobium (blooming), mini oncidium 'red stars' and a seeding mini-catt that hasn't done a whole lot of anything since i got it...haha
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    Beautiful space, Becky! You have room for lots more! hehehehehe
    Hey check out this thread for some recent shots of member growing areas:

    http://www.rv-orchidworks.com/orchid...wing-area.html

    Cheers,
    BD

    AND - Please new members, do show us your growing areas!

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    Becky, that's a fine window for orchid growing; which way does it face? Looks like good light. I'm with BD, you are much too tidy; need to cram a couple dozen more in there like me! heehee

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    My window faces East, thank goodness...I know its got lots of space!! I really am trying to fill it up with orchids; they're just a bit of an investment :-) I can only afford so many per paycheck!! hahah....

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    Nice window Becky and healthy looking plants too. I wish I have a window that big.

    Is your mini Dendrobium have a name? I have one that look just like that and I lost the tag.

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    That is a nice deep windowsill! I can only fit mine on in single file. I have 2 NW facing windows, but when theyre full I shall have to move! Judi

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    Well...mine started out neat like that.....hehehehe...but neat-no-more!

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    Becky- I'm in NYC too with just one windowsill like yours. No need to be embarassed. What's important is that you're making the best of what you've got.

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    I think the dendrobium is a Den. Pixie Princess...I'd written about it in a previous post. Its really cute, and I can't believe how long the blooms have lasted!!

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    Thanks Becky. Yes, the flowers are long lasting.

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