Shop Orchid Care OrchidTalk Orchid Forum Weather Station Links Nursery

Welcome to OrchidTalk Orchid Forums


The Friendliest Orchid Community on the Internet!


  •  » Learn to Repot your Orchids
  •  » Learn Orchid Care Tips and Secrets
  •  » Find the perfect Orchid for your Growing Environment
  •  » Chat with Orchid Growing Professionals

OrchidTalk - "Bringing People Together to Grow Orchids Better!"


Let us help you grow your Orchids better; Join our community today.


YES! I want to register an account for free right now!


Register or Login now to remove this advertisement.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11

Bringing orchids in for winter

This is a discussion on Bringing orchids in for winter within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; With our fairly mild weather I try to keep my orchids outside for as much ...

Click here to increase the font size Click here to reduce the font size
  1. #1
    MiddleAgesMan is offline New to this
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Savannah GA
    Posts
    29

    Default Bringing orchids in for winter

    With our fairly mild weather I try to keep my orchids outside for as much of the year as possible.

    For the last couple nights the temperature has been down in the low to mid 40s and I'm thinking it may be time to bring them into the greenhouse for the winter. I would just do it but I have one den that is blooming and three more with spikes of various lengths. Everytime I bring a blooming den inside so I can enjoy the flowers it has proven to be the death of them--the flowers, not the plants.

    My question is, should I go ahead and bring them in, and, if so, what can I do to keep from losing the blooms?

  2. #2
    Brutal_Dreamer's Avatar
    Brutal_Dreamer is online now Dreaming with my eyes open...
    Real Name
    Bruce Brown
    My Grow Area
    Greenhouse
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Cattleyas & Slippers
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Arkansas
    Posts
    33,846
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Bring them in. If they get much cooler, they will blast anyway and you could end up loosing more than just the bloom/buds. My vote: Bring them in!

    You will need to wait for someone else to comment on how to keep from loosing the blooms. My guess is the drastic change from really cool outside to fairly warm inside. It could also be the humidity. Try keeping the humidity up and that my help.

    Cheers!
    BD

  3. #3
    Diane's Avatar
    Diane is offline Can't Re-Member
    My Grow Area
    Windowsill
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Catts and Paphs
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Surprise, AZ
    Posts
    6,250
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Try putting them in the garage for a couple days. It's warmer than outside, but not as warm as inside. Then move into the house. And definitely try to keep the humidity up.

  4. #4
    MiddleAgesMan is offline New to this
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Savannah GA
    Posts
    29

    Default

    Thanks for the replys and suggestions. Since I don't have a garage I will have to bring them into the greenhouse but I can keep the temp in the gh a little lower than the rest of the house, especially at night. I can't keep it too cold during the day because the gh is also my master bath (yes, I have an all-glass bathroom, one of those Four Seasons sunrooms.)

  5. #5
    Diane's Avatar
    Diane is offline Can't Re-Member
    My Grow Area
    Windowsill
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Catts and Paphs
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Surprise, AZ
    Posts
    6,250
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by MiddleAgesMan View Post
    I can't keep it too cold during the day because the gh is also my master bath (yes, I have an all-glass bathroom, one of those Four Seasons sunrooms.)

    whoo hooo! The neighbors must get a kick out of that!!!

  6. #6
    MiddleAgesMan is offline New to this
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Savannah GA
    Posts
    29

    Default

    I used to have woods on three sides so, yes, the wild animals got a kick out of it.

    Now that the woods have been replaced by large two-story homes I have custom blinds and strategically placed curtains, but the ceiling still gets full sun and views of the moon and stars.

  7. #7
    Diane's Avatar
    Diane is offline Can't Re-Member
    My Grow Area
    Windowsill
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Catts and Paphs
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Surprise, AZ
    Posts
    6,250
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    *Giggling* You don't need woods to have wild animals!!!


    Actually, sounds lovely. Are you ready for all of us to come visit your 'greenhouse'??

  8. #8
    Piper's Avatar
    Piper is offline Hangs
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Massachusetts
    Posts
    7,068

    Default

    Pool Party!!!

    McJulie

  9. #9
    Tmai's Avatar
    Tmai is offline Ya'll are funnin' me!
    Real Name
    Tami
    My Grow Area
    Porch/Patio.
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Catts and Vandas
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Pensacola, FL
    Posts
    3,096
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    WooHOO! Is there a hot tub?????

  10. #10
    ThirdDayOrchids's Avatar
    ThirdDayOrchids is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    barstow california
    Posts
    116

    Default

    Hello MiddleAgesMan
    I once drew up plans (rough plans) for a house for my wife and i,the master bedroom was all glass from floor to celing you know like the green houses attached to the home with curved eave and all.I used to dream about sleeping in there with the rain falling or an a clear night looking at the stars.Any way sounds great and a great use of the house
    jason

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. brought my orchids inside for the winter and found some surprises
    By nosilla in forum **NOT IN BLOOM** All Genera
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: October 30th, 2009, 05:08 PM
  2. Some of my orchids this winter/spring
    By SuZCC in forum OrchidTalk Members Grow Area - Photos
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: October 18th, 2008, 05:09 AM
  3. Some of my orchids this winter/spring
    By SuZCC in forum OrchidTalk Members Grow Area - Photos
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: June 14th, 2008, 08:04 PM
  4. bringing orchids inside
    By blue in forum General Orchid Culture
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: September 9th, 2007, 09:29 PM
  5. Bringing plants in for winter
    By Petalsofsugar in forum New Growers: Ask the Senior Members
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: August 25th, 2006, 06:25 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
OrchidTalk --An Orchid Growers Discussion Forum brought to you by River Valley Orchidworks. A World Community where orchid beginners and experts talk about orchids and share tips on their care, cultivation, and propagation.