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This is a discussion on Anyone has cheese to go with my wine? within the Orchid Community Support and Special Projects forums, part of the The Outback Terrace Bar category; I haven't felt this depressed for a long time. My orchid world hasn't been that ...
I haven't felt this depressed for a long time. My orchid world hasn't been that smooth. Here are a list of things I whine about:
1). The second official note came in on the greenhouse application. The answer is NO. I don't see the point of fight it again as winter is here already, by the time they have mercy (if they ever do), summer will be here;
2). We have so much rainy and cloudy days lately, I have serious rot problem. After treatment and cutting back, I still lost my favorite catt (Bl RM x L aurea);
3). Without thegreenhouse, I'd toss out my wish list. No more new orchids for me
At least DH understands it and explains to me that I am just going through grieving process.
Oh, Lizzie! What can we do to help? Do you have a spare room? Basement? Porch? Attic? Flourescent lights will keep them alive for you if you can get them out of the perpetual wet.
Liz, sorry to hear that, but I will repot my Bl MRx L aurea soon (its in bloom now) and here is the first thing I can offer you for the trade we talked about?!
I'm sorry about the greenhouse. Whoever turned down the application has obviously never been bitten by the orchid bug.
Sorry about your favorite catt, too. I how hard it can be to lose a favorite, especially after fighting so hard to save it.
I'm glad you're husband is sympathetic.
Thank you for understanding my misery.
I am thinking about using garage... Since I have shelves already, should I just buy some light tubes to hook on shelves?Oh, Lizzie! What can we do to help? Do you have a spare room? Basement? Porch? Attic? Flourescent lights will keep them alive for you if you can get them out of the perpetual wet.
T8 Shop lights, with 6000 K bulbs will give a bright enough light to trigger some catts to bloom. On one of my wire shelves, I have two T8 4 foot long shop lights set in an inverted V with my large catts running down the center of the shelf an smaller ones at the edges of the shelf. The oncidiums and cymbidiums I have under a 4 foot T12 shop light with sunglo (wide spectrum) bulbs. All lights are on a timer set for 14 hours a day.
Sorry to hear of your problems. I think you should still try to appeal the decision. Look at the bright side, if you win, you will have a g/h for summer. If you wait to do so, this might not come about until long after summer. Did you seek suggestions about anything you can do to get a positive response? Until then, prepare your g/h stock by using every available patio, window, shelf, table, converted cupboard / closet space.
Use up your cinnamon, alcohol and peroxide and whatever else can save your remaining plants - Drown your sorrows caring for them and speaking life into them. Don't discard your wish list, instead, add to it. Go to a friend or your supplier and get the prettiest orchid you can. I know you will send us a picture of your beautiful g/h one day. It's just "delayed."
Take care and cheer up. I'd send you some of our sunshine but I'm sure it would get lost in the mail.
Hang in there .I agree with the above posts . One thing I would do is to find out why the permit was turned down then go to the Library and look into the codes . I had to do that in So. Calif . regarding a guest house it had permits what made it not legal for my mom to live in was the gas stove in it replaced it with an electric set up . Also a car port they said we could not use it turned into a sun roof with picnic table .. Don't give up ! fight it to the end it will make you feel better ... Gin