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    Arrow Hi from Australia

    Shannara

    Your plants are so h-e-a-l-t-h-y! What's YOUR secret. Mine grow out-of-doors and face (fight?) the elements under trees et cetera.
    Sincere congratulations Max

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    That is awesome, Shann! Amazing plants and growing. Thanks for sharing your space with us.

    Cheers,
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    Very nice!
    I love the intimate pictures, feels like i just spent an hour w/ your plants.

    What is the bloom in your avatar?

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    Your plants are so h-e-a-l-t-h-y! What's YOUR secret. Mine grow out-of-doors and face (fight?) the elements under trees et cetera.
    Oh boy! lol. I would say mostly its just giving them the right amount of water, fertilizer, and light. All of which you learn with trial and error. I always say its best to err on the side of dry...overwatering is so much harder to fix IMO.

    That spot gets very intense indirect light and plenty of air movement. I live in an area with higher humidity and that plays its part also. I have never had much success growing orchids indoors...my house is just too dark and I don't have enough room. I wish I had more room on that east railing as it seems to be the most desirable spot with its morning sunlight. I recently started fertilizing my orchids via a hand mister. They seem to have really taken to it as new growth is popping out everywhere...even on plants that appeared at a stand still since last year.

    The summer is always a challenge because of watering needs, but I am crossing my fingers that I will be able to keep up this year.

    BTW welcome to the forum Max!

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    I love the intimate pictures, feels like i just spent an hour w/ your plants. What is the bloom in your avatar?
    It's an Encyclia kennedyi in the avatar. It did take a bit to photograph, edit, and upload the pics, but its very fun to do!

    Shann~

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    I see a catasetum that needs a brighter spot

    Your porch is lovely!!!

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    I see a catasetum that needs a brighter spot
    Where? I don't have a catasetum?

    Shann~

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    Holy cow, your porch is my dream!!! I really need to get outta this city...

    How nice of you to take allll those pictures and post and label them all!! Your growing area is really cool and fun - where are you located?

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    So glad you liked those Becky. Photography is another one of my interests so anytime I can take pics it's great practice.

    I wish I had a greenhouse but I have tried to utilize my porch space. My next step would be a large screen porch and then hopefully a greenhouse someday. I live in the SE of the U.S. so its very warm and humid here. Not really looking forward to the summer temps...lol.

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    Looks wonderful! Clearly the plants love it! All in all, I'd say an ingenious use of space.

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    Isn't this a catasetum nestled in here?





    Quote Originally Posted by Shannara View Post
    Where? I don't have a catasetum?

    Shann~

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