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Eden Update--By Request

This is a discussion on Eden Update--By Request within the OrchidTalk Members Grow Area - Photos forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I had a PM request to post some updated photos of the new greenhouse, now ...

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    Default Eden Update--By Request

    I had a PM request to post some updated photos of the new greenhouse, now that it is all assembled, plants in place shade cloth up etc. So, here it is. I must add--that I could live out there! It is just wonderful--so thank you for letting me share the joy. Here's the view from the outside.

    The greenhouse is attached to the house by double, glass french doors. So here's the view looking from the breakfast nook into the greenhouse. (And sorry, it is partly cloudy today, so pictures may look a little dark )


    The glass in the roof of the greenhouse has a coating on it to reduce the amount of light that comes in--very handy for keeping the temperature down--so thus far anyway, I have only needed shade cloth over my phals. The vandas and catts etc do just fine in the 5000-6000fc that come through the ceiling. I have more shade cloth, so if in the late summer I need it, I'll put some up. I check the fc's fairly regularly just so nothing gets burned.

    The shade cloth is 50%--and I rigged it up similar to curtains. I hemmed the sides and doubled the top over for strength. Then I put up steel electrical conduit with curtain rod hardware and voila--easily movable shade cloth. So far so good.

    And so far at least, the orchids seem very happy in their new home. It has actually surprised me how much more root and plant growth I've already seen this spring.
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    Here's a close up of the wall shade panels and the panel over the phals--I know I know, I need to hem up and finish the overhead panel.
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    Beautiful Sadie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ischel1 View Post
    Beautiful Sadie.
    I totally agree. You were right to name it Eden

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    This is so awesome!! This is exactly the type of space I want - something easy to access, but perfect for the plants - and pretty to boot! I love it!!

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    Thanks guys. And you have Becky to thank (or blame ) for my posting additional photos of my greenhouse.

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    THANK you Becky!! Wonderful photos and a perfect space. Truly Eden!

    Cheers,
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    Your Eden is wonderful. Wish everyone should have Edens like that

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    Sadie in shady green heaven. So jealous!

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