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This is a discussion on Summer Grow Area within the OrchidTalk Members Grow Area - Photos forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; That really looks great! Your plants clearly like their summer spa retreat! Just out of ...

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    That really looks great! Your plants clearly like their summer spa retreat! Just out of curiosity--where do the PEOPLE go when you have a BBQ? Just kidding--who needs a backyard full of people!

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    Nice setup! Man, I would kill for a porch. So, is the open side open to the east, and the shaded side is to the west?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sadie View Post
    That really looks great! Your plants clearly like their summer spa retreat! Just out of curiosity--where do the PEOPLE go when you have a BBQ? Just kidding--who needs a backyard full of people!
    You're right!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Becky15349 View Post
    Nice setup! Man, I would kill for a porch. So, is the open side open to the east, and the shaded side is to the west?
    Yes the open side is to the NE and the shade cloth is to the SW. But this get changed frequently during the day as the orientation of the sun changes. Thus the wheels on the cart

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    That is a nice setup and beautiful plants! Do you move those indoors in the winter months or is it warm enough year round to stay outside?

    I have FINALLY convinced my husband that I should have an orchid growing area! After getting a couple of estimates we are going to extend our porch 10' x 6' specifically for orchids. The entire area will be aluminum with a sunshade cover. This will be on the NE side of our house. I sure hope this works out - I am so excited!!!
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    Yes Michele, I have to move them inside during the winter as we do get frost here. We also put an extension on the house for the orchids. Check out the link below


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    Quote Originally Posted by Michele400 View Post
    That is a nice setup and beautiful plants! Do you move those indoors in the winter months or is it warm enough year round to stay outside?

    I have FINALLY convinced my husband that I should have an orchid growing area! After getting a couple of estimates we are going to extend our porch 10' x 6' specifically for orchids. The entire area will be aluminum with a sunshade cover. This will be on the NE side of our house. I sure hope this works out - I am so excited!!!

    Yes Michel, I have to move them inside during the winter as we do get frost here. We also put an extension on the house for the orchids. Check out the link below

    GROW AREA

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    Truly a lovely setup. You'll have to share your successes with us!

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    Ischel - Thanks for sharing the link. Nice setups you have, inside & out.

    As I said yesterday, we are going to add a 10 x 6 area to our porch for orchids. It's not a big space, but it's a start! We get little frost here so I don't worry too much about that.

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