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My various Growing Areas in New Zealand

This is a discussion on My various Growing Areas in New Zealand within the OrchidTalk Members Grow Area - Photos forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Hello there, I have a number of different areas i grow orchids in. 1. A ...

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    Default My various Growing Areas in New Zealand

    Hello there,

    I have a number of different areas i grow orchids in.

    1. A 10' x 6' greenhouse which has power and I run a fan during the day (on a timer) with a heater and heat pads at night (another timer) It has 2 manual roof vents and 2 thermostatically controlled roof vents plus 2 louvres to allow air movement.

    2. A 'plastic' house which also has a fitted shadecloth cover that I use in summer as it gets too hot under the plastic cover but in winter the plastic cover protects the orchids from excessive winter rain and cold. I also have a fan (on a timer) in this during winter to ensure the air doesn't get stale.

    3. A small 'el cheapo' house for some overflow plants

    4. The side of the house for my mature and big cymbidiums and reed stem epidendrums plus a couple of Bifrenarias

    I am sure you will be able to distinquish which is which from the photos.

    Cheers from Auckland

    Rodney
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    Cool digs Rodney! Thanks for sharing them with us. What is that big orchid outside the glass house (in bloom). It looks wonderful!

    Cheers,
    BD

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    Nice setup Rodney and healthy looking chids.

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    Wow, very nice. I love those clay pots with round holes too.

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    The orchid in bloom in front of the glass house is a cymbidium Mem Winn Gibb 'Manu' AD/OCNZ and as i only bought the plant last year is my first blooming so am also waiting for it to fully open.

    The tatty looking plant on the left is a Lycaste grandiflora x macrophylla which I am hoping will flower this year. It also has 2 healthy new growths coming as we move into spring here in NZ. The plant on the extreme right which is in bud is a dendrobium kingianum 'alba'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marketkid View Post
    The orchid in bloom in front of the glass house is a cymbidium Mem Winn Gibb 'Manu' AD/OCNZ and as i only bought the plant last year is my first blooming so am also waiting for it to fully open.

    The tatty looking plant on the left is a Lycaste grandiflora x macrophylla which I am hoping will flower this year. It also has 2 healthy new growths coming as we move into spring here in NZ. The plant on the extreme right which is in bud is a dendrobium kingianum 'alba'.
    Cool, thanks!

    cheers,
    BD

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