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6 Months in Eden

This is a discussion on 6 Months in Eden within the OrchidTalk Members Grow Area - Photos forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Just a couple of quick shots of my greenhouse--hard to believe its been there for ...

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    Default 6 Months in Eden

    Just a couple of quick shots of my greenhouse--hard to believe its been there for six months now. I just love puttering around out there.

    And thanks to all you enablers, I've had no trouble finding inspiration for what to fill it with.

    I took the picture at night--so everything looks a little dark. Sorry. I just usually have two little helpers (age 2 1/2 and 9 months who want to "help" mama in the greenhouse--so I have to work quickly when they are awake.)

    So I have three racks of phals/paphs and shade lovers at the furthest end. That way I can use curtain-like and overhead shade cloth to keep them happy. Then two racks of catts/epis/phrags etc etc the light lovers closer to the door--they are set up so that the shade doesn't hit them. Then the vandas are hanging from electrical conduit pipe up above. (Works really well--light weight, twn-foot lengths. I spray painted mine to match the walls of the greenhouse--yes, I am a little OCD. )
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    Oh, and I have found that my orchids grow so much better if I always tend them wearing a silk dress, pearls and heels.


    Okay--not really. Usually it is 5:30 am and I'm in my pjs out there watering or 10:00 at night and I'm out there enjoying the 'chids . . . while my kids are asleep.

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    It looks wonderful and so organized, this would be my favorite room of the house if I had a beautiful greenhouse like yours! This is fantastic. And I give you credit for gardening in heels and a cocktail dress, you are a woman who likes challenges, obviously! (you look radiant and fabulous)

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    That is a beautiful setup. The orchids (and the owner) look happy
    So organized!

    And I rarely get away with visiting the greenhouse with my nice clothes on. I always end up with a reprimand from my wife about the fact that it only takes 1 minute to change into my gardener's clothes before going to the greenhouse.

    I guess the world will take a while to accept the "moss covered wing tips" fashion trend lol.

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    Cute pictures!! You should frame the first one

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    What a nice greenhouse! I can see how it would call you to come out and play. And if you don't fill it, then you haven't properly utilized your investment, so I think you need to go and purchase a few more orchids.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by sadie View Post
    Oh, and I have found that my orchids grow so much better if I always tend them wearing a silk dress, pearls and heels.


    Okay--not really. Usually it is 5:30 am and I'm in my pjs out there watering or 10:00 at night and I'm out there enjoying the 'chids . . . while my kids are asleep.
    Too funny! I have teens and I still have to tend to my plants between activities and when I have a day off.

    It looks wonderful! I always look forward to a sunny Feb day in the greenhouse!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lambert View Post
    It looks wonderful and so organized, this would be my favorite room of the house if I had a beautiful greenhouse like yours! This is fantastic. And I give you credit for gardening in heels and a cocktail dress, you are a woman who likes challenges, obviously! (you look radiant and fabulous)
    Sadie, I am an echo to Laurent. Joe

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    Beautiful - the owner and the orchids! I agree, you should print out the first photo and frame it! You radiate happiness!

    Cheers,
    BD

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    Sadie, I'm so jealous. Great looking gh. But I think you need a few more chids.lol

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