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Orchid Corner #2

This is a discussion on Orchid Corner #2 within the OrchidTalk Members Grow Area - Photos forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; So, after fighting with several of my den types and bc types and getting no ...

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    So, after fighting with several of my den types and bc types and getting no flowers; I decided to make a second area where the sun would be much more intense, while also much windier. I am using a corner of the house that gets a NW exposure. The afternoon sun can only hit the few plants that can handle that kind of sun. My reward was almost immediate; Den. Hollywood has given my four pretty buds that i'm soooooo happy about. Next time it'll be a dozen blooms...i'll get this stuff down yet! lol

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    Meanwhile, back out front, I've moved most of the plants into the corner to help shade some of the phals and oncids. It also makes the fans i'm using a little more efficient and I'm able to keep the plants growing inspite of the 90+ daily temps. A couple of my really amazing growers, are a Den. Anosmum and a no name Encyclia. They both have new growths as long as the ones they had when I bought them. Until this last year, I'd had a hard time getting canes to grow as tall as they should.

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    This one is still growing! I'm beginning to wonder how big these get?? When I stretch the leaf a little it spans my entire arm.

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    Somedays I still feel like I'm on an awfully steep learning curve here; other days I look at these plants and think maybe I'm starting to get it...maybe a little.

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    Nice. I'm a bit jealous with anyone who can keep their orchids outside How lucky you are

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    They look very happy at their new place!!! Congratulations!

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    Cool, Connie. Looking great!!


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    All your plants look happy Connie.I bet they be very happy, if the little guy with Gold Pants and that upside down Blue W were to be replaced with Brutus Buckeye instead. lol I spent 26 years in Columbus OH.I'm sure you couldn't tell !! Have Fun,Rich
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    nice growing corner Connie... and it looks like your plants are loving it there.

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    Wonderful Connie. The dendro looks amazing, peaking with health. The dendrobe canes can get very long, my dendro. moschtatum canes are about 4 ft long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rich63 View Post
    All your plants look very happy Connie.I bet they be very happy, if the little guy with Gold Pants and that upside down Blue W were to be replaced with Brutus Buckeye instead. lol I spent 26 years in Columbus OH.I'm sure you couldn't tell !! Have Fun,Rich
    I won't tell Mrs Gnome you called her a "he"...and about the upside down W; Go Blue! Ahem...I was born blue. lol As Mr Seger would explain; I'm a Flintoid. I'm going up for a visit in a couple weeks...and dreading the cool temps.

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