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    Default The Swedish way...

    We don't have natural lights during the winter, and may get temperatures below -20°C. Very cold and very dark. It creates invention. Below is a few photos of how we have taken care of the problem.

    On our way to the GH


    Inside


    Growing in-doors




    Linda

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    WOW! What is that system in the last pic? I love it!

    (just saw your other thread, so answered my own question! I have to look into that!)

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    That is certainly creative, Linda. Love it! Betty :-)

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    Awesome!!!!.Your greenhouse even looks like a part of or jungle! And those poles covered with orchids and epiphytes...... that's inventive.

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    welcome lika!
    fantastic set up there and do i see tons of bulbos?
    love it!

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    Awesome! are you sure that tropical forest is in the midst of all that snow

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    That is amazing!! Great setups.

    Cheers,
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    Thanks for your kind words!

    The tubes that you see, and the vivariums are all made of EpiWeb. That is a Swedish invention, it's a plastic material with the same features as tree fern, it's only so much easier to work with, does not de-compose and holds just enough of water since it does not have any capillary reaction.

    In the bottom of the tubes and vivarium is a water bassinet with a pump, the water is going through a pipe to the top and are connected to a spray bar that distributes the water on top of the system. The water slowly runs down the epiweb thanks to the surface tension.

    And Yes There are a lot of Bulbophyllums. I have 315 different species, that I all keep on epiweb tubes.

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    Gosh! It sounds like we are ALL growing OUR orchids the ANTIQUE way! I really like the Swedish way a lot! Betty :-)

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