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This is a discussion on Show us where you grow.... within the OrchidTalk Members Grow Area - Photos forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I live in south Florida, perfect conditions for most orchids I put a shade cloth ...
I live in south Florida, perfect conditions for most orchids I put a shade cloth over my patio, made shelves out of painted cinder blocks & firring strips. I hang vandas on the opposite side from brackets on the 2x4 & put more orchids on a fish tank stand covered with tiles
Wow! It really is great to see all of your growing areas. It makes a newish grower, like me, feel pretty happy to see how you all fit the grow areas into your homes; while a greenhouse is wonderful, it is not a necessity!
I posted a pic on another thread that probably should have been here. My wife and I threw together two Pergolas on short notice, inheriting several plants all at once. We couldn't just leave them spread out on the ground, so with little forethought we built what you see. Being newbies last February, I guess we were lucky since most everything survived.
valb561 - I was wondering what you do when there's a forecast for frost in the winter, or are you far enough south to not worry? Presently, we have no cover on our Pergolas, not even a shade cloth, but they are under a large live oak. As you may know, Tampa does get an occassional freeze during the winter, and I'm undecided how to protect the plants.
here is a few pics of my gh and outside grow area. didnt take any pics of the inside area.
Where did you get your greenhouse? It is GREAT!
I got it online. Its a RION. Many diferent dealers sell these, you can get them at cosco actually quite cheap. I did quite a bit of research when I decided to buy a gh, and I chose this unit cause it was relatively inexpensive, modular so easy to move if needed. and strong for hanging stuff. Just remember if you are thinking of buying a gh that the actual gh is just the start of the expense. you will have fans, thermostats, shade cloth etc.
That being said I noticed an almost immediate improvment in my plants when I moved them into the gh. Now instead of finding s new plant in spike once a week or so it is more like a daily occurance (not always, but sometimes). I love my gh and cant wait till I can have a bigger one.
well, I do love seeing other's growing areas and comparatively.. mine is... well... pretty makeshift!
I think y'all know that I just grow my plants outside on the patio. This is Sydney after all and here in my pocket of the world, we don't get anything less than 5 celsius... we do get 44 celsius though!!! well as far as my record keeping has shown anyways (note the super high tech temperature and humidity gauge on the chair.. hehehe)
The area is the back of my house and is open on the south-eastern and eastern side. The roof is solid corrugated iron with two panels being that opaque corrugated plastic stuff to let in even more light. And this is what the patio looks like...
I know, I should have cleaned up first hehehe....
ps, I'd like to see the new members grow areas please
Beautiful patio Tim. Can't wait to come visit! Hah!