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Saving the Outdoor Orchids

This is a discussion on Saving the Outdoor Orchids within the OrchidTalk Members Grow Area - Photos forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; As stated in other postings, it is way to cold for the orchids to stay ...

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    Lightbulb Saving the Outdoor Orchids

    As stated in other postings, it is way to cold for the orchids to stay outdoors. I did set up a 4 ft. T-5 light over my bathtub. While it isn't really enough light for long term growing, it sure beats freezing to death. I also had some room on the orchid shelf under lights for a few others and a couple that were still in bloom. Fridays weather should be warm enough for these kids to go back outside, I hope. Take Care,Rich
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    It looks like your doing anything you can to accommodate your orchids needs. Hope your weather warms up in sunny Florida! AL

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    Nice going, Rich. Hope you get better weather soon. Here we're getting unseasonal rain and 3 of my mini catts have rotted.This year we are having the El Nino effect again but it seems to be good for fishing though. We're having a good run of narrow-barred mackerel ( called 'Spanish mackerel' by Australians and 'king mackerel' by Americans) schoolies, not big 3-9kg but good sport on light tackle and great on the table. 4 of my friends went out last Friday and returned with 40 of them. No catch limit here just self-imposed ones!! Do I hear howls of horror?

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    It was 10 below 0 this morning. I keep a window open in the basement with my orchids. It was 56 down there this morning - I closed the window........that should spike a few cool growers! Good luck on that cold snap in the south. I know it happens but how can you plan for it?

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    Rich...we'll be hoping for it to warm up so you can bathe again soon. lol Gotta say though...it'd be great for putting some steam around the roots.

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    Rich, I've got to tell you...Your orchids look VERY happy AND healthy in the bathtub...And NO, I DO NOT put my orchids first in my life! Husband, horses, THEN orchids! LOL! Betty :-)

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    is a "bathtub of orchids" equivalent to a "bed of roses"?
    well, for me it is...haha
    well done!

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    Rich, that looks great! I bet the reflected light from the white bathtub helps also and it must make watering a bit easier than having these guys in a window. All of your orchids look very healthy. Nice growing. It is easy to see how much you care for your orchids.

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    I do hope the weather will be wormer soon; you're taking care of them very well!

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    Dear Rich...
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