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This is a discussion on My Rain Grow Area within the OrchidTalk Members Grow Area - Photos forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Thanks to all of you for taking a look and responding so nicely. I tried ...
Thanks to all of you for taking a look and responding so nicely. I tried to give Phillip's Bald Cedar Bonsai its proper placement and, judging by your comments, the tree did make a striking impact. These orchids - and bonsais - HAVE to stay clean and healthy because they live with us in our space, but it takes constant work to care for them properly. I can't believe the rain set-up looked orderly to anyone - I stuck plants pretty randomly wherever the rain would fall on them. Most of them came in to dry out that evening, since the temps and humidity overnight wouldn't allow for the leaves and new growth to escape the possibility of rotting.
Actually, these pictures are a disappointment to me because the colors in them are nowhere near natural; on the other hand, the two shots together pretty much show our entire collection at this point, so the photos do serve a documentation purpose.
It hasn't rained much since that day, but I did manage to collect a couple of buckets of rainwater for later waterings - wish I had had a a system to collect gallons and gallons of it, but I don't, so .... I just hope for rain again.
Thanks for your comments -