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New Winter Grow Area, Welcoming the Autumn-Winter-Spring

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    Thumbs up New Winter Grow Area, Welcoming the Autumn-Winter-Spring

    Hi all, I had to accommodate all my sweeties indoors yesterday until spring next year. I admit, it was chaos. The blinds on the windows and conservatory door had to go because there wasn't enough depth; I couldn't get with them on the shelves. So, the windowsill is lush and the conservatory is now full with the orchids and herbs. With the threat of hidden spidermites/spiders and other creepy crawlies I had to use some pesticide just to make sure I am not inhabiting any carriers in the house. The preparation is done and the night temperatures dropping to single digits and with the threat of frost looming, I don't have to worry about it anymore. Our conservatory is always regulated to a lower temperature that could trigger blooming in most of them. It rather looks beautiful. I am now looking forward to the blooming cycle.



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    It is beautiful!! I hope you have room for a nice big comfy chair to sit and relax with your plants in this sunny room! So cool. My home has small windows so no where to really have plants inside. I have a few scattered here and there. Nothing like your beautiful display. So nice!

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    Very nice and your plants look so healthy. I am presently on vacation and when I return home on Sunday have the same task facing me. With temps falling all my orchids need to be moved back in and my phals moved outside for a couple weeks to take advantage of the temp drops so they will spike. Again congratulations on a job well done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brutal_Dreamer View Post
    It is beautiful!! I hope you have room for a nice big comfy chair to sit and relax with your plants in this sunny room! So cool. My home has small windows so no where to really have plants inside. I have a few scattered here and there. Nothing like your beautiful display. So nice!

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    Thanks, keeping in mind the sunny side will soon disappear we usually spend a lot of out time in there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gardenguysorchids View Post
    Very nice and your plants look so healthy. I am presently on vacation and when I return home on Sunday have the same task facing me. With temps falling all my orchids need to be moved back in and my phals moved outside for a couple weeks to take advantage of the temp drops so they will spike. Again congratulations on a job well done.
    They sure do look healthy, having received full sun in the summer. I was tempted to keep them out a bit longer but there is this looming possibility of frost and I don't want to risk it.

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    Already getting cold?! We're still in the low 100s here (about 38 - 40 Celsius), so I forget how cool it gets in September.

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    You are right Patty, the winds are picking up. Autumn is almost touching and can feel it in the air. It can get very unstable weather-wise.

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