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Thread: I haven't killed any orchids this year yet!

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  1. #1
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    Default I haven't killed any orchids this year yet!

    This year has been my most successful year. I replanted everything to clay pebbles except for the vandas that I left bare root. I also moved them all under a tree in my backyard. My husband installed a mister that runs for 15 minutes everyday.

    I am so happy with the orchids that I've gotten my 10th "almost in its deathbed" orchid from the hardware store that they sell me for $5 and they all went gangbusters on producing roots. They probably won't be able to bloom for a year or two or more trying to recover so I'm excited for the future.

    Here's my blooms this year:
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  2. #2
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  4. #4
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    Nice!

    I used to kill a lot, but they tend to survive for me now. You can teach an old dog new tricks - just takes a while longer.

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    Very nice job! They all look healthy!

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    Susan
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    Good to have happy, healthy orchids.


    Susan

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    I don't know what to say, I love them all!

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    So nice to look at all these orchids that was taken very carefully!

  9. #9
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    Bruce Brown
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    Great growing!! I, unfortunately, have let several pass on. We had a big freeze here in Feb (down to -13) and several orchids and tropicals that were against the outside edges of the greenhouse got too cold/froze. The upside is I have some more space in there now and can move some plants to better growing locations. To solve the issue, we have added a couple of additional electric heaters for next winter - hopefully that will keep things from going below 40F.

    cheers
    BD

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    Mike
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    Congrats! I kill at least a few every year. I look on it as a chance to buy a new orchid

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