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Comment by Robin (N.IL zone 5) on February 23, 2012 at 9:12am

Cynthia, you aren't that far away from me. I'm in Roselle (near Schaumburg)

Hausermann's in villa Park is having an Orchid Show and Sale thie weekend Feb. 24-26 and March 2-4 from 9am to 5:30pm

2n124 Addison Rd. Villa Park, Il 60182 it's right off of North Ave. I already posted the one happening at the Botanic Gardens.

I've lived out here for 23 yrs and I've never gone to Hausermann's even though it's 20 min away. I've always felt it was a dangerous place to visit being so

Comment by cynthia snyderZ5 on February 23, 2012 at 8:45am

Robin, I don't know if it would be too moist. I doubt it.I would just watch and see how it does. If it starts to have problems then I would move it. I don't have any of that variety yet. I hope to get one this year.

Comment by Robin (N.IL zone 5) on February 23, 2012 at 8:10am

I wanted to put my 2 new ones in with the other ones, but the woman said it would be too moist?  The pots sit on a moss bed and I water the pots every 2 weeks.

Comment by cynthia snyderZ5 on February 23, 2012 at 6:54am

Zigmund and Robin,

Zigmund you are right , we should not be afraid of orchids.

Here in my zone I have to get them through the winter. Robin,

if you have a waterfall what a great place for your orchids.

I am looking at lighting. I have seen the lights you are talking

about I have been lucky that is has been a mild winter this year.

I have a young cattleya. I bought it as a baby plant. I hope it

does well. I have to watch that I don't over or under water!

Zigmund that is so nice, what you did for you mother! My phal

is blooming I hope that it lasts for 5 mos!

Comment by Robin (N.IL zone 5) on February 22, 2012 at 9:22pm

Zigmund, there were so many Orchids that I fell in love with at the show. I will see how I do with the 4 I have 2 Phalaenopsis (don't know the colors) and the 2 Paphiopedilum shown below.

I have the 2 Phalaenopsis in a vivarium that has a waterfall, pond, peacelily, Mexican Butterwort and a few tree frogs. They looked a bit wilted when I purchased them and now look happy.

I just have to find a happy home for the 2 new ones.

Comment by Robin (N.IL zone 5) on February 22, 2012 at 7:36pm

Thank You Cynthia, I just hope I can keep them alive they are sooo pretty. I can't wait to show off the white one.

Comment by cynthia snyderZ5 on February 22, 2012 at 1:55pm


Love the orchids! How lucky you are. I want to try that

veriety. They are so pretty!

Comment by Robin (N.IL zone 5) on February 20, 2012 at 11:03am

Just a FYI,

The Illinois Orchid Society will be having their 60th anniversary Show and Sale, April 28th and 29th at the Chicago Botanic Garden.

Their URL is if you want more info.

Comment by Robin (N.IL zone 5) on February 20, 2012 at 11:00am

So while visiting a reptile show at the fair grounds they were having an orchid show in another building so we stopped in to see what they had. OMG, they had so many that I wanted. Hubby bought me 2 Paphiopedilum The one not in bloom is Green and White.

Comment by cynthia snyderZ5 on February 19, 2012 at 8:25am


I know they are expensive. Lowe's had smaller plants for around $5.00 or $6.00. E-bay also has small orchids for sale. I haven't tried

that yet. It has to be warm for them to ship here. You have to be careful to quarentine plants after you get them.

I don't pack really tight. And I have found that one orchid

likes things different than annother. The purple one that

has bloomed is a really big hardy orchid(a phal)

My other one that is going to bloom soon is a much more delicate phal.

I hope to try a lady slipper next year. I will probably try to

get a young one off e-bay.


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