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Orchid-Cymbidium 17 Replies

Started by Hildegarde Fischer. Last reply by Keryn, USDA Zone 10 Australia Apr 13.

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Comment by Keryn, USDA Zone 10 Australia yesterday

We had an inch of rain last night, so I just went out to check that my new orchids did not get too wet. They are up against the house under the eves, it did get in a bit but not enough to worry about.

Comment by Lileen Emilimor on April 14, 2014 at 9:43pm

Enjoy the journey. It can be fun.

Comment by Keryn, USDA Zone 10 Australia on April 14, 2014 at 6:39am

Just looked up some of the names on the net he has given me some good ones.

Comment by Carol McIntyre/Zn5/WI on April 14, 2014 at 6:29am

Lucky you!!  Good luck.

Comment by Keryn, USDA Zone 10 Australia on April 14, 2014 at 4:31am

Not sure where to put them all, but could not say no.

Comment by Keryn, USDA Zone 10 Australia on April 13, 2014 at 6:30pm

My husband and I have joined the local Orchid club, a lot of men enjoy orchids even if they do no do other gardening. A guy from the club gave us 19 pots of mature orchids. They are not flowering yet and I can,t wait to see what they look like. Very exciting. But where will I put them, they can stay out side in a sheltered spot. Most have names, I will post pictures as they flower.

Comment by Joann Hopper on December 15, 2013 at 7:43am

I am lucky because I have a husband who loves me soo much . He cuts the wood and feeds that baby in the middle of the nite so I can enjoy over two hundred potted plants that I have. But then he is lucky that I have that retreat in the winter or he probably would have to move out in winters haha I love gardening . I love to grow plants. 

Comment by Keryn, USDA Zone 10 Australia on December 15, 2013 at 1:19am

Joann I would say that you are lucky to have it , without one it be nearly impossible to have any plants survive winter. You are as commited as it gets, like getting up and feeding a baby in the middle of the night. But must be great to go to and potter around in winter.

Comment by Joann Hopper on December 14, 2013 at 7:13am

Keryn, yes I have a wood heater in my greenhouse . I try to not let it get colder than 45 to 50 F at nite. And yes the sun will warm it during the day . If its not to cold I build a fire around 5pm then fill it back up at 10pm and it does fine. If its below freezing I fill it at 5pm , 10pm, 2am, and 4am. And if it gets down below 20F I have two wood stoves going. My house is a 38x50 hoophouse. I dont think I woukd make it thru winter without my greenhouse and flowers. 

Comment by Keryn, USDA Zone 10 Australia on December 14, 2013 at 4:31am

Joann how cold will it get in your area, do you heat the greenhouse or is what sun you get enough. 17f doing a conversion, thats -8 celsus. Yes you would have to keep them in a hot house.  My cyms stay outside but winter does not get below 0c or 30f even at night. The more delicate ones stay under cover on our back veranda.

 

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