"Cymbidium, Strathdons, Charleys Best Red. This is a medium cym with each flower about 7 cm. Will grow out side with temperature do not get below 30 f. In the right place this will keep its flower for 6 months. Summer shade and winter sunshine.…"
"My Orchid club is hosting the Australian, Victorian, Orchid Clubs Challenge this year. Its held the first week in July each year and the clubs take it in turn to host it. Its the middle of winter here in Australia which gives you a hint to our…"
"I have not long been into Orchids, I have always had a few in big pots under trees in the garden. But they are not show Orchids. I counted them on the weekend, I now have 124 orchids of all types. They say it becomes an obsession. LOL"
"Just repotted my cymbidium orchids, I purchased cheap, a much loved, but neglected collection, from an elderly couple who could no longer care for them. I have no idea what colors they are. Should be fun when they flower and hopefully I have…"
"Orchids are winter flowering for me and are growing new leaves at the moment, if the are in a shade house. Its summer here, most plants are dormant. However with this heavy rain some will have a burst of growth."
"Phalaenopsis or moth orchid, native to Southeast Asia, does not like temps below 15c or above 25c . Spray mist the leaves daily and let a little run into the pot. They needs lots of light, but I would not put them up against glass windows."
Hi Asherah, Your photographs are beautiful - what a wonderful space you have! I can't imagine being able to grow orchids in my back yard - too cold and windy. I dedicated one of our bathrooms to orchids and violets - my "greenhouse in the loo". There's not nearly as much room as I'd like to have, though. I'm fairly new to orchids, and have had reasonably good luck with them so far, but there's lots I don't know yet, and have lost a few. I hope I can pick up some "education" from you and potential new members...
"This heat wave and drought is a real trouble. Saturday I hope to mow the lawn and plant some veggie seeds in hope to harvest in Fall. Yesterday went to Naturopath, on 2 more medicines. So now taking 2 vials @ 3 and 5 pellets 1 to 2 times a day…"
"I harvested a batch of bush beans, trying to get all the apricots but ladder not tall enough that I borrowed. Cleaned up the mess of going to seed radishes. I over planted one batch of cucumbers in one box so I pulled the bug eaten purple beans…"