"I heard the last hurricane that devastated FL was 11 yrs ago. Was it Ivan or ? How did one chicken make it through while the others are gone?? Sad & strange! I would be mourning those lovely trees as well. Around here, people are always cutting…"
"Our beautiful city of St. Augustine just went through a devastating hurricane. "Mathew" left much destruction of property and plants ! BIG HUGE OLD trees strewn everywhere. Flooded houses left many people out on the streets with all…"
"I am going to set up a table on the north side of the house for orchids next summer--even if we get our usual cool & cloudy weather. Because they got a bit of sun under the table & burned. During winter, when they are in the house, I spray…"
"Keryn, These are beautiful Orchids! Thanks for sharing . They are so unique in their diversity and weird lovely vibrant shapes, sizes , and COLORS!!
Most of mine faired well this year although not all have bloomed. The HEAT was INTENSE here this…"
"Absolutely the most challenging flowers I have ever grown! You have this one down beautifully. Our summer was not very warm but the spot I tried to keep my plants in outside still burned them--under a table in the shade!"
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...
"I grow them in two spots under my eaves here in the Pacific NW. They moved themselves by reseeding out from under the roof! The happier of the two likes dry, hot but afternoon shade. I cut them back after flowering & they grew new leaves again…"