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A few plants in my cold greenhouse

Discussion in 'Growing Areas' started by Marni, Feb 14, 2014.

  1. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I've had a lot of things blooming and very little time to photograph. A couple of weeks ago I took these shots from the greenhouse door. It is about 27 feet long and 8 ft wide. Nights are 45F and some of the plants get a dry rest here, but not this end of it. You are seeing Dendrobium teretifolium (about 6ft long), an Otoglossum that is not properly named and a Rhynchostele rossii.

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    I love these shots though they make my window sill look a little sparse!
     
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    This is porn!!! Post a few more pics plz!
     
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    Beautiful stuff. Do you have sprinklers/misters installed, or do you hand water with a hose?
     
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    gg68 Angraecoid addict

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    Incredibel size...
     
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    Your greenhouse is insane if you don't mind me saying! Mind...blown!
    I wish I could grow mounts like that!
     
  7. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Here are 3 more views of this same greenhouse that I took in December. This is the least controlled and most haphazard of the greenhouse. It isn't even the most crowded. :eek: I have a heater and 1 fan on the floor. I hand water all of my orchids. I open a door in the winter when the weather is moderate and take the plastic ends off the house once night temps are 45 or above. Not the greatest, but it works for now. After another project of replacing another house, I hope to upgrade this and convert in to a warm house.

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    Wow. Now I have a slight idea of what you are working with. Kudos for hand watering. I think it makes a better grower.
     
  9. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Wow, Marni. That is wonderful. How many greenhouses do you have?
     
  10. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Kelly, I have 3.
     
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    Wow!!! That's amazing!!
     
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    Awesome!!
     
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    I shall visit one day Marni and raid your collection hahah..

    Well grown my friend
     
  14. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Brett, just let me know you're coming.
     
  15. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Here are todays views in this greenhouse.
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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  17. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Blooms everywhere. Your place looks so good.
     
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    Fantastic! Thank you for sharing your space with us :)
    I'm pretty taken with your red masdie -quite the clump!
     
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    I think I'm speechless...and just a little bit envious of the space.

    Everything is gorgeous but the Den teretifolium is amaaaaaaaaaaaaazing. Mine is a super slow grower and compared to yours it's a super baby. How long have you been growing it?
     
  20. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Katrina, I got this in the mid to late '80's as a plant with a few growths. After taking off a few small pieces over the years to prove to myself that the common wisdom is true, division never root, I've just let it grow.