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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by D Cal, Nov 27, 2019.

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  1. D Cal

    D Cal New Member

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    Hi, I've been on a couple of other orchid forums and somehow just found this one for the first time. Don't know how I missed it before...

    I've been collecting and growing orchids indoors and out in Northern California for the past 4 years or so. 80% of my plants are now cool to cold growing, or at least tolerant, and are outside year-round*, with the remainder grown on windowsills Nov-April.

    Oncidium, Odontoglossum, Cyrtochilum
    Dendrobium
    Laelia anceps
    Cymbidium
    Encyclia/Prosthechea/Cattleya/Epidendrum
    couple of Zygo hybrids

    * not 100% exposed to the elements

    Best thing I've done for growing orchids was going to Valle de Cauca and Cauca depts in Colombia and seeing how they grow - at least there - in their native environments.
     
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    ash1de Active Member

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    Welcome to the forum!
     
  3. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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  4. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Hi, are you near the coast? That makes a big difference in what you can grow outside.