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Discussion in 'Growing Areas' started by Marni, Feb 13, 2009.
I forgot to add that I like your circular mounting cages, it's a great idea.
Sorry for resurrecting a very old thread, but Marni, your greenhouse is awesome! Is that a monster Dendrobium dichaeoides?
Here is a better view of the D dichaeoides cropped from one of the photos I took at the time. Not an in focus photo, but a better view. I got it as a 3" long, single growth seedling from D & M Crawford in the 1984 or 85. It was getting more light there than it does these days and probably bloomed better for it. I hadn't really realized how much the greenhouse has filled up since I took these photos.
Wow, what a great photo Marni. No wonder that plant is so massive, you got your piece of it when I was 4 years old
Marni thats an amazing specimen. Good growing! I saw a small piece at a show recently and loved it, but I was afraid it wouldn't like my conditions.
Jacob, I wasn't even a thought in 84. That's almost a decade before I was born!
Just think how big your plants can be in 25 years!
My jaw dropped! That is a great collection. How do you keep up with the care? All your plants look so healthy. I can't wait to see pictures of the other greenhouses.
Ezil, glad you like it. I have a helper about 10 hours a week to do some repotting/mounting of divisions, watering, sterilizing pots, wiring up mounts, etc. I am perpetually behind and I just accept that. I try to make each greenhouse with a climate that orchids will like and then see what I can grow. If something isn't doing well, I research the habitat to try to figure out what is missing and move it around. I know that some people are a bit dazzled when they come here because there is so much to see. Mostly I see all of the things that need attention. It is amazing how long some orchids can struggle before I decide to do something about it. And in case I miss something, I have a good friend who comes to photograph a couple of times a month and almost always points out something with "Hey, that looks dead to me!" In most cases my attitude is "Wow, more bench space!"
Such a thing to look forward to