I don't remember when I registered for this group but it must have been a couple of years ago since I see the user I.D. I created had NY in it. I"m no longer living in NY and am very happy to be down in Florida where my orchids are thriving! Yes, the weather is ideal as long as you have some type of shading for the orchids in the hotter months. If anyone is living in this area I'd like to compare growing experiences. I've been growing orchids for a dozen years but only 1 year in Florida. It's a whole new game!