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The Looking Glass 2011

Discussion in 'Growing Areas' started by Alexis, May 11, 2011.

  1. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    I know people, Dale... I know people.
     
  2. Dale

    Dale New Member

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    "the N truncata you inspired me to get"

    Nice looking plant. It'll get bigger.
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  3. Reyna

    Reyna Orchid Obsessed Supporting Member

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    That is an INCREDIBLE growing space! Well done you! Great space and very healthy looking plants. I think all of us would like to move in :D
     
  4. gnathaniel

    gnathaniel Lurker Supporting Member

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    Wow, really nice growing area, Alexis! I'll have to try that saucer method for my bulbos, right now I mostly use net pots but the smaller ones dry out too fast and some plants ramble out of them before I want to repot.
     
  5. Tom-DE

    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Looks pretty nice, Alexis. Do you still grow things on rocks?
     
  6. Alexis

    Alexis New Member

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    I hope my truncata gets that big one day, Dale. That's the monster that inspired me!

    Tom, all my rock Cattleyas are now out in the landscape. They got too unruly, and I have very little bench space now.

    I forgot to attach a picture of my work space. I have everything at my finger tips, while extra supplies are kept in my potting shed next to the Looking Glass.
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    Posey New Member

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    Super nice!!!
     
  8. orchidkarma

    orchidkarma Member

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    Wonderful job Alexis!!!! It looks fantastic, thank you for letting us visit! I hope your Pleuros make it too! :)
     
  9. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Alexis, that is a wonderful space you have there. I grow my Bulbo. lobbii in a saucer as you described with holes in the bottom and just a slab of tree fern in the bottom. I drilled 4 holes in the rim of the saucer and use a standard basket hanger. I can vouch for this method working very well with the lobbii.
     
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    Alexis,
    do you drill holes in the saucers? ate those reg clay saucers or plastic?

    stefano
     
  11. Alexis

    Alexis New Member

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    Thanks for the kind comments!

    Yes, Stefano, I drill lots of holes in the saucers, which are plastic. They are the only plastic I allow in the LG - haha - but they are so much easier to drill than clay.
     
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    stefpix Member

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    yeah, tried to drill clay pots with a masonry bit - so times consuming. where did you find those nice looking saucers?
    I have my Bulbo lobbii in a clay pot inside a deli clear plastic container with always some water. a mix of sphag, leca, perlite, grows well... I also like shallow bonsai pots from China that i firn in chinatown for $1 to $3. Put a rambling Miltonia spectabilis in one of those.
     
  13. Alexis

    Alexis New Member

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    I got them at Home Depot, but any garden center that sells plastic "terracota" pots should have them.

    I soooo wish there was a Chinatown close enough for me to visit.
     
  14. Uluwehi

    Uluwehi angraecoids, dendrobiums and more Supporting Member

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    I really enjoyed seeing these pictures of your growing area, Alexis.