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Discussion in 'Growing Areas' started by Alexis, May 11, 2011.
I know people, Dale... I know people.
"the N truncata you inspired me to get"
Nice looking plant. It'll get bigger.
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
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.
Looks pretty nice, Alexis. Do you still grow things on rocks?
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.
Wonderful job Alexis!!!! It looks fantastic, thank you for letting us visit! I hope your Pleuros make it too!
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.
do you drill holes in the saucers? ate those reg clay saucers or plastic?
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.
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.
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.
I really enjoyed seeing these pictures of your growing area, Alexis.