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The Looking Glass

Discussion in 'Growing Areas' started by Alexis, Dec 13, 2008.

  1. Alexis

    Alexis New Member

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    I grow in a 24' x 36' shadehouse in South Florida. The structure is completely enclosed by either 55% or 30% shadecloth, and the roof is a durable plastic cloth.

    Here are a few shots from earlier today. We have had an extremely cool - by our standards - winter; including a few nights down into the lower 40s. These cold nights have caused some damage to my plants, including bud blast and leaf drop. On the bright side, 3 Dendrobiums that have never bloomed for me are currently in bud.

    I can't help adding a bit of floof to my show here. I don't even remember what the damn thing is named (and am too lazy and comfy now to go out and check); but it's been blooming in giant flushes for a few months, so I guess it has earned an honorable mention.

    This is my paradise...
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  2. DawnC

    DawnC New Member

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    Very nice!
     
  3. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    I think I need one. The shadehouse... not the floof.
     
  4. Forrest

    Forrest Really Neat

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    hot damn that is nice.
     
  5. Tom_in_PA

    Tom_in_PA I am not an addict

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    nice setup Alexis
     
  6. dounoharm

    dounoharm almost there

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    beautiful floof, i LIKE floof.....and nice setup too....i hope you dont sustain any long term damage from the cold weather this year.
     
  7. Yoyo_Jo

    Yoyo_Jo nuisance

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    Awesome grow-op and gorgeous floof! I'd take both. :clap:
     
  8. Tom-DE

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    What are you thinking? :evil:That is like the forbidden love!:poke:
     
  9. Alexis

    Alexis New Member

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    LOL! Well, I've always been one for offending polite society...

    Cattleya hybrids are what started my Orchid journey, so I still have a number in my collection. It's hard to hate them when they've gotten immense and put on a spectacular show every year. :cool:
     
  10. Tom-DE

    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Same here, Alexis. I still have some of floofs and I don't think I will ever get rid of them. Matter of fact, I still buy one or two of them once in a while.

    BTW, your plants look great.
     
  11. Candace

    Candace Kept Woman Supporting Member

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    Awesome paradise.
     
  12. Karen

    Karen Species nut

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    Awesome! And how's your kittey that gets to go into your looking glass?
     
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    I love the vertical rack system. Everything look mighty good.
     
  14. Tracey

    Tracey Interloper

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    I could live in there :clap:
     
  15. Clark

    Clark Gator Member

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    Real nice. You have to take the good with the bad when you can grow basically outside with no heat.
     
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    I love that whole setup, man. *sigh*
     
  17. Alexis

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    Thanks, folks! I know I'm very fortunate...

    That would be Peanut, and she still loves the LG as much as I do! A good day is when I get all 5 of my kitty girls lounging around in there while I'm toiling away.
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    What a wonderful growing space. The plants look really happy, as I'm sure you are when you are in there.
     
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    Terrfic setup, Alexis, wish I had the room. I'd do the same. PS: I like the floof....and the kitties.
     
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    This is really a paradise!