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Marni's Intermediate Greenhouse

Discussion in 'Growing Areas' started by Marni, Feb 13, 2009.

  1. Uluwehi

    Uluwehi angraecoids, dendrobiums and more Supporting Member

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    I forgot to add that I like your circular mounting cages, it's a great idea.
     
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    goods Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Sorry for resurrecting a very old thread, but Marni, your greenhouse is awesome! Is that a monster Dendrobium dichaeoides?
     
  3. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    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.
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  4. Uluwehi

    Uluwehi angraecoids, dendrobiums and more Supporting Member

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    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 :eek:
     
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    goods Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    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!
     
  6. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Just think how big your plants can be in 25 years!
     
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    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.
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    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!"
     
  9. Uluwehi

    Uluwehi angraecoids, dendrobiums and more Supporting Member

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    Such a thing to look forward to :)