Since I moved to Khon Kaen (Thailand) from Chiang Mai about 10 weeks ago, my plant growing areas have improved a lot. I originally took 17 orchid plants with me from Chiang Mai, but now the count is up to 50 plants and 10 more will be ordered soon. The original 17 plants have survived nicely after having lived in 3 different homes in 3 different places/cities and having taken 2 moving journeys, the last trip over 1000 km. I think that I have a nice variety and nice mix of both hybrid and species (with a few beautiful NoIDs in the mix) and a nice varied selection within both the hybrids and species. It is quite easy to grow orchids here because of the warm/hot temperatures and vey high humidity. I believe we have just ended our incredibly hot summer season (around 100 degrees F/40 degrees C every day) and now entering our rainy season with cooler temps (also more comfortable for us humans). Thanks for reading.