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Re: Orchids for the northern USA

No, you certainly should not.  Give me a few days, I've started going through the A-Z book for you.  There seems to be some for your area. 

NYC Brooklyn, Zone 6b

----- Original Message -----
From: cathy carpenter <cathyc@rnet.com>
Date: Friday, December 27, 2002 1:05 pm
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Orchids for the northern USA

> What variety were you attempting to transplant? I  have heard that 
> C. 
> reginae (Showy Lady's Slipper) is most tricky, but that the yellow 
> species is more accomodating. Should I give up on hardy orchids 
> now????Cathy
> On Thursday, December 26, 2002, at 08:23 PM, Donna wrote:
> > Lady Slippers are very hard to transplant. We have tried at the 
> nature> center to move some into an area for public viewing, as 
> their natural
> > stand is quite out of the way. We took a large portion of soil, 
> found an
> > area with exact like conditions... but they didn't make it. We have
> > since abandoned trying this. I don't know if cultivated ones vs 
> the pink
> > natural ones make a difference or not. I am sure others here 
> would know.
> > But I will say that our area of them are gorgeous when blooming!
> >
> > Donna
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