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Re: Rain and orchids


Hmmmm....I'll have to remember that next year.  I'm already beginning to bring my potted plants indoors because there is a threat of a frost coming this weekend or early next week.  Pffffffttttt on that nonsense.
  

Andrea Hodges <andreah@hargray.com> wrote:
  Mine always do better when they spend as much time outside as possible 
Jesse.
A
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Cathy Carpenter" 
To: 
Sent: Thursday, October 25, 2007 4:01 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Rain and orchids


>I wish I knew! Must be the plant has good genes. I do practice benign
> neglect: water about once a week, 1/4 strength orchid food every
> other week (when I remember). It sits in front of an east facing
> window most of the year. Had it outside for a month or so in filtered
> sunlight, but then it started blooming again, so brought it back
> inside to enjoy.
>
> Cathy, west central IL, z5b
>
> On Oct 25, 2007, at 9:11 AM, Jesse Bell wrote:
>
>> So, what's your secret? How do you take care of this phal, that it
>> blooms all the time like that? Mine only blooms in the fall?
>>
>>
>> Cathy Carpenter wrote:
>> Speaking of orchid blooms, I have a mature phalenopsis that doesn't
>> know when to quit. It blooms non-stop, all year. Today, it has an
>> actively blooming spike that has produced two branches, and I just
>> noticed a completely new spike emerging. It won't even stop long
>> enough for me to repot it.
>>
>> Cathy, west central IL, z5b
>>
>> On Oct 24, 2007, at 5:10 PM, Jesse Bell wrote:
>>
>>> Luckyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!
>>>
>>>
>>> james singer wrote:
>>> Was just staring aimlessly out the front door and marveling at
>>> the rain
>>> when I realized that there are three orchids now blooming in the
>>> orange
>>> jasmine tree that is directly across the front patio from the front
>>> door. I know of another, which is comfortably growing on the trunk
>>> of a
>>> very large bougainvillea on the side of the house, that is also
>>> blooming. I guess I need to check all of the other orchids once the
>>> rain stops.
>>>
>>> Anyway, it's nice that the "orchid rescue" project we started 4-5
>>> years
>>> ago is beginning to pay dividends.
>>>
>>> Island Jim
>>> Southwest Florida
>>> 27.1 N, 82.4 W
>>> Hardiness Zone 10
>>> Heat Zone 10
>>> Sunset Zone 25
>>> Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
>>> Maximum 100 F [38 C]
>>>
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>>>
>>> Jesse R. Bell
>>>
>>> "All that we are is a result of what we have thought." - Buddha
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