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    On the 28th I am going to pick up 7 Orchids.I would like to grow them outside,but I only have a place for them that recieves South facing sun.Will that be too hot for them?Would I be able to put them outside in the morning,then put them in the shade when it gets really hot and then bring them out again into the sun when it cools down a bit?Thank you [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img] ~Niki~(Trapper7)
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    I doubt it could be too hot. Don't you live in Canada [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img] I have all my orchids in the south but with an overhang and they are fine in NE FL

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    Why does everyone always make fun of Canada and our weather?We're not the ones having the huricanes,lol [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img] Thanks for the info Treaqum [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img] ~Niki~
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    Well I doubt Canada can be too hot. Thats like saying Miami is too cold.

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    Tre, im 60 miles from the Canuk border, it gets to hot here in the summer for some species, hits 100 degrees plus on a regular basis between July and the end of August. most of Canada is no different than the northern part of the USA. Niki, without knowing what your getting its kinda hard to answer.
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    Canuk? Is that a new state? Just kidding. Seriously most orchids that you would buy grow in tropcial zones like Neps are from and will do fien outside with morning sun. If not that booming orchid industry in Miami would be majorly screwed.

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    It really depends on the species of orchid you are talking about. With a southern exposure, the concern will be more the amount of light they receive than the temperature. Most paphs and phals do not like strong, full sun and will sunburn. Dendrobiums do well with an eastern exposure...bright morning sun.

    If you know what orchids specifically you are getting, your best bet is to do some research and see if they can tolerate such strong sunlight.
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    I agree TOTALLY with PAK, I was waitiing to see what species you are talking about and no-one has even asked s how can you know if it's too hot?
    Nikki I live in Bali, Indonesia, and it's HOT and sunny all year round. Ma temps in our "summer" (we don't really have summers, just wet and dry seasons) is about 34C and in "winter" it's about 28C.

    I grow certain Dendrobiums and Vanda right out in the full heat of the sun, all day long, and they are fine and flower almost constantly. On the other hand Phalaenopsis would die in about half an hour in the sun.

    You need to find out what kinds of orchids you are getting as they will all like different things if they are different species.
    post the names of them up here and I am fairly sure I can give you some hints on them.

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