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    reds no longer reds, help please

    For over a decade i have had a SLC Jewel box "scheherazade" that has reliably bloomed a deep red. Outside in summer, indoors rest of the year under T12 tubes. A few years ago i added a "dark waters"...
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    a time machine for moving plants

    A forum discussion on moving plants reminded me. My hubby used the line "Think of the plants you could move" when convincing me to get our new van

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  3. Thread: We're Moving

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    Absolutely, indoors and out

    Absolutely, indoors and out
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    We're Moving

    I won't have the greenhouse in place till next year, but we are leaving coastal MD (USA) to go 90 minutes inland to WV. Lots of sun, room for bogs and a room picked out for the plants till the new...
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    Decided on a four foot 2 bulb T8 light hung from...

    Decided on a four foot 2 bulb T8 light hung from brackets over the long side. Thought about going LED but we're moving next spring and not sure how I will be setting things up. Holding off on...
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    Lighting question, mostly for cattleya

    Hi all. I live in a split foyer house (raised ranch) and have a triangular space opposite the front door where the stairway splits into two. A half flight up and a second half flight down at an...
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    Not in captivity but

    So far this summer my orchids summering on the upper deck have played host to grey tree frogs and a chorus frog. this morning I found a wee, tiny wood frog up there.
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    Beautiful. Disa are one my wish list for when I...

    Beautiful. Disa are one my wish list for when I finally get my greenhouses
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    Cyps are my favorite orchid, more so than any of...

    Cyps are my favorite orchid, more so than any of the tropicals. Unfortunately they would not grow happily in my present yard. Maybe the next one. Lovely images.
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    Ghost sphagnum

    Hey all. I've been looking everywhere but cannot find an explanation for my bleached moss. It turned white in a relatively quick period of time. Same moss has, with some trimming, been growing in...
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    bite, bite, bite, yummmm

    The bite looked like a bee sting but a larger wheal. Pain at first, then itching, then lots of aching for about three days.
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    mostly outside

    It will be spending most of the time outdoors but a few times a year will be worked into a model railroad display indoors.
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    patience..humm, maybe 20 years

    I have a Texas ebony that I bought over 20 years ago. This spring it goes in it's final pot. It was the only one to miss the death by vodka when my mother, with alzheimers, decided at a party to...
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    Need moss suggestions

    I am looking to do a project with using moss as a very low landscape plant. I'm looking to do a combination of 2 to 4 varieties in an area about 9" x 12". Any suggestions other than heading out...
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    starting over with bonsai

    Just for the heck of it, and because I miss my bonsai which had an untimely death many years ago, I bought myself a new Snow Rose, serissa (serissa'foetida') to start working on a new collection. I...
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    Thank you all,

    Thank you all, I now have a better understanding of how to handle these plants. Hopefully they will be the first of such plants I will be able to grow.

    Chib
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    I am slightly confused. Are you saying to repot...

    I am slightly confused. Are you saying to repot when they are tubers as opposed to once they go dormant? I had read to repot when they start to sprout after dormancy.
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    Thanks for weighing in. I see that you live in...

    Thanks for weighing in. I see that you live in Providence. Although I live further south now, I grew up in Cranston.
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    Thank you. I will follow your advice.

    Thank you. I will follow your advice.
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    No, these are my first. My only others that come...

    No, these are my first. My only others that come close are my native NA bog orchids and I just let them do their own thing out in the bog.
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    .Pterostylis curta repotting question

    I just purchased a pot of Pterostylis curta today. The pot has multiple plants in spike. I know that the ideal repotting time is Dec-Jan. The plants appear overcrowded and I was wondering if it...
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    Thank you, I have repotted it and will check to...

    Thank you, I have repotted it and will check to make sure it is not in a "darker spot" in the tank.
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    I've had it for almost a year now. Came in a...

    I've had it for almost a year now. Came in a trade along with about 9 other neps, all the rest are happy and growing. It is staying small, pitchers regularly but they stay small as well. Too...
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    I'm suffering from dwarf raff syndrome

    Hi all. I have a LL tank that houses well a well growing Amp, bellii, belli x aristo, gracilis, truncata and a platy. The one nep that seems to be struggling is a raff. Are they known for being more...
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    Thank you both. The leaves are fine and the...

    Thank you both. The leaves are fine and the newest PB's aren't wrinkled, at least not yet.
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