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  1. Thread: water notes

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    I read about the Ph jump years ago when I first...

    I read about the Ph jump years ago when I first started raising orchids. It was recommended that to avoid it, only use fertilizers in RO or distilled water that were made specifically for them.
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    Thanks for the correction. At my old house I...

    Thanks for the correction. At my old house I have an outdoor tap that bypasses the water softener, but the water turns orange almost soon as it comes out from the iron. between that and the sediment...
  3. I think it should be timed to end mid May. that...

    I think it should be timed to end mid May. that way "most" shipping should be completed before the hot days of June really hit.
  4. Thread: water notes

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    water notes

    Although we won't be moving into the new house until April, my husband is excited to leave the rain barrels behind. Our current well water is extremely high in iron and is very hard. it goes...
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    Thanks guys. I hope to be making my own wine...

    Thanks guys. I hope to be making my own wine with them. But otherwise growing grapes is just something I have wanted to do.
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    So embarrassed to admit

    So embarrassed to admit but our move never happened. Life got in the way and we have changed direction. Next week we close on a house in Delaware. It has a southern exposure backyard for my...
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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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  9. Thread: We're Moving

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    Absolutely, indoors and out

    Absolutely, indoors and out
  10. Thread: We're Moving

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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.
  14. Thread: Disa 'Bramley'

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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.
  16. Thread: Ghost sphagnum

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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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