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Old 07-03-2014, 09:25 PM
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Orchid question


Hi everyone.
I would like to ask any orchid enthusiasts that live in a cold climate.......How did your orchids fare last winter? It was especially cold here and 4 of my 6 orchids took it pretty hard. My 2 oncidiums are fine, but my 3 phals and 1 mini phal...well, they are going to make it, but they look awful. lol
I didn't change anything I do to them. I've had them for 5 years.
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Old 07-03-2014, 10:31 PM
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Hi,
I do ; I have probably close to a thousand orchids at any given time in my plant house in Mass. There's no reason they would suffer if kept inside. Was your house unusually cold? That certainly would do it. Did you maybe keep the house less warm than previous winters?
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Old 07-03-2014, 11:06 PM
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It was a brutal winter here. I'm sure the outside temperature was the problem. I was hoping I wasn't the only one. lol I don't understand why my 2 gower ramseys didn't suffer at all. so strange.
almost a thousand orchids, you say.....
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Old 07-04-2014, 08:05 AM
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Yes, it was brutal - I was right there with ya - but I kept my plant house warm. There's no reason the outside temp would affect your plants, as long as the inside temp stayed the same. That's why I asked if your house was cooler than usual, this particular winter - or maybe they were in a drafty window? Just trying to help figure out what happened.
Yes - I have approximately 40,000 plants all together.
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Old 07-04-2014, 08:24 AM
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Pardon me for interrupting....but 40,000?! OMG! You must be one busy person!
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Old 07-04-2014, 12:31 PM
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Old 07-04-2014, 02:05 PM
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The forced hot air heat came on a lot more. They aren't near a vent but it was dryer inside. They'll be fine.
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