Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Greenhouse tour last Saturday

Cymbidium growing area, sheltered but not heatedOn Saturday I went to an open greenhouse of one of my fellow members of the Sonoma County Orchid Society. They are a couple, both orchid people and both active in the society. They have two greenhouses and a Cymbidium growing area.

I took several pictures but none if them do the greenhouses justice. I was very impressed and see that I have a high standard for my open house in June.

I was very interested in the Cymbidium area because I will be building something very similar for my Mexican Laelias. We have a perfect temperature range for them but they need a dry winter so they can't be grown outside without shelter from the winter rain.

On one bench was a huge pile of Epidendrum calanthum keikis. This is a large terrestrial from northern South America. It is found in the mountains up to over 6500 feet, is cool to hot growing, needs bright light and blooms spring and summer. I grabbed 5 of them and barely reduced the pile. If you want one of them and have space for a large plant like that, the first 4 claiming one in comments. For this free orchid, you can have one even if you have had one before.

11 comments:

  1. Go to www.backbulb.com to get my email address so we can work out the details. You pay $6.00 shipping. These are all about 10 inches and have good roots.

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  2. Thanks, Richard. I'm glad I was able to snag one of these, as I don't have one, and my collection is mostly species.

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  3. mr. Lindberg, is it too late to get one of these?

    Maria.

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  4. Not too late at all. That is the third one, there is one left.

    Maria, go to www.backbulb.com and contact me with that email address. FREE ORCHID in the subject line so I will be sure to see it.

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  5. Ok, that's the last one. See my instructions to Maria above and I will send it to you Monday.

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  6. I know you said it was the last one. In case any one drops of. I would be interested in one. or if by chance you see the people who had them and they have any extras.
    thanks, hugo

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  7. It arrived today. Thanks, Richard. I'll pot it in sphagnum moss, because without a greenhouse, potted works best for me for anything that doesn't have to be mounted.

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  8. That might be best for everyone. This is a terrestrial and the mother plant is potted and LARGE.

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  9. Mr.Lindberg,

    Thank you so much. I received the plant and potted it. Thank you!

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  10. You are welcome. It should take off growing with spring here.

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