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Old 10-28-2021, 12:45 PM
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I haven't had much to post over the summer although I did manage to round up about 25 new friends to bring back down to the Keys with me.

Looks like we had a fairly typical wet summer and fortunately no big storms again this year. The plant growth was exponential. Pic 1 is Spanish moss I hang on my vanda family plants under the misters. Now I have to thin it out so I can get underneath to get at the weeds.
Pic 2 is post thinning. Probably should remove some more but that's good enough for now.

If anyone is local and wants the pickings feel free to PM me.

I did manage to move things around on my benches enough to squeeze in the new plants. Lost a handful over the summer that were struggling but that is what usually happens. With that come some fun surprises like finding 5 new spikes developing on my Aerides odorata. My new record!

I have a major re-model in my head for execution starting maybe after the holidays in Jan when it's cooler. I love tinkering with set-ups so I'm really looking forward to that.
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nicely done

that Aer oderata will be magnificent!

looking forward to how you handle the tinker and rebuild
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Old 10-29-2021, 07:29 AM
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How do you get rid of the bugs that live in the Spanish moss? Here in my part of Central Florida the moss has lot of insects living in it.
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I don’t. I grow outdoors so bugs are part of the playing field

I have a lot of beneficial insects as well
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Old 10-29-2021, 09:20 AM
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Interesting, I've never even noticed any bugs in it. I'll have to look closer.

I'm only about a couple hundred feet back off the open water so we always get a great east wind here so that may help my insect situation.
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theyre there, up north though they have chiggers and ticks in it...for us, nothing nasty that ive come across. spiders like it
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I have never been to the keys. If you need some help with minor construction, give me a shout.
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Well Kim, maybe we'll just have to figure out a way to get you down here at some point for a visit to the Key West Orchid Society.
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