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Old 01-29-2020, 11:17 AM
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Are you growing most/all of these in pots (based on the photo of the Ophrys), or are there some that are planted in the ground? I'd guess that with your climate most of these shouldn't be too difficult for you.
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All are in pots. The climate is fine but the watering and medium need more control. They all grow in a mix that is about 80% inorganic (I like pumice rather than perlite for the weight) with a little potting soil. The ones that need a more acidic environment, like the Thelys, get a bit of peat. The European ones get a few chips of limestone.

Another advantage of pots is that I can move them - when they are dry, they are out of the way so they don't get watered, in winter when the sun shifts and my yard has very little sun, I can move them into a bright spot because they do need sun when they are growing.

Pterostylis curta gets a little bit more soil in the mix, and I start watering much earlier (and keep them shadier)
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Ophrys orchids are very dear to me. Thet bring me a lot of memories when I was a kid. I was living in a place with a lot of wild fields and forests around and I was always searching for them. There were areas covered with hundreds of them. I could find almost 10 different species together with Anacamptis and Serapias.

I have been thinking about revisiting thoses places. Maybe this year.
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this is stunning!!!
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