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Forum: Greenhouse Gardening 11-19-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,499
Posted By shadytrake
Judi, It is going great! It does require a...

Judi,

It is going great! It does require a bit more attention than just plugging in an electric and walking away, but we think the savings in electric is worth it.

Plus, I work from home and...
Forum: Greenhouse Gardening 11-13-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,499
Posted By shadytrake
An update on the GH and RMH since we have had the...

An update on the GH and RMH since we have had the arctic blast deliver winter early this year (we got a dusting of snow). Compared 2 months of utility bills and we have saved $98 over last year...
Forum: Greenhouse Gardening 11-06-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,499
Posted By shadytrake
So an update on the Rocket Mass Heater for the...

So an update on the Rocket Mass Heater for the greenhouse. Today is ash cleanout day. You can see that the efficiency of the burn creates very little ash. Awesome!
Forum: Greenhouse Gardening 11-03-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,499
Posted By shadytrake
Did not have to restock the last night. So it...

Did not have to restock the last night. So it seems if the temperature remains in the 40s, the thermal mass can handle the ambient temperature as long as the mass is at 90 at 10pm. I just checked...
Forum: Greenhouse Gardening 11-02-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,499
Posted By shadytrake
I give last night's test an A! Paul only had to...

I give last night's test an A! Paul only had to restock the feed tube twice and I got up at 5:45am to check temps and the GH was at 55F. I went out to restock it at 6am and the backup electric heater...
Forum: Greenhouse Gardening 11-01-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,499
Posted By shadytrake
Hubby had to get up 3 times to restock the fire...

Hubby had to get up 3 times to restock the fire with wood, and it is running as well as expected with some of the green wood. We didn't have a lot of time to be picky and we got as much dry wood as...
Forum: Greenhouse Gardening 10-31-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,499
Posted By shadytrake
Fired up the RMH today and it works GREAT!! ...

Fired up the RMH today and it works GREAT!! Right now it is 44F outside and the GH is 58F with humidity at 75%. We are running it pretty low so that we don't cook anything at night. We have a 12QT...
Forum: Orchid Lounge 10-26-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 82
Sticky: DUH!!!
Views: 6,642
Posted By shadytrake
Formula 409 is a great way to kill scale. I...

Formula 409 is a great way to kill scale. I grabbed the 409 bottle and sprayed a couple of orchids. I smelled a weird odor that was not 409 and asked hubby if he had mixed something else in the 409...
Forum: Orchids in Bloom 10-18-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 449
Posted By shadytrake
NICE!

NICE!
Forum: Member Projects 10-18-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 15,070
Posted By shadytrake
No photo attached :( Can you repost?

No photo attached :( Can you repost?
Forum: Orchid Lounge 10-17-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 484
Posted By shadytrake
PRICE REDUCTIONS

MADE SOME PRICE REDUCTIONS. SHIPPING NOT INCLUDED.
Paphs:
glanduliferum x 2 - these are not blooming sized yet. - I'd take $10 for both.
concolor (big single growth) - $10
malipoense ('Ma' x...
Forum: Cypripedium Alliance - others 10-16-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,143
Posted By shadytrake
Nice! I have one that I imported in a hobby...

Nice! I have one that I imported in a hobby flask and it should be blooming sized next year.
Forum: Member Projects 10-16-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,504
Posted By shadytrake
I love to help with the research!

I love to help with the research!
Forum: Dendrobium Alliance 10-15-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 235
Posted By shadytrake
What size is that pot? 2.5"? If so, you are a...

What size is that pot? 2.5"? If so, you are a couple of years away at least.
Forum: Identification Forum 10-15-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 504
Posted By shadytrake
aphyllum is culcullatum. If it is that, then you...

aphyllum is culcullatum. If it is that, then you have years before it will be blooming size. Sorry to burst your bubble.

If it is lawesii or glomeratum, you are probably 2 years from blooming...
Forum: Identification Forum 10-15-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 504
Posted By shadytrake
I would bet money that it is lawesii or...

I would bet money that it is lawesii or glomeratum rather than anosmum. It could also be Nestor, which is very readily available. The reddish tinge to the canes is a tell-tale sign of lawesii and...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 10-15-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 269
Posted By shadytrake
Lovely!

Lovely!
Forum: Orchid Lounge 10-15-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 484
Posted By shadytrake
$15 Orchid Sale!

Hi Everyone,

Now that the greenhouse is up and running smoothly, I need to "weed out" the orchids that I don't want to keep.

This is a great opportunity for you to get some fantastic orchids at...
Forum: Orchid Lounge 10-13-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 499
Posted By shadytrake
Hubby and I grow together.

Hubby and I grow together.
Forum: Orchids in Bloom 10-10-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 473
Posted By shadytrake
No fragrance on these guys. Purely visual...

No fragrance on these guys. Purely visual pollinator attraction.
Forum: Orchids in Bloom 10-08-2014, 12:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 473
Posted By shadytrake
C. Valda (1901)

Love this one. Primary hybrid of C. harpophylla x coccinea
Forum: Orchids in Bloom 10-06-2014, 02:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 179
Posted By shadytrake
Rth Burana Beauty 'Burana'

Just opened and has quite nice form. I'm pleased with it.:biggrin:
Forum: Dendrobium Alliance 10-05-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,107
Posted By shadytrake
Super! I assume high humidity and cooler to...

Super! I assume high humidity and cooler to intermediate temps? I'm jealous!
Forum: Orchids in Bloom 10-05-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 215
Posted By shadytrake
They are doing some awesome breeding with...

They are doing some awesome breeding with speciosum and tetragonum crosses. I picked up this one at the Fascination of Orchids in Santa Ana last weekend and it is supposed to bloom incredibly red. I...
Forum: Orchids in Bloom 10-04-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 215
Posted By shadytrake
Dendrobium Gillieston Gold 'Natalie'

Very floriferous with 5-6 spikes working plus the most incredible spicy scent. What a bonus!

:cloud9:
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