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Search: Posts Made By: DirtyCoconuts
Forum: Potting & Repotting Today, 09:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,953
Posted By DirtyCoconuts
Well played! I like that idea to avoid crushing...

Well played! I like that idea to avoid crushing any roots too.
Forum: Potting & Repotting Today, 06:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,953
Posted By DirtyCoconuts
very nice!! that is a HAPPY orchid. is the...

very nice!! that is a HAPPY orchid.

is the inner basket resting on the bottom of the larger one or is it suspended somehow? in the 'below' pics it appears to float
Forum: Beginner Discussion Today, 05:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 294
Posted By DirtyCoconuts
yes, all plants need rest - while the cycle...

yes, all plants need rest -

while the cycle might not be as dramatically defined as some plants (will not flower without X hours of total darkness) the Orchid will exhaust itself and never adjust...
Forum: Propagation Today, 02:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 46
Posted By DirtyCoconuts
sure, at least try some back bulb culture.. ...

sure, at least try some back bulb culture..

id put it in a shallow dish full of sphagnum moss and keep it moist but not wet....i do this is with a lot of old canes that either fall off or get...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Today, 02:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 259
Posted By DirtyCoconuts
four new leads on the D Spectabile…..all lined up...

four new leads on the D Spectabile…..all lined up so nicely

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49198467033_dd1cfca3e8_4k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hXv1cB)Lath house (https://flic.kr/p/2hXv1cB) by J...
Forum: Potting & Repotting Today, 02:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,953
Posted By DirtyCoconuts
those plants are beautiful and i love the tangled...

those plants are beautiful and i love the tangled mess outside the basket- nature doing it's thing!
Forum: Beginner Discussion Today, 02:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 32
Posted By DirtyCoconuts
using LECA, small scoria ( lava rock), or small medium in a basket

I have had several friends ask me about this and i thought it was a pretty well known trick but i did a search and nothing jumped out at me so here it is.

I like to use hydroton ( LECA) as a...
Forum: Orchids in Bloom Today, 01:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 164
Posted By DirtyCoconuts
it is difficult to tell because of the lack of...

it is difficult to tell because of the lack of perspective but this is a LONG flower, or chain of flowers.

I thought this might help...I am 6'4" and can palm a basketball, my hand is not small
...
Forum: Advanced Discussion Today, 01:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 460
Posted By DirtyCoconuts
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49199164607_40...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49199164607_40b3a8921d_4k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hXyzyK)Lath house (https://flic.kr/p/2hXyzyK) by J Solo (https://www.flickr.com/photos/141623945@N05/), on Flickr...
Forum: Outdoor Gardening Today, 01:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,932
Posted By DirtyCoconuts
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49196715273_f7...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49196715273_f786817068_4k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hXm2sR)Lath house (https://flic.kr/p/2hXm2sR) by J Solo (https://www.flickr.com/photos/141623945@N05/), on Flickr...
Forum: Outdoor Gardening Today, 01:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 34
Posted By DirtyCoconuts
Lath House (it does not rhyme with Math)

I have been wanting to expand my growing area for a long while but i keep out-thinking myself and just letting perfect be the enemy of good.

My considerations were as follows:
-my primary goal is...
Forum: Identification Forum Today, 01:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 225
Posted By DirtyCoconuts
Camille that is an awesome resource - thank you! ...

Camille that is an awesome resource - thank you!


WaterWitchin- i love that....i have a custom of also naming plants after their previous owners and the lengths i go to are often hilarious and...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Today, 01:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 113
Posted By DirtyCoconuts
i get the sentiment- the flowers are great but...

i get the sentiment- the flowers are great but they are not the end of the show for me either.

Roots and leaves are great....ill confess i enjoy a nice stem too, both woody and deciduous
Forum: Beginner Discussion Today, 10:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 113
Posted By DirtyCoconuts
Welcome aboard Your instinct about...

Welcome aboard


Your instinct about frequent and very diluted feedings is correct as long as you have adequate drainage and air movement around the roots. It seems you are dealing with mounts so...
Forum: Identification Forum Today, 10:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 225
Posted By DirtyCoconuts
That’s why I asked. It seems like aphyllum is...

That’s why I asked. It seems like aphyllum is back in vogue and the preferred one.
Forum: Greenhouse Gardening Today, 10:09 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 20,258
Posted By DirtyCoconuts
Bladderworts. That was the name. It is in...

Bladderworts. That was the name.

It is in the same family. So cool
Forum: Greenhouse Gardening Today, 09:10 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 20,258
Posted By DirtyCoconuts
Nice. Is that a relative of butterwort? ...

Nice. Is that a relative of butterwort?

That rabbit flower is too neat!!
Forum: Introductions - Break the Ice ! Today, 09:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 157
Posted By DirtyCoconuts
I have lots of family on all ends of the...

I have lots of family on all ends of the spectrum, plants are terrific companions because you can speak to them at your comfort level and they very rarely talk back

There are probably some species...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Today, 08:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 54
Posted By DirtyCoconuts
Hmmm interesting issue. I have seen people...

Hmmm interesting issue.

I have seen people concerned that petroleum jelly would be a liability in sunlight and potentially heat up or burn the plants. I’ve only read about this anecdotally so I...
Forum: Introductions - Break the Ice ! Today, 06:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 157
Posted By DirtyCoconuts
Wow, welcome and sounds like a difficult area to...

Wow, welcome and sounds like a difficult area to grow!

Bathroom sounds like a good idea with the occasional steam.

Keep us posted
Forum: Identification Forum Today, 06:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 225
Posted By DirtyCoconuts
Camille. I am delighted that my infantile...

Camille.
I am delighted that my infantile humor has resonated with you! It’s also random chance as i often use “Ralph” as my generic, humorous name and I don’t know what led me to “Frank” lol.
...
Forum: Catasetum and Stanhopea Alliance Today, 12:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,288
Posted By DirtyCoconuts
Awesome info. Thanks!!! I have a cat just...

Awesome info. Thanks!!!

I have a cat just dropping her flowers and I think o may just keep light misting her roots all winter.
Forum: Growing on Mounts Yesterday, 05:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 138
Posted By DirtyCoconuts
ignore what the leaves that are there are telling...

ignore what the leaves that are there are telling you and watch the new leaves...i have a phal i rescued from a Redlands nursery that was potting them up for sale at a big box store and the ones...
Forum: Identification Forum Yesterday, 04:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 225
Posted By DirtyCoconuts
here is a decent and properly oriented picture of...

here is a decent and properly oriented picture of Frank

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49195450182_7d0994d3e0_4k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hXexoW)Tiny tree frog (https://flic.kr/p/2hXexoW) by J...
Forum: Advanced Discussion Yesterday, 04:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,922
Posted By DirtyCoconuts
i find tolumnia to be very cool little orchids- i...

i find tolumnia to be very cool little orchids- i have one, this one, that is mounted on a piece of Grapewood and hung from the eave of my porch, like in nature, it gets soaked when it rains and it...
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