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Forum: Growing Under Lights 04-28-2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,774
Posted By dshallpost
LED light set up

My little room is about 8.5 by 6.5 feet. I have two 48 inch fixtures side by side going east to west, and they are flanked on each side by one 48 inch fixture at right angles. They are at varying...
Forum: Growing Under Lights 04-02-2019, 10:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,951
Posted By dshallpost
Just following up -- I bought two larger...

Just following up -- I bought two larger cattleyas -- a Makai Louise and a LC Roebling Beechview. They are about 24 inches tall when blooming. I have had them since last summer and they just...
Forum: Growing Under Lights 04-02-2019, 10:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,774
Posted By dshallpost
I have the Active Grow LED's -- four 48 inch long...

I have the Active Grow LED's -- four 48 inch long fixtures with 4 bulbs in each. My cattleyas are flowering and I am very happy with the set up. I have them in an enclosed small room that used to...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 08-14-2018, 06:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 672
Posted By dshallpost
suggestions wanted for compact orange cattleya

I have a list of potential candidates and would appreciate input on any/all of them. I would like a sturdy grower with approximately 3 inch yellow-orange (like the color of a "yellow tomato") or...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 08-08-2018, 05:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 578
Posted By dshallpost
Great flower -- what does the rest of the plant look like?

Hope you all will permit me a bit of a rant -- and also give me some advice --

I wish all sellers would always put the expected height at maturity into the description. Some do, some use...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 08-06-2018, 08:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 790
Posted By dshallpost
Thank you Ray. I appreciate the information! ...

Thank you Ray. I appreciate the information!
After I posted my question here I decided to contact Wade and he has kindly offered to sell me a division off his plant.
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 08-05-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 790
Posted By dshallpost
Jenmanii x walkeriana cross?

I recently watched a Wades Youtube in which he gave an overview of some of his blooming Cattleyas. One of the plants was a cross of Jenmanii to walkeriana. I had never seen this before and cannot...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 07-20-2018, 11:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,760
Posted By dshallpost
A couple of times when I purchased on eBay, the...

A couple of times when I purchased on eBay, the vendor made honest mistakes, or something went wrong, and the vendor was extremely conscientious about correcting things and making sure I was happy. ...
Forum: Growing Under Lights 07-18-2018, 07:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,951
Posted By dshallpost
Thanks all for the input. I will go ahead then...

Thanks all for the input. I will go ahead then and try it out!
Forum: Growing Under Lights 07-17-2018, 09:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,951
Posted By dshallpost
Growing taller catts under lights?

Wondering if taller cattleyas can be grown under lights (with no window light) since the bottom of the plant will be much further from the light than the top.

In an enclosed space I have three LED...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 07-13-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,329
Posted By dshallpost
Thank you Subrosa. Hmmmmm. Sweetened olive oil....

Thank you Subrosa. Hmmmmm. Sweetened olive oil. Well, i am really curious. I just had to have it when I read what Arthur Chadwick wrote -- that it had displaced Dowiana, in his estimation, as...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 07-13-2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,329
Posted By dshallpost
Subrosa, would you please describe the scent of...

Subrosa, would you please describe the scent of your Iricolor? I have an order for one of these in with Equagenera and now I am worried . . . . .
Forum: Advanced Discussion 07-12-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,524
Posted By dshallpost
Another vote for Odom's. Recently got three...

Another vote for Odom's. Recently got three from them, one in bud (a surprise as it was supposed to be a year from blooming).
Forum: Potting & Repotting 07-11-2018, 09:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,359
Posted By dshallpost
Now that I know its Stalite, I Googled it and...

Now that I know its Stalite, I Googled it and found lots of information. Thanks all!
Forum: Potting & Repotting 07-11-2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,359
Posted By dshallpost
Stralite. Well, thank you, I learned something. ...

Stralite. Well, thank you, I learned something. The nursery that these came from is in Florida.
Forum: Potting & Repotting 07-11-2018, 06:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,359
Posted By dshallpost
Thanks fishmom. Feeling somewhat more...

Thanks fishmom. Feeling somewhat more confident now about mixing bark in with stones.
Forum: Potting & Repotting 07-11-2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,359
Posted By dshallpost
The orchids are: Rhyncolaelia Glauca, Epicattleya...

The orchids are: Rhyncolaelia Glauca, Epicattleya Burdekin's Surprise, and Laeliocattleya Mari's Song. The latter two are cattleya types and need quick draining but they are often grown in bark, as...
Forum: Potting & Repotting 07-11-2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,359
Posted By dshallpost
I'm sure they are not sponge rocks. They are...

I'm sure they are not sponge rocks. They are gray stones. Like gravel.
Forum: Potting & Repotting 07-11-2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,359
Posted By dshallpost
Medium: transferring from stones to bark?

Recently received three mature orchids from Odom's. They are robust, healthy, perfect. One even has a bud. They are potted in small gray stones. I wondered if this is lava rock, but I think that...
Forum: Growing Under Lights 07-11-2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,348
Posted By dshallpost
Thanks Dolly. Similar conditions here -- sunroom...

Thanks Dolly. Similar conditions here -- sunroom faces south and east but doesn't get direct sun. Enough to bloom oncidium, miltoniopsis, barely. My light set up is in the basement. Was...
Forum: Growing Under Lights 07-10-2018, 06:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,348
Posted By dshallpost
So, Dollythehun, I was so happy to read that you...

So, Dollythehun, I was so happy to read that you wrote that your cattleyas are blooming under your Sunblasters. After I put up the LED's I bought "a few" little Catts and have been anxious about --...
Forum: Growing Under Lights 07-10-2018, 06:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,348
Posted By dshallpost
I bought ActiveGrow LED fixtures, from Harris. ...

I bought ActiveGrow LED fixtures, from Harris. I think they are similar to the Sunblaster. There were some videos on the ActiveGrowLED website that persuaded me. They showed the spectrum of the...
Forum: Potting & Repotting 07-09-2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,541
Posted By dshallpost
Thanks for the suggestions! I am upstate NY so I...

Thanks for the suggestions! I am upstate NY so I guess I should focus on places near here as the shipping is so expensive.
Forum: Potting & Repotting 07-09-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,541
Posted By dshallpost
Orchiata -- where to buy?

I have repotted my newest orchids into Orchiata and so far I really like it. Would like to eventually move nearly everything into Orchiata at their next re-pots. If you use Orchiata, where do you...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 07-07-2018, 09:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,187
Posted By dshallpost
Dani has taught me a lot, and much of it is more...

Dani has taught me a lot, and much of it is more about the process and the journey than about any particular method or technique. When I first started watching her videos I was dismayed to find...
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