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Old 11-11-2019, 04:52 PM
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wow could i spend time in there- just perused the making album- so well done. such nice details everywhere- i could really spend hours exploring that setup
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Well,had I not read your post first, Jurassic Park would have come to mind complete with serpents and slithery things! Must have taken quite a bit of manpower but seems you're into this orchid thing for the long haul. Masterpiece.
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That is spectacular. I am reminded of a business trip, many years ago, that took me to North Canton, Ohio in February - where everything outside was cold and gray or brown. The facility that i was visiting had an atrium with tropical plants (lit with grow-light floodlights) and I was so drawn to it to get my "green fix" . You have brought that concept into your house to create an oasis. Enjoy!
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That look absolutely stunning!!
As I was reading your post (before opening the photo to full size) I was imagining something rather small, more like a table top paludarium. But it's actually even more wonderful than that! How much time did it take you to design, build and fill up?

I also really love the idea of sticking to plants/animals which all come from the same region, which you could realistically expect to find growing together. It's like having your own private slice of a real life ecosystem.
It took about 5-6 months of design and building before we got water in it, but I've made frequent changes since then...I like to tinker. It is a fun challenge to find orchids from the same area (at least the same general area...all my plants could not be found together on any one spot in New Guinea), and feels more realistic to me. That's why I went entirely with mounted orchids; I wanted to have a reasonably realistic picture of what I could actually see in PNG.

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How do you deal with humidity and flying insects?
I have a couple dehumidifiers in the basement. In the winter when it's very dry, I actually run an ultrasonic humidifier. Flying insects have never really been a problem, aside from an episode with fungus gnats. I have carnivorous plants and a jumping spider now and then that may eat some of them.

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That is spectacular. I am reminded of a business trip, many years ago, that took me to North Canton, Ohio in February - where everything outside was cold and gray or brown. The facility that i was visiting had an atrium with tropical plants (lit with grow-light floodlights) and I was so drawn to it to get my "green fix" . You have brought that concept into your house to create an oasis. Enjoy!
This was exactly what inspired our living room. Our first winter after moving north was miserable, and we so enjoyed a visit to Cincinnati's Krohn Conservatory that we decided to try to replicate the feeling. It's therapeutic.
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