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Unread 02-02-2013, 06:54 PM
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Default I created a windowsill

Technically, it's a shelf in a window, but it's close enough to be called a large windowsill. I made the shelf myself (my company makes architectural elements from a mineral composite material), and the only thing I regret is not putting a heating wire inside it. The entire top surface is a large shallow tray 20 mm deep, so spills do not end up on the floor. It holds about 40 orchids and 8 non-orchids, plus a vanda and 4 Stanhopeas hanging from the window trim.

The last photo is my ICU section, with rootless rescues and new transplants, all in semi-hydro, on a small heat mat. Seems to work - most are growing new roots, or at least not dying.
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Unread 02-02-2013, 07:13 PM
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Beautifully done!

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Unread 02-02-2013, 07:24 PM
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Impressive set-up....neat and clean. I can see snow out on the street yet your Phalaenopsis happily blooms....post pictures of your Vanda when it flowers
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Unread 02-02-2013, 07:39 PM
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oh wow! that's awesome!

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Unread 02-02-2013, 07:48 PM
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Thank you! Yes, it's very cold outside, but these plants are making the winter bearable. I'm managing to keep the humidity at around 60%, which is pretty high for a Canadian winter.

The entire setup is only 3 months old - prior to this, I kept my much smaller orchid collection on a much smaller windowsill in the kitchen, and this shelf gave me a great excuse to buy more orchids! I have another, non-windowsill setup which I'll post in the Member Displays section.
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Unread 02-02-2013, 07:56 PM
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Wow.Great Job!!!! Love it.
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Looks really great! My set up is just erratic...plants everywhere. Yours is so tidy! I like your shelf--wonderful job!
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Unread 02-02-2013, 11:31 PM
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Well done!!!
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What a simple, but gorgeous setup!
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