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Forum: Outdoor Gardening 05-09-2017, 08:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,357
Posted By nutgirl
Yes, I have a large tree that gives afternoon...

Yes, I have a large tree that gives afternoon shade and some humidity I think.
The orchids seem to adapt to heat if they get more water/spray during the day.

Maureen
Forum: Outdoor Gardening 04-19-2017, 10:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,357
Posted By nutgirl
I'm in the northern central valley with similar...

I'm in the northern central valley with similar conditions. It can be a challenge.
As long as temps stay in the mid 90's I can do OK with most Phals, Catts, Vandas, Dends and some Bulbos.
My...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 03-29-2017, 10:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 901
Posted By nutgirl
Mine is in bright light down to 40's in winter...

Mine is in bright light down to 40's in winter with occasional light watering. 90's with lots of water in summer.

Maureen
Forum: Introductions - Break the Ice ! 01-03-2017, 10:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 568
Posted By nutgirl
:hello

:hello
Forum: Vanda Alliance - others 12-30-2016, 10:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,066
Posted By nutgirl
Haha, sounds like my experience with mine...

Haha, sounds like my experience with mine (sunburn, crown rot) but the reward is worth it.

Good growing!

Maureen
Forum: Beginner Discussion 12-22-2016, 03:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,866
Posted By nutgirl
Most orchids like to be at a minimum of 50 deg...

Most orchids like to be at a minimum of 50 deg and max of 90 for short periods. There are exceptions and you can focus on the ones that would work for you.

You'll have to have a way to heat and...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 12-22-2016, 02:59 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,866
Posted By nutgirl
Averages can tell you a little but what extremes...

Averages can tell you a little but what extremes will you have to deal with?
Will there be freezing temps?
It can easily get well over 100 deg in a GH on a sunny day.

Maureen
Forum: Greenhouse Gardening 11-28-2016, 10:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,755
Posted By nutgirl
Great job! I've enjoyed watching your...

Great job!

I've enjoyed watching your progress (and learning a few things).

Maureen
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 11-14-2016, 09:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 583
Posted By nutgirl
I would be very happy to give it a home! ...

I would be very happy to give it a home!

Maureen
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 10-05-2016, 10:26 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 9,462
Posted By nutgirl
My northern California climate is similar to...

My northern California climate is similar to yours except I get more cloudy foggy days.
I grow Laelia hybrids, C. amethystoglossa, Encyclia tampensis, Barkeria spectabilis an several C. Noids in a...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 09-25-2016, 09:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,580
Posted By nutgirl
Lovely. Glad you're back, I've always enjoyed...

Lovely. Glad you're back, I've always enjoyed your photos.

Maureen
Forum: Vanda Alliance - others 09-25-2016, 09:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,403
Posted By nutgirl
I have mine (various types) in baskets with large...

I have mine (various types) in baskets with large lava chunks. They get good watering in summer but are dryer in winter. Roots growing well.

Maureen
Forum: Pet Depot 09-19-2016, 09:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 16,655
Posted By nutgirl
"Tuxedo" cats are known for their personality and...

"Tuxedo" cats are known for their personality and intelligence. I'm sure you'll enjoy him!

Maureen
Forum: Identification Forum 06-25-2016, 10:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,520
Posted By nutgirl
When you repotted it did you just slip it out of...

When you repotted it did you just slip it out of its plastic pot with the existing potting material intact?
Often plants from the grower have material in the center of the root ball that is quite...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 06-16-2016, 04:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,867
Posted By nutgirl
Everyone's situation is a bit different. It's...

Everyone's situation is a bit different.
It's fun to experiment, let us know how it turns out.

Maureen
Forum: Advanced Discussion 06-16-2016, 09:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,867
Posted By nutgirl
My summer conditions are hot and dry. My...

My summer conditions are hot and dry. My greenhouse is 8x12.
I have a wall ventilation fan and a swamp cooler on thermostats and a mister on a timer.

The thermostats are set so the fan comes on...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 03-09-2016, 10:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,995
Posted By nutgirl
I realize that this is not exactly addressing...

I realize that this is not exactly addressing mjz's question but maybe this can help.

Because of my ongoing battle to successfully grow oncidiums I am willing to try anything.
I filled small...
Forum: Oncidium/Odontoglossum Alliance 12-30-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,003
Posted By nutgirl
Nice healthy plant, you'll like this one. ...

Nice healthy plant, you'll like this one.

This was my first Oncidium type. I didn't have a clue how to grow it but after 10 years and several divisions it's still going strong.
Forum: Oncidium/Odontoglossum Alliance 12-16-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,755
Posted By nutgirl
After killing 3 of them, I finally have the first...

After killing 3 of them, I finally have the first rebloom on mine.
I hope I have found the secret since it is my favorite and you're right, you don't see them anymore.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 10-15-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,202
Posted By nutgirl
Reduced water is a better way of putting it. ...

Reduced water is a better way of putting it. Most of these types are from areas with distinct wet and dry seasons but even during the dry there is still moisture.

You can spray the plants or give...
Forum: Dendrobium Alliance 10-15-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,436
Posted By nutgirl
Mine has relatively short stiff canes that grow...

Mine has relatively short stiff canes that grow in a dense bunch so I prefer it potted.


Maureen
Forum: Beginner Discussion 10-15-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 11,170
Posted By nutgirl
I've been having a 40-50 deg swing from day to...

I've been having a 40-50 deg swing from day to night temps. Mine don't seem to mind the cool nights when the days are warm.
Cool nights and days are when I have to make changes.


Maureen
Forum: Greenhouse Gardening 10-12-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,192
Posted By nutgirl
Yes, I currently have an aluminum frame that...

Yes, I currently have an aluminum frame that raises my shadecloth about 6 inch above the GH roof. I cover the west half of the GH so it is shaded during the hotter part of the day. It also makes a...
Forum: Greenhouse Gardening 10-12-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,192
Posted By nutgirl
Since my climate is hot and sunny in summer I...

Since my climate is hot and sunny in summer I thought the diffused light properties would be better than a clear product.

In winter I keep the GH temp above freezing but that's about all so I...
Forum: Greenhouse Gardening 10-12-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,192
Posted By nutgirl
recovering greenhouse

I'm going to recover my 8 X 16 greenhouse. It has old yellowed corrugated fiberglass that is way past it's prime.

I'm looking at a corrugated polycarbonate product called
Solar Soft 85 by...
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