Orchids forum: Orchids looking better, I believe

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Name: Chris Pollock
Copperas Cove, Tx (Zone 8a)
Greenhouse Region: Texas Orchids Adeniums Cactus and Succulents Hibiscus
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chris1948
Jul 8, 2016 2:16 PM CST
Ursula, if you want/need to move this thread to join with another. I wasn't sure so I started a new one. Anyway, my orchids have been in the shaded greenhouse for about 2 months now, since 7 May. The highest temp I've seen in there in 95 and the humidity is always at least 55%. Usually 60-75%. My Keiki is still growing on the spike but still no roots yet. I first noticed it on 29 May when I posted here. I also picked up 6 more Phals from Walmart. The lady with the 'name your price' gun was really nice about letting me mark them down to 1/2 price. So now I'm back up to having 20. If you notice the temp and humidity on the top row, right hand photo. I took these around 11:30 this morning. I went over to the other greenhouse in the sun and it was 105, can't remember what the humidity was but it was probably low. I'm sure glad I moved these to the shaded one else they'd be burnt toast by now. The one with the purple bloom is one of the four I got yesterday.

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Chris
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Jul 8, 2016 5:41 PM CST

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Hi Chris! Let's just say, I throw my hands into the air and give up?
Moderators here do not have the ability to combine threads, unless I move your post to the sandbox, classified or all things gardening.
You are doing a wonderful job growing Phals and sharing all of your experiences is very valuable.
But I so wish we could somehow keep all the Phal threads together, so many people start out growing Phals and will certainly benefit reading your posts. Unfortunately the information here is just scattered all over the forum in a bunch of different threads.
Smiling
I was about to say carry on, but on second thought maybe I should lock it?
I like to say one more thing about this, and then I will happily walk away: I wonder how people feel if we start for each type of Orchid at least five different threads? Good luck finding anything.....
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Name: Chris Pollock
Copperas Cove, Tx (Zone 8a)
Greenhouse Region: Texas Orchids Adeniums Cactus and Succulents Hibiscus
Dog Lover Seed Starter Garden Ideas: Level 1
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chris1948
Jul 8, 2016 6:33 PM CST
I wasn't sure where to post this Ursula but I see I've hit a bad nerve with this one. Why can't sub-forums be made under main forums like I see on a lot of other places. So you can have:

Orchids
|_Phalaenopsis
|_Cattleya
|_.......................

And so on until the most usual ones talked about here are listed. The main 'Orchids' forum can be 'General Orchid Talk' then as I said the others can be for specific type. Maybe I need to not post in the orchid forum since I seem to always do something incorrectly. For now I'll just stick with the Cactus and Succulents forum.


Chris
Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
The one constant in life is change
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dyzzypyxxy
Jul 8, 2016 8:22 PM CST
Oh Chris, please don't leave us. We really enjoy your posts and your whole process of learning to grow your Phals.

Just maybe post to one of your previous threads instead of starting a whole new thread each time you update us. If its been a while, it's easier to find your old threads by checking your profile - I think there is a place to look up "threads you have started" there.

I'm sure Ursula's concern is mainly that others won't find your posts easily if they are in many different threads.

I also think there are too many types of orchids to have subs for each even the most common ones we all have must number in the dozens.
Elaine

"Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." –Winston Churchill
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
Jul 8, 2016 8:31 PM CST
Chris, Elaine really, really wants you to stay the course.
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Name: Chris Pollock
Copperas Cove, Tx (Zone 8a)
Greenhouse Region: Texas Orchids Adeniums Cactus and Succulents Hibiscus
Dog Lover Seed Starter Garden Ideas: Level 1
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chris1948
Jul 8, 2016 8:36 PM CST
I'm staying, I learn too much here in the orchids forum to leave. I'll just have to remember to search for one of my old threads whenever I have a question or something.
Chris
Name: Ted
Brea, CA (Zone 10b)
Bulbs Region: Southwest Gardening Container Gardener Region: California Herbs Hummingbirder
Dog Lover Tropicals Cactus and Succulents Orchids Ferns Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Ted5310
Jul 8, 2016 8:40 PM CST
Hurray!
Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
The one constant in life is change
Cat Lover Master Gardener: Florida Tropicals Multi-Region Gardener Vegetable Grower Region: Florida
Herbs Orchids Birds Garden Ideas: Level 2 Garden Sages Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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dyzzypyxxy
Jul 8, 2016 8:42 PM CST
nodding
Elaine

"Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." –Winston Churchill
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
Charter ATP Member Spiders! Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: Pennsylvania Greenhouse Cactus and Succulents
Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Ponds Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Region: New Jersey
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Ursula
Jul 9, 2016 6:29 AM CST

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Thanks so much all! Smiling

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