Orchids forum: Some orchid photos..... from Utah Nurseries.....

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Name: Paul
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Paul2032
Jan 10, 2012 7:54 PM CST
I love to visit nurseries here in Utah during the winter when there is nothing to do or see outside. I've taken some pictures I would like to share. I am not an experienced orchid grower but have had success with Phalanopsis which I know are easy. Perhaps these are common and not exciting to those of you who are real fanciers but I find them pretty so here they are.....










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Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
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Ursula
Jan 10, 2012 8:48 PM CST

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Paul, thanks so much for posting these very pretty blooms. Such nice colors too.
Btw I don' think Phals are that easy! Smiling
Name: Jim Hawk
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hawkarica
Jan 11, 2012 11:37 AM CST
I agree ..Phals are very tempremental and don't respond well to change. They are also cold sensitive and a little water left in the crown can kill them on a cool evening. That said, I love the photos. You have a good variety of orchids there.

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Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Jan 11, 2012 11:45 AM CST
I grow my Phals in a sunny East facing window year round, water well every 6-7 days, 65 degrees at night and 70 in the day. They seem to be happy and have bloomed for several years They badly need to be repotted.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah

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