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Name: Ferenc
Wouw, Netherlands
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Europe Dog Lover Cat Lover Bulbs Tropicals
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Ferenc
Oct 14, 2011 1:36 AM CST
Whe had last week 24 degrees celcius or 75. farenheit , last night whe had the first frost. Yesterday i have tried to gett as much plants as possible back in the greenhousse but need also today to gett everything back and stored for winter.
What happend with autumn.
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Started this morning at 0.630 to gett the rest inside but as you can see at the right in the yellow box that the Beaumontia cuttings took a beating
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Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
Oct 14, 2011 8:25 AM CST
Autumn is just toying with us here. A couple of days of cool weather and a bit of rain, then the last couple of days have been over 100 degrees. I'm definitely longing for Fall and Winter. Winter is not such a chore here though. My property seldom if ever gets frost. Yes, that's nice, but along with that come high water bills and the ever present threat of wildfires.....
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Ferenc
Wouw, Netherlands
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Europe Dog Lover Cat Lover Bulbs Tropicals
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Ferenc
Oct 14, 2011 8:58 AM CST
First thing i did when i bought my property whas drill a well 175 feet deep , nowdays you need a permit to do so.
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
Oct 14, 2011 9:03 AM CST
One needs a permit here also and I've heard lately that there is a waiting list to do so. We believe the water table is quite high down at the back of our property and have considered hydro drilling but haven't followed through on that yet. We get 9"-12" of rain per year...sigh...
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Ferenc
Wouw, Netherlands
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Europe Dog Lover Cat Lover Bulbs Tropicals
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Ferenc
Oct 14, 2011 11:40 AM CST
Over here whe have between 27- 35 rain per year , so quit a lott.However my plants are standing stored in my greenhousse for 6-7 months a year. My well never getts frozen , so i can give also water in the winter if needed by an electric pump.
I placed a watercontainer in the greenhousse so the water isnt to cold when the plants are watered.
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
Oct 14, 2011 12:15 PM CST
How cold does it get where you are? Cold enough to enjoy working in the greenhouse then? I have visions of working in a greenhouse when it's chilly outside. When all of my outside work gets to be more than I can do and if we move to a colder climate, I could be quite happy with wokring in a greenhouse and doing most of my growing there. I have a tiny 8'x10' greenhouse, truly silly as I have to shade it to keep it from being too hot most of the time. I'm still not sure exactly why I thought I needed one...
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Ferenc
Wouw, Netherlands
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Europe Dog Lover Cat Lover Bulbs Tropicals
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Ferenc
Oct 14, 2011 1:15 PM CST
Two years back whe had -20 celcius -4 F , but i have several heaters to keep the temp around 50 F, the greenhouse is 92x33 and 14 feet high. So a fine temp to work with the plants and take some cuttings
At this time of the year the cymbidiums are starting to bloom ,have about 60 different specie,s of them , Isle flamingo is one of my favorite,s
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Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
Oct 14, 2011 3:14 PM CST
Oh, aren't they beautiful? I used to grow cymbidiums years ago in Northern California. They're very trouble-free outdoor plants here. I certainly didn't have 60 different ones though...lol.

Your greenhouse is large enough to live in. I often wish for something like that to be able to go out and work at night or in the rain or, like you, in the cold.

I hope you're counting your blessings....You have the beautiful dogs, beautiful cat(s), orchids, and a huge greenhouse and you live in The Netherlands. How lucky can you get?...lol...My Grandmother was born in The Netherlands. I think I would have been quite content living there.
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Ferenc
Wouw, Netherlands
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Europe Dog Lover Cat Lover Bulbs Tropicals
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Ferenc
Oct 15, 2011 12:25 PM CST
Ha , did count my blessings , but the gras seems always greener at the other side of the fens but the Netherlands are great to be living . I also have a small little greenhouse in the big greenhouse standing for the vanda orchids , i cover the ground with chipped wood bark that i water well in the morning to keep humidity high, it works great for them ( maybe it works also for you in your greenhouse in summer).

But in the winter i only have a 2 -3 hours a day of work with the plants keep a lot of them on the dry side, so than its time for stainless glass .
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
Oct 15, 2011 1:14 PM CST
My tiny greenhouse sits mostly beneath a Brazilian Pepper tree to shade it. The sun here is very intense. My greenhouse would work well for cactus, I think....

What is 'stainless glass'? Stained Glass?

My other connection with The Netherlands would be that my old MGB GT lives there somewhere..lol. I finally got tired of dealing with the SU carbs and getting stuck somewhere and sold it. Some guy was buying up lots of MG's from the US and taking them back to Europe. Pretty soon we got a call from a guy in The Netherlands that he'd bought it and was interested in our history with it. He was doing a ground up restoration on it. Hope it's still running for him. So, If you see a '73 MGB GT (think he painted it a dark blue), it was mine...lol..
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Ferenc
Wouw, Netherlands
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Europe Dog Lover Cat Lover Bulbs Tropicals
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Ferenc
Oct 15, 2011 1:38 PM CST
Have to over look my spelling *Blush* stained glass is what i do in winter.
There are a lot of import cars from the US in the netherlands cars older than 1986 you dont have to pay tax for it , so cheap to drive.
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
Oct 15, 2011 2:07 PM CST
Aha! Part of the reason why the cars were being taken to Europe. I'd been told by a friend whose folks live in Mexico that cars over 10 years old were not being allowed into the country any longer. I have not checked on that to make sure it's true. Interesting that it would be just the opposite....

Show us some of your stained Glass work sometime.....?
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Ferenc
Wouw, Netherlands
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Europe Dog Lover Cat Lover Bulbs Tropicals
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Ferenc
Oct 15, 2011 3:28 PM CST

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These doors i made for the living room , not the best picture
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
Oct 15, 2011 4:55 PM CST
Aha! There you go...another blessing...lol.

Very, very nice work.

Don't you find that people who are creative in one area are quite often very creative in other areas? I find that with gardeners / people who grow things. An appreciation of beauty in all things, I think.

I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
Sunset Zone 13
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GardenGuyAZ
Oct 15, 2011 5:17 PM CST
Your doors are beautiful Ferenc!!

I love stained glass, and have a lot of it in the house. My newest addition are these two stained glass lamps in my livingroom.

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The colors are washed by the light, but there are all kinds of colors in the lamps. Green, blue, red, yellow, ivory...just beautiful! I love em Smiling The lamp posts are beautiful women holding up the light part.

























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Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
Oct 15, 2011 5:36 PM CST
Alan, I'm intrigued by the bright little eyes in front of the sofa...who is that?
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"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
Sunset Zone 13
Charter ATP Member Region: Southwest Gardening Organic Gardener Native Plants and Wildflowers Cottage Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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GardenGuyAZ
Oct 15, 2011 6:13 PM CST
lol! That's my Sheltie, Chrome. He insists in being in almost all my pictures.

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Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
Oct 15, 2011 7:14 PM CST
Chrome is lovely. He needs to be seen more of than just the bright eyes.Thanks for the pic.

You have a great sense of color, Alan. I think every post of yours has something colorful and lively. Makes sense that you would like stained glass.
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
Sunset Zone 13
Charter ATP Member Region: Southwest Gardening Organic Gardener Native Plants and Wildflowers Cottage Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Plumerias Plant and/or Seed Trader Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Butterflies Bulbs Container Gardener
GardenGuyAZ
Oct 15, 2011 7:53 PM CST
oh, thank you, and yes I do love color, both in and outside the house, with my 250+ rose bushes, and various other flowers, foliage, and plants.

Chrome is in a lot of my photo's on Facebook. He's a great dog!

























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Name: Sharon
Calvert City, KY (Zone 7a)
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Sharon
Oct 17, 2011 2:37 PM CST
Ahhhh, I've been out of town and just found this thread. What gorgeous blooms up there Ferenc, and oh my!!!! That 'butterfly' stained glass door is amazingly beautiful! Wow! Please show us more of your work. It is so lovely and I love seeing good stained glass.

Hi Alan, beautiful lamps, and Gypsy is right, your overall colors are lovely.

I am a retired art teacher, and of course I see beauty in all art work, but especially in color arrangements!

Great dogs, too! Both of you.
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