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Sep 17, 2010 7:38 PM CST
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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I started a few days ago to move all my plants back inside!
The greenhouse was scrubbed out in the Spring and stayed empty until now, while the Orchids spent their Summer vacation in the cage. I move the Orchids through the house and up the steps into the greenhouse.
I thought you might enjoy following the process and so I took pictures ( And will add more as I carry in more plants the next few days.) as I went along.
Seeing the empty greenhouse also enables you to see the set up. It is part of the house, built on top of the attached garage, with access through an upstairs room.
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Sep 17, 2010 7:41 PM CST
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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next group -
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Sep 17, 2010 7:44 PM CST
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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next -
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Sep 17, 2010 7:45 PM CST
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
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Wow! Guess you don't need the gym. Rolling on the floor laughing
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Sep 17, 2010 7:49 PM CST
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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and more -
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The last 2 pics show a chopped down Vanda Sansai Blue 3N growing 2 new keikis!
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Sep 17, 2010 7:53 PM CST
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Carol, that is absolutely the truth. At this point I go through this every year, hopefully for another 25 years.... Smiling It is enjoyable to bring them back inside into their fresh environment.
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Sep 18, 2010 5:26 AM CST
Name: Kathy
Western MA

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I have decided to leave the vandas inside so I will show the stages too. Not as easy or pretty!!!
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Sep 18, 2010 7:31 AM CST
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Kathy, looking forwards to see it!! Smiling
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Sep 18, 2010 7:49 AM CST
Name: lindsey
wesley chapel, fl
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Orchids Photo Contest Winner 2021
This is fascinating to watch, maybe we can get Dave to work on a web cam application for cubits? Hilarious!
lindsey
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Sep 18, 2010 11:27 AM CST
Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums Tip Photographer
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Just beautiful, Ursula! Is it heated?
Janice
There are two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle
- Albert Einstein.
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Sep 18, 2010 11:37 AM CST
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Janice, yes - it is part of the whole house heating system. Ducts were pulled from the oil burner through the garage ( which is underneath the greenhouse) up into 3 registers into the greenhouse. And on nice sunny Winter days the naturally warmed up air in the greenhouse circulates through the rest of the house too. It is quite efficient.

I was wrestling today with some Succulents on the deck.... off to take pictures.
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Sep 18, 2010 5:52 PM CST
Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums Tip Photographer
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Sounds perfect, Ursula! Hurray!
There are two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle
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Sep 18, 2010 6:25 PM CST
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ok, back to the Succulents and some more Orchids. Had/have to find room for the Rhipsalis and some smaller Hoyas, because they got evicted by 5 pots of gorgeous Coelogyne Burfordiense. ( I am happy to share if you are in my neighborhood).
So here is the house wall now starting to fill up with lots of different Caudiciforms/Fat Plants and some E. x lomi (besides the Asclepiads and Haworthias etc already inside). Most of the latter grew too tall to be placed on the top shelf, have to find a different spot in the sun-room for them, or chop them down.

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and the top-shelf on the West side is filling up with small Cattleyas/Laelias and similar.
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Sep 18, 2010 6:30 PM CST
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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And there is the sunroom - these plants are not in their final spots yet, I will adjust as I go along.

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Sep 18, 2010 9:57 PM CST
Name: bree
North coast NSW Australia
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Usula- what are the 2 orchids in the 5th photo in your 2nd lot of photos. The tall pot plant looking orchid in the pot sitting on a unside down pot with heaps of roots and the real tall one on the left of the pic, growing up to the roof. Haven't seen anything like them before.
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Sep 19, 2010 1:52 AM CST

Good to see your collection of orchids (and succulents ), Usula. I'm impressed how spotlessy clean your greenhouse is; if only we could keep our nursery up to that standard!
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Sep 19, 2010 7:02 AM CST
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Thanks! Smiling Richard, your collection might be just a smidgeon larger..... ;-)

Bree - the one with the lots of roots hanging down is the Blc Copper Queen, the one sitting on the upside down pot ( sort of next to/close the glass) is one of my Cattleya skinneri var. alba 'Debbie' and the super tall skinny Orchid is Renanthera Nancy Chandler 'Red Dragon'. I noticed a small spike on the Renanthera, keeping fingers crossed.

Janice, if you look at the first photo in the Sept 18. pictures, the tall "box" on the left side is the return flow of the heating system.
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Sep 19, 2010 8:45 AM CST
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Oh, I am happy you are posting into this thread Kathy!! You have your work cut out for you!
You know, one of these days it actually really, truly isn't going to fit anymore? I always wonder about that too but then little by little things get tucked in here and there and they all do make it inside. Right now my only true trouble makers are the E. x lomis, our wonderful warm and sunny Summer was too kind to them.
We are supposed to go down tomorrow again to 45 degr F. Fall is coming early this year, it seems.
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Sep 19, 2010 9:15 AM CST
Name: lindsey
wesley chapel, fl
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Orchids Photo Contest Winner 2021
Kathy, it might be time for a greenhouse! Hilarious!
lindsey
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Sep 19, 2010 9:25 AM CST
Name: Kathy
Western MA

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Region: Northeast US Orchids Irises
Enjoys or suffers cold winters
No way! I can't afford to heat one!

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