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From this morning, Neofinetia (Vanda) falcata and Dendrobium moniliforme in the snow. Burrr...

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Did the snow last long Tom we had the same scene here in central UK whiteover on the drive to work but now home and it's all gone.
A slight difference all our Neo's are inside including the one you kindly sent us


Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:05 pm
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I have a Cattleya in bloom right now. The bloom is not as epic as it was last year. I think I have to move them to where they get more summer sun. Orchids..are so touchy. Even the most common Dendro 'Comet' can go from thrive to a dive..for smallest changes in watering or media- like when the media gets stale and sour. Before you know it- the canes are shriveling. Plus,They do need sun- all of them but my Masdavallia. Congrats on the great care Tom. I know that to do it year after year is skill.


Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:52 pm
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Kev, the snow rarely lasts more than a day or two at this low altitude. It has been below freezing almost every night now for a three day stretch with temps only peaking around 2, so the snow has endured during this cold period. I've seen no ill effect to the native orchids like those pictured, but virtually every other epiphytic orchid I've tried, even "cold hardy" species, have all croaked within 5 years of being out. That's a pretty clear message!

Stan, yes, orchids are a pain in the rear end. Needy. Then again, most plants I grow tend in that direction. In recent times my collection of orchids has become less diverse since I do not replace plants if I lose them anymore. It is just too much hassle and I don't want to try to keep up with all of them. Mind you, I still have 30 or more species and hybrids left. My motto anymore is, if you can't grow without constant attention then you are just going to have to tough it out until the end. In the case of orchids that takes only a season or two!

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Cool pic, Tom! I reckon your place is a bit colder than ours. The cyatheas are undoubtedly going to have some burnt fronds but I think they’re still ok. Hopefully their sheer size helps!


Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:21 am
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Ah- My Catt and Mas and Anthurium andicola.

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I know..its hard for me to see the LCD nowadays. I need bi focals.
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Subtle...but nice. Foliage is nice also.

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Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:54 am
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Scott, yeah we usually run a degree or two colder than the city. For instance this morning it was -3 C here, while the Fukuoka City station bottomed out at -1.3 C. If you go over the mountains into Iizuka City (a mere 12 km from my house) you enter another land. Officially it went down to -4.7 C last night and you can be sure there were colder pockets all around. They get persistent snow cover too, unlike Fukuoka.

So what Cyathea do you still have - medullaris and cooperi?

Stan, what happened to that Catt's dorsal sepal? Did you put it in the dinner salad?

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Tom Velardi wrote:
Scott, yeah we usually run a degree or two colder than the city. For instance this morning it was -3 C here, while the Fukuoka City station bottomed out at -1.3 C. If you go over the mountains into Iizuka City (a mere 12 km from my house) you enter another land. Officially it went down to -4.7 C last night and you can be sure there were colder pockets all around. They get persistent snow cover too, unlike Fukuoka.

So what Cyathea do you still have - medullaris and cooperi?


That’s right. Both pretty big but the cooperi in particular is huge. It’s in the most sheltered spot.

The fronds on both are looking pretty fried now. :( Crossing fingers...


Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:18 pm
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Thats right- I thought something was wrong with that. Last month I accidentally knocked it off the stand and it fell to the floor. I guess that did damage I hadnt seen then. Great eye Tom.
Here I thought it was just smaller then last year. :oops:


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As Scott mentioned in another post, we had snowfall two nights ago. Luckily temperatures were high enough so that roads remained fairly passable at lower elevations. The highway systems were all closed however which put my wife and I into a bit of a pickle since we were away for the night at a hotspring hotel. It was fun to have the snow, especially since the hotel had outdoor baths, but getting home took a bit longer since we had to take local roads. In the end it was no problem, we got back just fine.

Here's a shot of the hotel's garden in the morning of the snow. That building is a residence for weddings and special events - no doubt not cheap to stay in!

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Nice place !


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Straight out of Kill Bill!


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