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Postby davefrombc » Mar 16, 2009 2:47 pm

It's still a little early for the flowers outside , but here's some of my cymbidium orchids and Meyer lemon in my solarium .
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Cymbidium 1

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cymbidium 2

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Meyer Lemon
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Re: Spring flowers

Postby Smitty » Mar 16, 2009 2:49 pm

very pretty!
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Re: Spring flowers

Postby Eeyore » Mar 16, 2009 6:00 pm

Very nice indeed!
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Re: Spring flowers

Postby Lulu » Mar 16, 2009 10:51 pm

A well needed treat to see flowers. Very, very pretty,,thanks for posting, Dave.
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Re: Spring flowers

Postby bcgardener » Mar 17, 2009 7:26 pm

so pretty
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Re: Spring flowers

Postby Smitty » Mar 18, 2009 9:24 am

dave ...questions on your cymbidium. DH gave me one for valentine's day. it has finished blooming. do I cut back that flower stem or leave it like my other orchids?? is now the time to repot it ?as it is growing out of the pot it is in now. and anything special I should know or do I treat it same as my dendrobium and phalaenopsis?
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Re: Spring flowers

Postby davefrombc » Mar 18, 2009 12:22 pm

If it is very crowded in the pot, you can repot it .. I've been told it needs to be a bit crowded to encourage blooming. You can remove the spent flower stem.. Treat normally the way you do for your others in the way of watering and fertilizing during its summer growing time .. It will need cool nights in fall and winter to trigger flowers next spring.
My solarium gets down to 6 to 7 C (45 to 50F) at night in winter . You'd have to check online or in an orchid book for recommended temperature ranges for them .. Mine survive in the extremes of the solarium at floor level there.. I have had daytime summer heat in there hit 45C (113 - 115F ) in our hottest days : but fortunately we don't often get that much heat here .. normal daytime temps in there do get to low to mid 30's C (80's F)
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Re: Spring flowers

Postby Smitty » Mar 18, 2009 3:52 pm

thanks Dave.it will be very happy in the sunroom for the winter then . no heat vents in there so it gets quite cool at night. and I will pot it up 1 pot size not the 2 I was originally going to.
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