How far will you go to accommodate your orchids? Pics
I have been spending the last few weeks following the sunlight, and now finding ways to prevent the sun from burning my orchids from Cattleya seedlings and Oncidiums, to Dendrobium and so on..
Many times through the year I find myself placing the orchids that like certain light levels at certain places throughout the home, and especially the greenhouse.
Today, now that the sun all of sudden starting feeling hot, I took all the full sun loving tropical plants I have, and placed them on the right side of the greenhouse, than took all my orchids that were scattered about and rearranged them so that the ones that like the most diffused light are now on the top of my shelves on the left side of the greenhouse, with medium light ones half way down, and then low light ones on the bottom.
I also hung a huge gardenia and a few other plants in the center of the greenhouse so that many others will get bright dabbled light underneath the canopy.
I have taken many orchids I had in full sun in the windows of my home, and placed them to the right or left of my south facing windows so they would get morning and late afternoon sun.
I took a few pics to show you what I did in the greenhouse this am.
Please, if there are any experts here that can give me suggestions, I am open to any. Many orchids I do not know the name of since they came with no tags, so I will have to generalize. tomorrow I will take a shade cloth and start at the pitch of the greenhouse, and drape it over all my orchids. I am afraid if I don't by the time the sun comes out, the full afternoon sun will burn them.
Please, take a look:-)
Middle shelves and under shelves
Bottom under all shelves in most shade and under dabbled light