Linda you ask to see my growing area

philpetApril 14, 2014

Hi Linda, this is my little heaven, its shaped in a U shape, I will show you each section differently because its impossible to get a pic of all of it at once. I don't have much in bloom just some oncidium and AV plus one phal :) . Velleta

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philpet

This is my Violets section, its on the north side it gets lots of bright light becase as you can see it has really big windows. Velleta

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philpet

Phals section, right beside th violets on th north. Velleta

    Bookmark   April 14, 2014 at 10:02AM
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philpet

Dendrobium, oncidiums, cattlya sction dead west these go stright to the floor, the first pic shows this. Vellta

    Bookmark   April 14, 2014 at 10:13AM
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philpet

More phals on the south side, these get filterd evening sun from the west side through the dendrobiums. Velleta

    Bookmark   April 14, 2014 at 10:17AM
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philpet

This is my violets nursary :) I place suckers and leaves here, this is also to th south side, right next to some phals thy also get evening sun from west. So now you hav seen my little heaven, I hope I did not bore you to death, I will be going to a flower show in may I am hoping to get a YELLOW av, som lady slippers, and a red dndrobium. Vellta

    Bookmark   April 14, 2014 at 10:29AM
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tommyr_gw

WOW! You're worse than I am! LOL! I want a greenhouse SO BAD! All my sunny windows are full of plants.

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philpet

Thanks Tommyr, I will take it as a compliment lol, I know what you mean. I will be attending a show in may and I promised myself to limit my purchases, I have no space left, but knowing myself when it comes to AVs and Orchids, I rally need help lol.Velleta

    Bookmark   April 14, 2014 at 11:59AM
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Mary246

Velleta --Thanks for showing us your growing area. It is so interesting to imagine you growing violets down there when I am up here in Iowa and it snowed last night.
Mary

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philpet

My pleasure Mary, wow snow, I have never seen actual snow, we are a tropical climate so lots of rain but nvr snow. Velleta

    Bookmark   April 14, 2014 at 12:51PM
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froeschli

lol, i better save these photos for when DH tells me i have too many plants :-p
(not jealous - oh, well, maybe i am ;-)

    Bookmark   April 14, 2014 at 6:32PM
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perle_de_or(Zone 7)

Velleta, I really enjoyed your pictures and your place is really beautiful, thanks for sharing these.

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philpet

Froschli, my husband tells me that evryday LOL. But I make sure that my pants and the DH stays vry far apart, thy are in an extra patio so he has no need to go near them :), and when I buy new ones I make sure he's not home lol. PERLE, you ar very welcome, I love my plants very much and try very hard to keep them halthy,as do all of us here and I am really happy for this forum, you guys are th ones who help me to be sucessful.and thanks also for the compliment on my place. Velleta

    Bookmark   April 14, 2014 at 8:32PM
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fortyseven_gw

Hi Velleta,
Thanks for your pix! Fun to read your posts and see your patio for AVs and other plants. It is great to have a screened in patio.
Joanne

    Bookmark   April 15, 2014 at 1:01AM
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philpet

Thanks Joanne.ðÂÂÂ

    Bookmark   April 15, 2014 at 1:27AM
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Linda

Velleta,

Beautiful plant room! And your plants look great! I love seeing other people's growing areas and how they have managed the space. Thanks for sharing.

Also--there is no such thing as too many plants!!!

Linda

    Bookmark   April 15, 2014 at 2:19AM
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philpet

Thanks Linda, I know their NO such thing as too mch plants, that's why I keep buying more, LOL I went in my plant room this morning and I said to myself velleta, if you get a few more variety orchids and AV you could put them next to the ons on the south side, so no need to worry you have lots of space, I am already preparing for the show in May because I know I will need the space. Thanks to everyone for your comments, I enjoyed shearing my little space with you hopefully next time I show you pics it will be full of beautiful blooms. Velleta

    Bookmark   April 15, 2014 at 10:42AM
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Linda

Velleta,

I think you are on your way to lots of blooms. Your violets look so much better than when we started here!

Linda

    Bookmark   April 15, 2014 at 12:48PM
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sueok_gw

WOW!!! This is so awesome! Thanks for sharing your growing area! I'm fairly new here, so we haven't "met" yet, but I've enjoyed reading your posts, Velleta. You are really doing well!
I have a little "jungle" in my kitchen, but not nearly as many plants as you have.
Does anyone else have pictures of their growing areas on the forum? I haven't been reading here very long. I just LOVE all of the beautiful AV pictures I've seen here!

    Bookmark   April 15, 2014 at 1:14PM
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Vikki(7b / 8)

No such thing as too many plants - unless you talk to my husband. I do believe he thinks they're taking over. Now that spring's here in SC (well not today because it's suppose to freeze the next 2 nights and we're already a week past planting day!!) many of my plants will be making their way to the screened-in porch and back deck. My AV's, of course, will stay put. It gets too hot here in the summer for them.

Thanx so much for sharing your growing space. Now I don't feel so bad :)

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philpet

EWelcome to the forum SueOK ( guys we hook another one) lol.don't worry we all started with one, if you go over previous post you will see so many wondrful. Plants and ideas and aslo learn how to better take care of your plants. VIVEY, that's how the husbands are, they really don't understand our love for this hobby yet they expect us to understand them putting tools everywhere LOL. I am previlage to have an entire space for myself. I suppose we just have to deal with it the best we can. We have really hot summers here too, last summer my entire collection got heat stroke, but I am better prepared this year, thanks to all I learnt from everyone here. LINDA I really do hope so :). VELLETA

    Bookmark   April 15, 2014 at 4:04PM
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Linda

Fortunately, my DH, although not as enthusiastic I am about plants, understands and supports my addiction to nature. Now if I could only get him interested in cooking...

Linda

    Bookmark   April 16, 2014 at 3:27AM
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philpet

Linda,if you do get the DH interested in cooking please be kind enough to shear I am sure 99% of the humble wives here would be eternally grateful, we in the meantime will not be holding our breath's,I doubt anyone can hold their breath forever ðÂÂÂðÂÂÂðÂÂÂ.not saying a few of us arnt lucky to have a DH that loves to cook,BUT they are all already taken.ðÂÂÂðÂÂÂðÂÂÂ. Velleta

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Linda

Velleta,

My newly-wed DD has a spouse who is an amazing cook but-she can't even keep artificial plants alive so I guess we all have our blessings!

Linda

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froeschli

Ah my DH cooks quite well - he just never cleans up after himself. :-p

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philpet

My DH cooks, but the last time was ..........., oh yes when our son was born( our son is fifteen years old), LOL.can't believd I remembred. VELLETA

    Bookmark   April 16, 2014 at 11:29PM
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sueok_gw

Velleta,

I'm a goner..... I've been loopy about plants for a long time, especially AVs. Fortunately, my husband loves anything do to with John Deere tractors, so we each have our collections, and he likes my plants. :) He doesn't cook, but he really appreciates my efforts, so that's good enough for me!

It really is wonderful to be able to glean from the knowledge and experience of others here on the forum. I'm learning, and enjoying it so much!

    Bookmark   April 18, 2014 at 1:26PM
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quimoi

Oh, my. A tractor collection is a major thing :) You can justify a lot of plants...

Velleta does have a lovely growing space there. I think she's out-growing it though :D.

Diana

    Bookmark   April 18, 2014 at 2:47PM
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Joann Jarvis

Do you use tap water or water from store?

    Bookmark   April 18, 2014 at 5:41PM
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christine1950

Beautiful collections.....

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philpet

Diana,your right but I still have a bit to go ðÂÂÂ.FRUSTTRATED, why did you choose that name? I am curious.i use ONLY rain water with all my plants.i use a barell to collect it,I find my plants love it an I don't have to deal with the clorine issue.CHRISTINE 1950 thanks much,I really do love them a lot and I do my best to take care of them.Velleta

    Bookmark   April 18, 2014 at 8:46PM
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fortyseven_gw

Velleta,
How did you post your photos? From your mobile phone? A lot of my plants are blooming now, I would like to post pictures to the forum to encourage people.
I read through the instructions given elsewhere, but they sound a bit complicated. I have a Mac Apple computer and
an I Phone. Not sure if I have to load them onto the Mac first or if I can send them directly to the GW Forum. I know how to send them to email, but that is not the same.
Thanks,
Joanne

    Bookmark   April 21, 2014 at 12:08PM
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philpet

Joanne,I have two phones,a blackberry and a Nokia Lumia.i can't figure out how to do it from the Lumia,so I use my BB.in the slot where it say image file to upload,I click on it and it takes me to my media san disc card,I then click on the pic I want to upload and that's it the pic is entered into the slot,when I finish typing my message I press preview,and that's where the pic open so you see it,I then press submit.and that's it, I am still trying to figure it out for the Lumia because it dosnt' load like that on it.i don't know if it will work on your phone either.velleta

    Bookmark   April 21, 2014 at 8:34PM
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fortyseven_gw

Velleta, thanks for the tips. This gives me some good ideas to try. Joanne

    Bookmark   April 22, 2014 at 1:38AM
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fortyseven_gw

Velleta, thanks for the tips. This gives me some good ideas to try. JoSnne

    Bookmark   April 22, 2014 at 1:39AM
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